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Communiqués 10 per year Are typically issued on behalf of ministerial groups, such as the G-10, G-24, Development Committee, and others.

Communiqués main page
Currency Composition of Official Foreign Exchange Reserves (COFER) Quarterly Quarterly aggregate data based on an IMF database that keeps end-of-period quarterly data of the currency composition of official foreign exchange reserves. The currencies identified are the U.S. dollar, Euro, Pound Sterling, Japanese yen, Swiss francs, and other currencies.

Currency Composition of Official Foreign Exchange Reserves (COFER) main page
Departmental Papers several per year Departmental Papers are usually focused on a specific economic topic, country, or region. They are prepared in a timely and cost-effective way to support the outreach needs of the IMF's area and functional departments.

Departmental Papers main page
Finance & Development

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Quarterly A quarterly magazine, F&D presents articles and book reviews on a wide variety of topics in international economics and finance, as well as economic development.

Finance & Development main page
Financing IMF Transactions Quarterly A report on the use of the Fund's available quota-based resources, both its holdings of official SDRs and creditor members' currencies, to finance the Fund's non-concessional lending and repayment operations.

Financing IMF Transactions main page
Financial Statements of the IMF Quarterly The statements for the IMF's General and SDR Departments and Administered Accounts (as at end-July, end-October, and end-January) are unaudited, condensed versions of the annual financial statements. The April 30 financial statements are the audited annual financial statements published in the IMF's Annual Report

Financial Statements of the IMF main page
Fiscal Monitor

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several per year The Fiscal Monitor was launched in 2009 to survey and analyze the latest public finance developments, update fiscal implications of the crisis and medium-term fiscal projections, and assess policies to put public finances on a sustainable footing.

Fiscal Monitor main page
GFSR Market Update 2 per year This series has been initiated to cover global financial market developments. GFSR Market Update (formerly known as Financial Market Updates) is produced twice a year and timed to fall between the semi-annual publication of the Global Financial Stability Report.

GFSR Market Update main page
Global Financial Stability Report

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Semi-annual A Semiannual Report by the International Capital Markets Department on Market Developments and Issues

Global Financial Stability Report main page
Global Housing Watch Report Quarterly A quarterly report on global housing indicators and IMF research on housing markets.

Global Housing Watch Report main page
IMF and Civil Society News 1-2 per month Provides civil society organizations with relevant, up-to-date information on new developments at the Fund.

IMF and Civil Society News main page
IMF Country Reports

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25 per month IMF Country Reports on countries provide comprehensive background material on economic developments and trends.

This series includes Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes, Article IV Reports, Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Documents, Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs), Interim PRSPs, PRSP Progress and Status Reports, Joint Staff Assessments (JSAs), Offshore Financial Center Assessments, and Assessments of Compliance with the Basel Core Principles.


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IMF Commodity Price Monthly Commodity Price

IMF Commodity Price main page
IMF Financial Activities Weekly Summary of financial assistance to member countries in support of their policy programs, available IMF resources, arrears, and key IMF rates. Includes current Stand-By, Extended, and Poverty Reduction and Growth (PRGF) Arrangements and Status of Commitments of HIPC Assistance.

IMF Financial Activities main page
IMF News Articles

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Several per week IMF News Articles carry news, views, and analysis from the International Monetary Fund about globalization and economic policy; updated several times a week.

IMF News Articles main page
IMF Policy Papers 8 per month Papers on internal and external reviews of IMF policies and operations, and other policy-related papers by the IMF staff.

IMF Policy Papers main page
IMF Podcast several per week IMF Podcast

IMF Podcast main page
IMF Research Bulletin Quarterly Quarterly bulletin that summarizes key components of research done at the IMF and provides a listing of research documents and other research-related activities, including IMF conferences and seminars.

IMF Research Bulletin main page
IMF Statements at Donor Meetings 1 per month Statements by IMF representatives at meetings of bilateral and multilateral creditors and donors, convened to coordinate support for a country's adjustment and reform efforts.

IMF Statements at Donor Meetings main page
IMF Seminars, Conferences and Economic Forums 10 per year These events are hosted by the IMF on a regular basis to promote more informed discussion on major issues confronting the organization and the international community more broadly

IMF Seminars, Conferences and Economic Forums main page
IMF Working Papers 15 per month The Working Papers series covers a wide range of topics of both a theoretical and an analytical nature, including balance of payments, monetary and fiscal issues, global liquidity, and national and international economic developments.

IMF Working Papers main page
IMF's Financial Resources and Liquidity Position 1 per month A summary of the IMF's financial resource and liquidity position expressed in SDRs, the IMF's unit of account.

IMF's Financial Resources and Liquidity Position main page
Letters of Intent 5 per month Are prepared by the member country. They describe the policies that a country intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF. These documents are being made available on the IMF website by agreement with the member country as a service to users of the IMF website.

Letters of Intent main page
Live Webcasts Immediate Live webcasts

Live Webcasts main page
Mission Concluding Statements

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3 per month Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.

Mission Concluding Statements main page
Press Releases

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Daily Reflect decisions of the Board of Governors, International Monetary and Financial Committee, and Executive Board, and are issued, for example, upon Board approval of country programs, completion of Article IV consultations, policy reviews, and policy decisions.

Press Releases main page
Regional Economic Outlook Reports

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Semi-annual These reports are part of the World Economic and Financial Surveys Series. They discuss recent economic developments and prospects for countries in various regions. They also address economic policy developments that have affected economic performance in the regions and discuss key challenges faced by policymakers. The reports include data for countries in the regions.

Regional Economic Outlook Reports main page
SDR Valuation Daily The SDR's value is determined using a basket of currencies. The basket is reviewed every five years to ensure that the currencies included in the basket are representative of those used in international transactions and that the weights assigned to the currencies reflect their relative importance in the world's trading and financial systems. Following the completion of the most recent regular review of SDR valuation on October 11, 2000, the IMF's Executive Board agreed on changes in the method of valuation of the SDR and the determination of the SDR interest rate, effective January 1, 2001.

SDR Valuation main page
Special Data Dissemination Standard Quarterly This quarterly report on the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) chronicles progress of the initiative.

Special Data Dissemination Standard main page
Speeches

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3 per month The text of speeches by IMF Management and Senior Staff.

Speeches main page
Staff Discussion Notes several per year Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief and written in nontechnical language, and so are aimed at a broad audience interested in economic policy issues.

Staff Discussion Notes main page
Technical Notes and Manual several per year Technical Notes and Manuals are produced by IMF departments to expand the dissemination of their technical assistance advice. These papers present general advice and guidance, drawn in part from unpublished technical assistance reports, to a broader audience. This new series launched in September 2009.

Technical Notes and Manual main page
Transcripts 5 per month Includes the text of Economic Forums, press conferences and press briefings.

Transcripts main page
Videos Several per week Feature videos, archive videos, and live webcasts

Videos main page
Views and Commentaries 3 per month These articles on issues of topical interest have been written by Management and staff of the IMF for publication in the media.

Views and Commentaries main page
World Economic Outlook Report (WEO)

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Semi-annual A semiannual review of recent global developments, forecasts and risks, and current policy recommendations.

World Economic Outlook Report (WEO) main page
Others several per year Ad-hoc Information that does not fall under a specific category, like IMF general information or announcements

Others main page

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