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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

Fund Support for Trade-Related Balance of Payments Adjustments

Fund Support for Trade-Related Balance of Payments Adjustments »

Source: Fund Support for Trade-Related Balance of Payments Adjustments

Volume/Issue: 2004/011

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 February 2004

ISBN: 9781498330428

Keywords: Balance of payments, Fund role, Trade, Trade policy, Foreign exchange, Agricultural trade, Balance of trade, PP, trade-related, PRGF

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Estimated Policy Rules for Capital Controls

Estimated Policy Rules for Capital Controls »

Source: Estimated Policy Rules for Capital Controls

Volume/Issue: 2020/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gurnain Kaur Pasricha

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513546100

Keywords: Trade policy, Central bank policy, Exchange rate policy, Real effective exchange rates, Monetary policy, capital controls, macroprudential policy, mercantilist motivations, capital flows, emerging markets

This paper borrows the tradition of estimating policy reaction functions from monetary policy literature to ask whether capital controls respond to macroprudential or mercantilist motivations. I explore this questi...

IMF–State Bank of Vietnam conference: Mekong Delta countries assess prospects for improving FDI flows

IMF–State Bank of Vietnam conference: Mekong Delta countries assess prospects for improving FDI flows »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 31, Issue 20

Volume/Issue: 31/20

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451926729

Keywords: trade policies, monetary union, international monetary fund, domestic demand, labor markets

The IMF has added its voice to the debate over the euro area's Stability and Growth Pact (SGP), urging the three largest countries-France, Germany, and Italy-to rein in their fiscal deficits. It also trimmed its ec...

Financial Reform and Capital Flows in a Developing Economy

Financial Reform and Capital Flows in a Developing Economy »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 26 No. 3

Volume: 26

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1979

ISBN: 9781451972597

Keywords: exchange rate, real exchange rate, terms of trade, effective exchange rate, exchange rate policy

This paper examines two questions: What basket of currencies should a small developing country use as the exchange rate standard for its currency? When are discretionary changes of the value of its currency against...

2014 Triennial Surveillance Review - External Commentary - Surveillance in a World of Volatile Capital Flows

2014 Triennial Surveillance Review - External Commentary - Surveillance in a World of Volatile Capital Flows »

Source: 2014 Triennial Surveillance Review - External Commentary - Surveillance in a World of Volatile Capital Flows

Volume/Issue: 2014/057

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498343039

Keywords: Bilateral surveillance, Capital flows, Developing countries, Multilateral surveillance, Surveillance, Trade policy, International monetary system, Foreign exchange, International trade, capital control

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Fiscal Policy and the Exchange Rate-Current Account Nexus

Fiscal Policy and the Exchange Rate-Current Account Nexus »

Source: Fiscal Policy and the Exchange Rate-Current Account Nexus

Volume/Issue: 2007/27

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jun Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451865912

Keywords: exchange rate elasticity of trade balance, fiscal policy, consumption smoothing, exchange rate, government spending, real exchange rate

By using a simple intertemporal model of the current account, I show that the exchange rate elasticity of the trade balance would ceteris paribus be smaller for countries with higher government spending ratios (rel...

Are Middle Eastern Current Account Imbalances Excessive?

Are Middle Eastern Current Account Imbalances Excessive? »

Source: Are Middle Eastern Current Account Imbalances Excessive?

Volume/Issue: 2011/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , and Samya Beidas-Strom

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781462305247

Keywords: Current account determination, macroeconomic balance approach, oil exporters, exporters, reer, exporting countries, terms of trade, International Lending and Debt Problems, International Policy Coordination and Transmission,

Employing a dynamic panel regression, this study estimates the medium-term current account position for three subgroups of emerging market and developing countries with shared economic characteristics. The fundamen...

FDI to Africa

FDI to Africa »

Source: FDI to Africa : The Role of Price Stability and Currency Instability

Volume/Issue: 2003/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carmen Reinhart , and Kenneth Rogoff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451842715

Keywords: Parallel markets, conflict, monetary policy, high inflation, price level, monetary fund, International Economics: General, and conflict, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance,

Africa lags behind other regions in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). In some circumstances, there are obvious explanations for the absence of FDI, such as a high incidence of war. In this paper, we exami...

The Drivers, Implications and Outlook for China's Shrinking Current Account Surplus1

The Drivers, Implications and Outlook for China's Shrinking Current Account Surplus1 »

Source: The Drivers, Implications and Outlook for China's Shrinking Current Account Surplus

Volume/Issue: 2019/244

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pragyan Deb , Albe Gjonbalaj , and Swarnali Hannan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2019

ISBN: 9781513516097

Keywords: Accounting, Aging, Assets, Balance of trade, Bank deposits, Bilateral trade, Bonds, Capital, Capital account, Capital flows

China's current account surplus has declined significantly from its peak in 2008 and the external position in 2018 was in line with medium-term fundamentals and desirable policies. While cyclical factors and expans...

Malaysian Capital Controls

Malaysian Capital Controls »

Source: Malaysian Capital Controls : Macroeconomics and Institutions

Volume/Issue: 2006/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , Simon Johnson , Kalpana Kochhar , and Todd Mitton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2006

ISBN: 9781451863116

Keywords: Asian crisis, political connections, stock price, stock market, stock returns, capital market, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Corporate Finance and Governance: General,

We analyze the capital controls imposed in Malaysia in September 1998. In macroeconomic terms, these controls neither yielded major benefits nor were costly. At the same time, the stock market interpreted the capit...