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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Asia Pacific

Asia at the Forefront: Growth Challenges for the Next Decade and Beyond

Growth in the first half of 2018 was softer than in 2017, especially in advanced economies.

Can Foreign Exchange Intervention Stem Exchange Rate Pressures from Global Capital Flow Shocks?

Can Foreign Exchange Intervention Stem Exchange Rate Pressures from Global Capital Flow Shocks? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/159

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olivier Blanchard , Gustavo Adler , and Irineu de Carvalho Filho

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513585840.001

ISBN: 9781513585840

Keywords: exchange rate, gross capital flows, exchange, market, General,

Many emerging market economies have relied on foreign exchange intervention (FXI) in response to gross capital inflows. In this paper, we study whether FXI has been an effective tool to dampen the effects of these...

Keeping Capital Flowing
			: The Role of the IMF

Keeping Capital Flowing : The Role of the IMF »

Volume/Issue: 2004/197

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Bordo , Ashoka Mody , and Nienke Oomes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451860047.001

ISBN: 9781451860047

Keywords: catalytic finance, capital markets, international capital markets, international capital, access to international capital, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

In this paper, we examine the IMF's role in maintaining the access of emerging market economies to international capital markets. We find evidence that both macroeconomic aggregates and capital flows improve follow...

Informe Anual 2004
			: Por una economía mundial para todos

Informe Anual 2004 : Por una economía mundial para todos »

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063730.011

ISBN: 9781589063730

El Informe Anual a la Junta de Gobernadores pasa revista a las actividades y políticas del FMI durante un ejercicio determinado. Consta de cinco capítulos: 1) Panorama general, 2) Evolución económica y financiera m...

Predicting Emerging Market Currency Crashes

Predicting Emerging Market Currency Crashes »

Volume/Issue: 2002/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): W. Perraudin , Manmohan Kumar , and Uma Moorthy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451842425.001

ISBN: 9781451842425

Keywords: emerging market crises, trading strategies, probability, exchange rate, probabilities, foreign exchange, forecasting

This paper assesses the extent to which crashes in emerging market currencies are predictable using simple logit models based on lagged macroeconomic and financial data. To evaluate our model, we calculate trading...

Systemic Financial Crises, Balance Sheets, and Model Uncertainity

Systemic Financial Crises, Balance Sheets, and Model Uncertainity »

Volume/Issue: 2001/162

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Melvyn Weeks , and Mark Stone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451857870.001

ISBN: 9781451857870

Keywords: currency crisis, bank crisis, financial crises, crisis probability, banking, contagion, bank crises, Model Evaluation and Selection, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper empirically examines the probability and intensity of financial crises during the 1990s with a view to informing crisis prevention and mitigation policies. The econometric analysis uses a decision-theore...

Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies
			: A Guide for Policymakers

Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies : A Guide for Policymakers »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Juan Cordoba , Robert Gillingham , Sanjeev Gupta , Ali Mansoor , Christian Schiller , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557759733.069

ISBN: 9781557759733

Keywords: subsidy, price subsidies, social safety nets, social protection

This text provides guidance to policymakers on how to design and implement sound price-subsidy reforms. It draws on the experience of price-subsidy reform in 28 countries. The authors discuss economic and political...

Developing Countries and the Globalization of Financial Markets

Developing Countries and the Globalization of Financial Markets »

Volume/Issue: 1998/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Malcolm Knight

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451852790.001

ISBN: 9781451852790

Keywords: Capital flows, developing and transition economies, banking, financial markets, supervision, international cooperation, financial system, banking sector, financial systems

This paper analyzes the impact of the globalization of financial markets on developing and transition economies. Differences between the responses of competitive and imperfectly competitive banking sectors cause th...

Financial Indicators and Financial Change in Africa and Asia

Financial Indicators and Financial Change in Africa and Asia »

Volume/Issue: 1995/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Huw Pill , and Mahmood Pradhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854558.001

ISBN: 9781451854558

Keywords: financial liberalization, financial sector development, financial sector, financial system, financial deepening

Deregulation of the financial system often proceeds in tandem with macroeconomic stabilization centered on monetary and other financial targets. This paper presents a model where there may be conflict between these...

Market-Based Systems of Monetary Control in Developing Countries
			: Operating Procedures and Related Issues

Market-Based Systems of Monetary Control in Developing Countries : Operating Procedures and Related Issues »

Volume/Issue: 1991/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chorng-Huey Wong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451845877.001

ISBN: 9781451845877

Keywords: central bank, financial reform, monetary policy, monetary control

This paper reviews issues in the development of a market-based system of monetary control in developing countries. It focuses on the appropriate sequencing of financial reform that would facilitate the transition t...

Financial Liberalization, Money Demand, and Monetary Policy in Asian Countries

Financial Liberalization, Money Demand, and Monetary Policy in Asian Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Robert Corker , and Wanda Tseng

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557752208.084

ISBN: 9781557752208

Keywords: monetary policy, money demand, central bank, financial liberalization, reserve requirements

This study examines the financial reforms undertaken by nine Asian countries in the 1980s (Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand) and their implications for...