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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

The IMF Executive Board Discusses “The Evolution of Public Debt Vulnerabilities in Lower Income Economies”

The IMF Executive Board Discusses “The Evolution of Public Debt Vulnerabilities in Lower Income Economies” »

Source: The Evolution of Public Debt Vulnerabilities In Lower Income Economies

Volume: 20

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;World Bank

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 February 2020

ISBN: 9781513529110

Keywords: Access to international capital markets, Sovereign debt, Economic growth, Debt burden, Debt markets, PP, debt level, WEO, SOEs, HIPC

Public debt in lower-income economies (LIEs) has risen in recent years, with half of the countries covered in this report now assessed to be at high risk of or already in debt distress....

The Evolution of Public Debt Vulnerabilities In Lower Income Economies

The Evolution of Public Debt Vulnerabilities In Lower Income Economies »

Volume: 20

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;World Bank

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 February 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513529110.007

ISBN: 9781513529110

Keywords: Access to international capital markets, Sovereign debt, Economic growth, Debt burden, Debt markets, PP, debt level, WEO, SOEs, HIPC

Public debt in lower-income economies (LIEs) has risen in recent years, with half of the countries covered in this report now assessed to be at high risk of or already in debt distress....

IMF Policy Paper: The Evolution of Public Debt Vulnerabilities in Lower Income Economies

IMF Policy Paper: The Evolution of Public Debt Vulnerabilities in Lower Income Economies »

Source: The Evolution of Public Debt Vulnerabilities In Lower Income Economies

Volume: 20

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;World Bank

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 February 2020

ISBN: 9781513529110

Keywords: Access to international capital markets, Sovereign debt, Economic growth, Debt burden, Debt markets, PP, debt level, WEO, SOEs, HIPC

Public debt in lower-income economies (LIEs) has risen in recent years, with half of the countries covered in this report now assessed to be at high risk of or already in debt distress....

Liquidity Choice and Misallocation of Credit

Liquidity Choice and Misallocation of Credit »

Volume/Issue: 2019/284

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ehsan Ebrahimy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513521480.001

ISBN: 9781513521480

Keywords: Real sector, Negative interest rates, Positive interest rates, Interest rate increases, Interest rates, WP, financial development, competitive equilibrium, liquid equilibrium, Tirole

This paper studies a novel type of misallocation of credit between investments of varying liquidity. One type of investment is more liquid, i.e., its return is more pledgeable, and the other is more productive. Low...

Liquidity Choice and Misallocation of Credit

Liquidity Choice and Misallocation of Credit »

Source: Liquidity Choice and Misallocation of Credit

Volume/Issue: 2019/284

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ehsan Ebrahimy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513521480

Keywords: Real sector, Negative interest rates, Positive interest rates, Interest rate increases, Interest rates, WP, financial development, competitive equilibrium, liquid equilibrium, Tirole

This paper studies a novel type of misallocation of credit between investments of varying liquidity. One type of investment is more liquid, i.e., its return is more pledgeable, and the other is more productive. Low...

Quality Upgrading and Export Performance in the Asian Growth Miracle

Quality Upgrading and Export Performance in the Asian Growth Miracle »

Volume/Issue: 2019/259

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chris Papageorgiou , Fidel Perez-Sebastian , and Nikola Spatafora

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 November 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513519227.001

ISBN: 9781513519227

Keywords: Development, Producer prices, Price indexes, Demand elasticity, Business cycles, growth miracles, product quality, international trade, exports., WP

We explore the contribution of product-quality upgrading to the export performance of six fast-growing Asian economies: China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, and Thailand. We focus on measuring the impact...

Quality Upgrading and Export Performance in the Asian Growth Miracle

Quality Upgrading and Export Performance in the Asian Growth Miracle »

Source: Quality Upgrading and Export Performance in the Asian Growth Miracle

Volume/Issue: 2019/259

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chris Papageorgiou , Fidel Perez-Sebastian , and Nikola Spatafora

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 November 2019

ISBN: 9781513519227

Keywords: Development, Producer prices, Price indexes, Demand elasticity, Business cycles, growth miracles, product quality, international trade, exports., WP

We explore the contribution of product-quality upgrading to the export performance of six fast-growing Asian economies: China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, and Thailand. We focus on measuring the impact...

Managed Trade: What Could be Possible Spillover Effects of a Potential Trade Agreement Between the U.S. and China?

Managed Trade: What Could be Possible Spillover Effects of a Potential Trade Agreement Between the U.S. and China? »

Volume/Issue: 2019/251

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti , Shan Chen , Pragyan Deb , Albe Gjonbalaj , Swarnali Hannan , and Adil Mohommad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 November 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513518312.001

ISBN: 9781513518312

Keywords: Bilateral trade, Balance of trade, Patterns of trade, Trading systems, Trade policy, Managed trade deal, spillover effects., WP, extra purchase, size-based

The trade discussions between the U.S. and China are on-going. Not much is known about the shape and nature of a potential agreement, but it seems possible that it would include elements of managed trade. This pape...

Managed Trade: What Could be Possible Spillover Effects of a Potential Trade Agreement Between the U.S. and China?1

Managed Trade: What Could be Possible Spillover Effects of a Potential Trade Agreement Between the U.S. and China?1 »

Source: Managed Trade: What Could be Possible Spillover Effects of a Potential Trade Agreement Between the U.S. and China?

Volume/Issue: 2019/251

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti , Shan Chen , Pragyan Deb , Albe Gjonbalaj , Swarnali Hannan , and Adil Mohommad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 November 2019

ISBN: 9781513518312

Keywords: Bilateral trade, Balance of trade, Patterns of trade, Trading systems, Trade policy, Managed trade deal, spillover effects., WP, extra purchase, size-based

The trade discussions between the U.S. and China are on-going. Not much is known about the shape and nature of a potential agreement, but it seems possible that it would include elements of managed trade. This pape...

The Drivers, Implications and Outlook for China's Shrinking Current Account Surplus1

The Drivers, Implications and Outlook for China's Shrinking Current Account Surplus1 »

Source: 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

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...