Bulletin – September Quarter 2010 The Impact of the Financial Crisis on IMF Finances Abstract

The global financial crisis has led to increased lending by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to member countries. With IMF resources low by historical standards before the crisis, the IMF has funded this increase in lending partly by borrowing from member countries; this is the first time borrowing has been used since 1998. Further work to enhance the IMF's lending facilities and review the IMF's available resources is underway.

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