Selected Decisions and Selected Documents of the IMF, Thirty- Eighth Issue -- Transfers of SDRs Under Article V, Section 3(f)

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ARTICLE V, SECTION 3(d) AND (f)
Media of Payment

TRANSFERS OF SDRS UNDER ARTICLE V, SECTION 3(f)

Pursuant to Article V, Section 3(f), the Fund shall provide SDRs instead of the currencies of other members to a participant making a purchase in accordance with decisions on the operational budgets taken under Rule O-10. For this purpose, the Executive Board shall keep under review the amount of the Fund’s holdings of SDRs in the General Resources Account in the light of all relevant considerations, including the relationship of SDR holdings to its other assets, and will determine from time to time the approximate range within which the Fund will aim to maintain these holdings.

Decision No. 6275-(79/158) G/S,

September 14, 1979

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