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Brazil

Boom, Bust, and the Road to Recovery

Brazil is at crossroads, emerging slowly from a historic recession that was preceded by a huge economic boom.

World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

4 Arab Capital Flows: Recent Trends and Policy Implications

4 Arab Capital Flows: Recent Trends and Policy Implications »

Source: Economic Development of the Arab Countries : Selected Issues

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 1993

ISBN: 9781557753328

Keywords: fdi, balance of payments, foreign investors, natural resources

International financial intermediation since the mid-eighties has made an enormous leap in apparent efficiency going hand in hand with the unprecedented explosion of cross-border capital flows,...

Are Immigrant Remittance Flows a Source of Capital for Development?

Are Immigrant Remittance Flows a Source of Capital for Development? »

Source: Are Immigrant Remittance Flows a Source of Capital for Development?

Volume/Issue: 2003/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Samir Jahjah , Ralph Chami , and Connel Fullenkamp

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451859638

Keywords: altruism, asymmetric information, private income transfers, worker, worker remittances, migration, remittance, Asymmetric and Private Information, Household Behavior, International Factor Movements and International Business,

The role of remittances in development and economic growth is not well understood. This is partly because the literatures on the causes and effects of remittances remain separate. We develop a framework that links...

Asymmetries Between Balance of Payments Surpluses and Deficits

Asymmetries Between Balance of Payments Surpluses and Deficits »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 9 No. 2

Volume: IX

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1962

ISBN: 9781451947120

Keywords: balance of payments, employment, full employment, price stability, national policies

This paper provides an analysis of attempts at international coordination of national policies leads to the conclusion that true international action that has a good chance to succeed for specific measures, such as...

Capital Inflows and Real Exchange Rate Appreciation in Latin America: The Role of External Factors

Capital Inflows and Real Exchange Rate Appreciation in Latin America: The Role of External Factors »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 40 No. 1

Volume: 40

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1993

ISBN: 9781451956986

Keywords: employment, correlation, statistic, correlations, equation

The declines in economic activity experienced by Bulgaria, the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, and Romania in the period since market-oriented reforms were initiated are analyzed. After reviewing developments in...

Chapter 4 Migration and Remittances

Chapter 4 Migration and Remittances »

Source: Paving the Way to Sustained Growth and Prosperity in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Series: Books

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Roberto Garcia-Saltos , and Lorenzo Figliuoli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 September 2019

ISBN: 9781484353844

Keywords: Financial crises, Economic growth, Development, Economic indicators, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Fiscal Policy, Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, International Migration, International Trade

Introduction Outward migration has been an important phenomenon for Central American economies. Emigrants account for almost 10 percent of the population for the seven nations in the...

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...

Chapter 26. The rest of the world accounts and links to the balance of payments

Chapter 26. The rest of the world accounts and links to the balance of payments »

Source: System of National Accounts 2008

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2009

ISBN: 9789211615227

Keywords: National accounts, Statistics, Development, Capital, Consumption, Balance of payments, BOOK, SNA, income account, non-financial

A. Introduction 26.1 This chapter is about the relationship between the rest of the world sector in the SNA and the international accounts as described in BPM6. It shows that the two...

Do FDI Firms Employ More Workers than Domestic Firms for Each Dollar of Assets?

Do FDI Firms Employ More Workers than Domestic Firms for Each Dollar of Assets? »

Source: Do FDI Firms Employ More Workers than Domestic Firms for Each Dollar of Assets?

Volume/Issue: 2020/56

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sakai Ando , and Mengxue Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2020

ISBN: 9781513536323

Keywords: Foreign investment, International investment position, Balance of payments, Labor productivity, Job creation, FDI, Orbis, Ownership, WP, domestic firm

This paper studies whether FDI firms employ more workers than domestic firms for each dollar of assets. Using the Orbis database and its ownership structure information, we show that, in most economies, domestic fi...

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...

4. Drivers of Capital Flows and the Role of the Investor Base in Latin America

4. Drivers of Capital Flows and the Role of the Investor Base in Latin America »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Western Hemisphere Department : Tale of Two Adjustments

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2017

ISBN: 9781475575224

Keywords: Economic integration, Economic growth, Development, Fiscal policy, Flexible exchange rates, Economic policy, Regional economics, emerge market economy, commodity price, emerge market

Following a decade of strong capital inflows, Latin America is now experiencing weaker economic growth and financial inflows accompanying the end of the commodity super-cycle. Global factors, no...