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External Sector Report, 2020
			: Global Imbalances and the COVID-19 Crisis

External Sector Report, 2020 : Global Imbalances and the COVID-19 Crisis »

Series: External Sector Report

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 August 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513549019.085

ISBN: 9781513549019

Keywords: External sector, International investment position, External sector assessment, Financial crises, Nominal effective exchange rate, ESR, develop economy, euro area, emerge market, current account balance

Produced since 2012, the IMF's annual External Sector Report analyzes global external developments and provides multilaterally consistent assessments of external positions, including current accounts, real exchange...

Statement by the Managing Director on the Independent Evaluation Office Report on IMF Exchange Rate Policy Advice

Statement by the Managing Director on the Independent Evaluation Office Report on IMF Exchange Rate Policy Advice »

Source: Statement by the Managing Director on the Independent Evaluation Office Report on IMF Exchange Rate Policy Advice : Revisiting the 2007 IEO Evaluation

Volume/Issue: 2017/057

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2017

ISBN: 9781498346290

Keywords: Exchange rate policy, External sector assessment, Exchange rate assessments, External sector, Exchange rates, IEO, ESR, IMF, continued attention, main find

I would like to thank the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) for preparing this informative and timely report, which provides an update on the IMF's progress in its approach to exchange rate policy advice since 20...

The 2007 Surveillance Decision - Revised Operational Guidance

The 2007 Surveillance Decision - Revised Operational Guidance »

Source: The 2007 Surveillance Decision - Revised Operational Guidance

Volume/Issue: 2009/045

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 June 2009

ISBN: 9781498335874

Keywords: Real effective exchange rates, Exchange rate policy, Exchange rate assessments, Exchange rate stability, Exchange rates, Fund policy papers, FAQs, candor, TSR, misalignment

The adoption of the 2007 Decision on Bilateral Surveillance was a landmark for the Fund. Unlike its predecessor, which was focused exclusively on exchange rate policies, the Decision mapped out the full scope of su...

Methodological Note on EBA-Lite

Methodological Note on EBA-Lite »

Source: Methodological Note on EBA-Lite

Volume/Issue: 2016/045

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 August 2016

ISBN: 9781498346030

Keywords: Capital controls, Current account, Economic models, External sector, Foreign exchange, Intervention, Real effective exchange rates, External sector assessment, Real exchange rates, Purchasing power parity

The Fund has taken important steps to enhance its external sector assessments since the launch of the External Balance Assessment (EBA) methodology and the External Sector Report (ESR) in 2012, which provides a mul...

An Assessment of External Price Competitiveness for Mozambique

An Assessment of External Price Competitiveness for Mozambique »

Source: An Assessment of External Price Competitiveness for Mozambique

Volume/Issue: 2009/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francis Vitek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

ISBN: 9781451873122

Keywords: External price competitiveness, exchange rate assessment, macroeconomic balance approach, equilibrium real exchange rate approach, external sustainability approach, exchange rate, effective exchange rate, real effective exchange rate, current account balance,

This paper conducts an assessment of external price competitiveness for Mozambique. A variety of indicators suggest that Mozambique has recently lost external price competitiveness with respect to its major trading...

Review of the Fund's Transparency Policy

Review of the Fund's Transparency Policy »

Source: Review of the Fund's Transparency Policy

Volume/Issue: 2009/082

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 October 2009

ISBN: 9781498335287

Keywords: Fund policies, Publications, Transparency, Civil society organizations, Financial sector surveillance, Exchange rate assessments, Poverty reduction strategy, Foreign exchange intervention, staff report, archive policy

The Fund has come a long way since the inception of its policy toward increased openness some ten years ago. Most Board documents are now published; the volume of information in the Fund's archives has increased si...

External Sector Report, July 2019

External Sector Report, July 2019 »

Source: External Sector Report, July 2019 : The Dynamics of External Adjustment

Volume: 19

Series: External Sector Report

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498318976

Keywords: Economic integration, Flexible exchange rate policy, Economic stabilization, Nominal effective exchange rate, External sector, NIIP, euro area, Eba, overall assessment, medium term

The IMF's 2019 External Sector Report shows that global current account balances stand at about 3 percent of global GDP. Of this, about 35-45 percent are now deemed excessive. Meanwhile, net credit and debtor posit...

2011 Triennial Surveillance Review - Health Check and Statistical Information

2011 Triennial Surveillance Review - Health Check and Statistical Information »

Source: 2011 Triennial Surveillance Review - Health Check and Statistical Information

Volume/Issue: 2011/065

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 August 2011

ISBN: 9781498338547

Keywords: Article IV consultations, Executive Directors, Fund role, Monetary authorities, Staff Reports, Statistical annexes, Surveillance, Real sector, Economic conditions, Exchange rate assessments

This paper (a) provides a snapshot of the overall value added of Fund‘s surveillance perceived by stakeholders; (b) details where the Fund stands in terms of four operational priorities set out in the 2008 TSR; (c)...

Chile

Chile »

Source: Chile : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2011/262

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2011

ISBN: 9781463902247

Keywords: Agricultural sector, Banking sector, Capital inflows, Copper, Credit, Exchange rate assessments, Exchange rate regimes, Flexible exchange rates, Industrial sector, Real effective exchange rates

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

2015 External Sector Report - Individual Economy Assessments

2015 External Sector Report - Individual Economy Assessments »

Source: 2015 External Sector Report - Individual Economy Assessments

Volume/Issue: 2015/035

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2015

ISBN: 9781498344357

Keywords: Capital account, Capital flows, Cross country analysis, Current account, Developed countries, Emerging markets, External sector, External Sector Report, Foreign exchange, Intervention

The external sector assessments use a wide range of methods, including the External Balance Assessment (EBA) developed by the IMF's Research Department to estimate desired current account balances and real exchange...