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Regulatory Frameworks for Hawala and Other Remittance Systems

Regulatory Frameworks for Hawala and Other Remittance Systems »

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064232.072

ISBN: 9781589064232

Keywords: remittance, money laundering, remittances, money remittance, alternative remittance

Hawala and other remittance systems have gained attention in recent years with the substantial growth of remittance flows from countries with large migrant labor forces and with increased focus on combating money l...

International Transactions in Remittances
			: Guide for Compilers and Users (RCG)

International Transactions in Remittances : Guide for Compilers and Users (RCG) »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068254.069

ISBN: 9781589068254

Keywords: remittances, remittance, surveys, survey, statistics

The International Transactions in Remittance: Guide for Compilers and Users (RCG) presents concepts, definitions, and classifications related to remittances. It is consistent with the new standards for measuring ba...

Migration and Remittances in Moldova

Migration and Remittances in Moldova »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Milan Cuc , Erik Lundback , and Edgardo Ruggiero

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064904.058

ISBN: 9781589064904

Keywords: Workers remittances, remittances, migration, workers? remittances, balance of payments, migrant

Labor migration and remittances, which have increasingly become a part of the global landscape, have profound economic and social consequences. Moldova, a small low-income country where an estimated one-third of th...

Central America
			: Structural Foundations for Regional Financial Integration

Central America : Structural Foundations for Regional Financial Integration »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064928.071

ISBN: 9781589064928

Keywords: payments, banking, payment systems, remittance, remittances

Intraregional financial activity in Central America has grown substantially in the past decade, contributing to efficiency and economic development. At the same time, the expansion of activities by regional conglom...

International Transactions in Remittances
			: Guide for Compilers and Users (RCG)

International Transactions in Remittances : Guide for Compilers and Users (RCG) »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 2012

Language: Russian

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069749.069

ISBN: 9781589069749

Keywords: remittances, remittance, surveys, survey, statistics, migration, remittances data, sampling, money transfer, remittance flows

This series contains practical "how-to" information for economists and includes topics such as tax policy, balance of payments statistics, external debt statistics, foreign exchange reserve management, and financia...

International Transactions in Remittances
			: Guide for Compilers and Users (RCG)

International Transactions in Remittances : Guide for Compilers and Users (RCG) »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 January 2013

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069763.069

ISBN: 9781589069763

Keywords: remittances, remittance, surveys, survey, statistics, migration, remittances data, sampling, money transfer, remittance flows

The International Transactions in Remittance: Guide for Compilers and Users (RCG) presents concepts, definitions, and classifications related to remittances. It is consistent with the new standards for measuring ba...

Informal Funds Transfer Systems
			: An Analysis of the Informal Hawala System

Informal Funds Transfer Systems : An Analysis of the Informal Hawala System »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Mohammed El Qorchi , Samuel Maimbo , and John Wilson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 August 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062269.084

ISBN: 9781589062269

Keywords: Financial systems, banking, remittance, remittances, foreign exchange, banking sector

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, there has been increased public interest in informal funds transfer (IFT) systems. This paper examines the informal hawala system, an IFT system found predominantl...

Financial Assistance from Arab Countries and Arab Regional Institutions

Financial Assistance from Arab Countries and Arab Regional Institutions »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): P. van den Boogaerde

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557751805.084

ISBN: 9781557751805

Keywords: remittances, workers? remittances, balance of payments, gnp, multilateral institutions

Arab financial assistance to developing - particularly Arab - countries rose sharply between 1973 and 1980 but fell gradually through the 1980s, owing mainly to weakening oil prices. As a percent of GNP, however, A...

Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances

Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Connel Fullenkamp , Thomas Cosimano , Michael Gapen , Ralph Chami , Peter Montiel , and Adolfo Barajas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 March 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067011.084

ISBN: 9781589067011

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Capital inflows, Economic models, Economic growth, Real effective exchange rates, Income, Migration, Labor markets, Workers remittances, remittances

Given the large size of aggregate remittance flows (billions of dollars annually), they should be expected to have significant macroeconomic effects on the economies that receive them. This paper directly addresses...

World Economic Outlook, April 2005
			: Globalization and External Balances

World Economic Outlook, April 2005 : Globalization and External Balances »

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064294.081

ISBN: 9781589064294

Keywords: remittances, debt, foreign assets, interest, oil prices

The World Economic Outlook, published twice a year in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic, presents IMF staff economists' analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term. Chapters give an...