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Economic Growth and Integration in Central America

Economic Growth and Integration in Central America »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , and Dominique Desruelle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066168.084

ISBN: 9781589066168

Keywords: Economic conditions, Economic growth, Public debt, debt, inflation, pension, monetary policy

How to entrench hard-won gains, increase resilience to shocks, and improve growth performance to reduce poverty? As Central America moves forward in regaining macroeconomic stability, these are the challenges. This...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe
			: Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375402.086

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

Economic activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. Domestic demand, supported by stronger employment and wages, remains the main engin...

Emerging Market Corporate Leverage and Global Financial Conditions

Emerging Market Corporate Leverage and Global Financial Conditions »

Source: Emerging Market Corporate Leverage and Global Financial Conditions

Volume/Issue: 2016/243

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adrian Alter , and Selim Elekdag

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475560480

Keywords: Monetary policy, Corporate debt, United States, Emerging markets, Economic conditions, Corporate structure, Leverage, Global financial conditions, US monetary policy

Corporate debt in emerging markets has risen significantly in recent years amid accommodative global financial conditions. This paper studies the relationship of leverage growth in emerging market (EM) firms to U.S...

Can Countries Manage Their Financial Conditions Amid Globalization?

Can Countries Manage Their Financial Conditions Amid Globalization? »

Source: Can Countries Manage Their Financial Conditions Amid Globalization?

Volume/Issue: 2018/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicolas Arregui , Selim Elekdag , R. Gelos , Romain Lafarguette , and Dulani Seneviratne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2018

ISBN: 9781484338612

Keywords: Monetary policy, Financial conditions, international policy transmission, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, General, General, General

This paper examines the evolving importance of common global components underlying domestic financial conditions. It develops financial conditions indices (FCIs) that make it possible to compare a large set of adva...

Pushed Past the Limit? How Japanese Banks Reacted to Negative Interest Rates

Pushed Past the Limit? How Japanese Banks Reacted to Negative Interest Rates »

Source: Pushed Past the Limit? How Japanese Banks Reacted to Negative Interest Rates

Volume/Issue: 2018/131

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gee Hee Hong , and John Kandrac

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484361610

Keywords: Bank lending rates, Central banks and their policies, Monetary transmission mechanism, Negative interest rates, Asia and Pacific, Economic conditions, Japan, monetary transmission, bank risk taking, lending channel

In this paper, we investigate how negative interest rate policy (NIRP) introduced in January 2016 by the Bank of Japan (BoJ) affected Japanese banks' lending and risk taking behavior. The BoJ's announcement was an...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: Economic Growth and Integration in Central America

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , and Dominique Desruelle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2007

ISBN: 9781589066168

Keywords: Economic conditions, Economic growth, Public debt, debt, inflation, pension, monetary policy

Central America has made substantial progress in regaining macroeconomic stability and has continued to integrate further both globally and at the regional level. 2 The challenge...

II Growth Performance

II Growth Performance »

Source: Economic Growth and Integration in Central America

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , and Dominique Desruelle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2007

ISBN: 9781589066168

Keywords: Economic conditions, Economic growth, Public debt, debt, inflation, pension, monetary policy

During the period of reforms that began in the early 1990s, economic growth in Central America recovered from the poor performance of the 1980s. 1 Yet, in spite of the region achi...

III Pension Reform

III Pension Reform »

Source: Economic Growth and Integration in Central America

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , and Dominique Desruelle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2007

ISBN: 9781589066168

Keywords: Economic conditions, Economic growth, Public debt, debt, inflation, pension, monetary policy

Public pension systems are coming under increasing financial pressure around the world. As populations age, the number of pensioners is rising relative to the number of workers in many countries, resulting i...

IV Assessing Sovereign Debt Structures

IV Assessing Sovereign Debt Structures »

Source: Economic Growth and Integration in Central America

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , and Dominique Desruelle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2007

ISBN: 9781589066168

Keywords: Economic conditions, Economic growth, Public debt, debt, inflation, pension, monetary policy

Since the Asian crises of the late 1990s, researchers and policymakers have put more emphasis on countries’ balance sheets to identify sources of vulnerability. This has led several authors to advocate a “ho...

V Financial Sector Development: Public Debt Markets

V Financial Sector Development: Public Debt Markets »

Source: Economic Growth and Integration in Central America

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , and Dominique Desruelle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2007

ISBN: 9781589066168

Keywords: Economic conditions, Economic growth, Public debt, debt, inflation, pension, monetary policy

The development of public debt markets in Central America is critically important to the overall development of capital markets. As with many emerging markets, the Central American capital markets are somewh...