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World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

IMF Executive Board Discussion of the Outlook, April 2019

IMF Executive Board Discussion of the Outlook, April 2019 »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2019 : Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 April 2019

ISBN: 9781484397480

Keywords: Spillovers, Negative spillovers, Positive spillovers, External spillovers, Balance of trade, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, International trade, International trade agreements, Trade, Trade policy

The following remarks were made by the Chair at the conclusion of the Executive Board’s discussion of the Fiscal Monitor, Global Financial Stability Report, and Worl...

IMF Executive Board Reviews Multiple Currency Practices Policy and Considers Reforms

IMF Executive Board Reviews Multiple Currency Practices Policy and Considers Reforms »

Source: Review Of The Fund's Policy On Multiple Currency Practices : Initial Considerations

Volume: 19

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department;International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2019

ISBN: 9781498318860

Keywords: Exchange rate policy, Exchange markets, Exchange restrictions, Multiple exchange rates, Exchange rates, foreign exchange markets, foreign investment, free trade, goods and services, multiple currency practices

This paper reviews the Fund's policy on multiple currency practices (MCPs). There remain strong economic and legal reasons to retain a policy on MCPs. The over-arching aim of the review is to make the policy and it...

Raising Growth and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: What Can be Done?

Raising Growth and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa : What Can be Done? »

Volume/Issue: 2000/4

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Ernesto Hernández-Catá

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451973518.003

ISBN: 9781451973518

Keywords: Economic growth, Investment, Sub-Saharan Africa, Growth, Africa, private investment, poverty reduction, trade liberalization, macroeconomic stability, debt relief

This paper argues that sub-Saharan Africa’s growth performance needs to be improved substantially in order to raise standards of living to an acceptable level and achieve a visible reduction in poverty. The...

Selective Government Interventions and Economic Growth
			: A Survey of the Asian Experience and its Applicability to New Zealand

Selective Government Interventions and Economic Growth : A Survey of the Asian Experience and its Applicability to New Zealand »

Volume/Issue: 1993/17

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1993

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451965384.003

ISBN: 9781451965384

Keywords: Economic policy, New Zealand, New Zealand, Trade liberalization, private investment, public investment, productivity growth, labor market

Since the mid-1980s, New Zealand has been engaged in a broad-ranging economic reform program--involving liberalization of key sectors of the economy, reduction in trade protection, and trimming of the public sector...

Three Propositions on African Economic Growth

Three Propositions on African Economic Growth »

Volume/Issue: 1995/9

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Pierre Dhonte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451970357.003

ISBN: 9781451970357

Keywords: Africa, Investment

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Review Of The Fund's Policy On Multiple Currency Practices
			: Initial Considerations

Review Of The Fund's Policy On Multiple Currency Practices : Initial Considerations »

Volume: 19

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department;International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498318860.007

ISBN: 9781498318860

Keywords: Exchange rate policy, Exchange markets, Exchange restrictions, Multiple exchange rates, Exchange rates, foreign exchange markets, foreign investment, free trade, goods and services, multiple currency practices

This paper reviews the Fund's policy on multiple currency practices (MCPs). There remain strong economic and legal reasons to retain a policy on MCPs. The over-arching aim of the review is to make the policy and it...

Rules and Regulations for the Investment Account

Rules and Regulations for the Investment Account »

Volume/Issue: 2018/014

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498307321.007

ISBN: 9781498307321

Keywords: Article XII, Section 6(f)(iii), Asset management, Executive Board decisions, Gold sales by Fund, Net income of Fund, Resource allocation, Rules/Regulations, SDR interest rates, Investment policy, Financial statements

The objective of the Investment Account (IA) is to provide a vehicle for the investment of a part of the Fund's assets so as to generate income that may be used to meet the expenses of conducting the business of th...

The Revised EBA-Lite Methodology

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The Revised EBA-Lite Methodology »

Volume: 19

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498324373.007

ISBN: 9781498324373

Keywords: National income, External sector, Economic growth, Public sector investments, Credit, public health expenditure, WEO, health expenditure, Eba, desirable level

The Methodology review identified three broad areas for improving the EBA-Lite methodology: (1) expanding the fundamentals and policy determinants in the CA and REER regressions to better capture the external balan...

Gulf Cooperation Council
			: Trade and Foreign Investment-Keys to Diversification and Growth in the GCC

Gulf Cooperation Council : Trade and Foreign Investment-Keys to Diversification and Growth in the GCC »

Volume/Issue: 2018/058

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498310307.007

ISBN: 9781498310307

Keywords: Economic integration, Investment policy, Economic growth, Global competitiveness, Comparative advantage, GCC country, non-oil, FDI, FDI inflow, GCC

"Diversification of the GCC economies, supported by greater openness to trade and higher foreign investment, can have a large impact on growth. Such measures can support higher, sustained, and more inclusive growth...

Bangladesh
			: Selected Issues

Bangladesh : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2007/230

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451804232.002

ISBN: 9781451804232

Keywords: fdi, export processing zones, market share, investment, duty-free access

This Selected Issues paper on Bangladesh underlies the export performance of readymade garment industry and inflation dynamics. Bangladesh has demonstrated that it is highly competitive in the world's major garment...