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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

Fiscal Monitor, April 2019

Curbing Corruption

The April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption.

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU): Selected Issues

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Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2019/91

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 March 2019

ISBN: 9781498305945

Selected Issues...

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
			: Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the WAEMU

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West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the WAEMU »

Volume/Issue: 2019/90

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498305907.002

ISBN: 9781498305907

Growth remained strong in 2018, the fiscal deficit narrowed by 1/2 percentage point of GDP, external reserves increased, and important banking reforms were put in place, including the introduction of Basel II/III s...

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU): Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries-Press Release

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West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU): Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries-Press Release »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the WAEMU

Volume/Issue: 2019/90

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 March 2019

ISBN: 9781498305907

Growth remained strong in 2018, the fiscal deficit narrowed by 1/2 percentage point of GDP, external reserves increased, and important banking reforms were put in place, including the introduction of Basel II/III s...

Gains from Anchoring Inflation Expectations: Evidence from the Taper Tantrum Shock* Gains from Anchoring Inflation Expectations:
Evidence from the Taper Tantrum Shock*

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Source: Gains from Anchoring Inflation Expectations: Evidence from the Taper Tantrum Shock

Volume/Issue: 2019/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rudolfs Bems , Francesca Caselli , Francesco Grigoli , and Bertrand Gruss

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 2019

ISBN: 9781498302777

Keywords: Exchange rate pass-through, Consumer price indexes, Inflation expectations, Capital outflows, Monetary policy, Taper Tantrum, Exchange Rate Pass-Through., inflation expectation, tantrum, pass-through

Many argue that improvements in monetary policy frameworks in emerging market economies over the past few decades, have made them more resilient to external shocks. This paper exploits the May 2013 taper tantrum in...

Gains from Anchoring Inflation Expectations: Evidence from the Taper Tantrum Shock

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Gains from Anchoring Inflation Expectations: Evidence from the Taper Tantrum Shock »

Volume/Issue: 2019/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rudolfs Bems , Francesca Caselli , Francesco Grigoli , and Bertrand Gruss

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498302777.001

ISBN: 9781498302777

Keywords: Exchange rate pass-through, Consumer price indexes, Inflation expectations, Capital outflows, Monetary policy, Taper Tantrum, Exchange Rate Pass-Through., inflation expectation, tantrum, pass-through

Many argue that improvements in monetary policy frameworks in emerging market economies over the past few decades, have made them more resilient to external shocks. This paper exploits the May 2013 taper tantrum in...

Finance & Development, December 2018

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Volume: 55

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2019

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484386286.022

ISBN: 9781484386286

Keywords: Finance and Development

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Finance and Development, December 2018

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Finance and Development, December 2018 »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2018

Volume: 55

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2019

Language: Chinese

ISBN: 9781484386286

Keywords: Finance and Development

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Fintech in Latin America and the Caribbean: Stocktaking

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Fintech in Latin America and the Caribbean: Stocktaking »

Source: Fintech in Latin America and the Caribbean: Stocktaking

Volume/Issue: 2019/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pelin Berkmen , Kimberly Beaton , Dmitry Gershenson , Javier Arze del Granado , Kotaro Ishi , Meeyeon Kim , Emanuel Kopp , and Marina Rousset

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2019

ISBN: 9781498303248

Keywords: Central banks, Central bank role, Central bank legislation, Central bank accounting, Bank credit, Fintech, cross border payments, financial sector, financial regulation, financial stability and integrity

In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), financial technology has been growing rapidly and is on the agenda of many policy makers. Fintech provides opportunities to deepen financial development, competition, innov...

Fiscal Policy Multipliers in Small States

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Fiscal Policy Multipliers in Small States »

Source: Fiscal Policy Multipliers in Small States

Volume/Issue: 2019/72

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ali Alichi , Ippei Shibata , and Kadir Tanyeri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2019

ISBN: 9781498303996

Keywords: Business cycles, Real interest rates, Exchange rate depreciation, Government consumption, Public investments, Government Spending, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Multipliers., WEO, government investment

Government debt in many small states has risen beyond sustainable levels and some governments are considering fiscal consolidation. This paper estimates fiscal policy multipliers for small states using two distinct...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Sweden

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Sweden »

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/88

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2019

ISBN: 9781498305259

Keywords: Financial soundness indicators, Financial statistics, Price indexes, Monetary statistics, Economic growth, Riksbank, percent of GDP, HICP, percent change, Haver

Sweden's growth is expected to slow in 2019, with material downside risks from the global economy and domestic demand. From an estimated 2.3 percent in 2018, growth is projected to slow to 1.2 percent in 2019 as dw...