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Country Focus: Building a better future at home: remittances in Moldova

Country Focus: Building a better future at home: remittances in Moldova »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 03

Volume/Issue: 35/3

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 February 2006

ISBN: 9781451967784

Keywords: capital market, international capital, development bank, Consumer Expenditure, Economic Development. Environmental Aspects, International Capital Market. Volatility, International Economic Integration, International Monetary Fund (imf), Nobel Prizes, Organizational Structure

New IMF financial sector department; Short takes: Oman, C.A.R., Greece; Nobelist Wangari Matthai on sustainable development; Moldova and remittances; Financial globalization; VAT refunds; Emerging markets alter fin...

Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals

Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals »

Source: Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals : Purgatory…not Paradise

Volume/Issue: 2014/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicolas Magud , and Esteban Vesperoni

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2014

ISBN: 9781475543735

Keywords: reversals, macro-prudential, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate flexibility, flexible exchange rate, exchange rate regime, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

We document the behavior of macro and credit variables during episodes of capital inflows reversals in economies with different degrees of exchange rate flexibility. We find that exchange rate flexibility is associ...

Statistics training: Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, IMF work to improve regional balance of payments statistics

Statistics training: Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, IMF work to improve regional balance of payments statistics »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 30, Issue 08

Volume/Issue: 30/8

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451933130

Keywords: low-income countries, economic outlook, poverty reduction, central bank governors, trade liberalization

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

Remittances in Pakistan

Remittances in Pakistan »

Source: Remittances in Pakistan : Why have they gone up, and why Aren't they coming down?

Volume/Issue: 2011/200

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yan Sun , and Udo Kock

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781462303236

Keywords: remittances, remittance, worker migration, labor migration, International Factor Movements and International Business: General,

The flow of workers' remittances to Pakistan has more than quadrupled in the last eight years and it shows no sign of slowing down, despite the economic downturn in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and other impo...

Do the Gulf Oil-Producing Countries Influence Regional Growth? The Impact of Financial and Remittance Flows

Do the Gulf Oil-Producing Countries Influence Regional Growth? The Impact of Financial and Remittance Flows »

Source: Do the Gulf Oil-Producing Countries Influence Regional Growth? The Impact of Financial and Remittance Flows

Volume/Issue: 2008/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nadeem Ilahi , and Riham Shendy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

ISBN: 9781451870251

Keywords: Business cycle, growth linkages, North, South, GCC, regional linkage, decoupling, divergence, convergence, remittance

This paper tests the association between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries' financial and remittance outflows and regional growth in the Middle East. The findings, based on 35-year panel data, indicate t...

What Drives Stock Market Development in the Middle East and Central Asia-Institutions, Remittances, or Natural Resources?

What Drives Stock Market Development in the Middle East and Central Asia-Institutions, Remittances, or Natural Resources? »

Source: What Drives Stock Market Development in the Middle East and Central Asia-Institutions, Remittances, or Natural Resources?

Volume/Issue: 2007/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andreas Billmeier , and Isabella Massa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867213

Keywords: Stock market capitalization, panel, institutions, stock market, stock market development, domestic credit,

In this paper, we assess the macroeconomic determinants of stock market capitalization in a panel of 17 countries in the Middle East and Central Asia, including both hydrocarbon-rich countries and economies without...

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...

Risk Instability and the Pattern of Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Risk Instability and the Pattern of Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East and North Africa Region »

Source: Risk Instability and the Pattern of Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Volume/Issue: 2004/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451856071

Keywords: Multinational firms, MENA countries, fdi, investment risk, direct investment

This paper demonstrates that instability associated with investment risk is critical in explaining the level of foreign direct investment for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, which generally have...

Current Account Determinants for Oil-Exporting Countries

Current Account Determinants for Oil-Exporting Countries »

Source: Current Account Determinants for Oil-Exporting Countries

Volume/Issue: 2009/28

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hanan Morsy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2009

ISBN: 9781451871753

Keywords: oil exporters, current account balance, current account deficits, current account deficit,

The paper aims at characterizing the main determinants of the medium-term current account balance for oil-exporting countries using dynamic panel estimation techniques. Previous studies included a very limited numb...

The Response of the Current Account to Terms of Trade Shocks

The Response of the Current Account to Terms of Trade Shocks »

Source: The Response of the Current Account to Terms of Trade Shocks : Persistence Matters

Volume/Issue: 2003/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , and Christopher Kent

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

ISBN: 9781451856361

Keywords: terms of trade, shock persistence, terms of trade shocks, trade shocks, trade shock, current account balance, Current accounts,

Is the relationship between the current account balance and the terms of trade affected by the persistence of terms of trade shocks? In intertemporal models of the current account that incorporate a consumption-smo...