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1. How Susceptible Are the EAC Economies to Asymmetric Shocks?

1. How Susceptible Are the EAC Economies to Asymmetric Shocks? »

Source: Toward a Monetary Union in the East African Community : Asymmetric Shocks, Exchange Rates, and Risk-Sharing Mechanisms

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , Ari Aisen , Emre Alper , Ejona Fuli , and Sébastien Walker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513562179

Keywords: Monetary unions, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, East Africa, Economic growth, Agricultural sector, Natural resources

This section assesses susceptibility of the EAC countries to asymmetric shocks by first, looking at the similarity of economic structures across the region; second, examining the nature of recen...

IMF Executive Board Approves New Arrangements for Kenya Totaling US$1.5 billion

IMF Executive Board Approves New Arrangements for Kenya Totaling US$1.5 billion »

Source: Kenya : Second Reviews Under the Stand-by Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility, and Requests for a New Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement, and a New Twenty-Four Month Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya

Volume/Issue: 2016/85

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2016

ISBN: 9781616355616

Keywords: inflation, exchange, exchange rate, reserves, monetary fund

This paper presents an overview of Kenyan economic development. It discusses recent economic development, outlook, and risks related to Kenyan economy, as well as policy and structural reforms. Although Kenya's mac...

IMF Executive Board Approves US$497.1 Million Stand-by Arrangement and US$191.2 Million Stand-by Credit Facility for Kenya

IMF Executive Board Approves US$497.1 Million Stand-by Arrangement and US$191.2 Million Stand-by Credit Facility for Kenya »

Source: Kenya : Request for Stand-by Arrangement and an Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility

Volume/Issue: 2015/31

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 February 2015

ISBN: 9781484355237

Keywords: debt, exchange, investment, market, exchange rate

Following the approval of a new constitution in 2010, the authorities have embarked on important reforms including fiscal devolution, VAT reform, and the overhaul of the expenditure management framework. Supported...

A Cautionary Note on the Use of Exchange Rate Indicators

A Cautionary Note on the Use of Exchange Rate Indicators »

Volume/Issue: 1993/5

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Peter Wickham

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1993

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451972368.003

ISBN: 9781451972368

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rates, exchange rate indicators, effective exchange rates, effective exchange rate

The paper reviews the basis for the use of various popular exchange rate indicators by tracing their conceptual development, the links between these indicators, and how they are measured in actual practice. It also...

Kenya
			: Request for Stand-by Arrangement and an Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility

Kenya : Request for Stand-by Arrangement and an Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility »

Volume/Issue: 2015/31

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484355237.002

ISBN: 9781484355237

Keywords: debt, exchange, investment, market, exchange rate

Following the approval of a new constitution in 2010, the authorities have embarked on important reforms including fiscal devolution, VAT reform, and the overhaul of the expenditure management framework. Supported...

Kenya
			: Second Reviews Under the Stand-by Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility, and Requests for a New Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement, and a New Twenty-Four Month Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya

Kenya : Second Reviews Under the Stand-by Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility, and Requests for a New Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement, and a New Twenty-Four Month Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya »

Volume/Issue: 2016/85

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616355616.002

ISBN: 9781616355616

Keywords: inflation, exchange, exchange rate, reserves, monetary fund

This paper presents an overview of Kenyan economic development. It discusses recent economic development, outlook, and risks related to Kenyan economy, as well as policy and structural reforms. Although Kenya's mac...

Kenya
			: Selected Issues

Kenya : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2008/337

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 October 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451821192.002

ISBN: 9781451821192

Keywords: current account, current account deficit, exchange rate, current account balance

This Selected Issues paper on Kenya reviews Kenya's external stability in a context where the exchange rate has strengthened and capital inflows are playing an increasingly important role. Kenya's external current...

Kenya
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Kenya : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2002/84

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451821062.002

ISBN: 9781451821062

Keywords: international monetary fund, external debt, regional integration, exchange rate, macroeconomic stability

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix addresses the question of how to interpret recent developments in the Kenyan consumer price index (CPI) properly to assess the current inflation pressure and extr...

IMF Staff Papers, Volume 49, No. 3

IMF Staff Papers, Volume 49, No. 3 »

Volume: 49

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 September 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061224.024

ISBN: 9781589061224

Keywords: money demand, banking crises, exchange rate, interest rates, international monetary fund

This paper empirically investigates the monetary impact of banking crises in Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, and Uruguay during 1975-98. Cointegration analysis and error correction modeling are us...

Exchange Market Reform, Inflation, and Fiscal Deficits

Exchange Market Reform, Inflation, and Fiscal Deficits »

Volume/Issue: 1995/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): E. Ucer , and Pierre-Richard Agénor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451850062.001

ISBN: 9781451850062

Keywords: foreign exchange, exchange rate, parallel exchange rate, official exchange rate

This paper examines the short- and long-run effects of exchange market reform in developing countries. The first part reviews the recent experience of Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Sri Lanka with...