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Foreign Exchange Intervention in Inflation Targeters in Latin America

Foreign Exchange Intervention in Inflation Targeters in Latin America »

Series: Books

Author(s): Marcos Chamon , David Hofman , Nicolas Magud , and Alejandro Werner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375686.071

ISBN: 9781484375686

Keywords: Foreign exchange intervention, Exchange rates, Inflation targeting, Central banks, Exchange markets, Exchange rate policy, Exchange policy, central bank, volatility, exchange market

Foreign exchange intervention is widely used as a policy tool, particularly in emerging markets, but many facets of this tool remain limited, especially in the context of flexible exchange rate regimes. The Latin A...

Progress Report on the Activities of the Independent Evaluation Office

Progress Report on the Activities of the Independent Evaluation Office »

Source: Progress Report on the Activities of the Independent Evaluation Office

Volume/Issue: 2013/028

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2013

ISBN: 9781498341998

Keywords: Bilateral surveillance, Fund role, International Monetary and Financial Committee, Reserves, Reserves adequacy, Technical Assistance, International monetary system, International reserves, Reserves accumulation, Emerging markets

Since October 2012, the Executive Board has discussed two IEO evaluation reports, International Reserves-IMF Concerns and Country Perspectives on December 7, 2012, and The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor on Febr...

Assessing Reserve Adequacy - Further Considerations

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Source: Assessing Reserve Adequacy - Further Considerations

Volume/Issue: 2013/089

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2013

ISBN: 9781498341110

Keywords: Dollarization, Reserve assets, Reserves, Reserves adequacy, Financial crises, Central banks, Central banking and monetary issues, Financial institutions, Exchange markets, coef

Reserves remain a critical liquidity buffer for most countries. They are generally associated with lower crisis risks (crisis prevention) as well as space for authorities to respond to shocks (crisis mitigation). W...

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			: Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

Excerpt : Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/CPVIEAEX.073

ISBN: CPVIEAEX

Keywords: Agricultural sector, Balance of trade, Central banking, Central banks, Civil society, Commodities, Commodity price shocks, Commodity prices, Consumption, Credit

In the years following the global financial crisis, many low-income countries experienced rapid recovery and strong economic growth. However, many are now facing enormous difficulties because of rapidly rising food...

Proposal for a General Allocation of SDRs

Proposal for a General Allocation of SDRs »

Source: Proposal for a General Allocation of SDRs

Volume/Issue: 2009/065

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 September 2009

ISBN: 9781498335942

Keywords: Allocation of SDRs, International liquidity, Reserves, SDR operations, SDR role, SDR transactions, SDR use, SDRs, SDR interest rates, International investment position

Faced with a global crisis of exceptional magnitude, the membership of the IMF has called for ambitious steps to strengthen the global financial safety net. These include, alongside efforts to strengthen the Fund's...

Do Old Habits Die Hard? Central Banks and the Bretton Woods Gold Puzzle

Do Old Habits Die Hard? Central Banks and the Bretton Woods Gold Puzzle »

Source: Do Old Habits Die Hard? Central Banks and the Bretton Woods Gold Puzzle

Volume/Issue: 2019/161

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Monnet , and Damien Puy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498326773

Keywords: Monetary statistics, International monetary system, Economic stabilization, Exchange rate policy, Central banks, Bretton Woods, gold, foreign reserves, gold standard, culture

Why did monetary authorities hold large gold reserves under Bretton Woods (1944-1971) when only the US had to? We argue that gold holdings were driven by institutional memory and persistent habits of central bank...

Reserve Accumulation and International Monetary Stability

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Source: Reserve Accumulation and International Monetary Stability

Volume/Issue: 2010/035

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 2010

ISBN: 9781498337557

Keywords: Balance of payments, Capital flows, Exchange rates, Financial stability, Fiscal stability, International monetary reform, International monetary system, Reserves, Reserves accumulation, Real sector

Since its last report to the IMFC in October 2009, the IEO has completed its evaluation report on IMF Interactions with Member Countries and finalized issues papers for evaluations on the IMF Performance in the Run...

Is SDR Creation Inflationary?

Is SDR Creation Inflationary? »

Source: Is SDR Creation Inflationary?

Volume/Issue: 2011/046

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

ISBN: 9781498339490

Keywords: Allocation of SDRs, Foreign exchange reserves, Inflation, Monetary policy, Reserves, SDRs, International monetary system, Central banking and monetary issues, Central banks, Financial institutions

Giving greater prominence to SDRs in international reserves would entail allocating them more frequently in significant amounts. The question has properly been raised whether such issuance would be inflationary for...

Implementation Plan in Response to Board-Endorsed Recommendations for the IEO Evaluation of International Reserves--IMF Concerns and Country Perspectives

Implementation Plan in Response to Board-Endorsed Recommendations for the IEO Evaluation of International Reserves--IMF Concerns and Country Perspectives »

Source: Implementation Plan in Response to Board-Endorsed Recommendations for the IEO Evaluation of International Reserves--IMF Concerns and Country Perspectives

Volume/Issue: 2013/023

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 March 2013

ISBN: 9781498342094

Keywords: Bilateral surveillance, Lapse of time consideration, Multilateral surveillance, Reserves, Reserves adequacy, External sector, Balance of payments, International financial markets, International monetary system, Independent Evaluation Office

This paper proposes Management's response to the IEO's Evaluation of International Reserves-IMF Concerns and Country Perspectives. The proposed implementation plan focuses on those recommendations that are not alre...

Statement by Mr. Jafar Mojarrad, Executive Director for Tunisia, Mr. Daïri, Alternate Executive Director and Ms. Saadaoui. Advisor June 12, 2019

Statement by Mr. Jafar Mojarrad, Executive Director for Tunisia, Mr. Daïri, Alternate Executive Director and Ms. Saadaoui. Advisor June 12, 2019 »

Source: Tunisia : Fifth Review Under the Extended Fund Facility, and Requests for Waivers of Nonobservance and Modification of Performance Criteria and for Rephasing of Access

Volume/Issue: 2019/223

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498325301

Keywords: Central banks, Balance of payments, International reserves, Fiscal policy, Current account deficits, pct, Proj, low-income household, performance criterion, CBT

A subdued recovery unfolds amid economic imbalances and political uncertainty. Growth reached 2.6 percent in 2018, but the unemployment rate persisted above 15 percent. The current account deficit widened to 11.2...