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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...

Financial Frictions, Investment, and Institutions

Financial Frictions, Investment, and Institutions »

Source: Financial Frictions, Investment, and Institutions

Volume/Issue: 2010/231

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yishay Yafeh , Kenichi Ueda , and Stijn Claessens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2010

ISBN: 9781455209316

Keywords: Financial Friction, institution, creditor rights, measurement errors, correlation, equation, financial markets, standard deviation, Corporate Finance and Governance: General, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

Financial frictions have been identified as key factors affecting economic fluctuations and growth. But, can institutional reforms reduce financial frictions? Based on a canonical investment model, we consider two...

Chapter 1 Global Prospects and Policies

Chapter 1 Global Prospects and Policies »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2010 : Recovery, Risk, and Rebalancing

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2010

ISBN: 9781589069473

Keywords: fiscal consolidation, domestic demand, capital inflows, commodity prices, net exports

Stronger Activity, but Setbacks to Financial Stability Economic recovery continued to strengthen during the first half of 2010, but global financial stability suffered a major setbac...

CHAPTER I ECONOMIC PROSPECTS AND POLICY ISSUES

CHAPTER I ECONOMIC PROSPECTS AND POLICY ISSUES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2004 : Advancing Structural Reforms

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2004

ISBN: 9781589063372

Keywords: debt, interest, payments, public debt, external financing

Since the last World Economic Outlook in September 2003, the global recovery has strengthened and broadened. Industrial production has picked up sharply, accompanied by a strong rebound in global trade (Figu...

II. Recessions and Recoveries in Asia: What Can the Past Teach Us about the Present Recession?

II. Recessions and Recoveries in Asia: What Can the Past Teach Us about the Present Recession? »

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

Asia is in the midst of a major downturn. With external demand for Asia’s products vanishing as a result of a sharp deleveraging in advanced economies, export and industrial production growth in the region h...

STATISTICAL APPENDIX

STATISTICAL APPENDIX »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2004 : Advancing Structural Reforms

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2004

ISBN: 9781589063372

Keywords: debt, interest, payments, public debt, external financing

The statistical appendix presents historical data, as well as projections. It comprises five sections: Assumptions, What’s New, Data and Conventions, Classification of Countries, an...

CHAPTER III FOSTERING STRUCTURAL REFORMS IN INDUSTRIAL COUNTRIES

CHAPTER III FOSTERING STRUCTURAL REFORMS IN INDUSTRIAL COUNTRIES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2004 : Advancing Structural Reforms

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2004

ISBN: 9781589063372

Keywords: debt, interest, payments, public debt, external financing

With the rebound in the global economy, economic policymakers in industrial countries have increased the attention they devote to structural policy issues. Impediments to competition, labor market and price...

Chapter 2 Country and Regional Perspectives

Chapter 2 Country and Regional Perspectives »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2010 : Recovery, Risk, and Rebalancing

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2010

ISBN: 9781589069473

Keywords: fiscal consolidation, domestic demand, capital inflows, commodity prices, net exports

Figure 2.1. Average Projected Real GDP Growth during 2010–11 (Percent) Source: IMF staff estimates....

Chapter 4 Do Financial Crises Have Lasting Effects On Trade?

Chapter 4 Do Financial Crises Have Lasting Effects On Trade? »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2010 : Recovery, Risk, and Rebalancing

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2010

ISBN: 9781589069473

Keywords: fiscal consolidation, domestic demand, capital inflows, commodity prices, net exports

One of the most notable features of the Great Recession was the “sudden, severe, and synchronized” collapse in trade in late 2008 and early 2009 (Baldwin, 2009). In the half-year en...

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...