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Chapter 4. Bolstering Financial Stability and Development

Chapter 4. Bolstering Financial Stability and Development »

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

Financial systems in the ACTs could gain significantly from reforms that foster financial stability and development. Although banks are sizeable, competition remains limited, with significant state ownership...

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 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: Findings and Recommendations

Chapter 5: Findings and Recommendations »

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

Main Finding 54. In the period reviewed (1999–2005), the IMF was simply not as effective as it needs to be to fulfill its responsibilities for exchange rate surveillance. This judgme...

CHAPTER I OVERVIEW

CHAPTER I OVERVIEW »

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

Growth performance in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains buoyant in a wide range of countries despite a continued worsening of the terms of trade of the oil importers. 1 Against a b...

CHAPTER I. Overview

CHAPTER I. Overview »

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

Real GDP growth in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) increased in 2004 to an eight-year high of 5 percent, and average inflation has fallen to historical lows. Real GDP per capita increased by 2.7 percent. Output gro...

Chapter I. Overview

Chapter I. Overview »

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

As 2015 draws closer, implementing policies to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is now more urgent than ever. While real GDP growth there averaged over 5 percent durin...

CHAPTER II DEVELOPMENTS IN 2005

CHAPTER II DEVELOPMENTS IN 2005 »

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

An easing of output growth among some oil producers is expected to lower real GDP growth in SSA during 2005 from the eight-year high in 2004 (Table 2.1). After exceptionally strong increases in oil productio...

CHAPTER II. Recent Developments and Short-Term Prospects

CHAPTER II. Recent Developments and Short-Term Prospects »

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

Growth performance in Africa was strong in 2004, and inflation has reached a historical low. While output growth was particularly strong in the oil-producing countries, the region faced a number of sizable e...

Chapter II. Recent Developments and Short-Term Prospects

Chapter II. Recent Developments and Short-Term Prospects »

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

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa continued to be strong in 2005 (5.3 percent), though it was slightly below the high level in 2004 (5.6 percent) (Figure 2.1 and Table 2.1). 1...