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Fiscal Monitor, April 2019

Curbing Corruption

The April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption.

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 4. Getting the Balance Right: Transitioning out of Sustained Current Account Surpluses

Chapter 4. Getting the Balance Right: Transitioning out of Sustained Current Account Surpluses »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2010 : Rebalancing Growth

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 2010

ISBN: 9781589069152

Keywords: unemployment, employment, unemployment rate, current account, current account surplus

Global imbalances narrowed during the crisis, but a strong and balanced recovery requires that this narrowing be made more durable. Before the crisis, a number of economies experienced large and persistent c...

CHAPTER 4 INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL FLOWS: RELIABLE OR FICKLE?

CHAPTER 4 INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL FLOWS: RELIABLE OR FICKLE? »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2011 : Tensions from the Two-Speed Recovery: Unemployment, Commodities, and Capital Flows

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2011

ISBN: 9781616350598

Keywords: capital flows, net capital flows, private capital flows, inflation

This chapter analyzes international capital flows over the past 30 years to assess their predictability and their likely response to changes in the global macroecono...

Chapter 11 Investment Objectives of Sovereign Wealth Funds: A Shifting Paradigm

Chapter 11 Investment Objectives of Sovereign Wealth Funds: A Shifting Paradigm »

Source: Economics of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Series: Books

Author(s): Udaibir Das , Adnan Mazarei , and Han Hoorn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 December 2010

ISBN: 9781589069275

Keywords: investors, bonds, investment strategies, principals, financial markets

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) were severely hit by the global financial crisis. With increased public scrutiny over hefty losses incurred during the crisis, many SWFs have reviewed existing investment practi...

CHAPTER IV VOLATILITY OF PRIVATE CAPITAL FLOWS TO EMERGING MARKETS

CHAPTER IV VOLATILITY OF PRIVATE CAPITAL FLOWS TO EMERGING MARKETS »

Source: Global Financial Stability Report, September 2003 : Market Developments and Issues

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 September 2003

ISBN: 9781589062368

Keywords: bond, bonds, hedging, capital flows, bond yields

Since 1990, private capital flows have far exceeded official loans and grants to became the dominant source of external funding for many emerging market countries. The terms and conditions under which these...

Chapter 6 Legal Underpinnings of Capital Account Liberalization for Sovereign Wealth Funds

Chapter 6 Legal Underpinnings of Capital Account Liberalization for Sovereign Wealth Funds »

Source: Economics of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Series: Books

Author(s): Udaibir Das , Adnan Mazarei , and Han Hoorn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 December 2010

ISBN: 9781589069275

Keywords: investors, bonds, investment strategies, principals, financial markets

The opening up of economies to international capital flows has been a key factor supporting the investment activities of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), as well as the activities of other international invest...

Chapter 18 Long-Term Implications of the Global Financial Crisis for Sovereign Wealth Funds

Chapter 18 Long-Term Implications of the Global Financial Crisis for Sovereign Wealth Funds »

Source: Economics of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Series: Books

Author(s): Udaibir Das , Adnan Mazarei , and Han Hoorn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 December 2010

ISBN: 9781589069275

Keywords: investors, bonds, investment strategies, principals, financial markets

This crisis will leave an indelible mark on the psyche of every sovereign fund investor. – Senior reserve management official at a major Asian monetar...

Chapter 9. Making Current Account Adjustment in Europe Growth Friendly

Chapter 9. Making Current Account Adjustment in Europe Growth Friendly »

Source: Jobs and Growth : Supporting the European Recovery: Supporting the European Recovery

Series: Books

Author(s): Martin Schindler , Helge Berger , Bas Bakker , and Antonio Spilimbergo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484304464

Keywords: labor market, employment, unemployment, regulations, labor productivity

Rebalancing and Reforms The analysis in the previous chapters focuses on how to enhance the functioning and the efficiency of countries’ economies. However, repairing balance sheets...

Chapter 12 Managing a Sovereign Wealth Fund: A View from Practitioners

Chapter 12 Managing a Sovereign Wealth Fund: A View from Practitioners »

Source: Economics of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Series: Books

Author(s): Udaibir Das , Adnan Mazarei , and Han Hoorn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 December 2010

ISBN: 9781589069275

Keywords: investors, bonds, investment strategies, principals, financial markets

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) often have dual natures, serving both nonfinancial and financial objectives. On the one hand, they are created to achieve domestic and political aims, which can lead to strategi...

Chapter 3 Managing Large Capital Inflows

Chapter 3 Managing Large Capital Inflows »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2007 : Globalization and Inequality

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066885

Keywords: capital inflows, globalization, private capital, output volatility, private capital flows

The wave of capital flows sweeping through many emerging market economies since the early 2000s has brought renewed attention on how macro-economic policies should respond to them (Figure 3.1). Although thes...

Chapter 8 Regulating a Sovereign Wealth Fund Through an External Fund Manager

Chapter 8 Regulating a Sovereign Wealth Fund Through an External Fund Manager »

Source: Economics of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Series: Books

Author(s): Udaibir Das , Adnan Mazarei , and Han Hoorn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 December 2010

ISBN: 9781589069275

Keywords: investors, bonds, investment strategies, principals, financial markets

Only a short while ago, sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) were seen by many as the newest malignant instrument of state-sponsored capitalism on the global financial stage. SWFs, with large amounts of assets proj...