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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Sub-Saharan African

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Sub-Saharan African »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066397.086

ISBN: 9781589066397

Keywords: debt, domestic debt, debt management, exchange rate regime, exporting countries

Sub-Saharan Africa's growth performance during the past three years has been the best in more than three decades, and higher oil revenues and increased debt relief have been used to make progress toward the Millenn...

Using the Balance Sheet Approach in Surveillance
			: Framework and Data Sources and Availability

Using the Balance Sheet Approach in Surveillance : Framework and Data Sources and Availability »

Series: Books

Author(s): Johan Mathisen , and Anthony Pellechio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 March 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066045.071

ISBN: 9781589066045

Keywords: external debt, central bank, domestic currency, financial corporations, financial instruments

A distinguishing feature of emerging market crises in recent years has been the sudden disruption in the capital accounts of the economy. These crises have highlighted the need for closer attention to macroeconomic...

Flight Capital as a Portfolio Choice

Flight Capital as a Portfolio Choice »

Source: Flight Capital as a Portfolio Choice

Volume/Issue: 1999/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anke Hoeffler , Catherine Pattillo , and Paul Collier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1999

ISBN: 9781451858488

Keywords: Capital flight, portfolio choice, debt, domestic investment, foreign debt, interest

This paper sets flight capital in the context of portfolio choice, focusing upon the proportion of private wealth that is held abroad. There are large regional differences in this proportion, ranging from 5 percent...

I. Highlights

I. Highlights »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Sub-Saharan African

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066397

Keywords: debt, domestic debt, debt management, exchange rate regime, exporting countries

For the third year in a row, sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) recorded growth in the 5-6 percent range (Chapter II). In 2006 economic growth was over 5 percent, and for 2007 a pick-up to 6-7 percent is expected, mai...

II. Developments in 2006 and Prospects for 2007

II. Developments in 2006 and Prospects for 2007 »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Sub-Saharan African

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066397

Keywords: debt, domestic debt, debt management, exchange rate regime, exporting countries

Developments in 2006 Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in 2006 remained robust at 5.4 percent, after growth of 6 percent in 2004 and 2005 (Table 2.1). Growth moderated in o...

III. Macroeconomic Challenges for Africa’s Oil Producers: How to Seize the Opportunities and Avoid the Pitfalls

III. Macroeconomic Challenges for Africa’s Oil Producers: How to Seize the Opportunities and Avoid the Pitfalls »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Sub-Saharan African

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066397

Keywords: debt, domestic debt, debt management, exchange rate regime, exporting countries

Introduction In the past three years buoyant oil prices, and in some countries increasing oil production, have allowed OPCs in SSA to substantially increase their oil exports and thu...

IV. Sub-Saharan Africa’s Emerging Export Pattern

IV. Sub-Saharan Africa’s Emerging Export Pattern »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Sub-Saharan African

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066397

Keywords: debt, domestic debt, debt management, exchange rate regime, exporting countries

Introduction The share of SSA in global trade (exports plus imports) has declined from about 4 percent in 1970 to about 2 percent at present (Figure 4.1). This long-term decline is t...

V. Local-Currency Government Debt Markets in Africa: Experiences and Policy Challenges

V. Local-Currency Government Debt Markets in Africa: Experiences and Policy Challenges »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Sub-Saharan African

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066397

Keywords: debt, domestic debt, debt management, exchange rate regime, exporting countries

Introduction In past decades the debate on debt in Africa focused almost exclusively on external debt. More recently large-scale debt relief under the HIPC Initiative and the MDRI im...

Appendix I. Additional Tables and Figures

Appendix I. Additional Tables and Figures »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Sub-Saharan African

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066397

Keywords: debt, domestic debt, debt management, exchange rate regime, exporting countries

Table A1. Time Period Covered in Poverty Assessments by Country Country Surv...

Appendix II. Methodological Notes to Chapter IV

Appendix II. Methodological Notes to Chapter IV »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Sub-Saharan African

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066397

Keywords: debt, domestic debt, debt management, exchange rate regime, exporting countries

The analysis uses UN Comtrade data on SSA merchandise (physical goods) exports, captured as imports to the reporting country. The reporting countries are the United States; the pre-2004 European Union (refer...