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			: Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

Excerpt : Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/CPVIEAEX.073

ISBN: CPVIEAEX

Keywords: Agricultural sector, Balance of trade, Central banking, Central banks, Civil society, Commodities, Commodity price shocks, Commodity prices, Consumption, Credit

In the years following the global financial crisis, many low-income countries experienced rapid recovery and strong economic growth. However, many are now facing enormous difficulties because of rapidly rising food...

The GCC Monetary Union

The GCC Monetary Union »

Source: The GCC Monetary Union : Some Considerations for the Exchange Rate Regime

Volume/Issue: 2003/66

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Behrouz Guerami , S. Erbas , and George Abed

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451848816

Keywords: exchange rate pegging, dollar peg, basket peg, exchange rate, competitiveness, exchange rate regime, currency basket, flexible exchange rate, International Policy Coordination and Transmission,

We compare the dollar peg to a dollar-euro basket peg as alternative exchange rate regimes for the incipient Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) currency union. Quantitative evidence suggests basket peg does not dominat...

Price Impacts of Non-Adoption of the Euro for Small European Countries

Price Impacts of Non-Adoption of the Euro for Small European Countries »

Source: Price Impacts of Non-Adoption of the Euro for Small European Countries

Volume/Issue: 2006/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Harald Anderson , and Sibel Beadle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864113

Keywords: Optimal Currency Area, Major World Currency, Currency Peg, Self-Enforcing Currency Area, equation, exchange rate, exchange rates, time series, foreign exchange, Self Enforcing Currency Area,

Debates surrounding the adoption of a common currency have focused on its benefits weighed against the long-term costs of losing monetary independence. These debates have assumed that the penalty for not adopting a...

Maldives-Assessment Letter for the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank

Maldives-Assessment Letter for the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank »

Source: Maldives-Assessment Letter for the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank

Volume/Issue: 2009/091

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2009

ISBN: 9781498335126

Keywords: Asian Development Bank, Assessment letters, Currency pegs, Economic growth, Fiscal policy, Maldives, Monetary policy, Relationships with Fund, World Bank

The global crisis has hit the Maldivian economy hard; combined with an unsustainable fiscal expansion, it has led to a large fiscal deficit and severe balance of payments pressures. The authorities are committed to...

Restoring Sustainability in a Changing Global Environment: Options for Swaziland

Restoring Sustainability in a Changing Global Environment: Options for Swaziland »

Source: Restoring Sustainability in a Changing Global Environment : Options for Swaziland

Volume/Issue: 2013/1

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , and Borislava Mircheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475589412

Keywords: Banking sector, Currency pegs, Debt sustainability analysis, External shocks, Reserves, Private sector, South Africa, Spillovers, Fiscal risk, Fiscal policy

The Kingdom of Swaziland (hereinafter 'Swaziland') is a small, open economy bordering Mozambique and South Africa with a population of 1.1 million people. It is a landlocked country with an economy heavily dependen...

The Choice of Monetary and Exchange Rate Arrangements for a Small, Open, Low-Income Economy

The Choice of Monetary and Exchange Rate Arrangements for a Small, Open, Low-Income Economy »

Source: The Choice of Monetary and Exchange Rate Arrangements for a Small, Open, Low-Income Economy : The Case of São Tomé and Príncipe

Volume/Issue: 2008/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jian-Ye Wang , Nisreen Farhan , Amar Shanghavi , Márcio Ronci , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

ISBN: 9781451869781

Keywords: Monetary and exchange rate arrangements, small economy, open economy, nominal anchor, peg, currency union, exchange rate, inflation, monetary union, central bank

This paper assesses São Tomé and Príncipe's monetary and exchange rate arrangements in light of the country's monetary history and the relevant experience of comparable countries in Africa. The study highlights sev...

The GCC Monetary Union - Choice of Exchange Rate Regime

The GCC Monetary Union - Choice of Exchange Rate Regime »

Source: The GCC Monetary Union - Choice of Exchange Rate Regime

Volume/Issue: 2008/051

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2008

ISBN: 9781498334280

Keywords: Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Currency pegs, Exchange rate policy surveillance, Exchange rate regimes, Financial stability, Floating exchange rates, Monetary policy, Monetary unions, Oil exports, Economic integration

One of the critical decisions in the formation of a monetary union is the choice of an appropriate exchange rate regime for the single currency. The member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) agreed in...

From Fixed to Float-Operational Aspects of Moving Toward Exchange Rate Flexibility

From Fixed to Float-Operational Aspects of Moving Toward Exchange Rate Flexibility »

Source: From Fixed to Float-Operational Aspects of Moving Toward Exchange Rate Flexibility

Volume/Issue: 2004/043

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 November 2004

ISBN: 9781498330015

Keywords: Currency pegs, Exchange markets, Exchange rate regimes, Flexible exchange rates, Floating exchange rates, Real effective exchange rates, Exchange rate policy, Nominal effective exchange rate, Central banks, PP

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Nepal: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation

Nepal: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Nepal : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2011/318

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2011

ISBN: 9781463924003

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Bank resolution, Bank restructuring, Banking sector, Currency pegs, Debt sustainability analysis, Economic indicators, Exchange restrictions, Financial management, Financial institutions

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Nepal

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Nepal »

Source: Nepal : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2011/318

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2011

ISBN: 9781463924003

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Bank resolution, Bank restructuring, Banking sector, Currency pegs, Debt sustainability analysis, Economic indicators, Exchange restrictions, Financial management, Financial institutions

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...