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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...

How Effective is Fiscal Policy Response in Systemic Banking Crises?

How Effective is Fiscal Policy Response in Systemic Banking Crises? »

Volume/Issue: 2009/160

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Carlos Mulas-Granados , and Emanuele Baldacci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873078.001

ISBN: 9781451873078

Keywords: banking, banking crises, tax revenue, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General,

This paper studies the effects of fiscal policy response in 118 episodes of systemic banking crisis in advanced and emerging market countries during 1980-2008. It finds that timely countercyclical fiscal measures c...

The Negative Mean Output Gap

The Negative Mean Output Gap »

Volume/Issue: 2019/183

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shekhar Aiyar , and Simon Voigts

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 August 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513511740.001

ISBN: 9781513511740

Keywords: Accounting systems, Bank rates, Bond yields, Business cycles, Capital, Capital stocks, Central banking, Central banks, Consumption, Cost of capital

We argue that in an economy with downward nominal wage rigidity, the output gap is negative on average. Because it is more difficult to cut wages than to increase them, firms reduce employment more during downturns...

Islamic Republic of Mauritania: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement—Debt Sustainability Analysis Update

Islamic Republic of Mauritania: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement—Debt Sustainability Analysis Update »

Source: Islamic Republic of Mauritania : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Volume/Issue: 2019/145

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498317542

Keywords: Central banks, Development, Credit, Fiscal policy, Expenditures, Mauritanian authority, percent of GDP, official reserve, Proj, BCM

Program implementation continued to be satisfactory despite a somewhat less favorable external environment in 2018. Macroeconomic stability was maintained, external debt to GDP declined, official reserves rose, and...

Islamic Republic Of Mauritania: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Islamic Republic Of Mauritania: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania »

Source: Islamic Republic of Mauritania : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Volume/Issue: 2019/145

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498317542

Keywords: Central banks, Development, Credit, Fiscal policy, Expenditures, Mauritanian authority, percent of GDP, official reserve, Proj, BCM

Program implementation continued to be satisfactory despite a somewhat less favorable external environment in 2018. Macroeconomic stability was maintained, external debt to GDP declined, official reserves rose, and...

Kuwait: 2019 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kuwait

Kuwait: 2019 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kuwait »

Source: Kuwait : 2019 Article IV Consultation; Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kuwait

Volume/Issue: 2019/95

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498306355

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Credit, Central banks, Financial and Monetary Sector, Expenditures, non-oil, CBK, investment income, FSSA, overall balance

Growth has strengthened, and fiscal and external positions improved thanks to higher oil prices. The increased uncertainty about oil price prospects though underscores the need to reduce dependence on oil and incre...

Kuwait: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Kuwait: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Kuwait : 2019 Article IV Consultation; Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kuwait

Volume/Issue: 2019/95

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498306355

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Credit, Central banks, Financial and Monetary Sector, Expenditures, non-oil, CBK, investment income, FSSA, overall balance

Growth has strengthened, and fiscal and external positions improved thanks to higher oil prices. The increased uncertainty about oil price prospects though underscores the need to reduce dependence on oil and incre...

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...