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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2015
			: Stabilizing and Outperforming Other Regions

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2015 : Stabilizing and Outperforming Other Regions »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498339841.086

ISBN: 9781498339841

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Economic integration, Market economies, Real sector, Development, Financial crises, Regional economics, Economies, inflation, exchange

Asia and the Pacific remains the global growth leader, albeit with a moderated pace of expansion since the global financial crisis. There is considerable diversity across the region: growth in China is slowing to a...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2019, Asia Pacific

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2019, Asia Pacific »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513513966.086

ISBN: 9781513513966

Keywords: Economic integration, Balance of payments, Regional economics, Economic policy, Economic reforms, REO, global growth, capital flow, distortionary, trade tension

Growth in Asia is expected to moderate to 5.0 percent in 2019 and 5.1 percent in 2020 (0.4 and 0.3 percentage point lower than projected last April, respectively). A marked deceleration in merchandise trade and inv...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014, Middle East and Central Asia,

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014, Middle East and Central Asia, »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498343732.086

ISBN: 9781498343732

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Economic forecasting, Economic cooperation, Economic growth, Economic conditions, Afghanistan, Economic integration, Middle East and Central Asia, North Africa, Oil exporting countries

This issue discusses economic developments in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP), which continue to reflect the diversity of conditions prevailing across the region. Most high-income o...

Is MENA a Region? The Scope for Regional Integration

Is MENA a Region? The Scope for Regional Integration »

Source: Is MENA a Region? The Scope for Regional Integration

Volume/Issue: 1996/30

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stanley Fischer , and Mohamed El-Erian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1996

ISBN: 9781451980363

Keywords: regional integration, economic integration, regional trade, world economy

The paper analyzes the scope and implications of greater economic integration in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). After reviewing whether MENA satisfies the defining characteristics of a region, it document...

The Arab Maghreb Union1/

The Arab Maghreb Union1/ »

Source: The Arab Maghreb Union

Volume/Issue: 1994/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mohamad Finaish , and Eric Bell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1994

ISBN: 9781451969122

Keywords: economic integration, regional integration, member country, free trade, nontariff barriers

The Founding Treaty of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), signed in February 1989, calls for a strengthening of all ties among its member states (Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia), including a gradual mo...

Latin American conference: New fiscal data framework aids policymaking

Latin American conference: New fiscal data framework aids policymaking »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 31, Issue 16

Volume/Issue: 31/16

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451929201

Keywords: economic reform, regional integration, structural reforms, exchange rates, reform program

George T. Abed, a Palestinian and a Jordanian national, took over this summer as Director of the IMF's Middle Eastern Department. In his distinguished 20-year career at the IMF, he has worked on the Middle East and...

The Suitability of ASEAN for a Regional Currency Arrangement1

The Suitability of ASEAN for a Regional Currency Arrangement1 »

Source: The Suitability of ASEAN for a Regional Currency Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 1999/162

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1999

ISBN: 9781451857856

Keywords: ASEAN, EMU, exchange rates, exchange rate, regional trade, exchange rate variability, economic integration

This paper examines the costs, benefits, preconditions, and implications of an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional currency arrangement that is assumed to culminate in a regional currency. On ec...

Structural Reforms and Macroeconomic Performance - Initial Considerations for the Fund

Structural Reforms and Macroeconomic Performance - Initial Considerations for the Fund »

Source: Structural Reforms and Macroeconomic Performance - Initial Considerations for the Fund

Volume/Issue: 2015/065

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 October 2015

ISBN: 9781498344111

Keywords: Fiscal sector, Real sector, Economic conditions, Economic integration, Regional economics, country group, AMs, structural reform, macroeconomic performance, TFP

Structural policies have become a prominent feature of today's macroeconomic policy discussion. For many countries, lackluster economic growth and high unemployment cloud the outlook. With fewer traditional policy...

Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic »

Source: Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic : Trade Integration and Economic Performance

Volume/Issue: 2012/234

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stephanie Medina Cas , Andrew Swiston , and Luis Barrot

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2012

ISBN: 9781475510843

Keywords: Integration, Free trade agreements, free trade, trade agreements, regional integration, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

This paper studies the potential for the export sector to play a more important role in promoting growth in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic (CAPDR) through deeper intra-regional and global trade...

Evaluation of the Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre

Evaluation of the Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre »

Source: Evaluation of the Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre

Volume/Issue: 2004/038

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781498330060

Keywords: Pacific Financial Regional Technical Assistance Center, Economic integration, Financial statistics, Economic reforms, Public financial management, Economic growth, PP, PICs, capacity building, project coordinator

This report presents the analysis, findings, conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation of the Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Center (PFTAC) that was undertaken between April 26 and May 14, 2004....