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Adopting Currency Convertibility

Adopting Currency Convertibility »

Source: Adopting Currency Convertibility : Experiences and Monetary Policy Considerations for Advanced Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1994/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Quirk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1994

ISBN: 9781451950052

Keywords: exchange rate, capital inflows, foreign exchange, domestic credit, capital movements

This paper analyses issues for developing countries with structurally sound balance of payments that are considering a move to full currency convertibility. The main experiences of industrial countries in their dec...

Another Look at Governments’ Balance Sheets

Another Look at Governments’ Balance Sheets »

Source: Another Look at Governments' Balance Sheets : The Role of Nonfinancial Assets

Volume/Issue: 2013/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elva Bova , Robert Dippelsman , Kara Rideout , and Andrea Schaechter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484315453

Keywords: government statistics, government finance, government finance statistics, national accounts, public finances, Structure and Scope of Government, Infrastructures,

When discussing debt reduction strategies, little attention has been given to the role of governments’ nonfinancial assets. This is in part because data are scarce. Drawing on various data sources, this pape...

Asia’s Stock Markets: Are There Crouching Tigers and Hidden Dragons?

Asia’s Stock Markets: Are There Crouching Tigers and Hidden Dragons? »

Source: Asia's Stock Markets : Are There Crouching Tigers and Hidden Dragons?

Volume/Issue: 2014/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fabian Lipinsky , and Li Lian Ong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2014

ISBN: 9781484320143

Keywords: arbitrage pricing theory, Asian financial crisis, fundamentals, global financial crisis, idiosyncratic factors, integration, IOSCO, securities regulation, stock market, stock pricing

Stock markets play a key role in corporate financing in Asia. However, despite their increasing importance in terms of size and cross-border investment activity, the region's markets are reputed to be more 'idiosyn...

Bank Solvency and Funding Cost

Bank Solvency and Funding Cost »

Source: Bank Solvency and Funding Cost

Volume/Issue: 2016/64

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christoph Aymanns , Carlos Caceres , Christina Daniel , and Liliana Schumacher

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 2016

ISBN: 9781513591131

Keywords: Solvency, funding cost, bank fundamentals, bank, banks, interest, capital, risk, General, All Countries,

Understanding the interaction between bank solvency and funding cost is a crucial pre-requisite for stress-testing. In this paper we study the sensitivity of bank funding cost to solvency measures while controlling...

A Barrel of Oil or a Bottle of Wine

A Barrel of Oil or a Bottle of Wine »

Source: A Barrel of Oil or a Bottle of Wine : How Do Global Growth Dynamics Affect Commodity Prices?

Volume/Issue: 2011/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tahsin Saadi Sedik , and Serhan Cevik

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

ISBN: 9781455211791

Keywords: Wine, Comovement, Global growth, Emerging economies, crude oil, oil demand, Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation: Other, Energy: Demand and Supply, Energy and the Macroeconomy,

This paper investigates the causes of extreme fluctuations in commodity prices from 1990 to 2010. Analyzing two very distinct commodities-crude oil and fine wine, we find that macroeconomic factors are the main det...

Building a Better Union

Building a Better Union »

Source: Building a Better Union : Incentivizing Structural Reforms in the Euro Area

Volume/Issue: 2015/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Angana Banerji , Bergljot Barkbu , James John , Tidiane Kinda , Sergejs Saksonovs , Hanni Schoelermann , and Tao Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513517087

Keywords: Structural reform, European economic governance, governance, states, member states, legislation, fiscal, Planning, Coordination, and Reform

The momentum for structural reforms is waning in the euro area at a time when even faster progress is needed to boost productivity and growth, achieve real economic convergence, and improve the resilience of the mo...

Central Bank Balances and Reserve Requirements

Central Bank Balances and Reserve Requirements »

Source: Central Bank Balances and Reserve Requirements

Volume/Issue: 2011/36

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Simon Gray

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

ISBN: 9781455217908

Keywords: central bank, monetary control, remuneration of reserves, central banks, domestic currency, liquidity management,

Most central banks oblige depository institutions to hold minimum reserves against their liabilities, predominantly in the form of balances at the central bank. The role of these reserve requirements has evolved si...

The Challenge of Enforcement in Securities Markets

The Challenge of Enforcement in Securities Markets »

Source: The Challenge of Enforcement in Securities Markets : Mission Impossible?

Volume/Issue: 2009/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ana Carvajal , and Jennifer Elliott

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

ISBN: 9781451873153

Keywords: court, securities regulation, court order, securities regulators, courts, Enforcement,

Weaknesses in the enforcement of regulation have been targeted by the G-20 as a priority concern for reform. But enforcement efforts in securities markets have proven difficult and uneven. The recent scandal in the...

Cointegrated TFP Processes and International Business Cycles1

Cointegrated TFP Processes and International Business Cycles1 »

Source: Cointegrated TFP Processes and International Business Cycles

Volume/Issue: 2009/212

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vicente Tuesta , Juan Rubio-Ramirez , and Pau Rabanal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

ISBN: 9781451873597

Keywords: International Business Cycles, Cointegration, tfp, exchange rate, real exchange rate, exchange rate volatility, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

A puzzle in international macroeconomics is that observed real exchange rates are highly volatile. Standard international real business cycle (IRBC) models cannot reproduce this fact. We show that TFP processes for...

Contingent Liabilities

Contingent Liabilities »

Source: Contingent Liabilities : Issues and Practice

Volume/Issue: 2008/245

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aliona Cebotari

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2008

ISBN: 9781451871036

Keywords: government guarantees, fiscal risks, disclosure, contingent liability, accounting standards, moral hazard, beneficiaries,

Contingent liabilities have gained prominence in the analysis of public finance. Indeed, history is full of episodes in which the financial position of the public sector is substantially altered-or its true nature...