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World Economic Outlook, October 2018

Challenges to Steady Growth

Global growth for 2018-19 is projected to remain steady at its 2017 level, but its pace is less vigorous than projected in April and has become less balanced.

World Economic Outlook, October 2018

Challenges to Steady Growth

Global growth for 2018-19 is projected to remain steady at its 2017 level, but its pace is less vigorous than projected in April and has become less balanced.

Brazil
			: Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

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Brazil : Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery »

Series: Books

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484339749.071

ISBN: 9781484339749

Keywords: Brazil, Corruption, Economic conditions, Economic recession, Economic recovery, Trade, economic history

Brazil is at crossroads, emerging slowly from a historic recession that was preceded by a huge economic boom. Reasons for the historic bust following a boom are manifold. Policy mistakes were an important contribut...

Excerpt: The Future of China's Bond Market

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Excerpt: The Future of China's Bond Market »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/UTDEAEX.073

ISBN: UTDEAEX

Keywords: Market interest rates, Open market operations, Bond markets, Credit default swap, Financial sector development, Exchange rate markets, bond market;people 's bank of China;people 's bank;SOEs;renminbi

China's bond market is destined to play an increasingly important role, both at home and abroad. And the inclusion of the country's bonds in global indexes will be a milestone for its financial market integration,...

The Future of China's Bond Market

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The Future of China's Bond Market »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484372142.071

ISBN: 9781484372142

Keywords: Bond markets, Bond issues, Interest rates, Central banks, Bond yields, bond market;interbank;implicit guarantee;people 's bank of China;renminbi

China's bond market is destined to play an increasingly important role, both at home and abroad. And the inclusion of the country's bonds in global indexes will be a milestone for its financial market integration,...

Greece
			: First Post-Program Monitoring Discussions-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Greece

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Greece : First Post-Program Monitoring Discussions-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Greece »

Volume/Issue: 2019/73

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498302579.002

ISBN: 9781498302579

The economic recovery in Greece is accelerating and broadening. Growth and job creation in Greece are expected to accelerate further in 2019. Public sector financing needs remain manageable under the baseline due t...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/74

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498302661.002

ISBN: 9781498302661

Since the global crisis, Belgium has experienced nine consecutive years of economic growth. Per capita GDP has surpassed pre-crisis levels, and unemployment is at its lowest level in four decades. The financial sec...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/71

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498302418.002

ISBN: 9781498302418

The Malaysian economy has shown resilience and continues to perform well. A peaceful political transition following the May 2018 elections demonstrated the strength of Malaysia's institutions. Although vulnerabilit...

Malaysia
			: Selected Issues

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Malaysia : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/72

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498302456.002

ISBN: 9781498302456

Selected Issues...

Cash Use Across Countries and the Demand for Central Bank Digital Currency

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Cash Use Across Countries and the Demand for Central Bank Digital Currency »

Volume/Issue: 2019/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tanai Khiaonarong , and David Humphrey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484399606.001

ISBN: 9781484399606

Keywords: cash use, cash forecasting, central bank digital currency

The level and trend in cash use in a country will influence the demand for central bank digital currency (CBDC). While access to digital currency will be more convenient than traveling to an ATM, it only makes CBDC...

How Effective is Macroprudential Policy? Evidence from Lending Restriction Measures in EU Countries

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How Effective is Macroprudential Policy? Evidence from Lending Restriction Measures in EU Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2019/45

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tigran Poghosyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498300872.001

ISBN: 9781498300872

Keywords: macroprudential regulation, financial stability, credit, house price

This paper assesses the effectiveness of lending restriction measures, such as loan-to-value and debt-service-to-income ratios, in affecting developments in house prices and credit. We use data on 99 lending standa...

Nonlinearity Between the Shadow Economy and Level of Development

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Nonlinearity Between the Shadow Economy and Level of Development »

Volume/Issue: 2019/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dong Frank Wu , and Friedrich Schneider

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484399613.001

ISBN: 9781484399613

Keywords: Shadow Economy, Level of Development, Nonlinearity, GDP per capita

This paper is the first attempt to directly explore the long-run nonlinear relationship between the shadow economy and level of development. Using a dataset of 158 countries over the period from 1996 to 2015, our r...