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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

Facing the Tides

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Facing the Tides »

Source: Facing the Tides : Managing Capital Flows in Asia

Volume/Issue: 2019/17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Pablo Lopez Murphy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2019

ISBN: 9781513512334

Keywords: Exchange rate policy, Real effective exchange rates, Balance of payments, Exchange markets, Balance of payments statistics, DPPP, capital flow, capital inflow, output gap, inflow

This paper looks empirically at some economic effects of volatile exchange rates and financial conditions and examines policy responses for managing such volatility. It also sheds light on some economic costs that...

Facing the Tides
			: Managing Capital Flows in Asia

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Facing the Tides : Managing Capital Flows in Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2019/17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Pablo Lopez Murphy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513512334.087

ISBN: 9781513512334

Keywords: Exchange rate policy, Real effective exchange rates, Balance of payments, Exchange markets, Balance of payments statistics, DPPP, capital flow, capital inflow, output gap, inflow

This paper looks empirically at some economic effects of volatile exchange rates and financial conditions and examines policy responses for managing such volatility. It also sheds light on some economic costs that...

3. Arriérés intérieurs en Afrique subsaharienne : causes, symptômes et solutions

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3. Arriérés intérieurs en Afrique subsaharienne : causes, symptômes et solutions »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2019

Language: French

ISBN: 9781513515281

Les arriérés intérieurs, une forme de financement forcé très répandue dans de nombreux pays d’Afrique subsaharienne, ont augmenté ces dernières années 1 . À ce titre, ils constitue...

2. Competition, Competitiveness, and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

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2. Competition, Competitiveness, and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2019

ISBN: 9781513514055

Keywords: Debt, Debt strategy, Economic growth, Sub-Saharan Africa, Trade, Regional Economic Outlook, Monetary policy, sub-Saharan Africa, low-income country, sub-Saharan African country

2. Competition, Competitiveness, and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Competition among firms is generally deemed an essential driving force of market economies. It ensures an eff...

2. Concurrence, compétitivité et croissance en Afrique subsaharienne

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2. Concurrence, compétitivité et croissance en Afrique subsaharienne »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2019

Language: French

ISBN: 9781513515281

La concurrence entre entreprises est généralement considérée comme un moteur essentiel d’une économie de marché. Elle assure une affectation efficiente des ressources, car les facteurs sont utilisés au mieux...

3. Domestic Arrears in Sub-Saharan Africa: Causes, Symptoms, and Cures

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3. Domestic Arrears in Sub-Saharan Africa: Causes, Symptoms, and Cures »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2019

ISBN: 9781513514055

Keywords: Debt, Debt strategy, Economic growth, Sub-Saharan Africa, Trade, Regional Economic Outlook, Monetary policy, sub-Saharan Africa, low-income country, sub-Saharan African country

Domestic arrears, a form of forced financing prevalent in many sub-Saharan African countries, have increased in recent years. 1 As such, they have become a key economic policy cha...

Executive Summary

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Executive Summary »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2019

ISBN: 9781513514055

Keywords: Debt, Debt strategy, Economic growth, Sub-Saharan Africa, Trade, Regional Economic Outlook, Monetary policy, sub-Saharan Africa, low-income country, sub-Saharan African country

1. Navigating Uncertainty Growth in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to remain at 3.2 percent in 2019 and rise to 3.6 percent in 2020. Growth is forecast to be slower than previously...

1. Faire face à l’incertitude

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1. Faire face à l’incertitude »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2019

Language: French

ISBN: 9781513515281

En Afrique subsaharienne, la croissance ne devrait pas varier en 2019 (à 3,2 %) et devrait s’élever à 3,6 % en 2020. Cette croissance est moins rapide que prévu en avril dans environ deux tiers des pays de l...

The Political Costs of Reforms
			: Fear or Reality?

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The Political Costs of Reforms : Fear or Reality? »

Volume/Issue: 2019/8

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Gabriele Ciminelli , Davide Furceri , Jun Ge , Jonathan Ostry , and Chris Papageorgiou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513517155.006

ISBN: 9781513517155

Many countries are experiencing persistent, weak medium-term growth and limited fiscal space. Against this background, economic policy agendas-in both advanced and developing economies-are focusing increasingly on...

The Political Costs of Reforms
			: Fear or Reality?

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The Political Costs of Reforms : Fear or Reality? »

Volume/Issue: 2019/8

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Gabriele Ciminelli , Davide Furceri , Jun Ge , Jonathan Ostry , and Chris Papageorgiou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513512112.006

ISBN: 9781513512112

Keywords: Real sector, Economic conditions, External sector, Economic policy, Economic reforms, SDN, sector reform, domestic finance, electoral outcome, vote share

The aim of this SDN is to examine whether fear of a political cost associated with economic reforms is justified by the available evidence, and whether there are lessons from how economic policies might be adjusted...