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Monetary Union Among Member Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council

Monetary Union Among Member Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ugo Fasano-Filho , and Andrea Schaechter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 August 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062191.084

ISBN: 9781589062191

Keywords: monetary union, central bank, monetary policy, monetary unions, oil prices

The six member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)--Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates--have made important progress toward economic and financial integration, with...

The Per Jacobsson Lecture
			: Asian Monetary integration: Will It Ever Happen?

The Per Jacobsson Lecture : Asian Monetary integration: Will It Ever Happen? »

Series: Other Periodicals

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 August 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451980745.029

ISBN: 9781451980745

Keywords: monetary integration, monetary union, monetary policy, inflation, trade integration

This paper discusses the need for Asian Monetary Integration. The original motivation for proposals for Asian monetary Integration had to do with a desire to reduce Asia's susceptibility to shocks, particularly fin...

Asian Monetary Integration
			: Will It Ever Happen?

Asian Monetary Integration : Will It Ever Happen? »

Series: Other Periodicals

Author(s): Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451980813.029

ISBN: 9781451980813

Keywords: monetary integration, intraregional trade, monetary union, monetary policy, trade integration

This paper examines the possibility of Asian monetary integration. The paper highlights that the objectives and motivations behind the continuing debate for Asian monetary integration have now evolved. The objectiv...

Building Integrated Economies in West Africa
			: Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility »

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513511832.071

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) has a long and varied history, and this book examines how the WAEMU can achieve its development and stability objectives, improve the livelihood of its people, a...

Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe
			: Opportunities and Challenges

Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges »

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063709.072

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

Eight central and eastern European countries--the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovak Republic, and Slovenia--officially joined the European Union (EU) in May 2004. This auspicious m...

Policy Issues in the Evolving International Monetary System

Policy Issues in the Evolving International Monetary System »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Mark Taylor , Peter Isard , Morris Goldstein , and Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557752345.084

ISBN: 9781557752345

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rates, inflation, monetary fund, monetary union

How can international monetary stability be promoted? This study looks at ways to bolster economic policies and coordination among the industrial countries serving as nominal anchors for the world economy. It also...

Emerging Financial Centers Legal and institutional Framework

Emerging Financial Centers Legal and institutional Framework »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 June 1985

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451929911.071

ISBN: 9781451929911

Keywords: central bank, banking, credit union, national bank, monetary authority

IMF economists work closely with member countries on a variety of issues. Their unique perspective on country experiences and best practices on global macroeconomic issues are often shared in the form of books on d...

Currency Convertibility in the Economic Community of West African States

Currency Convertibility in the Economic Community of West African States »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Saleh Nsouli , John McLenaghan , and Klaus-Walter Riechel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 1982

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750594.084

ISBN: 9781557750594

Keywords: monetary union, clearing house, foreign exchange, exchange restrictions, exchange rate

One of the principal aims of the effort to integrate the economies of the 16 member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is to expand intra-Community trade. This objective is to be ac...

The West African Monetary Union An Analytical Review

The West African Monetary Union An Analytical Review »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Rattan Bhatia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 1985

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616351083.084

ISBN: 9781616351083

Keywords: West African Monetary Union, rediscount, monetary fund, central bank, money supply, money market

Until 1984, the West African Monetary Union (WAMU) consisted of six West African countries- Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. (Mali withdrew from the Union in 1961 and rejoined in 1984; it...

Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands

Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands »

Source: Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands : Selected Issues-Cyclically Advanced Euro-Area Economies: Consequences and Policy Options

Volume/Issue: 2001/95

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 July 2001

ISBN: 9781451829433

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, aggregate demand, monetary union

Although the advent of the single currency has generated many advantages for the smaller economies of the euro area, it has raised the possibility that both the amplitude and the duration of cycles in these countri...