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CHAPTER 2 Emerging from the Crisis—Prospects and Macroeconomic Challenges

CHAPTER 2 Emerging from the Crisis—Prospects and Macroeconomic Challenges »

Source: Emerging from the Global Crisis : Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 February 2011

ISBN: 9781616350734

Keywords: Economic growth, Low-income developing countries, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, public debt, current account, fiscal policy, exchange rate, current account deficits

LICs’ economic recovery is projected to be faster and more aligned with the rest of the world than in previous crises, although the pace of recovery will vary...

Chapter 8. Exchange Rate Arrangements in the Transition to East African Monetary Union

Chapter 8. Exchange Rate Arrangements in the Transition to East African Monetary Union »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

This chapter considers alternative exchange rate arrangements for the countries of the East African Community (EAC) in the transition to monetary union. Three main considerations shape our analysis. First, w...

CHAPTER 3 Factors behind the Exchange Rates Evolution

CHAPTER 3 Factors behind the Exchange Rates Evolution »

Source: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Exchange Rates and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stella Kaendera , S. V. S. Dixit , and Nabil Ben Ltaifa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462389889

Keywords: Exchange rate stability, Exchange rates, exchange rate, foreign exchange, global financial crisis, foreign exchange market

The first factors that affected the value of exchange rates were external, reflecting the transmission of the global crisis through the trade and financial channels as well as the volatility of the U.S. doll...

Chapter 11. Financial Integration Ahead of East African Monetary Union

Chapter 11. Financial Integration Ahead of East African Monetary Union »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

Well-functioning financial markets can accelerate economic growth and alleviate poverty. A large body of research has found a positive relationship between financial market development and economic growth, i...

Chapter 9. Financial Sector Stability: A Regional Approach

Chapter 9. Financial Sector Stability: A Regional Approach »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

This chapter looks at the issue of financial stability in the envisaged East African Monetary Union (EAMU) and the responsibility for it among East African Community (EAC) authorities. Signatories to the EAC...

CHAPTER 1 How Have LICs Coped with the Crisis?

CHAPTER 1 How Have LICs Coped with the Crisis? »

Source: Emerging from the Global Crisis : Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 February 2011

ISBN: 9781616350734

Keywords: Economic growth, Low-income developing countries, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, public debt, current account, fiscal policy, exchange rate, current account deficits

Unlike in previous downturns, when terms-of-trade shocks and high interest rates played a key role, this crisis affected LICs mainly through a sharp contractio...

Chapter 7. How Strong Is the Monetary Transmission Mechanism in the East African Community?

Chapter 7. How Strong Is the Monetary Transmission Mechanism in the East African Community? »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

The leaders of the five partner states of the East African Community (EAC) decided in 2007 to fast track agreements on key protocols of the East African Monetary Union (EAMU) by 2012. A successful EAMU depen...

CHAPTER 2 Impact of the Crisis on Currencies in Sub-Saharan Africa

CHAPTER 2 Impact of the Crisis on Currencies in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Exchange Rates and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stella Kaendera , S. V. S. Dixit , and Nabil Ben Ltaifa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462389889

Keywords: Exchange rate stability, Exchange rates, exchange rate, foreign exchange, global financial crisis, foreign exchange market

The currencies of sub-Saharan African countries depreciated in a generalized fashion vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar at the onset of the global financial crisis. The currencies of five out of the seven in this stu...

Chapter 5. Implications of Monetary Union for National Fiscal Institutions in East Africa

Chapter 5. Implications of Monetary Union for National Fiscal Institutions in East Africa »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

As discussed in the previous chapter, regional monetary integration requires enhanced fiscal coordination among member countries of the East African Community (EAC). Enhanced fiscal cooperation is needed in...

CHAPTER 1 Introduction

CHAPTER 1 Introduction »

Source: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Exchange Rates and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stella Kaendera , S. V. S. Dixit , and Nabil Ben Ltaifa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462389889

Keywords: Exchange rate stability, Exchange rates, exchange rate, foreign exchange, global financial crisis, foreign exchange market

The currencies of many sub-Saharan African countries, like those of many emerging and developing economies, suffered large depreciations with the onset of the global financial crisis. Collapsing trade and fi...