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Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe

Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times

The Spring EUR REO projects the economic outlook for the region for the next six months.

Drivers of Spain's Export Performance and the Role of the Labor Market Reforms

Drivers of Spain's Export Performance and the Role of the Labor Market Reforms »

Volume/Issue: 2018/283

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Salas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484386941.001

ISBN: 9781484386941

Keywords: Employment, Europe, Export competitiveness, Export growth, Developed countries, Labor market reforms, Spain, Cross-country analysis, Competitiveness, Employment Protection

Spain's export performance strengthened after the global financial crisis, and exports now represent more than a third of GDP. This paper argues that several factors contributed to that achievement: external demand...

Regional Labor Mobility in Spain

Regional Labor Mobility in Spain »

Volume/Issue: 2018/282

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lucy Qian Liu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387764.001

ISBN: 9781484387764

Keywords: Spain, Labor mobility, Europe, interregional migration, regional labor market, gravity, Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

This paper studies the main factors that explain the low regional mobility in Spain, with a view to identifying policy options at the regional and central level to promote labor mobility. The empirical analysis fin...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe
			: Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375402.086

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

Economic activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. Domestic demand, supported by stronger employment and wages, remains the main engin...

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe
			: Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe : Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484339909.086

ISBN: 9781484339909

Europe continues to enjoy a strong growth spurt. Growth has firmed up in many European economies and the forecast is for more of the same. Real GDP increased by 2.8 percent in 2017, up from 1.8 percent in 2016. The...

Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area

Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area »

Volume/Issue: 2018/3

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Helge Berger , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Maurice Obstfeld

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 February 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484340424.087

ISBN: 9781484340424

Keywords: Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Monetary unions, Spain, Italy, Fiscal policy, France, Germany, Greece

The paper makes an analytical contribution to the revived discussion about the euro area's institutional setup. After significant progress during the euro crisis, the drive to complete Europe's Economic and Monetar...

Spain
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Bank Resolution and Crisis Management Frameworks

Spain : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Bank Resolution and Crisis Management Frameworks »

Volume/Issue: 2017/341

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484327180.002

ISBN: 9781484327180

Keywords: Europe, Spain

The transposition of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) into Spanish law strengthened the resolution regime in Spain.1 Resolution powers in the past depended on the combination of public support, an...

Spain
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Determinants of Bank Profitability

Spain : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Determinants of Bank Profitability »

Volume/Issue: 2017/339

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484327159.002

ISBN: 9781484327159

Keywords: Europe, Spain

While system-wide profitability for Spanish banks has recovered gradually since the crisis, the return on equity remains below the cost of capital (Bank of Spain May 2016 FSR).2 Profitability remains higher for Spa...

Spain
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Impaired Assets and Nonperforming Loans

Spain : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Impaired Assets and Nonperforming Loans »

Volume/Issue: 2017/343

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484327210.002

ISBN: 9781484327210

Keywords: Spain, Europe

The Spanish banking sector underwent significant consolidation in the last five years and made material progress in reducing and provisioning its problem assets.2 For consolidated operations, the nonperforming loan...

Spain
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Insolvency and Creditor Rights

Spain : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Insolvency and Creditor Rights »

Volume/Issue: 2017/340

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484327166.002

ISBN: 9781484327166

Keywords: Spain, Europe

This technical note analyzes selected issues related to four areas of the legal system for insolvency and creditor rights with a particular relevance for financial stability and the resolution of legacy assets. The...

Spain
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Institutional Arrangements for Financial Sector Oversight

Spain : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Institutional Arrangements for Financial Sector Oversight »

Volume/Issue: 2017/337

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484327074.002

ISBN: 9781484327074

Keywords: Spain, Europe

As Spain recovers from the 2012 banking crisis, attention is being placed on the appropriateness of the institutional framework for financial sector oversight. The complex and relatively fragmented set up has two m...