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  1. Help Documents and References 

    1. Query: How to use it?
    2. Search: How to use it?
    3. Export Data: How to Bulk Download?
    4. Navigation: How to find a dataset?
    5. Query: How to find the indicator for which I want data?
  2. Concepts and Definitions 

    1. What is a repurchase agreement?
    2. What is the discount rate?
    3. What is the Central Bank policy rate?
    4. What is the Lending Rate?
    5. What is the Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CPIS)?
  3. Data Availability 

    1. What is the earliest period available for the Data Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity (RT) database?
    2. What is the start date of FAS data?
    3. What is the earliest period available for the Government Finance Statistics (GFS) database?
    4. What is the earliest period available of the Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CPIS) database?
    5. What is the earliest period available of the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS) database?
  4. Data Update 

    1. What is the release schedule for Currency Composition of Official Foreign Exchange Reserves (COFER) data?
    2. What is the release schedule for Data Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity (RT) data?
    3. Is there a release calendar on when the latest FAS data is published?
    4. How often are the data on Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CPIS) updated?
    5. How often are Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS) data updated?
  5. Metadata 

    1. Why Fund Accounts, International Liquidity, and Central Bank data recently changed?
    2. What is the meaning of negative data in the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS)?
    3. Are Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS) data stock or flow?
    4. What does the symbol "C" mean in the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS) database?
    5. Why are Coordinated Portfolio Investment (CPIS) data collected from the asset side, and what does “derived liabilities” mean?
  6. Methodology 

    1. Why are official reserve assets data in the Data Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity (RT) dataset different from the one in the International Financial Statistics (IFS) dataset?
    2. In Government Finance Statistics (GFS), what is the difference between accrued and cash values, and can I add up these values or should I prefer one over the other?
    3. Why are data from the country ministry of finance data page different from the ones in the Government Finance Statistics (GFS) dataset?
    4. Why is the trade data in the Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS) not consistent with trade data from the national accounts?
    5. Why do the exports of country A to country B not equal to the imports of country B from country A in the Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS) dataset?
  7. Glossary of Terms 

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  8. Accounts and Access 

    1. FAQ: Transitioning to data.imf.org
    2. Do I need an account to access free IMF Data?
    3. I used to subscribe to eLibrary Data. Will my existing credentials work on the new data site?
  9. Video Tutorials 

    1. Why Government Finance Statistics Manual? (Video Tutorial)
    2. The Difference of Gross and Net Debt (Video Tutorial)
    3. Stocks and Flows (Video Tutorial)
    4. Sectors of Government Finance Statistics (Video Tutorial)
    5. Sector Classification in Government Finance Statistics (Video Tutorial)
  10. All articles 

    1. What is the earliest period available for the Data Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity (RT) database?
    2. Why are official reserve assets data in the Data Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity (RT) dataset different from the one in the International Financial Statistics (IFS) dataset?
    3. What is the release schedule for Currency Composition of Official Foreign Exchange Reserves (COFER) data?
    4. What is a repurchase agreement?
    5. Query: How to use it?
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