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international lending organization an international organization based in Washington, DC, that was established by industrialized nations to monitor economic and financial developments, lend to countries with balance of payments difficulties, and provide expert policy advice and technical assistance.

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Definitions of ’IMF’ and meaning of ’IMF’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’IMF’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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