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World Economic Outlook, October 2018

Challenges to Steady Growth

Global growth for 2018-19 is projected to remain steady at its 2017 level, but its pace is less vigorous than projected in April and has become less balanced.

World Economic Outlook, October 2018

Challenges to Steady Growth

Global growth for 2018-19 is projected to remain steady at its 2017 level, but its pace is less vigorous than projected in April and has become less balanced.

El Salvador
			: Technical Assistance Report-Balance of Payments, International Investment Position, and Secondary Income Statistics (July 14-22, 2014)

El Salvador : Technical Assistance Report-Balance of Payments, International Investment Position, and Secondary Income Statistics (July 14-22, 2014) »

Volume/Issue: 2018/38

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/10.5089/9781484341254.002

ISBN: 9781484341254

Keywords: El Salvador, Western Hemisphere

As part of the Regional Project on Harmonizing External Sector Statistics (Proyecto Regional de Armonización de las Estadísticas del Sector Externo - PRAESE) of the Technical Assistance Center for Central America,...

Commodity-based Sovereign Wealth Funds
			: Managing Financial Flows in the Context of the Sovereign Balance Sheet

Commodity-based Sovereign Wealth Funds : Managing Financial Flows in the Context of the Sovereign Balance Sheet »

Volume/Issue: 2018/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abdullah Al-Hassan , Sue Brake , Michael Papaioannou , and Martin Skancke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484340967.001

ISBN: 9781484340967

Keywords: International financial markets, Risk management, Sovereign wealth funds, sovereign asset and liability management, financing gap, investment management, macroeconomic coordination, Portfolio Choice

Commodity-based sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have been at a crossroads following the recent fall in commodity prices. This paper provides a framework for commodity-based SWF management, focusing on stabilization a...

Foreign Direct Investment and Women Empowerment: New Evidence on Developing Countries

Foreign Direct Investment and Women Empowerment: New Evidence on Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2018/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rasmané Ouedraogo , and Elodie Marlet

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484339732.001

ISBN: 9781484339732

Keywords: Foreign direct investment, gender development, gender inequality, Globalization: Economic Development, Economics of Gender, General

This paper assesses the effects of foreign direct investment (FDI) on gender development and gender inequality. In fact, FDI through increased labor demand, technological spillovers but mostly through corporate soc...

Balance of Payment Statistics Yearbook 2017

Balance of Payment Statistics Yearbook 2017 »

Series: Balance of Payments Statistics

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475563702.044

ISBN: 9781475563702

Balance of Payment Statistics Yearbook 2017...

The Global FDI Network: Searching for Ultimate Investors

The Global FDI Network: Searching for Ultimate Investors »

Volume/Issue: 2017/258

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jannick Damgaard , and Thomas Elkjaer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484329658.001

ISBN: 9781484329658

Keywords: FDI, multinational enterprises, special purpose entities, financial globalization, General

This paper addresses three types of geographical decoupling in foreign direct investment (FDI), i.e., challenges when using traditional FDI data as a proxy for real economic integration between economies: (i) large...

How Important is the Global Financial Cycle? Evidence from Capital Flows

How Important is the Global Financial Cycle? Evidence from Capital Flows »

Volume/Issue: 2017/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti , Stijn Claessens , and Andrew Rose

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484316603.001

ISBN: 9781484316603

Keywords: Capital flows, Globalization, Monetary policy, Financial cycles, Panel analysis, Cross-country analysis, Capital market volatility, empirical; data; center; country; panel; fit; VIX; equity; bonds; FDI; credit, empirical, data

This study quantifies the importance of a Global Financial Cycle (GFCy) for capital flows. We use capital flow data dis-aggregated by direction and type between 1990Q1 and 2015Q5 for 85 countries, and conventional...

Uphill Capital Flows and the International Monetary System

Uphill Capital Flows and the International Monetary System »

Volume/Issue: 2017/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Balazs Csonto , and Camilo Tovar Mora

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484311424.001

ISBN: 9781484311424

Keywords: International financial markets, Central banks and their policies, Uphill capital flows, yield curve, term premium, US Treasuries, reserve accumulation, foreign holdings, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Policy Coordination and Transmission

Uphill capital flows constitute a key transmission channel through which reserve accumulation can distort the stability of the international monetary system. This paper examines and quantifies the importance of thi...

Smooth Operator: Remittances and Fiscal Shocks

Smooth Operator: Remittances and Fiscal Shocks »

Volume/Issue: 2017/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Serhan Cevik , and Reza Yousefi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484307878.001

ISBN: 9781484307878

Keywords: Remittances, Remittances, Consumption smoothing, fiscal shocks, social spendin, Kimberly Beaton, Serhan Cevik and Seyed Reza Yousefi, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, International Business Cycles, Household

With 250 million migrants globally, remittances are one of the major sources of income in many developing countries. While there is abundant evidence that remittances facilitate consumption smoothing in receving co...

Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean
			: Engines of Growth and Macroeconomic Stabilizers?

Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean : Engines of Growth and Macroeconomic Stabilizers? »

Volume/Issue: 2017/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Svetlana Cerovic , Misael Galdamez , Metodij Hadzi-Vaskov , Franz Loyola , Zsoka Koczan , Bogdan Lissovolik , Jan Martijn , Yulia Ustyugova , and Joyce Wong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484303641.001

ISBN: 9781484303641

Keywords: Dominica, Dominican Republic, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Antigua and Barbuda, Asia and Pacific, Bahamas, The, Barbados, Belize, El Salvador

Outward migration has been an important phenomenon for countries in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC), particularly those in Central America and the Caribbean. This paper examines recent trends in outward migr...

Capital Controls and the Cost of Debt

Capital Controls and the Cost of Debt »

Volume/Issue: 2017/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenia Andreasen , Martin Schindler , and Patricio Valenzuela

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484303313.001

ISBN: 9781484303313

Keywords: Capital account restrictions; Credit spreads; Financial instability; Financial openness, General, General, General, General

Using a panel data set for international corporate bonds and capital account restrictions in advanced and emerging economies, we show that restrictions on capital inflows produce a substantial and economically mean...