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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa

Capital Flows and The Future of Work

The macroeconomic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa continues to strengthen with higher growth.

Fiscal Monitor, October 2018

Managing Public Wealth

This issue presents a new database that shows comprehensive estimates of public sector assets and liabilities for a broad sample of 31 countries.

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2017
			: Promoting Inclusive Growth

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2017 : Promoting Inclusive Growth »

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 October 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475563252.011

ISBN: 9781475563252

Keywords: Poverty and inequality, Income inequality, Productivity, Debt management, Commodities, Energy, Gender, IMF, annual report, IMF activities

During the past financial year, the IMF's 189 member countries faced a number of pressing challenges. IMF work on these challenges - slower trade, declining productivity, gender inequality, inclusive growth, and de...

Indonesia
			: Selected Issues

Indonesia : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/48

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 February 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475577624.002

ISBN: 9781475577624

Keywords: Selected Issues Papers, Asia and Pacific, Capital inflows, Economic growth, External debt, Fiscal policy, Social safety nets, Tax reforms, Private investment, Indonesia

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the capital inflows to Indonesia since the global financial crisis. Capital inflows to Indonesia have increased since the crisis. Their average volume increased from 3.25 percent...

Myanmar
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Myanmar

Myanmar : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Myanmar »

Volume/Issue: 2017/30

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 February 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475574098.002

ISBN: 9781475574098

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Balance of payments statistics, Asia and Pacific, Budget deficits, Debt sustainability analysis, Fiscal policy, Financial sector, Fiscal reforms, Flexible exchange rate policy, Economic growth

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that Myanmar's economy grew broadly as expected in FY2015/16, at a healthy pace of 7.3 percent, despite massive floods during July-September 2015. Activity softened duri...

Collect More, Spend Better
			: Public Investment in Asian Frontier Markets

Collect More, Spend Better : Public Investment in Asian Frontier Markets »

Volume/Issue: 2017/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Manuk Ghazanchyan , Ricardo Marto , Jiri Jonas , and Kaitlyn Douglass

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475570892.001

ISBN: 9781475570892

Keywords: Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka, Tax collection, Vietnam, Capital expenditure, Public investment, Fiscal policy, Emerging markets, Cambodia, Debt sustainability

We use a dynamic small open economy model to explore the macroeconomic impact of alternative public investment scaling-up scenarios, analyzing how improving the efficiency of capital spending and of tax revenue col...

Cambodia
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cambodia

Cambodia : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cambodia »

Volume/Issue: 2016/340

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 November 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475551327.002

ISBN: 9781475551327

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Staff Reports, Panama, Press releases, Price controls, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal policy, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Banking sector

Cambodia is a fast-growing, highly open economy, and attained lower-middle income status this year. Over the last two decades, Cambodia grew rapidly (average real GDP growth of around 8 percent) and its integration...

Thailand
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Thailand

Thailand : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Thailand »

Volume/Issue: 2016/139

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375662.002

ISBN: 9781484375662

Keywords: inflation, debt, investment, monetary fund, monetary policy

This paper discusses recent developments, outlook and risk, and policies required for a long-lasting recovery of Thailand's economy. Thailand remains resilient in the face of external and internal challenges. Howev...

Malaysia
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Malaysia

Malaysia : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Malaysia »

Volume/Issue: 2016/110

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484343067.002

ISBN: 9781484343067

Keywords: exchange, debt, monetary fund, capital outflows

This paper discusses the extent to which the Malaysian economy has been hit by a number of external and domestic shocks since late 2014, including sharply lower energy prices, spillovers from China, capital outflow...

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...

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Leaning Against the Wind

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Leaning Against the Wind »

Volume/Issue: 2016/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lars Svensson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498314787.001

ISBN: 9781498314787

Keywords: macroprudential policy, unemployment, unemployment rate, debt, marginal cost, benchmark, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), All Countries

“Leaning against the wind” (LAW) with a higher monetary policy interest rate may have benefits in terms of lower real debt growth and associated lower probability of a financial crisis but has costs in terms of hig...

International Sovereign Bonds by Emerging Markets and Developing Economies
			: Drivers of Issuance and Spreads

International Sovereign Bonds by Emerging Markets and Developing Economies : Drivers of Issuance and Spreads »

Volume/Issue: 2015/275

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrea Presbitero , Dhaneshwar Ghura , Olumuyiwa Adedeji , and Lamin Njie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 December 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513581729.001

ISBN: 9781513581729

Keywords: Sovereign bond issuance, bond spreads, developing countries, bonds, sovereign bonds, bond, markets, sovereign bond, International Lending and Debt Problems, Asset Pricing

What determines the ability of low-income developing countries to issue bonds in international capital and what explains the spreads on these bonds? This paper examines these questions using a dataset that includes...