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Islamic Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Status and Prospects

Islamic Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa : Status and Prospects »

Volume/Issue: 2014/149

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrique Gelbard , Mumtaz Hussain , Rodolfo Maino , Yibin Mu , and Etienne Yehoue

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 August 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498348669.001

ISBN: 9781498348669

Keywords: sukuk, islamic banks, banking, General,

Islamic finance is a fast growing activity in world markets. This paper provides a survey on Islamic Finance in SSA. Ongoing activities include Islamic banking, sukuk issuances (to finance infrastructure projects),...

Islamic Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Islamic Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Islamic Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa : Status and Prospects

Volume/Issue: 2014/149

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrique Gelbard , Mumtaz Hussain , Rodolfo Maino , Yibin Mu , and Etienne Yehoue

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 August 2014

ISBN: 9781498348669

Keywords: sukuk, islamic banks, banking, General,

Islamic finance is a fast growing activity in world markets. This paper provides a survey on Islamic Finance in SSA. Ongoing activities include Islamic banking, sukuk issuances (to finance infrastructure projects),...

Emerging Market Spread Compression

Emerging Market Spread Compression »

Source: Emerging Market Spread Compression : Is it Real or is it Liquidity?

Volume/Issue: 2008/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Laura Kodres , Kristian Hartelius , and Kenichiro Kashiwase

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2008

ISBN: 9781451868722

Keywords: Sovereign Spreads, Fundamentals, bond, bond spreads, market bond, emerging market bond, standard deviation,

Despite recent turmoil, spreads on emerging market countries' sovereign bonds have fallen dramatically since mid-2002. Some have attributed the fall to improved economic fundamentals while others to ample global li...

Emerging Market Spread Compression
			: Is it Real or is it Liquidity?

Emerging Market Spread Compression : Is it Real or is it Liquidity? »

Volume/Issue: 2008/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Laura Kodres , Kristian Hartelius , and Kenichiro Kashiwase

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451868722.001

ISBN: 9781451868722

Keywords: Sovereign Spreads, Fundamentals, bond, bond spreads, market bond, emerging market bond, standard deviation,

Despite recent turmoil, spreads on emerging market countries' sovereign bonds have fallen dramatically since mid-2002. Some have attributed the fall to improved economic fundamentals while others to ample global li...

Trade Policy with Heterogeneous Traders
			: Do Quotas Get a Bum Rap?

Trade Policy with Heterogeneous Traders : Do Quotas Get a Bum Rap? »

Volume/Issue: 2007/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kala Krishna , and Ling Tan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866568.001

ISBN: 9781451866568

Keywords: firm heterogeneity, entry, free trade, domestic market, free entry, quota rents, world market, Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance: General,

This paper considers the effects of trade policy-tariffs and quotas-when importing is done by competitive traders who are identical ex ante but differ ex post. We show that the standard equivalence results no longe...

Trade Policy with Heterogeneous Traders

Trade Policy with Heterogeneous Traders »

Source: Trade Policy with Heterogeneous Traders : Do Quotas Get a Bum Rap?

Volume/Issue: 2007/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kala Krishna , and Ling Tan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866568

Keywords: firm heterogeneity, entry, free trade, domestic market, free entry, quota rents, world market, Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance: General,

This paper considers the effects of trade policy-tariffs and quotas-when importing is done by competitive traders who are identical ex ante but differ ex post. We show that the standard equivalence results no longe...

Is Transparency Good for You, and Can the IMF Help?

Is Transparency Good for You, and Can the IMF Help? »

Volume/Issue: 2003/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yongseok Shin , and Rachel Glennerster

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451855401.001

ISBN: 9781451855401

Keywords: publication, institutions, sovereign spreads, SDDS, ROSC, GARCH, news effect, role of the IMF, credit ratings, borrowing costs

This paper finds that reforms introduced by the IMF to promote transparency have created more informed markets and reduced borrowing costs for those emerging market countries that volunteered for them. Using a quar...

Is Transparency Good for You, and Can the IMF Help?1

Is Transparency Good for You, and Can the IMF Help?1 »

Source: Is Transparency Good for You, and Can the IMF Help?

Volume/Issue: 2003/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yongseok Shin , and Rachel Glennerster

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2003

ISBN: 9781451855401

Keywords: publication, institutions, sovereign spreads, SDDS, ROSC, GARCH, news effect, role of the IMF, credit ratings, borrowing costs

This paper finds that reforms introduced by the IMF to promote transparency have created more informed markets and reduced borrowing costs for those emerging market countries that volunteered for them. Using a quar...

Oil Revenue Assignments
			: Country Experiences and Issues

Oil Revenue Assignments : Country Experiences and Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2002/203

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Mottu , and Ehtisham Ahmad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451874464.001

ISBN: 9781451874464

Keywords: Oil revenue, tax assignment, revenue sharing, oil-producing countries, Russia, subnational governments, fiscal federalism, decentralization, taxation, Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation: Government Policy,

Based on country experiences, the paper assesses policy options to assign oil revenues to subnational governments (SNGs). The literature recommends that oil revenues be centralized. Given political economy consider...

Oil Revenue Assignments

Oil Revenue Assignments »

Source: Oil Revenue Assignments : Country Experiences and Issues

Volume/Issue: 2002/203

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Mottu , and Ehtisham Ahmad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

ISBN: 9781451874464

Keywords: Oil revenue, tax assignment, revenue sharing, oil-producing countries, Russia, subnational governments, fiscal federalism, decentralization, taxation, Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation: Government Policy,

Based on country experiences, the paper assesses policy options to assign oil revenues to subnational governments (SNGs). The literature recommends that oil revenues be centralized. Given political economy consider...