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Regional Economic Outlook, November 2017, Europe

Europe Hitting Its Stride

The European recovery is strengthening and broadening appreciably. Real GDP growth is projected at 2.4 percent in 2017, up from 1.7 percent in 2016, before easing to 2.1 percent in 2018.

IMF Financial Operations 2016

Describes the IMF's financial organization, policies and lending arrangements, and financial statements, reflecting all policy decisions through April 2016.

Georgia
			: First Review under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; and Staff Report

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Georgia : First Review under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2017/361

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484331224.002

ISBN: 9781484331224

Recent economic developments. Economic activity has strengthened on the back of stronger growth in main trading partners. Fiscal overperformance and efforts to address structural weaknesses have helped boost confid...

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

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Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2017/360

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484331194.002

ISBN: 9781484331194

The near-term growth and inflation outlook remains generally favorable, but the fiscal balance and external position have deteriorated substantially. Adjustment from high dependency on oil revenue and large infrast...

Georgia: First Review under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; and Staff Report

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Georgia: First Review under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; and Staff Report »

Source: Georgia : First Review under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2017/361

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484331224

Recent economic developments. Economic activity has strengthened on the back of stronger growth in main trading partners. Fiscal overperformance and efforts to address structural weaknesses have helped boost confid...

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

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Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report »

Source: Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2017/360

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484331194

The near-term growth and inflation outlook remains generally favorable, but the fiscal balance and external position have deteriorated substantially. Adjustment from high dependency on oil revenue and large infrast...

People's Republic of China: Financial System Stability Assessment

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People's Republic of China: Financial System Stability Assessment »

Source: People's Republic of China : Financial System Stability Assessment-Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director for People's Republic of China

Volume/Issue: 2017/358

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484331149

Since the 2011 FSAP, China's impressive economic growth has continued, and it is now undertaking a necessary but prolonged economic transformation. China is transitioning from an economic model based on exports and...

People's Republic of China: Detailed Assessment Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes1

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People's Republic of China: Detailed Assessment Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes1 »

Source: People's Republic of China : Detailed Assessment Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes

Volume/Issue: 2017/359

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484331156

Detailed Assessment Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes...

People's Republic of China
			: Financial System Stability Assessment-Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director for People's Republic of China

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People's Republic of China : Financial System Stability Assessment-Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director for People's Republic of China »

Volume/Issue: 2017/358

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484331149.002

ISBN: 9781484331149

Since the 2011 FSAP, China's impressive economic growth has continued, and it is now undertaking a necessary but prolonged economic transformation. China is transitioning from an economic model based on exports and...

People's Republic of China
			: Detailed Assessment Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes

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People's Republic of China : Detailed Assessment Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes »

Volume/Issue: 2017/359

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484331156.002

ISBN: 9781484331156

Detailed Assessment Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes...

Front Matter

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Front Matter »

Source: Shifting Commodity Markets in a Globalized World

Series: Books

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Akito Matsumoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484310328

Keywords: Energy and Commodity Markets; Boom and Bust; Volatility; Global Economy

A survey of the complex and intertwined set of forces behind the various commodity markets and the interplay between these markets and the global economy. Summarizes a rich set of facts combined with in-depth analy...

Back Matter

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Back Matter »

Source: Shifting Commodity Markets in a Globalized World

Series: Books

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Akito Matsumoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484310328

Keywords: Energy and Commodity Markets; Boom and Bust; Volatility; Global Economy

A survey of the complex and intertwined set of forces behind the various commodity markets and the interplay between these markets and the global economy. Summarizes a rich set of facts combined with in-depth analy...

Shifting Commodity Markets in a Globalized World

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Shifting Commodity Markets in a Globalized World »

Series: Books

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Akito Matsumoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484310328.071

ISBN: 9781484310328

Keywords: Energy and Commodity Markets; Boom and Bust; Volatility; Global Economy

A survey of the complex and intertwined set of forces behind the various commodity markets and the interplay between these markets and the global economy. Summarizes a rich set of facts combined with in-depth analy...

Part II: Metal and Food Markets

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Part II: Metal and Food Markets »

Source: Shifting Commodity Markets in a Globalized World

Series: Books

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Akito Matsumoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484310328

Keywords: Energy and Commodity Markets; Boom and Bust; Volatility; Global Economy

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Part I: Energy Markets

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Part I: Energy Markets »

Source: Shifting Commodity Markets in a Globalized World

Series: Books

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Akito Matsumoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484310328

Keywords: Energy and Commodity Markets; Boom and Bust; Volatility; Global Economy

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Chapter 4. The Energy Transition in an Era of Low Fossil Fuel Prices

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Chapter 4. The Energy Transition in an Era of Low Fossil Fuel Prices »

Source: Shifting Commodity Markets in a Globalized World

Series: Books

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Akito Matsumoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484310328

Keywords: Energy and Commodity Markets; Boom and Bust; Volatility; Global Economy

The human influence on the climate system is clear and is evident from the increasing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, positive radiative forcing, observed warming, and understan...

Chapter 2. Technology and Unconventional Sources in the Global Oil Market

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Chapter 2. Technology and Unconventional Sources in the Global Oil Market »

Source: Shifting Commodity Markets in a Globalized World

Series: Books

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Akito Matsumoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484310328

Keywords: Energy and Commodity Markets; Boom and Bust; Volatility; Global Economy

Technological factors played an important role in the collapse of oil prices that started in June 2014. Macroeconomists often assume that technological innovation results from independent, exter...

Chapter 3. Structural Changes in Natural Gas Markets

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Chapter 3. Structural Changes in Natural Gas Markets »

Source: Shifting Commodity Markets in a Globalized World

Series: Books

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Akito Matsumoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484310328

Keywords: Energy and Commodity Markets; Boom and Bust; Volatility; Global Economy

Natural gas markets are much less integrated than oil markets, a reflection of the cost and logistical difficulty of trading gas across borders. This results in substantial price differences acr...

Chapter 5. Metal Prices Signal Global Economic Shifts

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Chapter 5. Metal Prices Signal Global Economic Shifts »

Source: Shifting Commodity Markets in a Globalized World

Series: Books

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Akito Matsumoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484310328

Keywords: Energy and Commodity Markets; Boom and Bust; Volatility; Global Economy

Figure 5.1). Some analysts consider this to be a signal that we are nearing the end of the so-called commodities supercycle. Although that is difficult to ascertain with confidence, the prolonge...

Chapter 1. Introduction

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Chapter 1. Introduction »

Source: Shifting Commodity Markets in a Globalized World

Series: Books

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Akito Matsumoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484310328

Keywords: Energy and Commodity Markets; Boom and Bust; Volatility; Global Economy

The chapters in this book were prepared by the Commodities Unit of the Research Department of the IMF between 2014 and 2017, a period of great upheaval for global commodity markets. Individual chapters track...

Chapter 6. Food Supplies and Food Security

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Chapter 6. Food Supplies and Food Security »

Source: Shifting Commodity Markets in a Globalized World

Series: Books

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Akito Matsumoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484310328

Keywords: Energy and Commodity Markets; Boom and Bust; Volatility; Global Economy

Essay on the Principle of Population. According to Malthusian theory, populations grow exponentially but food supplies grow only arithmetically; at some point, therefore, the human population sh...

A Time for Action: Countries of the Middle East and North Africa have an opportunity to pursue the reforms needed to ensure prosperity for decades to come

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A Time for Action: Countries of the Middle East and North Africa have an opportunity to pursue the reforms needed to ensure prosperity for decades to come »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2017

Volume/Issue: 54/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484316207

Keywords: Finance and Development

Finance & Development, December 2017...