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Source: IMF Survey, Volume 37, Issue 08

Volume/Issue: 37/8

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 August 2008

ISBN: 9781451967906

Keywords: inflation, advanced economies, commodity prices, emerging economies, developing economies

Growth, inflation, subprime market crisis, technical assistance, Ghana, fiscal discipline, money laundering, social spending, wage bill ceilings, housing bust, Japan, Lipsky, Swaziland, foreign direct investment, n...

Available on the web

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Source: IMF Survey, Volume 30, Issue 09

Volume/Issue: 30/9

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451932478

Keywords: monetary policy, financial markets, member countries, international monetary fund, financial system

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

IN BRIEF

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Source: Finance & Development, September 2008

Volume/Issue: 45/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2008

ISBN: 9781451922394

Keywords: low-income countries, international monetary fund, emerging markets, financial markets, monetary policy

The September 2008 issue examines key issues facing low-income countries, including how they should respond to high oil and food prices. Some African economies are now successfully attracting international investor...

Parity Reversion in Real Exchange Rates: Fast, Slow, or Not at All?

Parity Reversion in Real Exchange Rates: Fast, Slow, or Not at All? »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 53, No. 1

Volume: 53

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589065093

Keywords: russia, trade flows, import duties, standard errors, trade restrictions, Capital Stock, Credit Market, Economic Shocks, Estimation Theory, Expertise

This first issue for 2006 is anchored by two papers on Russia. The opening paper discusses Russia and the World Trade Organization, and the concluding paper, by John Odling-Smee (former Director of the IMF's Europe...

Regional focus: Growth remains robust but MDGs still out of reach

Regional focus: Growth remains robust but MDGs still out of reach »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 34, Issue 18

Volume/Issue: 34/18

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 October 2005

ISBN: 9781451938890

Keywords: central bank, international monetary fund, public sector, central bank governors

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

Cotton Sector Strategies in West and Central Africa

Cotton Sector Strategies in West and Central Africa »

Source: Cotton Sector Strategies in West and Central Africa

Volume/Issue: 2002/173

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Louis Goreux , Paul Masson , Dhaneshwar Ghura , and Ousmane Badiane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2002

ISBN: 9781451858648

Keywords: World Cotton Market, Cotton Subsidies, Cotton Sector Reform, West and Central Africa, cotton sector, farmers, crop, cotton production, farm, Market Structure and Pricing: Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection

Cotton production in West and Central Africa (WCA) has contributed to growth and poverty reduction. Recently, the objective of poverty alleviation has been adversely impacted by the downward pressures on world pric...

Getting Together

Getting Together »

Source: Finance & Development, June 2007

Volume/Issue: 44/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 June 2007

ISBN: 9781451953824

Keywords: international monetary fund, gender, girls, gender equality, gender disparities

The June 2007 issue of F&D spotlights gender equality. The lead article discusses progress toward fulfilling the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on redressing gender discrimination and empowering women and relate...

Bank activity: Clausen assumes presidency of Bank; China to develop science and engineering education system with Bank and IDA assistance; Colombia receives help for power and irrigation sectors. Bank loans and IDA credits

Bank activity: Clausen assumes presidency of Bank; China to develop science and engineering education system with Bank and IDA assistance; Colombia receives help for power and irrigation sectors. Bank loans and IDA credits »

Source: Finance & Development, September 1981

Volume/Issue: 18/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1981

ISBN: 9781616353469

Keywords: development banking, banking, drainage, irrigation

This paper discusses the appointment of A. W. Clausen as the new World Bank president. Mr. Clausen, 57, joined the Bank of America in 1949 as a trainee just out of the University of Minnesota law school and rose to...

West AFRITAC’s agenda for 2004

West AFRITAC’s agenda for 2004 »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 33, Issue 06

Volume/Issue: 33/6

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 March 2004

ISBN: 9781451934472

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate flexibility, exchange rates, capital account, financial system

David Burton, a U.K. national who has worked at the IMF since 1981, took over as Director of the Asia and Pacific Department in late 2002. Laura Wallace spoke with him about the dramatic changes that are now shapin...

Technical Cooperation within the Third World

Technical Cooperation within the Third World »

Source: Finance & Development, December 1972

Volume/Issue: 9/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1972

ISBN: 9781616353100

Keywords: pollution, population growth, population problem, demographers, world population

This paper describes what the limits to growth are. The paper highlights that many critical variables in global society-particularly population and industrial production-have been growing at a constant percentage r...