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1. Back to High Growth?

1. Back to High Growth? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2010, Sub-Saharan Africa : Back to High Growth?

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2010

ISBN: 9781589069183

Keywords: fiscal policy, capital inflows, exporting countries, importing countries, oil-importing countries

Introduction and Summary As elsewhere, 2009 was a difficult year for most sub-Saharan African countries. But, playing off the revival in global economic activity, gro...

Capital Flow Deflection*

Capital Flow Deflection* »

Source: Capital Flow Deflection

Volume/Issue: 2014/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Giordani , Michele Ruta , Hans Weisfeld , and Ling Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2014

ISBN: 9781498383202

Keywords: cross-border spillovers, policy response, capital flow, capital inflow, General, International Relations and International Political Economy: General,

This paper focuses on the coordination problem among borrowing countries imposing controls on capital infl ows. In a simple model of capital flows and controls, we show that inflow restrictions distort internation...

2. Capital Inflows to Frontier Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa

2. Capital Inflows to Frontier Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2011, Sub-Saharan Africa : Recovery and New Risks

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2011

ISBN: 9781616350611

Keywords: exchange rate, capital inflows, exchange rates, capital flows, exchange rate regimes

Introduction and Summary Before the global financial crisis, there was substantial investor interest in sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) frontier markets (FMs), 1...

The Composition of Capital Flows

The Composition of Capital Flows »

Source: The Composition of Capital Flows : Is South Africa Different?

Volume/Issue: 2005/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Norbert Funke , Faisal Ahmed , and Rabah Arezki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860597

Keywords: Composition of capital flows, exchange rate volatility, financial development, fdi, capital flows, capital inflows, direct investment, foreign direct investment,

Over the past decade, South Africa has attracted relatively little foreign direct investment (FDI), but considerable amounts of portfolio inflows. In this context, the objective of the paper is twofold: to identify...

2. How Countercyclical and Pro-Poor Has Fiscal Policy Been during the Downturn?

2. How Countercyclical and Pro-Poor Has Fiscal Policy Been during the Downturn? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2010, Sub-Saharan Africa : Back to High Growth?

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2010

ISBN: 9781589069183

Keywords: fiscal policy, capital inflows, exporting countries, importing countries, oil-importing countries

Introduction and Summary Since the economic downturn began, policymakers throughout sub-Saharan Africa, as elsewhere, have to varying degrees sought to use fiscal policy to counter t...

I. Overview

I. Overview »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067110

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, monetary policy, capital inflows, exchange rate regime

Macroeconomic developments in sub-Saharan Africa were broadly positive in 2007, with growth steady and as expected across most of the region. Inflation remains largely contained. The immediate p...

II. Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

II. Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067110

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, monetary policy, capital inflows, exchange rate regime

A marked improvement in macroeconomic conditions in most sub-Saharan African countries in recent years has reshaped the environment for monetary and exchange rate policy. A number of post-conflict economies...

III. Private Capital Flows to Sub-Saharan Africa: Financial Globalization’s Final Frontier?

III. Private Capital Flows to Sub-Saharan Africa: Financial Globalization’s Final Frontier? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067110

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, monetary policy, capital inflows, exchange rate regime

Private capital inflows to sub-Saharan African countries, having more than quadrupled since 2000, represent an increasingly important share of foreign financing to these countries. 1...

The Liberalization and Management of Capital Flows - An Institutional View

The Liberalization and Management of Capital Flows - An Institutional View »

Volume/Issue: 2012/023

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498339612.007

ISBN: 9781498339612

Keywords: Capital flows, Capital inflows, Capital outflows, Emerging markets, Fund role, International cooperation, International monetary system, Surveillance, Technical Assistance, International investment position

Capital flows have increased significantly in recent years and are a key aspect of the global monetary system. They offer potential benefits to countries, but their size and volatility can also pose policy challeng...

Liberalizing Capital Flows and Managing Outflows

Liberalizing Capital Flows and Managing Outflows »

Volume/Issue: 2012/013

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department;International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498340854.007

ISBN: 9781498340854

Keywords: Capital flows, Capital outflows, China, Developing countries, Emerging markets, Fund role, India, Access to international capital markets, Financial and Monetary Sector, Capital account convertibility

This is the fourth in a series of Board papers developing a comprehensive Fund view on capital flows and the policies that affect them. A first paper in December 2010 dealt with the Fund's overall role in this area...