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Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe

Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times

The Spring EUR REO projects the economic outlook for the region for the next six months.

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe
			: Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375402.086

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

Economic activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. Domestic demand, supported by stronger employment and wages, remains the main engin...

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe
			: Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe : Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484339909.086

ISBN: 9781484339909

Europe continues to enjoy a strong growth spurt. Growth has firmed up in many European economies and the forecast is for more of the same. Real GDP increased by 2.8 percent in 2017, up from 1.8 percent in 2016. The...

The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , David Coady , Frank Eich , Sanjeev Gupta , Alvar Kangur , Baoping Shang , and Mauricio Soto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2016

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9787504979971.084

ISBN: 9787504979971

Keywords: Pension reforms, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Pensions, Government expenditures, Cross country analysis, emerging market economies, retirement, pensions, pension spending

Pension reform is high on the policy agenda of many advanced and emerging market economies. In advanced economies the challenge is generally to contain future increases in public pension spending as the population...

Playing by the Rules
			: Reforming Fiscal Governance in Europe

Playing by the Rules : Reforming Fiscal Governance in Europe »

Volume/Issue: 2015/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luc Eyraud , and Tao Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484300282.001

ISBN: 9781484300282

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Rules, EMU, fiscal, governance, public debt, states, enforcement, General, Intergovernmental Relations,

The paper contributes to the discussions on fiscal governance in Europe. It takes stock of recent reforms, identifies areas for further progress, and discusses a menu of policy options for the medium-term. The issu...

Financial Soundness Indicators and Banking Crises

Financial Soundness Indicators and Banking Crises »

Volume/Issue: 2013/263

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Matias Costa Navajas , and Aaron Thegeya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484327616.001

ISBN: 9781484327616

Keywords: macroprudential analysis, banking, return on equity, banking sector, bank runs, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Government Policy and Regulation,

The paper tests the effectiveness of financial soundness indicators (FSIs) as harbingers of banking crises, using multivariate logit models to see whether FSIs, broad macroeconomic indicators, and institutional ind...

European Union
			: Publication of Financial Sector Assessment Program Documentation-Technical Note on European Banking Authority

European Union : Publication of Financial Sector Assessment Program Documentation-Technical Note on European Banking Authority »

Volume/Issue: 2013/74

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475533781.002

ISBN: 9781475533781

Keywords: technical standards, regulation, rules, regulatory framework, standing committee

This report is an overview of the performance of the European Banking Authority (EBA) against its mandates, given economic conditions prevailing in the banking sector in the European Union (EU). Banks remain a key...

The Economic Crisis
			: Did Financial Supervision Matter?

The Economic Crisis : Did Financial Supervision Matter? »

Volume/Issue: 2011/261

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marc Quintyn , Rosaria Vega Pansini , and Donato Masciandaro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463924560.001

ISBN: 9781463924560

Keywords: financial supervision, global crisis, supervisory architecture, supervisory governance, banking, bank involvement, financial sector, financial structure, deposit money, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

The Asian financial crisis marked the beginning of worldwide efforts to improve the effectiveness of financial supervision. However, the crisis that started in 2007?08 was a crude awakening: several of these improv...

Macroeconomic Effects of EU Transfers in New Member States

Macroeconomic Effects of EU Transfers in New Member States »

Volume/Issue: 2008/223

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870817.001

ISBN: 9781451870817

Keywords: Convergence, cross-country transfers, policy-mix, exchange rate, inflation, real exchange rate, real interest rate,

Large inflows from the European Union to the New Member States are likely to significantlyimpact macroeconomic outcomes. In this paper, we use the IMF's Global Integrated Monetaryand Fiscal model (GIMF) to analyze...

Republic of Latvia
			: 2006 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia

Republic of Latvia : 2006 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia »

Volume/Issue: 2006/353

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451824582.002

ISBN: 9781451824582

Keywords: debt, external debt, interest, deficit, credit growth

The Latvian economy has made remarkable strides, combining macroeconomic stability with rapid income convergence. An upfront policy tightening is needed to contain near-term overheating and secure a soft landing. F...

The Maastricht Inflation Criterion
			: How Unpleasant Is Purgatory?

The Maastricht Inflation Criterion : How Unpleasant Is Purgatory? »

Volume/Issue: 2006/154

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ales Bulir , and Jaromír Hurník

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864144.001

ISBN: 9781451864144

Keywords: ERM2, Maastricht inflation criterion, new EU member countries, monetary policy, central bank, monetary fund, national bank, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

The Maastricht inflation criterion, designed in the early 1990s to bring "high-inflation" EU countries in line with "low-inflation" countries prior to the introduction of the euro, poses challenges for both new EU...