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Fiscal Buffers for Natural Disasters in Pacific Island Countries

Fiscal Buffers for Natural Disasters in Pacific Island Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2019/152

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hidetaka Nishizawa , Scott Roger , and Huan Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498320801.001

ISBN: 9781498320801

Keywords: Access to foreign markets, Accounting, Accounting standards, Agriculture, Aid flows, Balance of payments, Bank deposits, Bank financing, Banks, Bonds

Pacific island countries (PICs) are vulnerable severe natural disasters, especially cyclones, inflicting large losses on their economies. In the aftermath of disasters, PIC governments face revenue losses and spend...

Optimal Fiscal Spending and Reserve Accumulation Policies under Volatile Aid

Optimal Fiscal Spending and Reserve Accumulation Policies under Volatile Aid »

Volume/Issue: 2019/126

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ioana Moldovan , Shu-Chun Susan Yang , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 June 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498312110.001

ISBN: 9781498312110

Keywords: Absorptive capacity, Private consumption, Real interest rates, Government consumption, Public goods, aid, fiscal policy, foreign exchange intervention, optimal policy, low-income countries.

This paper assesses the optimal setting of fiscal spending and foreign exchange rate intervention policies in response to volatile foreign aid, in a small open economy model that incorporates typical features of lo...

Ireland: 2015 Fourth Post-Program Monitoring Discussions—Press Release and Staff Report

Ireland: 2015 Fourth Post-Program Monitoring Discussions—Press Release and Staff Report »

Source: Ireland : Fourth Post-Program Monitoring Discussions-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2016/18

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513543185

Keywords: Post-program monitoring, Economic recovery, Economic growth, Housing, Fiscal policy, Banking sector, Bank supervision, Economic indicators, Balance of payments statistics, Staff Reports

This paper focuses on Ireland's 2015 Fourth Post-Program Monitoring Discussions. Ireland's economy continues to improve at a robust pace. Real GDP expanded by 7 percent year-over-year over the first three quarters...

Ireland: Staff Report for the Fourth Post-Program Monitoring Discussions—Supplementary Information

Ireland: Staff Report for the Fourth Post-Program Monitoring Discussions—Supplementary Information »

Source: Ireland : Fourth Post-Program Monitoring Discussions-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2016/18

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513543185

Keywords: Post-program monitoring, Economic recovery, Economic growth, Housing, Fiscal policy, Banking sector, Bank supervision, Economic indicators, Balance of payments statistics, Staff Reports

This paper focuses on Ireland's 2015 Fourth Post-Program Monitoring Discussions. Ireland's economy continues to improve at a robust pace. Real GDP expanded by 7 percent year-over-year over the first three quarters...

Key Aspects of Macroprudential Policy

Key Aspects of Macroprudential Policy »

Source: Key Aspects of Macroprudential Policy

Volume/Issue: 2013/082

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2013

ISBN: 9781498341707

Keywords: Banking sector, Central bank role, Fiscal policy, International financial system, Macroprudential Policy, Monetary policy, Shadow economy, Real sector, Fiscal sector, Financial crises

The crisis has underscored the costs of systemic instability at both the national and the global levels and highlighted the need for dedicated macroprudential policies to achieve financial stability. Building on re...

Local Currency Bond Markets - A Diagnostic Framework

Local Currency Bond Markets - A Diagnostic Framework »

Source: Local Currency Bond Markets - A Diagnostic Framework

Volume/Issue: 2013/061

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2013

ISBN: 9781498341523

Keywords: Bond markets, Corporate sector, Currencies, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Money markets, Public sector, Access to international capital markets, Financial crises, Financial regulation and supervision

In November 2011, the G-20 endorsed an action plan to support the development of local currency bond markets (LCBM). International institutions-the IMF, the World Bank, the EBRD, and the OECD-were asked to draw on...

Macroprudential Policy - An Organizing Framework - Background Paper1

Macroprudential Policy - An Organizing Framework - Background Paper1 »

Source: Macroprudential Policy - An Organizing Framework - Background Paper

Volume/Issue: 2011/018

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2011

ISBN: 9781498339179

Keywords: Background papers, Exchange rate policy, Financial risk, Financial stability, Fiscal policy, International financial system, Monetary policy, Financial crises, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial systems

MCM conducted a survey in December 2010 to take stock of international experiences with financial stability and the evolving macroprudential policy framework. The survey was designed to seek information in three br...

Myanmar: 2018 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Myanmar

Myanmar: 2018 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Myanmar »

Source: Myanmar : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Myanmar

Volume/Issue: 2019/100

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498307093

Keywords: Central banks, Development, Inflation, Fiscal policy, Expenditures, percent of GDP, CBM, Proj, FDI, Rakhine state

The economic outlook has weakened with risks to stability rising. Growth rebounded in 2017/18, led by exports and a recovery in agriculture, but is losing momentum. The impact from the Rakhine crisis is depressing...

Myanmar: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation—Debt Sustainability Analysis

Myanmar: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation—Debt Sustainability Analysis »

Source: Myanmar : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Myanmar

Volume/Issue: 2019/100

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498307093

Keywords: Central banks, Development, Inflation, Fiscal policy, Expenditures, percent of GDP, CBM, Proj, FDI, Rakhine state

The economic outlook has weakened with risks to stability rising. Growth rebounded in 2017/18, led by exports and a recovery in agriculture, but is losing momentum. The impact from the Rakhine crisis is depressing...

Myanmar: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Myanmar: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Myanmar : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Myanmar

Volume/Issue: 2019/100

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498307093

Keywords: Central banks, Development, Inflation, Fiscal policy, Expenditures, percent of GDP, CBM, Proj, FDI, Rakhine state

The economic outlook has weakened with risks to stability rising. Growth rebounded in 2017/18, led by exports and a recovery in agriculture, but is losing momentum. The impact from the Rakhine crisis is depressing...