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The CFA Franc Zone
			: Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges »

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066755.071

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

About one-third of countries covered by the IMF's African Department are members of the CFA franc zone. With most other countries moving away from fixed exchange rates, the issue of an adequate policy framework to...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2007, Sub-Saharan African

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

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066700.086

ISBN: 9781589066700

Keywords: exchange rate regime, exchange rate, fiscal space, oil exporters, terms of trade

The region's prospects look strong. Growth in sub-Saharan Africa should reach 6 percent in 2007 and 6¾ percent in 2008. The economic expansion is strongest in oil exporters but cuts across all country groups. This...

Assessing Reserve Adequacy in Low-Income Countries

Assessing Reserve Adequacy in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Valerio Crispolti , Era Dabla-Norris , Jun Kim , Kazuko Shirono , and George Tsibouris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616354121.084

ISBN: 9781616354121

Keywords: External shocks, reserve holdings, consumption growth, terms of trade, current account

Low-income countries routinely experience exogenous disturbances—sharp swings in the terms of trade, export demand, natural disasters, and volatile financial flows—that contribute to higher volatility...

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 1995/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dhaneshwar Ghura , and Michael Hadjimichael

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1995

ISBN: 9781451855753

Keywords: human capital, inflation, terms of trade, private investment, monetary economics

The paper investigates empirically the determinants of economic growth for a large sample of sub-Saharan African countries during 1981-92. The results indicate that (i) an increase in private investment has a relat...

The CFA Franc Zone

The CFA Franc Zone »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Currency Union and Monetary Standard

Volume/Issue: 1991/133

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): James Boughton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1991

ISBN: 9781451931990

Keywords: inflation, terms of trade, price stability, neighboring countries, inflation rates

The CFA franc zone comprises a group of countries in central and west Africa whose currencies have been firmly linked to the French franc since 1948. It combines the features of a currency union with those of an ex...

Political Instability and Growth

Political Instability and Growth »

Source: Political Instability and Growth : The Central African Republic

Volume/Issue: 2004/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dhaneshwar Ghura , and Benoît Mercereau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2004

ISBN: 9781451850338

Keywords: Political instability, Conflicts, terms of trade, neighboring countries, trade shocks, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This paper provides empirical evidence that the propensity for political instability in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) has been increased by low tax revenues and deteriorations in the terms of trade. The dir...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2008
			: Sub-Saharan Africa

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2008 : Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2008

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498354677.086

ISBN: 9781498354677

Keywords: exchange rate regime, exchange rate, inflation, importing countries, oil-importing countries, exporting countries, terms of trade, oil exporters, oil importers, fixed exchange rate

Sub-Saharan Africa's prospects have deteriorated somewhat and the risks have increased, according to this report. Growth in the region is projected to dip to 6 percent in 2008 and 2009. The fall is due mainly to th...

Terms of Trade Shocks in Africa

Terms of Trade Shocks in Africa »

Source: Terms of Trade Shocks in Africa : Are they Short-Lived or Long-Lived?

Volume/Issue: 2000/72

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , and Catherine Pattillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2000

ISBN: 9781451849332

Keywords: Shock Persistence, trade shocks, terms of trade shocks, confidence interval, time series

This paper examines the persistence of shocks to the terms of trade, using annual data on 42 Sub-Saharan African countries between 1960-96. We find that the persistence of terms of trade shocks varies widely&#x2014...

Part I Sustainablity of Macroeconomic Policies

Part I Sustainablity of Macroeconomic Policies »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

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Part II Capacity to Adjust to Changes in External Conditions

Part II Capacity to Adjust to Changes in External Conditions »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

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