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Why the World Current Account Does Not Balance: …and how to improve global accounting systems

Why the World Current Account Does Not Balance: …and how to improve global accounting systems »

Source: Finance & Development, September 1987

Volume/Issue: 24/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1987

ISBN: 9781616353704

Keywords: environment, trade, environments, development, industrialization

The enhancement of the IMF's structural adjustment facility is discussed. In its April 1987 meeting, the IMF's Interim Committee highlighted the plight of low-income countries, and outlined a strategy for their rec...

World Development Report 1985 International capital flows and economic development: Principal themes of the Bank’s 1985 Report

World Development Report 1985 International capital flows and economic development: Principal themes of the Bank’s 1985 Report »

Source: Finance & Development, September 1985

Volume/Issue: 22/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1985

ISBN: 9781616353629

Keywords: capital flows, current account balance, trade policies, international capital, domestic savings

This paper highlights that international flows of capital can promote global economic efficiency and can allow countries with balance-of-payments deficits to strike the right balance between reducing their deficits...

Foreign direct investment in developing countries: Trends, policy issues, and outlook to 1990

Foreign direct investment in developing countries: Trends, policy issues, and outlook to 1990 »

Source: Finance & Development, March 1985

Volume/Issue: 22/1

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1985

ISBN: 9781616353605

Keywords: investors, foreign investment, exchange rate, commercial banks, international finance

This paper anlayzes the role of the International Financial Corporation (IFC) in promoting economic development in developing countries with the private sector. IFC promotes growth of new companies, indigenous comp...

Increasing private capital flows to LDCs: The Bank’s proposed multilateral investment guarantee agency

Increasing private capital flows to LDCs: The Bank’s proposed multilateral investment guarantee agency »

Source: Finance & Development, December 1984

Volume/Issue: 21/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1984

ISBN: 9781616353599

Keywords: balance of payments, domestic savings, income distribution, aggregate demand, external borrowing

This paper reviews the increasing private capital flows to less developed countries. The share of developing countries in the foreign direct investment is small, perhaps less than 30 percent of the total. The effec...

Nonconcessional capital flows to developing countries: A review of the recommendations of a Development Committee Task Force on increasing such flows

Nonconcessional capital flows to developing countries: A review of the recommendations of a Development Committee Task Force on increasing such flows »

Source: Finance & Development, December 1982

Volume/Issue: 19/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1982

ISBN: 9781616353513

Keywords: bank activity, capital markets, nonconcessional capital flows, bank publications, international capital markets

This paper highlights that on September 29, 1982, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) began to offer discount notes under a short-term borrowing program approved by its Board last...

Stabilization policy in Portugal, 1974–78: Within two years. Portugal moved from a large deficit to a surplus in its balance of payments with a Fund-assisted program

Stabilization policy in Portugal, 1974–78: Within two years. Portugal moved from a large deficit to a surplus in its balance of payments with a Fund-assisted program »

Source: Finance & Development, September 1981

Volume/Issue: 18/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1981

ISBN: 9781616353469

Keywords: development banking, banking, drainage, irrigation

This paper discusses the appointment of A. W. Clausen as the new World Bank president. Mr. Clausen, 57, joined the Bank of America in 1949 as a trainee just out of the University of Minnesota law school and rose to...

Use of migrants’ remittances in labor-exporting countries: Comprehensive policies are needed to maximize the benefits of such remittances for growth and development

Use of migrants’ remittances in labor-exporting countries: Comprehensive policies are needed to maximize the benefits of such remittances for growth and development »

Source: Finance & Development, June 1980

Volume/Issue: 17/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1980

ISBN: 9781616353414

Keywords: bank, finance, banking, development banking, projects

This paper highlights that in a shift of policy, the World Bank decided to finance directly health projects in developing countries. Under its old policy, formulated in 1974, health components providing basic healt...

World economic recovery and international adjustment: The Managing Director expresses his personal views on the balance of payments adjustment process

World economic recovery and international adjustment: The Managing Director expresses his personal views on the balance of payments adjustment process »

Source: Finance & Development, June 1978

Volume/Issue: 15/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1978

ISBN: 9781616353339

Keywords: rural development, capital stock, authorized capital, capital increase, capital markets

This paper examines the expanded role for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) with a major capital increase. The paper highlights that for the first time in its history, the IFC is undertaking a major incre...

The Fund’s new Balance of Payments Manual: How the new version, that supersedes the 1961 edition, was compiled, what it contains, and the ways in which it differs from the earlier editions

The Fund’s new Balance of Payments Manual: How the new version, that supersedes the 1961 edition, was compiled, what it contains, and the ways in which it differs from the earlier editions »

Source: Finance & Development, March 1978

Volume/Issue: 15/1

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1978

ISBN: 9781616353322

Keywords: finance, bank, developing countries, monetary fund, economic development

This paper highlights that 1977 was an eventful year for the IMF. Drawing on the IMF's resources during 1977 totaled more than SDR 3.4 billion. These were accompanied by a record volume of repurchases, which reduce...

Capital controls in three central European countries: Conclusions from a study of controls in Austria, the Federal Republic of Germany, and Switzerland in the period 1971-76

Capital controls in three central European countries: Conclusions from a study of controls in Austria, the Federal Republic of Germany, and Switzerland in the period 1971-76 »

Source: Finance & Development, December 1977

Volume/Issue: 14/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1977

ISBN: 9781616353315

Keywords: bank, finance, nutrition, loans, loan, Finances And Development,

This paper discusses the launch of the Brandt Commission. The paper highlights that during the week of the Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the World Bank and the IMF in Washington, D.C. (September 26-3...