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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.

Chapter 2. Policy Responses to Capital Flows in Sub-Saharan Frontier Markets

Chapter 2. Policy Responses to Capital Flows in Sub-Saharan Frontier Markets »

Source: Managing Volatile Capital Flows: Experiences and Lessons for Sub-Saharan African Frontier Markets

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Cheikh Gueye , Javier Arze del Granado , Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu , Mumtaz Hussain , B. Jang , Sebastian Weber , and Juan Corrales

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2014

ISBN: 9781616358440

Keywords: Capital flows, Sub-Saharan Africa, Macroprudential Policy, Monetary policy, Cross country analysis

Managing volatile capital flows has not yet created major policy challenges in most sub-Saharan African frontier markets. Looking ahead, however, given the trend toward deeper integration with global financi...

Chapter 4. The Yin and Yang of Capital Flow Management: Balancing Capital Inflows with Capital Outflows

Chapter 4. The Yin and Yang of Capital Flow Management: Balancing Capital Inflows with Capital Outflows »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2013 : Transition and Tensions

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484340639

Keywords: inflation, current account, capital inflows, current account balance, monetary policy

When foreign capital surges into countries, there are two possible means of adjustment: financial adjustment through increases in resident capital outflows or reserves accumulati...

Comments on “Real Convergence, Capital Flows, and Monetary Policy: Notes on the European Transition Countries,” by José Viñals

Comments on “Real Convergence, Capital Flows, and Monetary Policy: Notes on the European Transition Countries,” by José Viñals »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

I very much enjoyed reading Lipschitz, Lane, and Mourmouras’s insightful and thought-provoking paper. It addresses extremely important issues for the new member states (NMS), such as how to further real conv...

Credibility. Capital Controls, and the EMS

Credibility. Capital Controls, and the EMS »

Source: Credibility. Capital Controls, and the EMS

Volume/Issue: 1989/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1989

ISBN: 9781451927030

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, money supply, central bank, monetary shock

A common rationale for EMS membership is that it enhances the credibility of a central bank’s commitment to stable monetary growth. In this paper we consider this idea in the light of two features of the sys...

5 Current Account Sustainability

5 Current Account Sustainability »

Source: Macroeconomic Management : Programs and Policies

Series: Books

Author(s): Chorng-Huey Wong , Mohsin Khan , and Saleh Nsouli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060944

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, real exchange rate, monetary policy, exchange rates

The current account of the balance of payments is an important variable for policymakers. Deficits in the external current account are the result of the accumulation of net claims of foreigners on residents....

Managing Volatile Capital Flows: Experiences and Lessons for Sub-Saharan African Frontier Markets

Managing Volatile Capital Flows: Experiences and Lessons for Sub-Saharan African Frontier Markets »

Volume: 14

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Cheikh Gueye , Javier Arze del Granado , Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu , Mumtaz Hussain , B. Jang , Sebastian Weber , and Juan Corrales

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616358440.087

ISBN: 9781616358440

Keywords: Capital flows, Sub-Saharan Africa, Macroprudential Policy, Monetary policy, Cross country analysis

During the past three years the frontier markets of sub-Saharan Africa have received growing amounts of portfolio capital flows, with heightened interest from foreign investors. Compared with foreign direct investm...

The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy Transmission Under Capital Inflows

The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy Transmission Under Capital Inflows »

Source: The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy Transmission Under Capital Inflows : Evidence from Asia

Volume/Issue: 2012/265

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sonali Jain-Chandra , and Filiz Unsal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 November 2012

ISBN: 9781475525823

Keywords: Monetary policy transmission, dynamic factor model, structural VAR, long-term interest rates, bond yields, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The effectiveness of the monetary policy transmission mechanism in open economies could be impaired if interest rates are driven primarily by global factors, especially during periods of large capital inflows. The...

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...

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account »

Source: Fiscal Policy and the Current Account : Are Microstates Different?

Volume/Issue: 2012/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yehenew Endegnanew , Therese Turner-Jones , and Charles Amo Yartey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463937126

Keywords: Microstates, current account balance, current accounts, current account adjustments, current account deficits, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development,

This paper examines the empirical link between fiscal policy and the current account focusing on microstates defined as countries with a population of less than 2 million between 1970 and 2009. The paper employs pa...

5 Foreign Direct Investment in South Africa: Why Has It Been So Low?

5 Foreign Direct Investment in South Africa: Why Has It Been So Low? »

Source: Post-Apartheid South Africa : The First Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): M. Nowak , and Luca Ricci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2006

ISBN: 9781589064706

Keywords: inflation, hiv/aids, monetary policy, unemployment, exchange rate

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has played a considerable role in the development of South Africa’s economy, although in more recent years FDI has remained at relatively low levels compared with other emergi...