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Chapter3. Assessing the Reform of the Caja Fiscal

Chapter3. Assessing the Reform of the Caja Fiscal »

Source: Paraguay : Corruption, Reform, and the Financial System

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Jeffrey Franks , Randa Sab , Valerie Mercer-Blackman , and Roberto Benelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 September 2005

ISBN: 9781589064201

Keywords: Economic reforms, Financial systems, exchange rate, banking, bonds, banking system, financial system

A. Background Paraguay's existing pension system is fragmented into eight independent public institutions. Few workers—less than 10 percent of the active labor force—participate in a...

Chapter4. Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate in Paraguay

Chapter4. Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate in Paraguay »

Source: Paraguay : Corruption, Reform, and the Financial System

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Jeffrey Franks , Randa Sab , Valerie Mercer-Blackman , and Roberto Benelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 September 2005

ISBN: 9781589064201

Keywords: Economic reforms, Financial systems, exchange rate, banking, bonds, banking system, financial system

A. Background In recent years, Paraguay's real exchange rate has exhibited large fluctuations. From end-2000 through end-2002, a period characterized by subsequent banking crises and...

Chapter2. Financial Crises and Behavior of Private Sector Credit in Paraguay

Chapter2. Financial Crises and Behavior of Private Sector Credit in Paraguay »

Source: Paraguay : Corruption, Reform, and the Financial System

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Jeffrey Franks , Randa Sab , Valerie Mercer-Blackman , and Roberto Benelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 September 2005

ISBN: 9781589064201

Keywords: Economic reforms, Financial systems, exchange rate, banking, bonds, banking system, financial system

A. Introduction A series of financial crises have afflicted Paraguay since the financial liberalization in the 1990s and have contributed to the fall in private sector credit. Paragu...

CHAPTER 7. Financial System and Institutions

CHAPTER 7. Financial System and Institutions »

Source: Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

Mauritius has one of the more sophisticated financial systems in Africa, a system that is soundly capitalized and profitable. Assets of the banking system represent about 100 percent of GDP. While the financ...

CHAPTER 6. Fiscal Developments

CHAPTER 6. Fiscal Developments »

Source: Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

Over the past 25 years, Mauritius’s public finances have experienced three distinct phases: large fiscal deficits in the early 1980s, followed by a period of fiscal consolidation and discipline during the la...

Chapter1. Has Corruption in Paraguay Contributed to Slow Economic Growth?

Chapter1. Has Corruption in Paraguay Contributed to Slow Economic Growth? »

Source: Paraguay : Corruption, Reform, and the Financial System

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Jeffrey Franks , Randa Sab , Valerie Mercer-Blackman , and Roberto Benelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 September 2005

ISBN: 9781589064201

Keywords: Economic reforms, Financial systems, exchange rate, banking, bonds, banking system, financial system

A. Introduction Paraguay has long–standing problems with corruption and contraband. It figures as the most corrupt country in Latin America and the third most corrupt out of 133 coun...

CHAPTER 5. Labor Market and Educational System

CHAPTER 5. Labor Market and Educational System »

Source: Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

Despite strong economic growth, averaging just below 6 percent per year over the last two decades, a “U”-curve phenomenon of Mauritian unemployment can be observed (Figure 5.1). The unemployment rate plunged...

CHAPTER 9. Medium-Term Challenges and Concluding Remarks

CHAPTER 9. Medium-Term Challenges and Concluding Remarks »

Source: Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

The Factors Behind Sustained Growth The discussion in the previous chapters leads to some key conclusions. First, the Mauritian growth performance since the 1970s has been exceptiona...

CHAPTER 2. Outstanding Growth Performance

CHAPTER 2. Outstanding Growth Performance »

Source: Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

Mauritius’s Initial Conditions Mauritius is a small island economy in a remote section of the Indian Ocean. The island was visited by Malays, Arabs, and Portuguese in the sixteenth c...

CHAPTER 1. Overview

CHAPTER 1. Overview »

Source: Mauritius : Challenges of Sustained Growth

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): James Yao , Gamal El-Masry , Padamja Khandelwal , and Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064164

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, inflation, monetary policy, financial system, export sector, banking

The purpose of this paper is to present the remarkable achievements of the economy of Mauritius since independence, and to highlight the factors that have made this performance possible. The record is impres...