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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.

III. How Vulnerable Is Corporate Asia?

III. How Vulnerable Is Corporate Asia? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2009, Asia and Pacific : Global Crisis: The Asian Context

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2009

ISBN: 9781589068407

Keywords: recessions, recession, banking, corporate sector, banking crisis

As Asia has plunged into recession, anxieties about the region’s corporate sector have grown. And not without reason. The collapse of global demand has decimated corporate revenues, forcing many companies to...

III. Implications of Asia’s Regional Supply Chain for Rebalancing Growth

III. Implications of Asia’s Regional Supply Chain for Rebalancing Growth »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2011, Asia and Pacific : Managing the Next Phase of Growth

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 April 2011

ISBN: 9781616350628

Keywords: capital inflows, inflation, capital flows, commodity prices, exchange rate

A. Introduction Persistent global imbalances are raising concerns about the long-term sustainability of strong growth in Asia and across the world. Although current account imbalance...

III. Investment and Rebalancing in Asia

III. Investment and Rebalancing in Asia »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2010, Asia and Pacific : Consolidating the Recovery and Building Sustainable Growth

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2010

ISBN: 9781589069503

Keywords: inflation, capital inflows, domestic demand, monetary policy, expenditure

Ensuring stable growth in the postcrisis world economy will require a rebalancing of economic activity in several different countries. In Asia’s export-dependent economies, this entails relying...

III. Macroeconomic Policy Issues

III. Macroeconomic Policy Issues »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, September 2006, Asia and Pacific

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2006

ISBN: 9781589065956

Keywords: private consumption, inflation, equity markets, capital flows, remittances

While the monetary tightening cycle appears to be nearing its peak in most Asian economies, the outlook for inflation remains uncertain, and monetary authorities will need to remain attuned to t...

III. Macroeconomic Policy Issues

III. Macroeconomic Policy Issues »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2006 : Asia and Pacific

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781455220960

Keywords: bond, inflation, domestic demand, bonds, current account

Macroeconomic policymakers in emerging Asia are facing several broad challenges. First, central banks need to deal with inflationary pressures arising from the surge in international oil prices,...

III. Sterilized Intervention in Emerging Asia: Is It Effective?

III. Sterilized Intervention in Emerging Asia: Is It Effective? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2007, Asia and Pacific

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2007

ISBN: 9781589066687

Keywords: exchange rate, foreign exchange, exchange rates, trade flows, hedge funds

Has sterilized intervention in emerging Asia been effective in influencing the level, change, or volatility of exchange rates? The question arises because it is hard to rationalize the rapid buildup of forei...

III. The Caucasus and Central Asia: A Bumpy Road Ahead?

III. The Caucasus and Central Asia: A Bumpy Road Ahead? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2009, 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: 10 May 2009

ISBN: 9781589068421

Keywords: oil exporters, exporters, oil importers, exchange rate, balance sheets

The global downturn is taking a toll on the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) region. Growth is expected to almost come to a halt this year, and current account and fiscal balances are moving toward deficit. W...

III. The Graying of Asia: Demographics, Capital Flows, and Financial Markets

III. The Graying of Asia: Demographics, Capital Flows, and Financial Markets »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, November 2008, Asia and Pacific

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2008

ISBN: 9781589067615

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, pension, pension funds, pension fund

While policymakers are understandably focused on short-term growth prospects in the current environment, Asia continues to face longer-term challenges to which attention will need to return over time. One of...

III. The Likely Effect On Asia of a Sharp Deleveraging by European Banks

III. The Likely Effect On Asia of a Sharp Deleveraging by European Banks »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2012, Asia and Pacific : Managing Spillovers and Advancing Economic Rebalancing

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2012

ISBN: 9781616352509

Keywords: claims, fdi, inflation, domestic demand, commodity prices

The growth of bank credit in Asia has been robust in recent years as highlighted in Chapter 1, and generally healthy bank balance sheets have helped buffer the region against the gr...

IV. Asia’s External Imbalances

IV. Asia’s External Imbalances »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2006 : Asia and Pacific

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781455220960

Keywords: bond, inflation, domestic demand, bonds, current account

Over the last few years, the rise in global current account imbalances has cast a spotlight on Asia’s external surpluses. These surpluses have been large and sustained, but they have also been e...