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Special Discount Rights, Anyone?

Posted on 10 October 2012 by elainehuang

‘SDRs’ bring to mind Special Drawing Rights of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), an international reserve asset that the Fund created to supplement its member countries’ official reserves and whose value is based on a basket of four international currencies. But at the 2012 Tokyo Annual Meetings of the IMF-WB Group, SDRs refer to ‘Special Discount Rights’, which according to the official information kit are “exclusive benefits offered by hundreds of stories and restaurants” to meeting participants.

Visitors have to access the host government website (, complete the questionnaire or comment entry to obtain a coupon that can be presented to stories or restaurants.

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