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Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Exchange Rates and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Exchange Rates and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Exchange Rates and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume: 09

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stella Kaendera , S. V. S. Dixit , and Nabil Ben Ltaifa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462389889

Keywords: Exchange rate stability, Exchange rates, exchange rate, foreign exchange, global financial crisis, foreign exchange market

This paper studies the evolution of the exchange rates of sub-Saharan African currencies in the context of the global financial crisis. In particular, it analyzes the reasons behind the differences in the magnitude...

Appendix. Exchange Rate Restrictions and Exchange Rate Arrangements

Appendix. Exchange Rate Restrictions and Exchange Rate Arrangements »

Source: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Exchange Rates and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stella Kaendera , S. V. S. Dixit , and Nabil Ben Ltaifa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462389889

Keywords: Exchange rate stability, Exchange rates, exchange rate, foreign exchange, global financial crisis, foreign exchange market

Ghana Kenya Nigeria Rwanda Tanz...

CHAPTER 1 Introduction

CHAPTER 1 Introduction »

Source: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Exchange Rates and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stella Kaendera , S. V. S. Dixit , and Nabil Ben Ltaifa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462389889

Keywords: Exchange rate stability, Exchange rates, exchange rate, foreign exchange, global financial crisis, foreign exchange market

The currencies of many sub-Saharan African countries, like those of many emerging and developing economies, suffered large depreciations with the onset of the global financial crisis. Collapsing trade and fi...

CHAPTER 2 Impact of the Crisis on Currencies in Sub-Saharan Africa

CHAPTER 2 Impact of the Crisis on Currencies in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Exchange Rates and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stella Kaendera , S. V. S. Dixit , and Nabil Ben Ltaifa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462389889

Keywords: Exchange rate stability, Exchange rates, exchange rate, foreign exchange, global financial crisis, foreign exchange market

The currencies of sub-Saharan African countries depreciated in a generalized fashion vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar at the onset of the global financial crisis. The currencies of five out of the seven in this stu...

CHAPTER 3 Factors behind the Exchange Rates Evolution

CHAPTER 3 Factors behind the Exchange Rates Evolution »

Source: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Exchange Rates and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stella Kaendera , S. V. S. Dixit , and Nabil Ben Ltaifa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462389889

Keywords: Exchange rate stability, Exchange rates, exchange rate, foreign exchange, global financial crisis, foreign exchange market

The first factors that affected the value of exchange rates were external, reflecting the transmission of the global crisis through the trade and financial channels as well as the volatility of the U.S. doll...

CHAPTER 4 Conclusions

CHAPTER 4 Conclusions »

Source: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Exchange Rates and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stella Kaendera , S. V. S. Dixit , and Nabil Ben Ltaifa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462389889

Keywords: Exchange rate stability, Exchange rates, exchange rate, foreign exchange, global financial crisis, foreign exchange market

The evolution of exchange rates in sub-Saharan Africa has reflected the impact of both external developments and distinct policy choices. The fall in export demand, commodity prices, and private capital infl...

Taking Stock of Monetary and Exchange Rate Regimes in Emerging Europe

Taking Stock of Monetary and Exchange Rate Regimes in Emerging Europe »

Source: Taking Stock of Monetary and Exchange Rate Regimes in Emerging Europe

Volume/Issue: 2016/12

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Nazim Belhocine , Ernesto Crivelli , Nan Geng , Tiberiu Scutaru , Johannes Wiegand , and Zaijin Zhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475556629

Keywords: Emerging markets, Flexible exchange rates, Exchange rate regimes, Cross country analysis, Central and Eastern Europe, Transition economies, Monetary policy, exchange rates

The demands on monetary and exchange rate regimes in CESEE have evolved, in line with the region's development. In the 1990s, the immediate challenge was to rein in excessive inflation following transition, and to...

Motivation

Motivation »

Source: Taking Stock of Monetary and Exchange Rate Regimes in Emerging Europe

Volume/Issue: 2016/12

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Nazim Belhocine , Ernesto Crivelli , Nan Geng , Tiberiu Scutaru , Johannes Wiegand , and Zaijin Zhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475556629

Keywords: Emerging markets, Flexible exchange rates, Exchange rate regimes, Cross country analysis, Central and Eastern Europe, Transition economies, Monetary policy, exchange rates

A full quarter century after the transition from socialism, almost every type of monetary and exchange rate regime can be found in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE): from free flo...

Exchange Rate Regimes in CESEE: Evolution, Performance, Rationale

Exchange Rate Regimes in CESEE: Evolution, Performance, Rationale »

Source: Taking Stock of Monetary and Exchange Rate Regimes in Emerging Europe

Volume/Issue: 2016/12

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Nazim Belhocine , Ernesto Crivelli , Nan Geng , Tiberiu Scutaru , Johannes Wiegand , and Zaijin Zhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475556629

Keywords: Emerging markets, Flexible exchange rates, Exchange rate regimes, Cross country analysis, Central and Eastern Europe, Transition economies, Monetary policy, exchange rates

A Short History of Monetary and Exchange Rate Regimes in CESEE Monetary and exchange rate regimes in CESEE were shaped during the transition from socialism in the ear...

Monetary Strategies for CESEE Economies

Monetary Strategies for CESEE Economies »

Source: Taking Stock of Monetary and Exchange Rate Regimes in Emerging Europe

Volume/Issue: 2016/12

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Nazim Belhocine , Ernesto Crivelli , Nan Geng , Tiberiu Scutaru , Johannes Wiegand , and Zaijin Zhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475556629

Keywords: Emerging markets, Flexible exchange rates, Exchange rate regimes, Cross country analysis, Central and Eastern Europe, Transition economies, Monetary policy, exchange rates

This section turns to strategic policy options for CESEE economies. It is neither prescriptive nor exhaustive, not least because the choice of a monetary and exchange rate regime is a sovereign...