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World Economic Outlook, October 2018

Challenges to Steady Growth

Global growth for 2018-19 is projected to remain steady at its 2017 level, but its pace is less vigorous than projected in April and has become less balanced.

World Economic Outlook, October 2018

Challenges to Steady Growth

Global growth for 2018-19 is projected to remain steady at its 2017 level, but its pace is less vigorous than projected in April and has become less balanced.

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Asia and Pacific
			: Building on Asia's Strengths during Turbulent Times

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Asia and Pacific : Building on Asia's Strengths during Turbulent Times »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Ranil Salgado

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498350921.086

ISBN: 9781498350921

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, trade, income, prices, investment, inequality

Although Asia remains a growth leader in the global economy, growth is expected to ease slightly to 5.5 percent during 2016, with countries affected to varying degrees by a still weak global recovery, slowing globa...

Avoiding the New Mediocre
			: Raising Long-Term Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia

Avoiding the New Mediocre : Raising Long-Term Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Volume: 16

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Pritha Mitra , Amr Hosny , Gohar Minasyan , Mark Fischer , and Gohar Abajyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513572710.087

ISBN: 9781513572710

Keywords: Middle East and Central Asia, Fiscal policy, environment, oil, productivity, growth, employment, long-term growth, capital, labor

Raising the Middle East and Central Asia's long-term growth prospects is critical for meeting the region's pressing need for jobs and higher living standards....

Indonesia
			: 2015 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Indonesia

Indonesia : 2015 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Indonesia »

Volume/Issue: 2016/81

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513583624.002

ISBN: 9781513583624

Keywords: market, monetary fund, commodity price, investment

This paper discusses key issues related to the Indonesian economy. Indonesia has weathered challenging economic conditions well. The economy has safely navigated the commodity price shocks, tightening financial con...

Indonesia
			: Selected Issues

Indonesia : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2016/82

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513584409.002

ISBN: 9781513584409

Keywords: banks, bank, loans, deposits, liquid assets

This paper focuses on the selected issues of the Indonesian economy: (1) banking sector condition in India, (2) corporate vulnerabilities, (3) analysis of macrofinancial linkages in Indonesia, and (4) infrastructu...

Dynamic Connectedness of Asian Equity Markets

Dynamic Connectedness of Asian Equity Markets »

Volume/Issue: 2016/57

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Roberto Guimarães-Filho , and Gee Hee Hong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513572451.001

ISBN: 9781513572451

Keywords: financial spillovers, Asia financial integration, financial linkages, stock market, equity, markets, market, returns, equity returns, General,

Understanding how markets are connected and shocks are transmitted is an important issue for policymakers and market participants. In this paper, we examine the connectedness of Asian equity markets within the regi...

Singapore's Export Elasticities
			: A Disaggregated Look into the Role of Global Value Chains and Economic Complexity

Singapore's Export Elasticities : A Disaggregated Look into the Role of Global Value Chains and Economic Complexity »

Volume/Issue: 2016/52

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elif Arbatli , and Gee Hee Hong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513556901.001

ISBN: 9781513556901

Keywords: Trade elasticities, trade structure, global supply chain, economic complexity, trade, value, exports, price, share, Input-Output Analysis

Singapore is one of the world's most open economies, with the size of its trade reaching about 350 percent of its GDP. With the rise of highly diversified cross-border production networks, Singapore has come to pla...

Sharing the Growth Dividend
			: Analysis of Inequality in Asia

Sharing the Growth Dividend : Analysis of Inequality in Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2016/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sonali Jain-Chandra , Tidiane Kinda , Kalpana Kochhar , Shi Piao , and Johanna Schauer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513546544.001

ISBN: 9781513546544

Keywords: Inequality, Gini coefficient, income, income inequality, consumption, income share, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Equity, Justice, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

This paper focusses on income inequality in Asia, its drivers and policies to combat it. It finds that income inequality has risen in most of Asia, in contrast to many regions. While in the past, rapid growth in As...

G-20 Data Gaps Initiative II
			: Meeting the Policy Challenge

G-20 Data Gaps Initiative II : Meeting the Policy Challenge »

Volume/Issue: 2016/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Heath , and Evrim Bese Goksu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513530246.001

ISBN: 9781513530246

Keywords: data gaps, financial interconnections, global financial crisis, cross-border interconnectedness, regulation, financial crisis, central bank, good, insurance, investment

The G-20 Data Gaps Initiative (DGI), which aimed at addressing the information needs that were revealed by the 2007/2008 global financial crisis, concluded its first phase and started a second phase (DGI-2) with th...

Improving Public Infrastructure in the Philippines

Improving Public Infrastructure in the Philippines »

Volume/Issue: 2016/39

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Takuji Komatsuzaki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 February 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513515113.001

ISBN: 9781513515113

Keywords: Public Investment Efficiency, investment, public investment, tax, stock, capital stock, Infrastructures,, Infrastructure, Philippines, Asia and Pacific

This paper explores the macroeconomic effects of improving public infrastructure in the Philippines. After benchmarking the Philippines relative to its neighbors in terms of level of public capital and quality of p...

Islamic Finance and Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT)

Islamic Finance and Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) »

Volume/Issue: 2016/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nadim Kyriakos-Saad , Manuel Vasquez , Chady El Khoury , and Arz El Murr

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 February 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513516158.001

ISBN: 9781513516158

Keywords: Risk, AML/CFT, finance, financial institutions, transactions, islamic financial institutions, Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law, All Countries,, Islamic finance

The money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) risks associated with conventional finance are generally well identified and understood by the relevant national authorities. There is, however, no common unde...