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Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

3. Addressing the Infrastructure Deficit in Sub-Saharan Africa

3. Addressing the Infrastructure Deficit in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014 : Staying the Course

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498386456

Keywords: Economic growth, Economic forecasting, Cross country analysis, Private investment, Regional Economic Outlook, Public debt, Public investment, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Infrastructure

Introduction and Summary This chapter considers sub-Saharan African countries’ progress in recent years to address the large infrastructure deficit they face, trends...

Algeria: 2013 Article IV Consultation

Algeria: 2013 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Algeria : Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/32

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475566215

Keywords: Fiscal consolidation, Economic indicators, Debt sustainability analysis, Algeria, Economic growth, Article IV consultation reports, Press releases, Real effective exchange rates, Staff Reports, Monetary policy

This Informational Annex highlights that data provision in Algeria has some shortcomings, but is broadly adequate for surveillance. Data are published with a delay of less than one month. Key shortcomings in govern...

Algeria: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Algeria: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Algeria : Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/32

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475566215

Keywords: Fiscal consolidation, Economic indicators, Debt sustainability analysis, Algeria, Economic growth, Article IV consultation reports, Press releases, Real effective exchange rates, Staff Reports, Monetary policy

This Informational Annex highlights that data provision in Algeria has some shortcomings, but is broadly adequate for surveillance. Data are published with a delay of less than one month. Key shortcomings in govern...

Analytics of Systemic Crises and the Role of Global Financial Safety Nets

Analytics of Systemic Crises and the Role of Global Financial Safety Nets »

Source: Analytics of Systemic Crises and the Role of Global Financial Safety Nets

Volume/Issue: 2011/041

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2011

ISBN: 9781498338813

Keywords: Cross country analysis, External shocks, Financial crisis, Financial safety nets, Fund arrangements, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Liquidity management, Monetary policy, Risk management, Real sector

In response to the global crisis, the Fund overhauled its lending toolkit and boosted its resources, strengthening its ability to pre-empt financial crises. This paper-with the companion paper on Mapping Cross-Bord...

Angola: First Review of the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility, Requests for a Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion, and Modifications of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Angola

Angola: First Review of the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility, Requests for a Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion, and Modifications of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Angola »

Source: Angola : First Review of the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility, Requests for a Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion, and Modifications of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Angola

Volume/Issue: 2019/170

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 June 2019

ISBN: 9781498320481

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Exchange markets, Development, Monetary policy, Debt management, non-oil, EFF, Proj, BNA, Sonangol

A 36-month Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (hereafter the 'arrangement') was approved last December, with access of SDR 2,673 million (361 percent of quota). Lower international oil prices w...

Argentina: Fourth Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review—Supplementary Information

Argentina: Fourth Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review—Supplementary Information »

Source: Argentina : Fourth Review under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Applicability and Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review-Press Release; Staff Report; and Staff Supplement

Volume/Issue: 2019/232

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498326537

Keywords: Central banks, Bank credit, Inflation, Monetary policy, Social safety nets, primary balance, performance criterion, percent of GDP, BCRA, Proj

Financial markets stabilized in May and June after a period of turmoil in late April prompted by political uncertainties and a significant increase in inflation and inflation expectations. High interest rates, seas...

Argentina: Fourth Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Applicability and Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review—Press Release; Staff Report; and Staff Supplement

Argentina: Fourth Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Applicability and Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review—Press Release; Staff Report; and Staff Supplement »

Source: Argentina : Fourth Review under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Applicability and Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review-Press Release; Staff Report; and Staff Supplement

Volume/Issue: 2019/232

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498326537

Keywords: Central banks, Bank credit, Inflation, Monetary policy, Social safety nets, primary balance, performance criterion, percent of GDP, BCRA, Proj

Financial markets stabilized in May and June after a period of turmoil in late April prompted by political uncertainties and a significant increase in inflation and inflation expectations. High interest rates, seas...

Argentina: Third Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Applicability of Performance Criteria, Financing Assurances Review, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria— Press Release and Staff Report

Argentina: Third Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Applicability of Performance Criteria, Financing Assurances Review, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria— Press Release and Staff Report »

Source: Argentina : Third Review under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Applicability of Performance Criteria, Financing Assurances Review, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/99

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498306737

Keywords: Central banks, Monetary policy, Poverty, Tax revenue, Monetary base, performance criterion, BCRA, percent change, percent of GDP, capital spend

The Argentina economy continues to contract, albeit at a modestly slower pace than had been expected under the program. After a brief period of falling monthly inflation, price pressures and inflation expectations...

Argentina: Third Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Applicability of Performance Criteria, Financing Assurances Review, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria—Supplementary Information

Argentina: Third Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Applicability of Performance Criteria, Financing Assurances Review, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria—Supplementary Information »

Source: Argentina : Third Review under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Applicability of Performance Criteria, Financing Assurances Review, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/99

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498306737

Keywords: Central banks, Monetary policy, Poverty, Tax revenue, Monetary base, performance criterion, BCRA, percent change, percent of GDP, capital spend

The Argentina economy continues to contract, albeit at a modestly slower pace than had been expected under the program. After a brief period of falling monthly inflation, price pressures and inflation expectations...

Assessing Fiscal Space: an Update and Stocktaking

Assessing Fiscal Space: an Update and Stocktaking »

Source: Assessing Fiscal Space : An Update and Stocktaking

Volume/Issue: 2018/033

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 2018

ISBN: 9781498309042

Keywords: Fiscal space, Debt sustainability, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Fiscal rules, commodity producer, country-specific, market access, bottom-line, conjuncture

This paper reviews the experience with the fiscal space assessment framework that was piloted during 2017-18. In 2016, staff proposed an operational definition of fiscal space and a new four-stage framework for its...