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Global Financial Stability Report, April 2017

Getting the Policy Mix Right

Financial stability has continued to improve since the publication of the October 2016 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR).

Fiscal Monitor, April 2017

Achieving More with Less

Analyzes the latest public finance developments, updates medium-term fiscal projections, and assesses policies to put public finances on a sustainable footing.

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2017
			: Getting the Policy Mix Right

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Global Financial Stability Report, April 2017 : Getting the Policy Mix Right »

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475564563.082

ISBN: 9781475564563

Keywords: Emerging markets, Financial intermediation, Financial stability, Financial soundness indicators, Interest rates. Economic models, interest rates, European banking systems, US corporate sector, Financial conditions

Financial stability has continued to improve since the October 2016 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR). Economic activity has gained momentum, as outlined in the April 2017 World Economic Outlook (WEO), amid...

Fiscal Monitor, April 2017
			: Achieving More with Less

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Fiscal Monitor, April 2017 : Achieving More with Less »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475564662.089

ISBN: 9781475564662

Keywords: Resource allocation, fiscal policy, inclusive growth, advanced economies, emerging market economies

This publication is a survey by the IMF staff, published twice a year, in the spring and fall, as part of the IMF's World Economic and Financial Surveys. The current issue analyzes the latest public finance develop...

World Economic Outlook, April 2017
			: Gaining Momentum?

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World Economic Outlook, April 2017 : Gaining Momentum? »

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475564655.081

ISBN: 9781475564655

Keywords: World Economic Outlook, Income inequality, National income, Distribution of income, External activities, Gross domestric product growth, Growth acceleration, Growth deceleration, Output growth, Investment

Global economic activity is picking up with a long-awaited cyclical recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade, according to Chapter 1 of this World Economic Outlook. World growth is expected to rise from 3.1...

Jamaica
			: First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waiver of a Performance Criterion, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

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Jamaica : First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waiver of a Performance Criterion, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria »

Volume/Issue: 2017/98

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475595215.002

ISBN: 9781475595215

Macroeconomic outturns are steadily improving. After 7 consecutive quarters of positive growth, real GDP seems on target to grow by 1.7 percent in FY16/17, driven by agriculture, construction, and tourism. Inflatio...

Tax Administration and Firm Performance
			: New Data and Evidence for Emerging Market and Developing Economies

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Tax Administration and Firm Performance : New Data and Evidence for Emerging Market and Developing Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2017/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , Florian Misch , Duncan Cleary , and Munawer Khwaja

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475595147.001

ISBN: 9781475595147

Keywords: tax administration; firm performance; firm productivity

Tax compliance costs tend to be disproportionately higher for small and young businesses. This paper examines how the quality of tax administration affects firm performance for a large sample of firms in emerging m...

IMF Research Bulletin, March 2017

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IMF Research Bulletin, March 2017 »

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475595291.026

ISBN: 9781475595291

Keywords: Income distribution, Foreign trade, Financial services industry, China, Africa, income; polarization, inequality, wealth, trade, financial services

This issue of the IMF Research Bulletin features recommended readings from IMF Publications and an update on recent IMF Working Papers and IMF Staff Discussion Notes. It also includes a special announcement welcomi...

Growth Inclusiveness in Djibouti

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Growth Inclusiveness in Djibouti »

Volume/Issue: 2017/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475594720.001

ISBN: 9781475594720

Keywords: growth, inclusiveness, Djibouti, inequality, povery reduction.

The paper examines the poverty-reducing and distributional characteristics of Djibouti's economic growth, and discusses policies that might help make growth more inclusive. It covers the period between 2002 and 201...

Demographic Changes in Latin America
			: The Good, the Bad and …

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Demographic Changes in Latin America : The Good, the Bad and … »

Volume/Issue: 2017/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Santiago Acosta Ormaechea , Marco Espinosa-Vega , and Diego Wachs

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475594775.001

ISBN: 9781475594775

Keywords: public pension spending, public healthcare spending, aging, pension system reforms.

The paper develops a simple, integrated methodology to project public pension cash flows and healthcare spending over the long term. We illustrate its features by applying it to the LAC5 (Argentina, Brazil, Chile,...

Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands: Financial Sector Assessment Program:
			: Technical Note-Financial Stability and Stress Testing of the Banking, Household, and Corporate Sectors

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Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands: Financial Sector Assessment Program: : Technical Note-Financial Stability and Stress Testing of the Banking, Household, and Corporate Sectors »

Volume/Issue: 2017/95

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475593990.002

ISBN: 9781475593990

This analysis is conducted against a backdrop of a gradual domestic recovery, but still uncertain international context and remaining domestic vulnerabilities. Household debt is high and negative equity among young...

Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands: Financial Sector Assessment Program:
			: Technical Note-Insurance and Pension Sectors

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Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands: Financial Sector Assessment Program: : Technical Note-Insurance and Pension Sectors »

Volume/Issue: 2017/94

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475593983.002

ISBN: 9781475593983

The governance, accountability, and internal processes of the supervisors, operating under a well-functioning twin-peaks model, are robust. With two-tier boards that include independent members, and an internal aud...