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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.

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...

Finance & Development, September 1991

Finance & Development, September 1991 »

Volume/Issue: 28/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451952087.022

ISBN: 9781451952087

Keywords: population growth, capital markets, death rates, capital market, life expectancy

We need to understand more deeply a number of critical issues that confront the World Bank and its member countries before we can transform knowledge into effective actions...

Finance & Development, September 1990

Finance & Development, September 1990 »

Volume/Issue: 27/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1990

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451952063.022

ISBN: 9781451952063

Keywords: social services, social conditions, social sectors, reducing poverty, human resource development

Providing economic opportunities for the poor and building up their capacity to take advantage of those opportunities can help reduce poverty and ensure sustainable growth...

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...

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...

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...

Interest Rate Policies, Stabilization, and Bank Supervision in Developing Countries
			: Strategies for Financial Reforms

Interest Rate Policies, Stabilization, and Bank Supervision in Developing Countries : Strategies for Financial Reforms »

Volume/Issue: 1990/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1990

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451927603.001

ISBN: 9781451927603

Keywords: banking, deposit insurance, moral hazard, bank supervision, financial liberalization

This paper identifies macroeconomic stability, effective bank supervision, and an appropriate sequencing of stabilization, banking regulations, and interest rate policies as common characteristics of the relatively...

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...

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...