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Fiscal Monitor, April 2019

Curbing Corruption

The April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption.

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Selected Issues

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Selected Issues »

Source: People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2007/4

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451816952

Keywords: tax revenue, tax base, fiscal risks, tax policy

This Selected Issues paper reviews medium-term fiscal challenges for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR). It focuses on key considerations that need to be evaluated when formulating a medium-ter...

Portugal

Portugal »

Source: Portugal : Second Review Under the Extended Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2011/363

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2011

ISBN: 9781463928612

Keywords: pension, legal framework, pensions, cash balance, fiscal risks

Portugal's economic adjustment has continued, but the contraction in output has been milder than expected. The 2012 outlook for Europe has deteriorated substantially, with growth revised down by 11/4 percentage po...

IMF Completes Second Review Under an EFF with Portugal, Approves €2.9 Billion Disbursement

IMF Completes Second Review Under an EFF with Portugal, Approves €2.9 Billion Disbursement »

Source: Portugal : Second Review Under the Extended Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2011/363

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2011

ISBN: 9781463928612

Keywords: pension, legal framework, pensions, cash balance, fiscal risks

Portugal's economic adjustment has continued, but the contraction in output has been milder than expected. The 2012 outlook for Europe has deteriorated substantially, with growth revised down by 11/4 percentage po...

Statement by Arrigo Sadun, Executive Director for Portugal and José Cardoso, Advisor to Exective Director

Statement by Arrigo Sadun, Executive Director for Portugal and José Cardoso, Advisor to Exective Director »

Source: Portugal : Second Review Under the Extended Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2011/363

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2011

ISBN: 9781463928612

Keywords: pension, legal framework, pensions, cash balance, fiscal risks

Portugal's economic adjustment has continued, but the contraction in output has been milder than expected. The 2012 outlook for Europe has deteriorated substantially, with growth revised down by 11/4 percentage po...

Albania: First Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

Albania: First Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria »

Source: Albania : First Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

Volume/Issue: 2014/211

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498323178

Keywords: public debt, fiscal risks, tax administration, tax revenue

KEY ISSUES Background: On February 28, the Executive Board approved a three-year Extended Arrangement with access of SDR 295.42 million (492.4 percent of quota). A purchase of SDR 23.55 million (about EUR 26.4 mil...

IMF Executive Board Completes First Review under Extended Fund Facility Arrangement for Albania; Approves €26.7 Million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Completes First Review under Extended Fund Facility Arrangement for Albania; Approves €26.7 Million Disbursement »

Source: Albania : First Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

Volume/Issue: 2014/211

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498323178

Keywords: public debt, fiscal risks, tax administration, tax revenue

KEY ISSUES Background: On February 28, the Executive Board approved a three-year Extended Arrangement with access of SDR 295.42 million (492.4 percent of quota). A purchase of SDR 23.55 million (about EUR 26.4 mil...

Guarding Against Fiscal Risks in Hong Kong SAR1

Guarding Against Fiscal Risks in Hong Kong SAR1 »

Source: Guarding Against Fiscal Risks in Hong Kong SAR

Volume/Issue: 2007/150

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867145

Keywords: Revenue Volatility, Value at Risk, fiscal risks, tax revenue, bootstrap, tax base,

Hong Kong SAR's government faces the dual challenges of volatile revenue and medium term spending pressures arising from a rapidly aging population. Age-related spending pressures raise long-run sustainability conc...

Fiscal Discipline in WAEMU: Rules, Institutions, and Markets

Fiscal Discipline in WAEMU: Rules, Institutions, and Markets »

Source: Fiscal Discipline in WAEMU : Rules, Institutions, and Markets

Volume/Issue: 2013/216

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ermal Hitaj , and Yasin Kursat Onder

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484398685

Keywords: Fiscal discipline, regional surveillance sovereign risk, sovereign spreads, WAEMU, fiscal balance, fiscal behavior, fiscal deficit, Asset Pricing, General,

This paper gauges the scope for market discipline and the effectiveness of the regional surveillance framework in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). The paper finds that the responsiveness of sov...

How to Control the Fiscal Costs of Public-Private Partnerships

How to Control the Fiscal Costs of Public-Private Partnerships »

Source: How to Control the Fiscal Costs of Public-Private Partnerships

Volume: 18

Series: IMF How To Notes

Author(s): Timothy Irwin , Samah Mazraani , and Sandeep Saxena

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484380925

Keywords: Fiscal risk, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal policy, Fiscal management, Risk management, Fiscal rules, Accounting for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), Public services, Public-private partnership, Fiscal rules and institutions

This note discusses what finance ministries can do to ensure that public-private partnerships (PPPs) are used wisely. By inviting private participation in infrastructure development and service provision, PPPs can...

Fiscal Vulnerabilities and Risks from Local Government Finance in China

Fiscal Vulnerabilities and Risks from Local Government Finance in China »

Source: Fiscal Vulnerabilities and Risks from Local Government Finance in China

Volume/Issue: 2014/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yuanyan Zhang , and Steven Barnett

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2014

ISBN: 9781484349953

Keywords: Fiscal Vulnerabilities, Fiscal Risks, Local Government Finance, Land Finance, Gross Financing Needs, fiscal deficit, fiscal debt, fiscal data, fiscal activity, General,

China weathered the global financial crisis better than most, thanks to a large and timely stimulus. This stimulus, however, was mainly in the form of off-budget infrastructure spending and thus not visible in the...