This issue discusses economic developments in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, which continue to reflect the diversity of conditions prevailing across the region.
Growth in much of Africa is expected to remain strong. The Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone is exacting a heavy toll, with spillovers to neighboring countries.
This is the 65th issue of the AREAER. It provides a description of the foreign exchange arrangements, exchange and trade systems, and capital controls of all IMF member countries.
At a time when job creation tops the policy agenda globally, this issue finds that while fiscal policy cannot substitute for comprehensive reforms, it can support job creation in many ways.
GFSR, October 2014 : Risk Taking, Liquidity, and Shadow Banking: Curbing Excess while Promoting Growth
Overall, this report’s assessment is that current stability risks call for increased vigilance.
This WEO examines the overall global outlook, the prospects for individual countries and regions, the benefits of increased public infrastructure investment, and the extent to which global imbalances have narrowed.
The report covers the work of the Executive Board and contains financial statements from May 2013 to April 2014. It describes the IMF's support for its 188 member countries, with an emphasis on the core areas of IMF responsibility.