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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.

Honduras
			: Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Honduras

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Honduras : Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Honduras »

Volume/Issue: 2017/331

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484325629.002

ISBN: 9781484325629

Keywords: Honduras, Western Hemisphere

Fund-supported program. The Executive Board approved a blended 36-months Standby Arrangement (SBA) and 24-months Stand-by Credit Facility (SCF) arrangement on December 3, 2014 for the total access of SDR 129.5 mill...

The Global FDI Network: Searching for Ultimate Investors

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The Global FDI Network: Searching for Ultimate Investors »

Volume/Issue: 2017/258

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jannick Damgaard , and Thomas Elkjaer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484329658.001

ISBN: 9781484329658

Keywords: FDI, multinational enterprises, special purpose entities, financial globalization

This paper addresses three types of geographical decoupling in foreign direct investment (FDI), i.e., challenges when using traditional FDI data as a proxy for real economic integration between economies: (i) large...

No Business Taxation Without Model Representation
			: Adding Corporate Income and Cash Flow Taxes to GIMF

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No Business Taxation Without Model Representation : Adding Corporate Income and Cash Flow Taxes to GIMF »

Volume/Issue: 2017/259

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benjamin Carton , Emilio Fernández Corugedo , and Benjamin Hunt

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484326015.001

ISBN: 9781484326015

Keywords: tax policy; business taxation, financial accelerator, corporate leverage, dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models; macroeconomic interdependence

The Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal model (GIMF) is a multi-region, forward-looking, DSGE model developed at the International Monetary Fund for policy analysis and international economic research. This paper...

Growth and Jobs in Developing Economies: Trends and Cycles

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Growth and Jobs in Developing Economies: Trends and Cycles »

Volume/Issue: 2017/257

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zidong An , Tayeb Ghazi , and Nathalie Gonzalez Prieto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484329627.001

ISBN: 9781484329627

Keywords: Employment, Structural Breaks, Okun’;s Law, Economic Fluctuations

This paper investigates the relationship between economic growth and job creation in developing economies with a focus on low and lower middle-income countries along two dimensions: growth patterns and short-run co...

Credit Growth and Economic Recovery in Europe After the Global Financial Crisis

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Credit Growth and Economic Recovery in Europe After the Global Financial Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2017/256

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sergei Antoshin , Marco Arena , Nikolay Gueorguiev , Tonny Lybek , John Ralyea , and Etienne Yehoue

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484329610.001

ISBN: 9781484329610

Keywords: credit growth, economic recovery, creditless recoveries, bank profitability, global financial crisis, Europe

This paper reviews the empirical relationships between credit growth, economic recovery, and bank profitability in Europe after the global financial crisis (GFC). We find that the post-GFC recoveries in Europe have...

Corruption, Taxes and Compliance

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Corruption, Taxes and Compliance »

Volume/Issue: 2017/255

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anja Baum , Sanjeev Gupta , Elijah Kimani , and Sampawende Tapsoba

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484326039.001

ISBN: 9781484326039

Keywords: taxes, corruption, compliance, taxpayer offices

This paper revisits the effects of corruption on the state's capacity to raise revenue, building on the existing empirical literature using new and more disaggregated data. We use a comprehensive dataset for 147 co...

Zambia
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Financial System Stability Assessment

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Zambia : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Financial System Stability Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2017/349

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484328361.002

ISBN: 9781484328361

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Zambia

Nonperforming loans (NPLs) have risen and private sector credit growth has turned negative, due to the severe pressures of 2015-16. The pressures included slower economic growth, sharply lower copper prices, electr...

Sweden
			: Selected Issues

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Sweden : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/351

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484329665.002

ISBN: 9781484329665

Keywords: Europe, Sweden

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Sweden
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sweden

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Sweden : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sweden »

Volume/Issue: 2017/350

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484329634.002

ISBN: 9781484329634

Keywords: Sweden, Europe

Sweden's economy continues to perform well, yet wage rises and inflation remain low. Growth of just over 3 percent is expected in 2017, with job creation running at over 2 percent, and underlying inflation around 1...

Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

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Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean »

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484315194.071

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

This book provides a diagnosis of the central economic and financial challenges facing Caribbean policymakers and offers broad policy recommendations for promoting a sustained and inclusive increase in economic wel...