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Trade Integration and Business Cycle Synchronization
			: A Reappraisal with Focus on Asia

Trade Integration and Business Cycle Synchronization : A Reappraisal with Focus on Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2014/52

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Romain Duval , Kevin Cheng , Kum Hwa Oh , Richa Saraf , and Dulani Seneviratne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475522464.001

ISBN: 9781475522464

Keywords: Value Added, Business Cycle Synchronization, Asia, trade intensity, trade integration, industry trade, trade data, impact of trade, International Policy Coordination and Transmission, Asia.,

This paper reexamines the relationship between trade integration and business cycle synchronization (BCS) using new value-added trade data for 63 advanced and emerging economies during 1995-2012. In a panel framewo...

Finance & Development, September 2012

Finance & Development, September 2012 »

Volume/Issue: 49/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 November 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475504767.022

ISBN: 9781475504767

Keywords: financial sector, financial stability, international financial architecture, global financial system

Technology is generating a global convergence. A "big bang" of information—and education as well—is improving human lives. And with global interconnectivity growing by leaps and bounds, we are all wit...

Surging Capital Flows to Emerging Asia
			: Facts, Impacts, and Responses

Surging Capital Flows to Emerging Asia : Facts, Impacts, and Responses »

Volume/Issue: 2012/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sylwia Nowak , Sanjaya Panth , Ravi Balakrishnan , and Yiqun Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475503821.001

ISBN: 9781475503821

Keywords: capital flows, net capital flows, net capital, private capital flows, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Net capital flows to emerging Asia rebounded at a record pace following the global financial crisis, raising concerns about overheating and financial stability. This paper documents the size and composition of the...

Financial Integration and Rebalancing in Asia

Financial Integration and Rebalancing in Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2011/243

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olaf Unteroberdoerster , and Runchana Pongsaparn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463922641.001

ISBN: 9781463922641

Keywords: Financial Development, Rebalancing, portfolio investment, fdi, direct investment, portfolio investment assets, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment and Investment: Other

The paper shows that Asia's degree of financial integration, both with the world and within the region remains low by various measures. The paper also provides empirical evidence that greater financial integration...

Controlling Capital? Legal Restrictions and the Asset Composition of International Financial Flows

Controlling Capital? Legal Restrictions and the Asset Composition of International Financial Flows »

Volume/Issue: 2009/208

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mahir Binici , Michael Hutchison , and Martin Schindler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873559.001

ISBN: 9781451873559

Keywords: capital inflows, capital inflow, capital outflows

How effective are capital account restrictions? We provide new answers based on a novel panel data set of capital controls, disaggregated by asset class and by inflows/outflows, covering 74 countries during 1995-20...

Hong Kong SAR as a Financial Center for Asia
			: Trends and Implications

Hong Kong SAR as a Financial Center for Asia : Trends and Implications »

Volume/Issue: 2008/57

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olaf Unteroberdoerster , and Cynthia Leung

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451869194.001

ISBN: 9781451869194

Keywords: financial centers, international capital flows, fdi, portfolio investment, international financial, capital flows, international financial center,

We document Hong Kong SAR's evolving role as an international financial center in the Asia region, the importance of the growing special link with China as well as supply-side advantages, and outline the scope for...

Capital Flows, Financial Integration, and International Reserve Holdings
			: The Recent Experience of Emerging Markets and Advanced Economies

Capital Flows, Financial Integration, and International Reserve Holdings : The Recent Experience of Emerging Markets and Advanced Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2007/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sunil Sharma , Woon Choi , and Maria Strömqvist

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451867152.001

ISBN: 9781451867152

Keywords: sovereign liquidity, stockpiling motive, panel data, net capital flows, net capital, capital markets,

This paper examines the interaction between capital flows and international reserve holdings in the context of increasing financial integration. For emerging markets the sensitivity of reserves to net capital flows...

Rethinking the Governance of the International Monetary Fund

Rethinking the Governance of the International Monetary Fund »

Volume/Issue: 2006/273

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abbas Mirakhor , and Iqbal Zaidi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865332.001

ISBN: 9781451865332

Keywords: International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, voting, exchange rates, capital flows, International Economic Order,

This paper attempts to set out the principal issues that need to be resolved in formulating a proposal for quotas and voice reform in the IMF that could command broad support. Following John Rawls, we argue that "j...

Financial Integration in Asia
			: Estimating the Risk-Sharing Gains for Australia and Other Nations

Financial Integration in Asia : Estimating the Risk-Sharing Gains for Australia and Other Nations »

Volume/Issue: 2006/267

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benoît Mercereau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865271.001

ISBN: 9781451865271

Keywords: Risk-sharing, international diversification, financial integration, foreign assets, recession, international economic order, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

Holding foreign assets reduces the volatility of a country's income by allowing countries to share risk. Yet, financial integration is limited in Asia. This paper estimates how much Australia and other countries in...

Asian Monetary Integration
			: Will It Ever Happen?

Asian Monetary Integration : Will It Ever Happen? »

Series: Other Periodicals

Author(s): Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451980813.029

ISBN: 9781451980813

Keywords: monetary integration, intraregional trade, monetary union, monetary policy, trade integration

This paper examines the possibility of Asian monetary integration. The paper highlights that the objectives and motivations behind the continuing debate for Asian monetary integration have now evolved. The objectiv...