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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.

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.

$30 a Barrel: Oil exporters in the Middle East and North Africa must adjust to low oil prices

$30 a Barrel: Oil exporters in the Middle East and North Africa must adjust to low oil prices »

Source: Finance and Development March 2016

Volume/Issue: 53/1

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2016

ISBN: 9781513570532

Keywords: Finance and Development, population, population growth, workforce, monetary fund, finance

This article profiles economist David Card, whose work on minimum wages, immigration, and education challenged conventional wisdom. Card rose to prominence in 1995 when he won the coveted John Bates Clark Medal, th...

Absorbing shocks

Absorbing shocks »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2003

Volume/Issue: 40/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451952018

Keywords: country inequality, infant mortality, mortality rate, life expectancy, world inequality

This paper describes why the international community needs to act now to stand a chance of meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The paper gives example of Ethiopia, one of the poorest countries in the w...

2 Achieving Better Results in Human Development

2 Achieving Better Results in Human Development »

Source: Global Monitoring Report, 2008 : MDGs and the Environment: Agenda for Inclusive and Sustainable Development

Series: Other Official Rpts and Docs

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 April 2008

ISBN: 9780821373842

Keywords: environment, climate change, environmental sustainability, health care, malnutrition

The world has made steady progress toward meeting the numerical targets for the human development Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Achievements have been impressive in some cases, and even in countries t...

An Achilles’ Heel: Inequality threatens Asia’s growth miracle

An Achilles’ Heel: Inequality threatens Asia’s growth miracle »

Source: Finance and Development, December 2013

Volume/Issue: 50/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 November 2013

ISBN: 9781484316917

Keywords: intellectual property, global trade, supply chain, copyright

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterl...

Adding Depth

Adding Depth »

Source: Finance & Development, June 2006

Volume/Issue: 43/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451922479

Keywords: international monetary fund, financial integration, financial markets, pension reform, financial development

Asia Rising -- explores Asia's role in the world economy, the challenges faced from globalization, the quest for greater regional financial integration, the problem of lagging investment, and why East Asia performe...

Address by the Chairman of the Executive Board and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

Address by the Chairman of the Executive Board and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund »

Source: Summary Proceedings of the Fifty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors

Series: Summary Proceedings

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781589065123

Keywords: debt, debt relief, debt cancellation, oil prices, world economy

Mr. Chairman, Governors, honored guests, it is a pleasure to welcome you to these meetings on behalf of the International Monetary Fund. I would like to extend a special welcome to...

Address by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China1, Tung Chee-Hwa

Address by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China1, Tung Chee-Hwa »

Source: Summary Proceedings of the Fifty-Second Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors, September 23-25, 1997

Series: Summary Proceedings

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 November 1997

ISBN: 9781557757180

Keywords: Board of Governors Annual Meetings

Premier Li, Chairman Khirbash, Mr. Wolfensohn, Mr. Camdessus, Ministers, Governors, guests, ladies, and gentlemen, I have much pleasure in welcoming you, distinguished officials and guests from around the wo...

Address by the Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China1, Li Peng

Address by the Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China1, Li Peng »

Source: Summary Proceedings of the Fifty-Second Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors, September 23-25, 1997

Series: Summary Proceedings

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 November 1997

ISBN: 9781557757180

Keywords: Board of Governors Annual Meetings

Today, the 1997 Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund open solemnly in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of...

Adjustment to external shocks: East Asia’s success examined

Adjustment to external shocks: East Asia’s success examined »

Source: Finance & Development, December 1984

Volume/Issue: 21/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1984

ISBN: 9781616353599

Keywords: balance of payments, domestic savings, income distribution, aggregate demand, external borrowing

This paper reviews the increasing private capital flows to less developed countries. The share of developing countries in the foreign direct investment is small, perhaps less than 30 percent of the total. The effec...

Africa and the European Economic Community

Africa and the European Economic Community »

Source: Finance & Development, June 1966

Volume/Issue: 3/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1966

ISBN: 9781616352820

Keywords: sid, political authorities, society for international development, political leaders

This paper discusses the study on development planning conducted by a small group within the World Bank. The study reveals that most countries not only encounter the same planning problems, they make the same mista...