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International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2018

Building a Shared Future

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2018.

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2017

Promoting Inclusive Growth

How to get global growth going again through trade, productivity, reducing inequality, and promoting women's economic empowerment.

Nonresident Capital Flows and Volatility: Evidence from Malaysia's Local Currency Bond Market

Nonresident Capital Flows and Volatility: Evidence from Malaysia's Local Currency Bond Market »

Volume/Issue: 2019/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Grigorian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484393161.001

ISBN: 9781484393161

Keywords: Malaysia, Asia and Pacific, Debt markets, International financial markets, nonresident investors, volatility, Asset Pricing

Malaysia's local currency debt market is one of the most liquid public debt markets in the world. In recent years, the growing share of nonresident holders of debt has been a source of concern for policymakers as a...

Effective Trade Costs and the Current Account: An Empirical Analysis

Effective Trade Costs and the Current Account: An Empirical Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2019/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emine Boz , Nan Li , and Hongrui Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484392171.001

ISBN: 9781484392171

Keywords: Global imbalances, Current account, trade costs, structural gravity model, comparative advantage, trade restrictiveness, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Open Economy Macroeconomics

A view receiving increased support is that the height of trade costs in prime export sectors has a strong effect on current account balances: countries specializing in sectors that face relatively high trade costs,...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Capital Flows and The Future of Work

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa : Capital Flows and The Future of Work »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 December 2018

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484380505.086

ISBN: 9781484380505

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, economic growth, public debt, downside risks, capital flows, automation, job creation

The macroeconomic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa continues to strengthen with higher growth, easing inflation, and stabilizing public debt ratios with some countries improving their fiscal balances. But there are c...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Capital Flows and The Future of Work

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa : Capital Flows and The Future of Work »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 December 2018

Language: Portuguese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484380529.086

ISBN: 9781484380529

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, economic growth, public debt, downside risks, capital flows, automation, job creation

The macroeconomic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa continues to strengthen with higher growth, easing inflation, and stabilizing public debt ratios with some countries improving their fiscal balances. But there are c...

Demographics, Old-Age Transfers and the Current Account

Demographics, Old-Age Transfers and the Current Account »

Volume/Issue: 2018/264

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mai Chi Dao , and Callum Jones

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484385906.001

ISBN: 9781484385906

Keywords: Pensions, Demographic indicators, Current account balances, Current account surpluses, Capital flows, Aging, Demographics, Current Account Flows, External Imbalances, General

Building on the evolving literature on the topic, this paper reviews the relationship between demographics and long-run capital flows in both theory and in the data. For this purpose, we develop a two region overla...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Capital Flows and The Future of Work

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa : Capital Flows and The Future of Work »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375396.086

ISBN: 9781484375396

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, economic growth, public debt, downside risks, capital flows, automation, job creation

The macroeconomic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa continues to strengthen. Growth is expected to increase from 2.7 percent in 2017 to 3.1 percent in 2018, reflecting domestic policy adjustments and a supportive exte...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Capital Flows and The Future of Work

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa : Capital Flows and The Future of Work »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2018

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484376874.086

ISBN: 9781484376874

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Sub-Saharan Africa, economic outlook, economic growth, public debt, downside risks, capital flows, automation, job creation

The macroeconomic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa continues to strengthen. Growth is expected to increase from 2.7 percent in 2017 to 3.1 percent in 2018, reflecting domestic policy adjustments and a supportive exte...

Cross-border Banking and the Circumvention of Macroprudential and Capital Control Measures

Cross-border Banking and the Circumvention of Macroprudential and Capital Control Measures »

Volume/Issue: 2018/217

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti , and Haonan Zhou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484378328.001

ISBN: 9781484378328

Keywords: Cross-Border Banking Flows, Macroprudential Policies, Capital Controls

We analyze the joint impact of macroprudential and capital control measures on cross-border banking flows, while controlling for multidimensional aspects in lender-and-borrower-relationships (e.g., distance, cultur...

Revisiting the Determinants of Capital Flows to Emerging Markets--A Survey of the Evolving Literature

Revisiting the Determinants of Capital Flows to Emerging Markets--A Survey of the Evolving Literature »

Volume/Issue: 2018/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Swarnali Ahmed Hannan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484378281.001

ISBN: 9781484378281

Keywords: Emerging markets, Keywords: Capital flows, push and pull factors, literature survey, Capital flows, General

This paper documents the evolution of gross and net capital flows to emerging market economies and surveys the large literature on the potential drivers. While the capital flow landscape has been shaped by the evol...

Foreign Direct Investment in New Member State of the EU and Western Balkans: Taking Stock and Assessing Prospects

Foreign Direct Investment in New Member State of the EU and Western Balkans: Taking Stock and Assessing Prospects »

Volume/Issue: 2018/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): La-Bhus Fah Jirasavetakul , and Jesmin Rahman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484373323.001

ISBN: 9781484373323

Keywords: Europe, Foreign direct investment, Panel analysis, determinants of FDI, catching-up process, EU New Member States, Western Balkans, gravity model, Performance and Prospects

FDI has played a strong role in the export-led growth of eastern European countries that are now members of the European Union (EU). Largely sourced from advanced Europe, FDI inflows were motivated by the intention...