stand-by arrangement


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Standby Agreement

An agreement between the issuer of a security and its underwriters stating that the underwriters are responsible for any unsold portion of the issue. That is, the underwriters agree to buy the remainder of a new issue if they are unable to place its entirety with investors. This transfers the risk of the unsold portion of the issue from the issuer to the underwriters. This guarantees that the issuer will raise the capital it intends to raise, but leaves the underwriters with the possibility that they must purchase an issue with low value. As a result, underwriters charge a standby fee for a standby agreement. It is also called firm commitment underwriting or a backstopped deal.

stand-by arrangement

an arrangement between the INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND and a member country under which the member country is entitled to borrow up to an agreed amount of foreign currency from the Fund to cover a possible deficit on its BALANCE OF PAYMENTS.
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The cabinet authorized Finance Minster, Umayya Toukan, to discuss and negotiate with the IMF to enable the kingdom to benefit from the Extended Fund Facility program after the end of the current three-year stand-by arrangement (SBA), which expires in August.
We think that the authorities will use this opportunity to announce a new precautionary stand-by arrangement with the IMF, covering two years and aimed at restructuring state-owned enterprises.
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In light of the unfolding developments on the ground, the Egyptian authorities have asked to postpone their request for a Stand-By Arrangement with the IMF," an International Monetary Fund spokeswoman said.
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At the request of the Ukrainian authorities, the IMF mission scheduled to visit Kyiv on December 7-17 to initiate discussions on a Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) will be rescheduled to the second half of January," Max Alier, the IMF resident representative in Ukraine, said in a statement.
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An IMF statement issued later stated that its Executive Board, which met in Washington the other day, completed fourth review of Pakistan's economic performance under a stand-by arrangement to help the country address increased balance of payment needs.