Photo Gallery: Inside the International Monetary Fund 10/04/2010
 In 2007, the IMF had only $2 billion in lending commitments on its books -- an...
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In 2007, the IMF had only $2 billion in lending commitments on its books -- an amount best described by the word "peanuts." Today that number has jumped to $195 billion. Following the global financial crisis, the IMF now has about $900 billion at its disposal -- up from $250 billion before the crisis -- to enable it to intervene quickly anywhere in the world.