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Regional Economic Outlook, November 2018, Middle East and Central Asia

The MCD region is exposed to tightening in global financing conditions and ongoing global trade tensions.

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Asia Pacific

Asia at the Forefront: Growth Challenges for the Next Decade and Beyond

Growth in the first half of 2018 was softer than in 2017, especially in advanced economies.

Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions 2017

Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions 2017 »

Series: Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484300992.012

ISBN: 9781484300992

Keywords: Trade restrictions, Classification of exchange rate arrangements

The Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions has been published by the IMF since 1950. It draws on information available to the IMF from a number of sources, including that provided in the c...

Global Finance Resets: The decline of cross-border capital flows signals a stronger global financial system

Global Finance Resets: The decline of cross-border capital flows signals a stronger global financial system »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2017

Volume/Issue: 54/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484316207

Keywords: Finance and Development

Finance & Development, December 2017...

4. Drivers of Capital Flows and the Role of the Investor Base in Latin America

4. Drivers of Capital Flows and the Role of the Investor Base in Latin America »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Western Hemisphere Department : Tale of Two Adjustments

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2017

ISBN: 9781475575224

Following a decade of strong capital inflows, Latin America is now experiencing weaker economic growth and financial inflows accompanying the end of the commodity super-cycle. Global factors, no...

5. Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean: Macroeconomic Stabilizers and Engines of Growth?

5. Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean: Macroeconomic Stabilizers and Engines of Growth? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Western Hemisphere Department : Tale of Two Adjustments

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2017

ISBN: 9781475575224

Migration from and remittance flows to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)—usually with the United States as the host economy—have major economic and social ramifications for the migrants’ hom...

Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions 2016

Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions 2016 »

Series: Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475598148.012

ISBN: 9781475598148

Keywords: exchange, foreign exchange, exchange rate, currency, market

The AREAER provides a description of the foreign exchange arrangements, exchange and trade systems, and capital controls of all IMF Member countries....

Transmission Troubles: Heavy inflows of remittances impair a country’s ability to conduct monetary policy

Transmission Troubles: Heavy inflows of remittances impair a country’s ability to conduct monetary policy »

Source: Finance and Development, September 2016

Volume/Issue: 53/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513511917

Keywords: Finance and Development

Finance and Development, September 2016...

Guilt by Association: Prejudices sway the debate on using capital controls to tame the risks of fickle inflows

Guilt by Association: Prejudices sway the debate on using capital controls to tame the risks of fickle inflows »

Source: Finance and Development, June 2016

Volume/Issue: 53/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2016

ISBN: 9781513549118

Keywords: Finance and Development

This article profiles iconoclastic economist Dani Rodrik, the Harvard professor whose warnings about the downsides of globalization proved prescient. Rodrik has spent most of his professional life at Ivy League ins...

Chapter 2. Understanding the Slowdown in Capital Flows to Emerging Markets

Chapter 2. Understanding the Slowdown in Capital Flows to Emerging Markets »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2016 : Too Slow for Too Long

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498398589

Keywords: emerging market, market, environment, investment, labor market

Net capital flows to emerging market economies have slowed since 2010, affecting all regions. This chapter shows that both weaker inflows and stronger outflows have contributed to the slowdown a...

Opening Up to Inequity: After countries remove restrictions on capital flows, inequality often gets worse

Opening Up to Inequity: After countries remove restrictions on capital flows, inequality often gets worse »

Source: Finance and Development March 2016

Volume/Issue: 53/1

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2016

ISBN: 9781513570532

Keywords: Finance and Development, population, population growth, workforce, monetary fund, finance

This article profiles economist David Card, whose work on minimum wages, immigration, and education challenged conventional wisdom. Card rose to prominence in 1995 when he won the coveted John Bates Clark Medal, th...

Investment Renaissance: China is important to the increasing foreign investment in Africa, but its role is far from dominant

Investment Renaissance: China is important to the increasing foreign investment in Africa, but its role is far from dominant »

Source: Finance and Development, December 2015

Volume/Issue: 52/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2015

ISBN: 9781475537161

Keywords: energy, carbon, emissions, climate, investment

This article presents an overview of the life of Richard Layard, who believes that the basic purpose of economics is the maximization of happiness and well-being. As director of the Wellbeing Programme at the Londo...