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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Western Hemisphere Department

An Uneven Recovery

Amid escalating trade tensions, tighter financial conditions, and volatile commodity markets, economic recovery in LAC has both moderated and become more uneven

Pension Reform, Private Saving, and the Current Account in a Small Open Economy

Pension Reform, Private Saving, and the Current Account in a Small Open Economy »

Source: Pension Reform, Private Saving, and the Current Account in a Small Open Economy

Volume/Issue: 2000/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Axel Schimmelpfennig

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2000

ISBN: 9781451858495

Keywords: pension reform, saving, pension, private saving, pension system, payroll tax

The macroeconomic implications of a pension reform that substitutes a high-return fully-funded system for a low-return pay-as-you-go system are discussed in an overlapping generations, neoclassical growth model. Wi...

UNCTAD report: Foreign direct investment flows soar in 2000, but are likely to decline sharply in this year

UNCTAD report: Foreign direct investment flows soar in 2000, but are likely to decline sharply in this year »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 30, Issue 19

Volume/Issue: 30/19

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451927306

Keywords: economic outlook, macroeconomic policies, monetary policy, structural reforms, emerging markets

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

Chapter 5. Foreign Aid Flows and Foreign Direct Investment in Cambodia

Chapter 5. Foreign Aid Flows and Foreign Direct Investment in Cambodia »

Source: Cambodia : Rebuilding for a Challenging Future

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Sumio Ishikawa , Sibel Beadle , Damien Eastman , Srobona Mitra , Alejandro Lopez Mejia , Wafa Abdelati , Koji Nakamura , Il Lee , Sònia Muñoz , Robert Hagemann , David Coe , and Nadia Rendak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 February 2006

ISBN: 9781589064447

Keywords: Development, court, law, exchange rate, dollarization, judicial reform

Section A reviews the amount and sectoral distribution of foreign aid, and Section B examines its contribution as well as any side effects on the economy. Section C reviews factors that contribu...

14 Regional Integration, Trade, and Foreign Direct Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

14 Regional Integration, Trade, and Foreign Direct Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Trade Reform and Regional Integration in Africa

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1998

ISBN: 9781557757692

Keywords: trade liberalization, regional integration, trade reform, trade taxes, tariff rates

Berg and Associates, 1988). However, most of the available evidence suggests that the African regional integration experience has been rather disappointing, to say the least (e.g., Foroutan, 199...

Chapter 11 Taxation of Foreign Direct Investment

Chapter 11 Taxation of Foreign Direct Investment »

Source: Fiscal Policies in Economies in Transition

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1992

ISBN: 9781557751911

Keywords: tax administration, taxation, tax reform, tax system, vat

For many countries in transition to market economies, attracting foreign direct investment has become a cornerstone of the reform programs. It is not difficult to understand why. Investment with direct forei...

4 Capital Inflows in Latin America Causes, Consequences, and Policy Options

4 Capital Inflows in Latin America Causes, Consequences, and Policy Options »

Source: Policies for Growth : The Latin American Experience: Proceedings of a Conference held in Mangaratiba, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 16-19, 1994

Series: Books

Author(s): Joaquín Muns , and André Lara Resende

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 1995

ISBN: 9781557755179

Keywords: central bank, inflation, exchange rate, tax reform, capital inflows

During the past several years, many Latin American countries have faced an abundant foreign exchange supply. In some cases, this was the result of capital inflows in unprecedented amounts, at le...

No evidence of slowdown in Moroccan workers’ remittances

No evidence of slowdown in Moroccan workers’ remittances »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 33, Issue 14

Volume/Issue: 33/14

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2004

ISBN: 9781451968675

Keywords: macroeconomic stability, reform agenda, public sector, international agencies, Global Monitoring Report 2004,

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

Emerging Market Business Cycles with Remittance Fluctuations

Emerging Market Business Cycles with Remittance Fluctuations »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 57, No. 2

Volume: 57

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2010

ISBN: 9781589069121

Keywords: financial liberalization, financial sector, reserve requirements, interest rate controls, financial reforms

This paper introduces a new database of financial reforms covering 91 economies over 1973-2005. It describes the content of the database, the information sources utilized, and the coding rules used to create an ind...

Structural Reforms, Financial Liberalization, and Foreign Direct Investment

Structural Reforms, Financial Liberalization, and Foreign Direct Investment »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 57, No. 2

Volume: 57

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2010

ISBN: 9781589069121

Keywords: financial liberalization, financial sector, reserve requirements, interest rate controls, financial reforms

This paper introduces a new database of financial reforms covering 91 economies over 1973-2005. It describes the content of the database, the information sources utilized, and the coding rules used to create an ind...

The Rise of Foreign Investment in China's Banks-Taking Stock

The Rise of Foreign Investment in China's Banks-Taking Stock »

Source: The Rise of Foreign Investment in China's Banks-Taking Stock

Volume/Issue: 2006/292

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lamin Leigh , and Richard Podpiera

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865523

Keywords: WTO, banking reforms, banking, foreign banks, banking sector, foreign investors, foreign bank, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

The recent wave of foreign investment in China's banks and the prospects of further opening of the banking sector under the WTO agreement suggest that foreign banks are likely to play an increasingly important role...