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CHAPTER 6 The Economics of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Lessons from Norway

CHAPTER 6 The Economics of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Lessons from Norway »

Source: Beyond the Curse : Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resources

Series: Books

Author(s): Amadou Sy , Rabah Arezki , and Thorvaldur Gylfason

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2012

ISBN: 9781616351458

Keywords: natural resource, copper, inflation, commodity prices

INTRODUCTION While most studies of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) focus on their wealth management functions, particularly their investment strategies, it is essential to start with t...

A.4. Capital Flows to the MENAP Region: Going Beyond Traditional Sources

A.4. Capital Flows to the MENAP Region: Going Beyond Traditional Sources »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2010, Middle East and Central Asia

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 May 2010

ISBN: 9781589069206

Keywords: oil exporters, exporters, oil importers, balance sheets, bond

Capital flows to the MENAP region fell sharply with the global financial crisis. So far, the recovery has been partial and generally weaker than in other emerging ma...

3. Comparing Mature and Nascent Remittance Corridors: U.S.-Mexico and Canada-Vietnam

3. Comparing Mature and Nascent Remittance Corridors: U.S.-Mexico and Canada-Vietnam »

Source: Regulatory Frameworks for Hawala and Other Remittance Systems

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064232

Keywords: remittance, money laundering, remittances, money remittance, alternative remittance

In recent years, as remittance flows and funds transfer systems have become increasingly important for international policymakers, the broad concepts of remittance phenomena have become well documented. This...

Regulatory Frameworks for Hawala and Other Remittance Systems

Regulatory Frameworks for Hawala and Other Remittance Systems »

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064232.072

ISBN: 9781589064232

Keywords: remittance, money laundering, remittances, money remittance, alternative remittance

Hawala and other remittance systems have gained attention in recent years with the substantial growth of remittance flows from countries with large migrant labor forces and with increased focus on combating money l...

5. The Netherlands—Supervision of Money Remittance Offices

5. The Netherlands—Supervision of Money Remittance Offices »

Source: Regulatory Frameworks for Hawala and Other Remittance Systems

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064232

Keywords: remittance, money laundering, remittances, money remittance, alternative remittance

Given the large turnover in the money remittance sector, money remittance offices are considered a significant part of the Dutch financial system. In addition, because it has emerged that money remittances c...

VII Capital Flows and External Debt

VII Capital Flows and External Debt »

Source: Economic Reforms in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 August 1999

ISBN: 9781557758255

Keywords: inflation, central bank, monetary fund, banking, monetary policy

Total external debt of the Central Asian states grew almost sevenfold during 1992–98, reaching $10.5 billion by end-1998 (Table 7.1 and Figure 7.1). The growth in debt started from a nonexistent base; all of...

V Capital Inflows: Managing Success

V Capital Inflows: Managing Success »

Source: Egypt : Beyond Stabilization. Toward a Dynamic Market Economy

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Howard Handy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1998

ISBN: 9781557757203

Keywords: inflation, capital inflows, privatization, exchange rate, foreign currency

The increase of capital inflows into Egypt during the past two years represents a marked change in investor sentiment and a recognition in financial markets that there has been a fundamental improvement in e...

II Progress Toward Current Account Convertibility

II Progress Toward Current Account Convertibility »

Source: Issues in International Exchange and Payments Systems

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): Peter Quirk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 1995

ISBN: 9781557754806

Keywords: foreign exchange, exchange rate, foreign currency, exchange rates, capital movements

Currency convertibility has always been an important consideration in economic policymaking, along with monetary and fiscal policies and the exchange rate regime. In the IMF’s Articles of Agreement, particul...

Chapter IV.4 Foreign Direct Investment

Chapter IV.4 Foreign Direct Investment »

Source: A Study of the Soviet Economy. 3-volume set : 3-Volume Set

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 1991

ISBN: 9789264134683

Keywords: prices, payments, credit, interest, wage

1. INTRODUCTION Few, if any, countries offer as potentially attractive opportunities for large-scale foreign direct investment as the USSR: a vast internal market; a critical need fo...

IV Developments in International Bond Markets and Other Capital Flows

IV Developments in International Bond Markets and Other Capital Flows »

Source: International Capital Markets : Developments and Prospects, 1984

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Maxwell Watson , Peter Keller , and Donald Mathieson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 August 1984

ISBN: 9781557750730

Keywords: bond, bonds, banking, bank lending, bond issues

With the decline in the flow of net international bank lending in 1982 and 1983, other sources of external finance became important for both developed and developing countries. For...