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What Is Real and What Is Not in the Global FDI Network?

What Is Real and What Is Not in the Global FDI Network? »

Volume/Issue: 2019/274

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jannick Damgaard , Thomas Elkjaer , and Niels Johannesen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 December 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513521527.001

ISBN: 9781513521527

Keywords: Development, Offshore financial centers, Foreign investment, Economic integration, Economic growth, Global FDI Network, Special Purpose Entities, Phantom FDI, Real FDI., WP

Macro statistics on foreign direct investment (FDI) are blurred by offshore centers with enormous inward and outward investment positions. This paper uses several new data sources, both macro and micro, to estimate...

What Is Real and What Is Not in the Global FDI Network?

What Is Real and What Is Not in the Global FDI Network? »

Source: What Is Real and What Is Not in the Global FDI Network?

Volume/Issue: 2019/274

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jannick Damgaard , Thomas Elkjaer , and Niels Johannesen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513521527

Keywords: Development, Offshore financial centers, Foreign investment, Economic integration, Economic growth, Global FDI Network, Special Purpose Entities, Phantom FDI, Real FDI., WP

Macro statistics on foreign direct investment (FDI) are blurred by offshore centers with enormous inward and outward investment positions. This paper uses several new data sources, both macro and micro, to estimate...

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...

Privacy vs Transparency: Countries must strike the right balance as they combat illicit financial flows

Privacy vs Transparency: Countries must strike the right balance as they combat illicit financial flows »

Source: Finance & Development, September 2019

Volume/Issue: 56/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 August 2019

ISBN: 9781498316040

Keywords: Finance and Development, Tax evasion, Money laundering, Tax revenue, Money, Financial crises, tax haven, haven, Mian, night lights

This issue of Finance & Development focuses on dark web of secret transactions that enable tax evasion and avoidance, money laundering, illicit financial flows, and corruption. Demands on government resources are b...

Current Account Deficits: Is There a Problem?

Current Account Deficits: Is There a Problem? »

Source: Back to Basics : Economic Concepts Explained

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484320921

Keywords: Supply and demand, Financial crises, Production, Central banks, Economic growth, market-clearing price, borrower, output gap, advanced economy, intermediation

THE CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCE seems to be an abstruse economic concept. But in countries that are spending a lot more abroad than they are taking in, the current accou...

What Are Remittances?

What Are Remittances? »

Source: Back to Basics : Economic Concepts Explained

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484320921

Keywords: Supply and demand, Financial crises, Production, Central banks, Economic growth, market-clearing price, borrower, output gap, advanced economy, intermediation

WHEN MIGRANTS send home part of their earnings in the form of either cash or goods to support their families, these transfers are known as workers’ or migrant remitt...

Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities - International Forum Sovereign Wealth Funds Subaccount

Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities - International Forum Sovereign Wealth Funds Subaccount »

Source: Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities - International Forum Sovereign Wealth Funds Subaccount

Volume/Issue: 2012/017

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Finance Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 March 2012

ISBN: 9781498340816

Keywords: Executive Board decisions, Framework Administered Account, Lapse of time approval, Sovereign wealth funds, Tax policy, Combating the financing of terrorism, Anti-money laundering, Natural resources, fund activity, essential term

In March 2009, the Fund established a new Framework Administered Account to administer external financial resources for selected Fund activities (the 'SFA Instrument'). The financing of activities under the terms o...

Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities - International Forum Sovereign Wealth Funds Subaccount

Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities - International Forum Sovereign Wealth Funds Subaccount »

Volume/Issue: 2012/017

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Finance Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 March 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498340816.007

ISBN: 9781498340816

Keywords: Executive Board decisions, Framework Administered Account, Lapse of time approval, Sovereign wealth funds, Tax policy, Combating the financing of terrorism, Anti-money laundering, Natural resources, fund activity, essential term

In March 2009, the Fund established a new Framework Administered Account to administer external financial resources for selected Fund activities (the 'SFA Instrument'). The financing of activities under the terms o...

Regional focus: Southeastern Europe: attracting foreign direct investment

Regional focus: Southeastern Europe: attracting foreign direct investment »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 34, Issue 15

Volume/Issue: 34/15

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451938784

Keywords: tax treaties, international monetary fund, tax policy, financial integration

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...