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CHAPTER III PROSPECTS FOR 2006

CHAPTER III PROSPECTS FOR 2006 »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2005, Sub-Saharan Africa, Supplement

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2005

ISBN: 9781589064881

Keywords: oil-producing countries, exchange rate regime, exchange rate, floating exchange rate regime, floating exchange rate

The average growth rate for SSA as a whole is projected to rebound to 5.3 percent in 2006 primarily because of rising petroleum output in oil-producing countries and some pickup in import growth in advanced...

CHAPTER III. Responding to Exogenous Shocks

CHAPTER III. Responding to Exogenous Shocks »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2005, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2005

ISBN: 9781589064430

Keywords: oil-producing countries, exchange rate regime, exchange rate, floating exchange rate, floating exchange rate regime

Africa’s cotton exporters are facing record-low prices. The world dollar price of cotton declined by about 30 percent during 2004, and the euro price by nearly 40 percent (Figure 3.1). The main factor behind...

Chapter III. Scaling Up Aid: Macroeconomic Implications

Chapter III. Scaling Up Aid: Macroeconomic Implications »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2006, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2006

ISBN: 9781589065260

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regime, oil-importing countries, importing countries, exporting countries

African countries are likely to face macroeconomic challenges if they receive flows of official assistance that are significantly higher than in the recent past. 1 Net official de...

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 1. Introduction »

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

Following a decade of economic decline and hyperinflation during 2007—08, Zimbabwe’s economy has started to grow. The nascent economic recovery has been supported by a significant improvement in economic pol...

Chapter 1: Introduction and Context

Chapter 1: Introduction and Context »

Source: IEO Evaluation of Exchange Rate Policy

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 August 2007

ISBN: 9781589066496

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate policy, exchange rate regime, exchange rate regimes, exchange rates

1. Exchange rate policy advice is critical to the IMF’s purpose. 1 The IMF is charged by its Articles of Agreement and a landmark 1977 Executive Board Decision to exercise surveil...

Chapter 1. Introduction and Summary

Chapter 1. Introduction and Summary »

Source: Toward New Horizons : Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transition

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Daniela Gressani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484311462

Keywords: Civil service, Exchange rate regimes, Financial systems, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Government expenditures, Middle East, Monetary policy, North Africa, Islamic banking

The political transitions in the Arab world have created an opportunity for economic transformation. The political landscape is changing and new stakeholders have become active, while old vested interests st...

Chapter 2: Is the IMF’s Role in Exchange Rate Policy Advice Well Defined and Understood?

Chapter 2: Is the IMF’s Role in Exchange Rate Policy Advice Well Defined and Understood? »

Source: IEO Evaluation of Exchange Rate Policy

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 August 2007

ISBN: 9781589066496

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate policy, exchange rate regime, exchange rate regimes, exchange rates

Legal Framework and Practical Guidance 9. The IMF’s unique role in exchange rate surveillance derives from formal obligations on both the IMF itself and on member countries; particip...

Chapter IV. Financial Sectors: Issues, Challenges, And Reform Strategies

Chapter IV. Financial Sectors: Issues, Challenges, And Reform Strategies »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2006, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2006

ISBN: 9781589065260

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regime, oil-importing countries, importing countries, exporting countries

Financial sectors in low-income sub-Saharan Africa are among the world’s least developed (Appendix Table A2). 1 The range of institutions is narrow, and assets in most low-income...

CHAPTER IV. Sustaining Growth in Africa

CHAPTER IV. Sustaining Growth in Africa »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2005, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2005

ISBN: 9781589064430

Keywords: oil-producing countries, exchange rate regime, exchange rate, floating exchange rate, floating exchange rate regime

Are improvements in growth in SSA since the mid-1990s sustainable? This chapter 1 examines this question in three stages. First, it explores the factors contributing to this recen...

Chapter 6. Managing Economic Change During The Transitions

Chapter 6. Managing Economic Change During The Transitions »

Source: Toward New Horizons : Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transition

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Daniela Gressani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484311462

Keywords: Civil service, Exchange rate regimes, Financial systems, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Government expenditures, Middle East, Monetary policy, North Africa, Islamic banking

Generating success in economic transformation requires a coordinated effort. The complexity of the task under adverse conditions necessitates a heightened focus on navigating the political economy and a stro...