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Appendix. Exchange Rate Restrictions and Exchange Rate Arrangements

Appendix. Exchange Rate Restrictions and Exchange Rate Arrangements »

Source: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Exchange Rates and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stella Kaendera , S. V. S. Dixit , and Nabil Ben Ltaifa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462389889

Keywords: Exchange rate stability, Exchange rates, exchange rate, foreign exchange, global financial crisis, foreign exchange market

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Chapter 6. Building a Framework to Harmonize Monetary Policy

Chapter 6. Building a Framework to Harmonize Monetary Policy »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

This chapter discusses a strategy and a timetable for harmonizing national monetary policy frameworks across the East African Community (EAC). The priority for harmonization is to cement credibility in the i...

CHAPTER 4 Conclusions

CHAPTER 4 Conclusions »

Source: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Exchange Rates and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stella Kaendera , S. V. S. Dixit , and Nabil Ben Ltaifa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462389889

Keywords: Exchange rate stability, Exchange rates, exchange rate, foreign exchange, global financial crisis, foreign exchange market

The evolution of exchange rates in sub-Saharan Africa has reflected the impact of both external developments and distinct policy choices. The fall in export demand, commodity prices, and private capital infl...

Chapter 10. Cross-Country Financial Linkages and Implications for Financial Sector Supervision

Chapter 10. Cross-Country Financial Linkages and Implications for Financial Sector Supervision »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

The authorities of the East African Community (EAC) countries envision strengthening and integrating the banking and financial systems in the hope that greater regional integration will increase the scale of...

Chapter 3. Economic Convergence to Support the East African Monetary Union

Chapter 3. Economic Convergence to Support the East African Monetary Union »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

Since 2000, the East African Community (EAC) has had a customs union and common market, and is now implementing a comprehensive regional infrastructure program to support the development of a single market f...

Chapter 8. Exchange Rate Arrangements in the Transition to East African Monetary Union

Chapter 8. Exchange Rate Arrangements in the Transition to East African Monetary Union »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

This chapter considers alternative exchange rate arrangements for the countries of the East African Community (EAC) in the transition to monetary union. Three main considerations shape our analysis. First, w...

CHAPTER 3 Factors behind the Exchange Rates Evolution

CHAPTER 3 Factors behind the Exchange Rates Evolution »

Source: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Exchange Rates and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stella Kaendera , S. V. S. Dixit , and Nabil Ben Ltaifa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462389889

Keywords: Exchange rate stability, Exchange rates, exchange rate, foreign exchange, global financial crisis, foreign exchange market

The first factors that affected the value of exchange rates were external, reflecting the transmission of the global crisis through the trade and financial channels as well as the volatility of the U.S. doll...

Chapter 11. Financial Integration Ahead of East African Monetary Union

Chapter 11. Financial Integration Ahead of East African Monetary Union »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

Well-functioning financial markets can accelerate economic growth and alleviate poverty. A large body of research has found a positive relationship between financial market development and economic growth, i...

Chapter 9. Financial Sector Stability: A Regional Approach

Chapter 9. Financial Sector Stability: A Regional Approach »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

This chapter looks at the issue of financial stability in the envisaged East African Monetary Union (EAMU) and the responsibility for it among East African Community (EAC) authorities. Signatories to the EAC...

Chapter 7. How Strong Is the Monetary Transmission Mechanism in the East African Community?

Chapter 7. How Strong Is the Monetary Transmission Mechanism in the East African Community? »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

The leaders of the five partner states of the East African Community (EAC) decided in 2007 to fast track agreements on key protocols of the East African Monetary Union (EAMU) by 2012. A successful EAMU depen...