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Chapter 2. (Why) Should Current Account Balances Be Reduced?

Chapter 2. (Why) Should Current Account Balances Be Reduced? »

Source: Global Rebalancing : A Roadmap for Economic Recovery

Series: Books

Author(s): Hamid Faruqee , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2013

ISBN: 9781475573664

Keywords: current account, public debt, public finances, fiscal consolidation, financial sector

This chapter looks to answer two complex questions. First, why might a country want to reduce its current account deficit or surplus? And second, why might the international community ask the country to do e...

Emerging Market Business Cycles with Remittance Fluctuations

Emerging Market Business Cycles with Remittance Fluctuations »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 57, No. 2

Volume: 57

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2010

ISBN: 9781589069121

Keywords: financial liberalization, financial sector, reserve requirements, interest rate controls, financial reforms

This paper introduces a new database of financial reforms covering 91 economies over 1973-2005. It describes the content of the database, the information sources utilized, and the coding rules used to create an ind...

Structural Reforms, Financial Liberalization, and Foreign Direct Investment

Structural Reforms, Financial Liberalization, and Foreign Direct Investment »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 57, No. 2

Volume: 57

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2010

ISBN: 9781589069121

Keywords: financial liberalization, financial sector, reserve requirements, interest rate controls, financial reforms

This paper introduces a new database of financial reforms covering 91 economies over 1973-2005. It describes the content of the database, the information sources utilized, and the coding rules used to create an ind...

Unctad: Foreign direct investment rises to $4 trillion in 1998; growth is driven by mergers and acquisitions

Unctad: Foreign direct investment rises to $4 trillion in 1998; growth is driven by mergers and acquisitions »

Source: IMF Survey : Volume 28, Issue 19

Volume/Issue: 28/19

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451927252

Keywords: debt relief, debt, financial sector, poverty reduction

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...

V Capital Controls in Response to the Asian Crisis

V Capital Controls in Response to the Asian Crisis »

Source: Malaysia : From Crisis to Recovery

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Yougesh Khatri , Il Lee , O. Liu , Kanitta Meesook , and Natalia Tamirisa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 August 2001

ISBN: 9781589060470

Keywords: banking, fiscal policy, bank negara malaysia, capital controls, financial sector

Capital Controls introduced by Malaysia during the Asian crisis have been a subject of much debate. Contrary to the views that the controls would have serious detrimental effects on the economy, only limited...