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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.

Impact of the Global Crisison Banking Sector Soundness in Asian Low-Income Countries

Impact of the Global Crisison Banking Sector Soundness in Asian Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2011/115

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455262380.001

ISBN: 9781455262380

Keywords: low-income countries, lending growth regression, NPL, MTM gains/losses, capital flows, wholesale funding, liquid asset, capital flow, foreign currency, General Financial Markets,

The paper takes stock of the impact of the global financial crisis that began in late 2007 on banking sectors of Asian low-income countries, by exploring bank-level data provided by Bankscope. The paper examines th...

ICT Equipment Investment and Growth in Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries

ICT Equipment Investment and Growth in Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2010/66

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Markus Haacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451982107.001

ISBN: 9781451982107

Keywords: ICT, technology, equipment investment, technological progress, trade data, technological advances, information technology, net exports, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, One

While production of ICT equipment plays a subordinate role for economic growth in most of these countries, they do benefit from capital deepening arising from falling prices of ICT equipment. Adapting established g...

Bangladesh
			: Selected Issues

Bangladesh : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2010/56

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451804300.002

ISBN: 9781451804300

Keywords: remittances, foreign exchange, migrant workers, balance of payments, international monetary fund

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the surprising strength of remittances in Bangladesh and other countries in South Asia and the Philippines in 2009. The empirical analysis suggests that the continued strong grow...

Inflation Targeting Lite

Inflation Targeting Lite »

Volume/Issue: 2003/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Stone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451842920.001

ISBN: 9781451842920

Keywords: Monetary policy framework, central bank, inflation, inflation target,

Inflation targeting lite (ITL) countries float their exchange rate and announce an inflation target, but are not able to maintain the inflation target as the foremost policy objective. This paper identifies 19 emer...

Do 'Flexible' Exchange Rates of Developing Countries Behave Like the Floating Exchange Rates of Industrialized Countries?

Do 'Flexible' Exchange Rates of Developing Countries Behave Like the Floating Exchange Rates of Industrialized Countries? »

Volume/Issue: 2002/82

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Wickham

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451850451.001

ISBN: 9781451850451

Keywords: Flexible and floating exchange rates, exchange rate, exchange rates, statistics, statistic,

The paper examines the behavior of daily spot exchange rates for a sample of industrialized countries which are generally considered to be floating with only occasional official foreign exchange market intervention...

Un mundo mejor para todos
			: Avance hacia los Objetivos Mundiales de Desarrollo

Un mundo mejor para todos : Avance hacia los Objetivos Mundiales de Desarrollo »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2000

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451948912.071

ISBN: 9781451948912

Los economistas del FMI trabajan en estrecha colaboración con los países miembros sobre una variedad de temas. Con frecuencia comparten su perspectiva única sobre las experiencias de los distintos países y sobre pr...

A Better World for All

A Better World for All »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451976007.071

ISBN: 9781451976007

Keywords: maternal mortality, reproductive health, girls, reproductive health services, maternal deaths, International Development Strategy

This paper focuses on goal setting for development of the world. The paper highlights that the goals come from the agreements and resolutions of the world conferences organized by the United Nations in the first ha...

Selected WTO Rules and Some Implications for Fund Policy Advice

Selected WTO Rules and Some Implications for Fund Policy Advice »

Volume/Issue: 1996/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thierry Buchs

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451921113.001

ISBN: 9781451921113

Keywords: export subsidies, export performance, trade-related investment, trade-related investment measures, transition economies

The paper surveys six WTO agreements selected on the basis of their potential relevance for Fund-supported programs, namely Customs Valuation, Subsidies, Safeguards, Antidumping, Trade-Related Investment Measures,...

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...

Saving Behavior in Low and Middle-Income Developing Countries
			: A Comparison

Saving Behavior in Low and Middle-Income Developing Countries : A Comparison »

Volume/Issue: 1995/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Masao Ogaki , Jonathan Ostry , and Carmen Reinhart

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451841848.001

ISBN: 9781451841848

Keywords: real interest rates, cointegration, equation, real rate of interest, real interest rate

The impact of changes in real interest rates on saving and growth is a central issue in development economics. According to one familiar view, a financial liberalization program which increases real interest rates...