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Portugal: Concluding Statement of the First Post-Program Monitoring Discussion
November 5, 2014
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Lisbon from October 28 to November 4, 2014, for the first Post-Program Monitoring discussion—part of the IMF’s regular surveillance of countries with IMF credit outstanding above 200 percent of quota. The IMF mission was coordinated with the European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB).
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Portugal and The IMF
October 6, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/306
Portugal and the IMF
- Member since March 29, 1961
- Quota: SDR1029.7 million (equivalent to €1144million, US$1,635 million at current exchange rates)
Each member country of the IMF is assigned a quota, based broadly on its relative position in the world economy. A member country's quota determines its maximum financial commitment to the IMF, its voting power, and has a bearing on its access to IMF financing.
- Portugal is represented in the Executive Board of the IMF in a group of countries led by Italy and also includes Albania, Greece, Malta, San Marino, and Timor-Leste.
The Executive Board is responsible for conducting the day-to-day business of the IMF. It is composed of 24 Directors, who are appointed or elected by member countries or by groups of countries. The Managing Director serves as its Chairman. The Board usually meets several times each week. It carries out its work largely on the basis of papers prepared by IMF management and staff.
- In addition to quota resources, Banco de Portugal has contributed to the New Arrangement to Borrow with a credit line of up to SDR 1542.13 million.