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The Drivers, Implications and Outlook for China's Shrinking Current Account Surplus

The Drivers, Implications and Outlook for China's Shrinking Current Account Surplus »

Volume/Issue: 2019/244

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pragyan Deb , Albe Gjonbalaj , and Swarnali Hannan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513516097.001

ISBN: 9781513516097

Keywords: Accounting, Aging, Assets, Balance of trade, Bank deposits, Bilateral trade, Bonds, Capital, Capital account, Capital flows

China's current account surplus has declined significantly from its peak in 2008 and the external position in 2018 was in line with medium-term fundamentals and desirable policies. While cyclical factors and expans...

3. Caucasus and Central Asia: Boosting Competitiveness for Higher and More Inclusive Growth

3. Caucasus and Central Asia: Boosting Competitiveness for Higher and More Inclusive Growth »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2019, Middle East and Central Asia

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 November 2019

ISBN: 9781513514000

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Middle East and Central Asia, Economic growth, Oil prices, Market economies, Regional economics, Fiscal policy, economic outlook, global trade tensions, oil-importing countries

Global trade tensions and slowing growth in key trading partners are affecting the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) region. However, despite a decline in export growth, growth will remain broadly...

Global Developments: Implications for the Middle East and Central Asia Region

Global Developments: Implications for the Middle East and Central Asia Region »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2019, Middle East and Central Asia

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 November 2019

ISBN: 9781513514000

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Middle East and Central Asia, Economic growth, Oil prices, Market economies, Regional economics, Fiscal policy, economic outlook, global trade tensions, oil-importing countries

Global developments continue to impact the Middle East and Central Asia (MCD) region. Average growth worldwide has once more been revised down and is anticipated to...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2019, Middle East and Central Asia

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2019, Middle East and Central Asia »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 November 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513514000.086

ISBN: 9781513514000

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Middle East and Central Asia, Economic growth, Oil prices, Market economies, Regional economics, Fiscal policy, economic outlook, global trade tensions, oil-importing countries

Growth in the near term remains subdued for oil exporters in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) region, amid volatile oil prices, precarious global growth, elevated fiscal vulnerabilit...

Is South Asia Ready for Take Off?
			: A Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Agenda

Is South Asia Ready for Take Off? : A Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Agenda »

Volume/Issue: 2019/18

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Manuela Goretti , Daisaku Kihara , Ranil Salgado , and Anne Gulde

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513507538.087

ISBN: 9781513507538

Keywords: Economic conditions, Financial crises, Economic growth, Supply and demand, Financial regulation and supervision, DPPP, reform effort, economic outlook, south Asia, demographic dividend

Since the mid-1980s, durable reforms coupled with prudent macroeconomic management have brought steady progress to the South Asia region, making it one of the world's fastest growing regions. Real GDP growth has st...

Is South Asia Ready for Take Off?

Is South Asia Ready for Take Off? »

Source: Is South Asia Ready for Take Off? : A Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Agenda

Volume/Issue: 2019/18

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Manuela Goretti , Daisaku Kihara , Ranil Salgado , and Anne Gulde

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 2019

ISBN: 9781513507538

Keywords: Economic conditions, Financial crises, Economic growth, Supply and demand, Financial regulation and supervision, DPPP, reform effort, economic outlook, south Asia, demographic dividend

Since the mid-1980s, durable reforms coupled with prudent macroeconomic management have brought steady progress to the South Asia region, making it one of the world's fastest growing regions. Real GDP growth has st...

Facing the Tides
			: Managing Capital Flows in Asia

Facing the Tides : Managing Capital Flows in Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2019/17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Pablo Lopez Murphy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513512334.087

ISBN: 9781513512334

Keywords: Exchange rate policy, Real effective exchange rates, Balance of payments, Exchange markets, Balance of payments statistics, DPPP, capital flow, capital inflow, output gap, inflow

This paper looks empirically at some economic effects of volatile exchange rates and financial conditions and examines policy responses for managing such volatility. It also sheds light on some economic costs that...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2019, Asia Pacific

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2019, Asia Pacific »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513513966.086

ISBN: 9781513513966

Keywords: Economic integration, Balance of payments, Regional economics, Economic policy, Economic reforms, REO, global growth, capital flow, distortionary, trade tension

Growth in Asia is expected to moderate to 5.0 percent in 2019 and 5.1 percent in 2020 (0.4 and 0.3 percentage point lower than projected last April, respectively). A marked deceleration in merchandise trade and inv...

SME Financial Inclusion for Sustained Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia

SME Financial Inclusion for Sustained Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2019/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mishel Ghassibe , Maximiliano Appendino , and Samir Elsadek Mahmoudi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513509112.001

ISBN: 9781513509112

Keywords: Financial crises, Real sector, Financial inclusion, Labor productivity, Economic growth, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Economic Grow, WP, central Asia region, SMEs

This paper offers empirical evidence that greater financial inclusion of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can promote higher economic growth and employment, especially in the Middle East and Central Asia regions...

SME Financial Inclusion for Sustained Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia

SME Financial Inclusion for Sustained Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Source: SME Financial Inclusion for Sustained Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2019/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mishel Ghassibe , Maximiliano Appendino , and Samir Elsadek Mahmoudi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2019

ISBN: 9781513509112

Keywords: Financial crises, Real sector, Financial inclusion, Labor productivity, Economic growth, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Economic Grow, WP, central Asia region, SMEs

This paper offers empirical evidence that greater financial inclusion of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can promote higher economic growth and employment, especially in the Middle East and Central Asia regions...