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Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

Growth and Capital Flows with Risky Entrepreneurship

Growth and Capital Flows with Risky Entrepreneurship »

Source: Growth and Capital Flows with Risky Entrepreneurship

Volume/Issue: 2010/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Damiano Sandri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451962802

Keywords: Investment Risk, Saving, Financial Development, Growth, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, Mathematical Methods And Programming, Production, Employment, And Investment

This paper shows that the behavior of entrepreneurs facing incomplete financial markets and risky investment can explain why growth accelerations in developing countries tend to be associated with current account i...

Research Summaries: Is Foreign Direct Investment a Panacea?

Research Summaries: Is Foreign Direct Investment a Panacea? »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, March 2008

Volume/Issue: 9/1

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451959376

Keywords: fdi, foreign direct investment, investment, direct investment, financial flows, Foreign investments, Expertise, Export Processing Zones, International Economic Integration, North American Free Trade Agreement (nafta)

IMF research summaries on foreign direct investment (by Yuko Kinoshita) and on trade linkages and business cycles (by Julian di Giovanni and Andrei Levchenko); country study on Mexico (by Roberto Garcia-Saltos); li...

4 Balance of Payments Adjustment and Developing Countries: Some Outstanding Issues

4 Balance of Payments Adjustment and Developing Countries: Some Outstanding Issues »

Source: Problems of international Money, 1972-85

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 1996

ISBN: 9780939934584

Keywords: balance of payments, financial intermediation, international financial, reserve holdings, exchange rate

THE TERMS “BALANCE OF PAYMENTS ADJUSTMENT” and the “costs” of such adjustment are often used in a very loose and sometimes distorted fashion. References to adjustment and its costs abound in the...

Direct Reporting of Private Sector Cross-Border Financial Flows and Stocks in Selected African Countries

Direct Reporting of Private Sector Cross-Border Financial Flows and Stocks in Selected African Countries »

Source: Direct Reporting of Private Sector Cross-Border Financial Flows and Stocks in Selected African Countries

Volume: 14

Series: Technical Notes and Manuals

Author(s): Simon Quin , Kenneth Egesa , and Howard Murad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475557985

Keywords: Balance of payments statistics, Ghana, Gambia, The, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Mozambique, The Gambia, International Investment Position, International Capital Flows

Private cross-border financial flows and stocks have grown to account for an increasingly significant part of overall transactions and positions in many African countries. Direct reporting through enterprise survey...

Chapter 14. Emigration and Remittances in the Caribbean

Chapter 14. Emigration and Remittances in the Caribbean »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction Outward migration has been an important phenomenon for countries in the Caribbean, where emigrants account for more than 20 percent of the region’s population, compared...

Malaysian Capital Controls

Malaysian Capital Controls »

Source: Malaysian Capital Controls : Macroeconomics and Institutions

Volume/Issue: 2006/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , Simon Johnson , Kalpana Kochhar , and Todd Mitton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2006

ISBN: 9781451863116

Keywords: Asian crisis, political connections, stock price, stock market, stock returns, capital market, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Corporate Finance and Governance: General,

We analyze the capital controls imposed in Malaysia in September 1998. In macroeconomic terms, these controls neither yielded major benefits nor were costly. At the same time, the stock market interpreted the capit...

Do Macroeconomic Effects of Capital Controls Vary by their Type? Evidence From Malaysia

Do Macroeconomic Effects of Capital Controls Vary by their Type? Evidence From Malaysia »

Source: Do Macroeconomic Effects of Capital Controls Vary by their Type? Evidence From Malaysia

Volume/Issue: 2004/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2004

ISBN: 9781451841930

Keywords: exchange, controls, portfolio, flows, Asian crisis, capital controls, foreign currency, capital flows, foreign exchange, direct investment

This paper examines how the macroeconomic effects of capital controls vary depending on which type of international financial transaction they cover. Drawing on Malaysia's experiences in regulating the capital acco...

Investment Objectives of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Investment Objectives of Sovereign Wealth Funds »

Source: Investment Objectives of Sovereign Wealth Funds : A Shifting Paradigm

Volume/Issue: 2011/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iva Petrova , Jukka Pihlman , Peter Kunzel , and Yinqiu Lu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

ISBN: 9781455211968

Keywords: Portfolio Choice, Investment and Risk Management, Government Policy and Regulation, pension, pension reserve, investment objectives, pension fund, risk management, International Finance: General, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

While SWF investment objectives to some extent reflect inherent characteristics, notable differences in strategic asset allocation (SAA) exist even amongst SWFs of similar types. Even so, this paper shows that the...

A Solution to Two Paradoxes of International Capital Flows

A Solution to Two Paradoxes of International Capital Flows »

Volume/Issue: 2006/178

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shang-Jin Wei , and Jiandong Ju

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864380.001

ISBN: 9781451864380

Keywords: Lucas paradox, factor price equalization, financial development, property rights institutions, and expropriation risk, capital flow, financial system, international capital, financial capital, International Factor Movements And International Business,

International capital flows from rich to poor countries can be regarded as either too low (the Lucas paradox in a one-sector model) or too high (when compared with the logic of factor price equalization in a two-se...

The Volatility of Capital Flows in Emerging Markets
			: Measures and Determinants

The Volatility of Capital Flows in Emerging Markets : Measures and Determinants »

Volume/Issue: 2017/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maria Sole Pagliari , and Swarnali Ahmed Hannan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475585254.001

ISBN: 9781475585254

Keywords: Financial integration, Volatility Estimation, International Flows, Financial, Estimation, Models with Panel Data, Financial Econometrics, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, International Business Cycles

Capital flow volatility is a concern for macroeconomic and financial stability. Nonetheless, literature is scarce in this topic. Our paper sheds light on this issue in two dimensions. First, using quarterly data fo...