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IMF Will Issue Bonds

The International Monetary Fund is considering issuing bonds for the first time in its history to fight the global financial crisis, as part of an effort to double the financial resources. IMF, which now has a total of about $250 billion to lend has felt for months that it needs to double its lending ability to about $500 billion to bolster confidence that it could handle other lenders.

The two IMF programs provide as much as $50 billion in additional funding if the IMF runs through its $200 billion in core financing. The supplementary money is meant to deal with emergencies, as would the new $100 billion Japanese loan program.Now Japan would be taking a different route to help provide financing for financially troubled countries by working through the IMF.

RewinAnder Research: IMF Will Issue Bonds

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