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Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

Brazil is at crossroads, emerging slowly from a historic recession that was preceded by a huge economic boom.

Annex: Summing Up by the Acting Chair

Annex: Summing Up by the Acting Chair »

Source: Global Financial Stability Report, April 2005 : Market Developments and Issues

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589064188

Keywords: pension, bond, bonds, investors, hedge

The following remarks by the Acting Chair were made at the conclusion of the Executive Board’s discussion of the Global Financial Stability Report on March 18, 2005. Executive Directors...

Appendix I Technical Issues in Estimating Progress in the Millennium Development Goals

Appendix I Technical Issues in Estimating Progress in the Millennium Development Goals »

Source: Global Monitoring Report, 2011 : Improving the Odds of Achieving the MDGs

Series: Other Official Rpts and Docs

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2011

ISBN: 9780821387009

Keywords: primary education, maternal mortality, indigenous peoples, gender parity, impact evaluations

Measuring Millennium Development Goals performance The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are typically defined in terms of the number or percentage of people (for e...

Appendix 2 Policies to Reduce Biodiversity Loss and Enhance Human Development Require a Concerted Approach

Appendix 2 Policies to Reduce Biodiversity Loss and Enhance Human Development Require a Concerted Approach »

Source: Global Monitoring Report, 2011 : Improving the Odds of Achieving the MDGs

Series: Other Official Rpts and Docs

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2011

ISBN: 9780821387009

Keywords: primary education, maternal mortality, indigenous peoples, gender parity, impact evaluations

Both poverty and economic development affect global biodiversity and the provision of ecosystem goods and services. More food, water, and firewood are needed to sustain population growth, especi...

Are Business Cycles Different in Asia and Latin America?

Are Business Cycles Different in Asia and Latin America? »

Source: Are Business Cycles Different in Asia and Latin America?

Volume/Issue: 1997/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Hoffmaister , and Jorge Roldos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1997

ISBN: 9781451927313

Keywords: exchange rate, real exchange rate, terms of trade, exchange rate fluctuations, nominal exchange rate

This paper compares business cycles in Asia and in Latin America using structural vector autoregression analysis with panel data. The evidence for countries in these regions suggests that (i) the main source of out...

Asia: A Bright Outlook, with Some Clouds on the Horizon

Asia: A Bright Outlook, with Some Clouds on the Horizon »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 05

Volume/Issue: 35/5

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2006

ISBN: 9781451967890

Keywords: debt relief, debt relief initiative, monetary community, low-income countries

IMF pandemic preparations; enlarged EU: labor, capital; Asia outlook bright; India: reforms and growth; Italy: gloomy outlook; IMF sanctions on Zimbabwe; Friedman: morals, growth; central bank communications; effec...

Asian crisis and tax policy: Tax reforms could foster recovery by facilitating corporate restructuring

Asian crisis and tax policy: Tax reforms could foster recovery by facilitating corporate restructuring »

Source: IMF Survey : Volume 28, Issue 06

Volume/Issue: 28/6

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451934199

Keywords: central bank, public debt, interest rates, balance of payments, debt

In a statement issued on March 8, IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus announced his intention to recommend to the IMF Executive Board that it approve the revised economic program for 1999-2001 proposed by the Br...

Asian Financial Integration

Asian Financial Integration »

Source: Asian Financial Integration : Trends and Interruptions

Volume/Issue: 2011/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eduardo Borensztein , and Prakash Loungani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

ISBN: 9781455211821

Keywords: equity premium, gravity model, home bias, risk-sharing, herding, investors, bond, foreign investors, bonds, international investors

The paper compares trends in financial integration within Asia with those in industrialized countries and other regional groups. Declines in cross-country dispersion in equity returns and interest rates suggest inc...

4 Assisting Indigenous and Socially Excluded Populations

4 Assisting Indigenous and Socially Excluded Populations »

Source: Global Monitoring Report, 2011 : Improving the Odds of Achieving the MDGs

Series: Other Official Rpts and Docs

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2011

ISBN: 9780821387009

Keywords: primary education, maternal mortality, indigenous peoples, gender parity, impact evaluations

As we approach 2015 and come closer to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets, the remaining challenges take on increased urgency. One of these is r...

Back To Basics: Remittances: A Lifeline for Development

Back To Basics: Remittances: A Lifeline for Development »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2005

Volume/Issue: 42/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451954050

Keywords: remittances, photography, facsimile, development impact of remittances, impact of remittances

This paper reviews the resurgence of Latin America. The paper highlights that much of the region has witnessed a swift and robust recovery from the successive financial crises of 2001-02. Within two years, the regi...

Bank Asset Quality in Emerging Markets

Bank Asset Quality in Emerging Markets »

Source: Bank Asset Quality in Emerging Markets : Determinants and Spillovers

Volume/Issue: 2012/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reinout De Bock , and Alexander Demyanets

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

ISBN: 9781475502237

Keywords: Macro-financial linkages, Nonperforming loans, Exchange rate, Panel regressions, capital inflows, net capital flows, exchange rates, Bank Asset Quality in Emerging Markets, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Finance: General

This paper assesses the vulnerability of emerging markets and their banks to aggregate shocks. We find significant links between banks' asset quality, credit and macroeconomic aggregates. Lower economic growth, an...