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CHAPTER 2 The International Monetary Fund and Current Account Convertibility

CHAPTER 2 The International Monetary Fund and Current Account Convertibility »

Source: Current Developments in Monetary and Financial Law, Vol. 4

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 November 2008

ISBN: 9781589065079

Keywords: debt, central bank, creditors, restructuring, banking

The experience of the pre–World War II years showed that, together with trade restrictions, exchange restrictions had a great damaging effect in the development and growth of world trade and thus on global p...

CHAPTER 14 The Regulation and Supervision of Informal Remittance: Emerging Oversight Strategies

CHAPTER 14 The Regulation and Supervision of Informal Remittance: Emerging Oversight Strategies »

Source: Current Developments in Monetary and Financial Law, Vol. 4

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 November 2008

ISBN: 9781589065079

Keywords: debt, central bank, creditors, restructuring, banking

Since October 2001, there has been a plethora of new laws, regulations, recommendations, and best practice statements on the regulation and supervision of informal remittance systems. The text of most of the...

CHAPTER 3 Do IMF-Supported Programs Boost Private Capital Inflows? The Role of Program Size and Policy Adjustment

CHAPTER 3 Do IMF-Supported Programs Boost Private Capital Inflows? The Role of Program Size and Policy Adjustment »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction What determines the success of IMF-supported programs? A simple approach is to ask whether the financing that a country can raise from private sources meets or exceeds t...

Comments on “Real Convergence, Capital Flows, and Monetary Policy: Notes on the European Transition Countries,” by José Viñals

Comments on “Real Convergence, Capital Flows, and Monetary Policy: Notes on the European Transition Countries,” by José Viñals »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

I very much enjoyed reading Lipschitz, Lane, and Mourmouras’s insightful and thought-provoking paper. It addresses extremely important issues for the new member states (NMS), such as how to further real conv...

5 Real Convergence, Capital Flows, and Monetary Policy: Notes on the European Transition Countries

5 Real Convergence, Capital Flows, and Monetary Policy: Notes on the European Transition Countries »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

Capital inflows have been a fact of life for a number of European transition countries over the past several years. These inflows are sometimes viewed as a vote of confidence in these economies’ transformati...

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...

7 Policy Reform and Foreign Direct Investment in Africa: Absolute Progress but Relative Decline

7 Policy Reform and Foreign Direct Investment in Africa: Absolute Progress but Relative Decline »

Source: New Partnership for Africa's Development : Macroeconomics, Institutions, and Poverty

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Saleh Nsouli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589062627

Keywords: regional integration, fdi, corporate governance, direct investment, foreign direct investment

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Sub-Saharan Africa increased substantially in the 1990s. However, the rate of increase was meager compared with that in other regions. As shown in Table 7.1, for example, b...

Chapter 14 A Dozen Things to Love (or Hate) About Capital Flows

Chapter 14 A Dozen Things to Love (or Hate) About Capital Flows »

Source: Current Developments in Monetary and Financial Law, Volume 2

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2003

ISBN: 9781589061767

Keywords: Banking systems, Financial sector, Financial stability, Financial systems, Monetary measures, Monetary operations, Monetary systems, banking, credit, central bank

Free and open international trade in goods and services generally receives widespread support among economists. It might seem paradoxical that there is less confiden...