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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.

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.

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...

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? »

Volume/Issue: 2020/56

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sakai Ando , and Mengxue Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513536323.001

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...

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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513516097.001

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...

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...

The Impact of Remittances on Economic Activity: The Importance of Sectoral Linkages

The Impact of Remittances on Economic Activity: The Importance of Sectoral Linkages »

Volume/Issue: 2019/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hector Perez-Saiz , Jemma Dridi , Tunc Gursoy , and Mounir Bari

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498324489.001

ISBN: 9781498324489

Keywords: Economic conditions, National accounts aggregates, Real sector, Official development assistance, Foreign direct investment, Remittances, Sub-Saharan Africa, networks, centrality, remittance inflow

We propose a simple macroeconomic model with input-output sectoral linkages based on Acemoglu et al. (2016) to quantify how changes in aggregate demand due to additional income from household's remittances propagat...

The Impact of Remittances on Economic Activity: The Importance of Sectoral Linkages

The Impact of Remittances on Economic Activity: The Importance of Sectoral Linkages »

Source: The Impact of Remittances on Economic Activity: The Importance of Sectoral Linkages

Volume/Issue: 2019/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hector Perez-Saiz , Jemma Dridi , Tunc Gursoy , and Mounir Bari

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2019

ISBN: 9781498324489

Keywords: Economic conditions, National accounts aggregates, Real sector, Official development assistance, Foreign direct investment, Remittances, Sub-Saharan Africa, networks, centrality, remittance inflow

We propose a simple macroeconomic model with input-output sectoral linkages based on Acemoglu et al. (2016) to quantify how changes in aggregate demand due to additional income from household's remittances propagat...

Gulf Cooperation Council
			: Trade and Foreign Investment-Keys to Diversification and Growth in the GCC

Gulf Cooperation Council : Trade and Foreign Investment-Keys to Diversification and Growth in the GCC »

Volume/Issue: 2018/058

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498310307.007

ISBN: 9781498310307

Keywords: Economic integration, Investment policy, Economic growth, Global competitiveness, Comparative advantage, GCC country, non-oil, FDI, FDI inflow, GCC

"Diversification of the GCC economies, supported by greater openness to trade and higher foreign investment, can have a large impact on growth. Such measures can support higher, sustained, and more inclusive growth...

Is There a Remittance Trap?

Is There a Remittance Trap? »

Source: Finance & Development, September 2018

Volume/Issue: 55/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 August 2018

ISBN: 9781484368800

Keywords: Finance and Development, Poverty, Development, Financial crises, Economic growth, Economies, IMF, Hak, southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses that from shifting demographics to climate change, Southeast Asia confronts a host of challenges. Summoning them will require both resilience and flexibility. Advances in artificial intelligenc...

Costa Rica
			: Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Statistics (October 13-23, 2014)

Costa Rica : Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Statistics (October 13-23, 2014) »

Volume/Issue: 2018/35

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484341056.002

ISBN: 9781484341056

Keywords: Technical assistance missions, Balance of payments, External sector, External debt, Statistics, Technical Assistance, Costa Rica, Financial statistics, Monetary statistics, International investment position

This Technical Assistance Report discusses the recommendations made by the IMF missions on the balance of payments and international investment position dynamics in Costa Rica. In view of the results of the economi...