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Chapter 3. Assessing Competitiveness and External Sustainability in Zimbabwe18

Chapter 3. Assessing Competitiveness and External Sustainability in Zimbabwe18 »

Source: Zimbabwe : Challenges and Policy Options after Hyperinflation

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 June 2010

ISBN: 9781462309184

Keywords: Dollarization, Economic models, Economic recovery, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Global competitiveness, Tax administration, inflation, present value, central bank

Introduction After many years of falling output and hyperinflation, Zimbabwe has been experiencing a fragile recovery since early 2009. During its dec...

Chapter 2. Benchmarking Senegal’s Financial Sector: What do International Comparisons Tell Us?

Chapter 2. Benchmarking Senegal’s Financial Sector: What do International Comparisons Tell Us? »

Source: Senegal : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781475534139

Keywords: Financial systems, Financial stability, Financial sector, Banks, Private sector, Public sector, Microfinance, banking, financial system, banking system

Methodology of the Benchmarking Exercise The benchmarking exercise allows an assessment of Senegal’s financial sector performance with respect to depth, breadth, access, and efficien...

Chapter 2. Choosing a Monetary Regime1

Chapter 2. Choosing a Monetary Regime1 »

Source: Zimbabwe : Challenges and Policy Options after Hyperinflation

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 June 2010

ISBN: 9781462309184

Keywords: Dollarization, Economic models, Economic recovery, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Global competitiveness, Tax administration, inflation, present value, central bank

Backģround In late 2008, hyperinflation led to abandonment of the Zimbabwe dollar in transactions and de facto widespread dollariza...

Chapter 3. Constraints on Monetary Policy From Shallow Financial Markets

Chapter 3. Constraints on Monetary Policy From Shallow Financial Markets »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484348222

Keywords: Banking sector, Cross country analysis, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Microfinance, Monetary policy, Macroprudential Policy, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, banking

A shallow financial system has important implications for macroeconomic policies in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). First, it limits scope for countercyclical fiscal policies. Although...

Chapter 4. Creatinģ Fiscal Space for Growth and Development in Zimbabwe28

Chapter 4. Creatinģ Fiscal Space for Growth and Development in Zimbabwe28 »

Source: Zimbabwe : Challenges and Policy Options after Hyperinflation

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 June 2010

ISBN: 9781462309184

Keywords: Dollarization, Economic models, Economic recovery, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Global competitiveness, Tax administration, inflation, present value, central bank

Introduction Between 2000 and 2008, spiraling inflation, brought on by quasi-fiscal activities of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, and...

Chapter 5. Credit Default Swaps and Distress Dependence in the GCC1

Chapter 5. Credit Default Swaps and Distress Dependence in the GCC1 »

Source: Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC) : Enhancing Economic Outcomes in an Uncertain Global Economy.

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Samya Beidas-Strom , Tobias Rasmussen , and David Robinson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2011

ISBN: 9781484383315

Keywords: fiscal policy, interest, consumption, gdp, debt

Credit default swaps (CDS) have become a key instrument in analyzing financial risks. The evolution of sovereign CDS spreads in the GCC and other Middle Eastern countries is examined and a measu...

Chapter 6. Economic Policy Spillovers: Saudi Arabia in the Global Economy1

Chapter 6. Economic Policy Spillovers: Saudi Arabia in the Global Economy1 »

Source: Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC) : Enhancing Economic Outcomes in an Uncertain Global Economy.

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Samya Beidas-Strom , Tobias Rasmussen , and David Robinson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2011

ISBN: 9781484383315

Keywords: fiscal policy, interest, consumption, gdp, debt

Spillovers from Saudi fiscal decisions and a slowdown in emerging Asia are simulated using an augmented three-region version of the IMF’s Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal model (GIMF). Saud...

Chapter 1. Experience with Sovereign Bond Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa

Chapter 1. Experience with Sovereign Bond Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Issuing International Sovereign Bonds : Opportunities and Challenges for Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Mauro Mecagni , Jorge Canales Kriljenko , Cheikh Gueye , Yibin Mu , Masafumi Yabara , and Sebastian Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 2014

ISBN: 9781475523102

Keywords: Bonds, Bond issues, Access to capital markets, Debt management and restructuring issues, International bond markets, Sub-Saharan Africa, bond, sovereign bonds, sovereign bond, public debt

Although on the rise, most sub-Saharan African countries’ experience with international sovereign bonds is still limited. 2 Eleven countries in sub...

Chapter 1. Financial Systems in the WAEMU: Structure, Performance, and Risks

Chapter 1. Financial Systems in the WAEMU: Structure, Performance, and Risks »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484348222

Keywords: Banking sector, Cross country analysis, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Microfinance, Monetary policy, Macroprudential Policy, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, banking

Overview of the Structure of the Financial System 1 The financial system in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) remain...

Chapter 3. Fiscal Policy Issues in GCC Countries1

Chapter 3. Fiscal Policy Issues in GCC Countries1 »

Source: Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC) : Enhancing Economic Outcomes in an Uncertain Global Economy.

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Samya Beidas-Strom , Tobias Rasmussen , and David Robinson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2011

ISBN: 9781484383315

Keywords: fiscal policy, interest, consumption, gdp, debt

Fiscal policy plays a key role in the GCC in converting revenues from exploitation of the region’s natural resource wealth into expenditure decisions that shape social and economic outcomes for...