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Multilateral Aspects of Managing the Capital Account1

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Source: Multilateral Aspects of Managing the Capital Account

Volume/Issue: 2012/10

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Atish Ghosh , and Anton Korinek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 September 2012

ISBN: 9781475510072

Keywords: Emerging markets, Capital flows, Capital controls, Capital account, multilateral aspects, &;amp;#x201C;rules of the road&;amp;#x201D;, capital inflows, capital control, capital markets

Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief an...

Macroprudential Policy in the GCC Countries

Macroprudential Policy in the GCC Countries »

Source: Macroprudential Policy in the GCC Countries

Volume/Issue: 2014/1

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Zsofia Arvai , Ananthakrishnan Prasad , and Kentaro Katayama

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2014

ISBN: 9781484334430

Keywords: Bahrain, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Financial risk, Financial sector, Fiscal policy, Macroprudential Policy, Kuwait, Oman, Risk management, Saudi Arabia

As undiversified commodity exporters, GCC economies are prone to pro-cyclical systemic risk in the financial system. During periods of high hydrocarbon prices, favorable economic prospects make the financial sector...

Virtual Currencies and Beyond

Virtual Currencies and Beyond »

Source: Virtual Currencies and Beyond : Initial Considerations

Volume/Issue: 2016/3

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Dong He , Karl Habermeier , Ross Leckow , Vikram Haksar , Yasmin Almeida , Mikari Kashima , Nadim Kyriakos-Saad , Hiroko Oura , Tahsin Saadi Sedik , Natalia Stetsenko , and Concha Verdugo Yepes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 January 2016

ISBN: 9781498363273

Keywords: Currencies, Money, Payment systems, Technological innovation, Monetary policy, Financial stability, Anti-money laundering, Combating the financing of terrorism, International cooperation, Virtual currencies

New technologies are driving transformational changes in the global financial system. Virtual currencies (VCs) and the underlying distributed ledger systems are among these. VCs offer many potential benefits, but a...

The Withdrawal of Correspondent Banking Relationships

The Withdrawal of Correspondent Banking Relationships »

Source: The Withdrawal of Correspondent Banking Relationships : A Case for Policy Action

Volume/Issue: 2016/6

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Michaela Erbenova , Yan Liu , Nadim Kyriakos-Saad , Aledjandro Lopez Mejia , Jose Gasha , Emmanuel Mathias , Mohamed Norat , Francisca Fernando , and Yasmin Almeida

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 2016

ISBN: 9781498375092

Keywords: Cross-border banking, Payment systems, International banks, Anti-money laundering, Combating the financing of terrorism, Bank supervision, Bank regulations, Risk management, Fund role, Correspondent Banking

This paper focuses on the withdrawal of correspondent banking relationships (CBRs) in some jurisdictions post-global financial crisis. It describes existing evidence and consequences of the withdrawal of CBRs and e...

Economic Diversification in the GCC

Economic Diversification in the GCC »

Source: Economic Diversification in the GCC : Past, Present, and Future

Volume/Issue: 2014/12

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Tim Callen , Reda Cherif , Fuad Hasanov , Amgad Hegazy , and Padamja Khandelwal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498303231

Keywords: Export diversification, Exports, Bahrain, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Cross country analysis, Economic growth, Oil revenues, Oman, Private sector, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: The economies of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are heavily reliant on oil. Greater economic diversification would reduce their exposure to volatility and uncertainty in the global oil m...

Making the Most of Public Investment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries

Making the Most of Public Investment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries »

Source: Making the Most of Public Investment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries

Volume/Issue: 2014/10

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Maria Albino-War , Svetlana Cerovic , Francesco Grigoli , Juan Flores , Javier Kapsoli , Haonan Qu , Yahia Said , Bahrom Shukurov , Martin Sommer , and SeokHyun Yoon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 November 2014

ISBN: 9781498311397

Keywords: Central Asia and the Caucasus, Expenditure efficiency, Somalia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Public investment, Natural resources, Morocco, North Africa

Over the past decade, rising oil prices have translated into high levels of public investment in most MENA and CCA oil exporters. This has prompted questions about the efficiency of public investment in generating...

Multilateral Aspects of Managing the Capital Account

Multilateral Aspects of Managing the Capital Account »

Volume/Issue: 2012/10

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Atish Ghosh , and Anton Korinek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 September 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475510072.006

ISBN: 9781475510072

Keywords: Emerging markets, Capital flows, Capital controls, Capital account, multilateral aspects, &;amp;#x201C;rules of the road&;amp;#x201D;, capital inflows, capital control, capital markets

Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief an...

Macroprudential Policy in the GCC Countries

Macroprudential Policy in the GCC Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2014/1

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Zsofia Arvai , Ananthakrishnan Prasad , and Kentaro Katayama

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484334430.006

ISBN: 9781484334430

Keywords: Bahrain, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Financial risk, Financial sector, Fiscal policy, Macroprudential Policy, Kuwait, Oman, Risk management, Saudi Arabia

As undiversified commodity exporters, GCC economies are prone to pro-cyclical systemic risk in the financial system. During periods of high hydrocarbon prices, favorable economic prospects make the financial sector...

Virtual Currencies and Beyond
			: Initial Considerations

Virtual Currencies and Beyond : Initial Considerations »

Volume/Issue: 2016/3

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Dong He , Karl Habermeier , Ross Leckow , Vikram Haksar , Yasmin Almeida , Mikari Kashima , Nadim Kyriakos-Saad , Hiroko Oura , Tahsin Saadi Sedik , Natalia Stetsenko , and Concha Verdugo Yepes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 January 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498363273.006

ISBN: 9781498363273

Keywords: Currencies, Money, Payment systems, Technological innovation, Monetary policy, Financial stability, Anti-money laundering, Combating the financing of terrorism, International cooperation, Virtual currencies

New technologies are driving transformational changes in the global financial system. Virtual currencies (VCs) and the underlying distributed ledger systems are among these. VCs offer many potential benefits, but a...

The Withdrawal of Correspondent Banking Relationships
			: A Case for Policy Action

The Withdrawal of Correspondent Banking Relationships : A Case for Policy Action »

Volume/Issue: 2016/6

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Michaela Erbenova , Yan Liu , Nadim Kyriakos-Saad , Aledjandro Lopez Mejia , Jose Gasha , Emmanuel Mathias , Mohamed Norat , Francisca Fernando , and Yasmin Almeida

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498375092.006

ISBN: 9781498375092

Keywords: Cross-border banking, Payment systems, International banks, Anti-money laundering, Combating the financing of terrorism, Bank supervision, Bank regulations, Risk management, Fund role, Correspondent Banking

This paper focuses on the withdrawal of correspondent banking relationships (CBRs) in some jurisdictions post-global financial crisis. It describes existing evidence and consequences of the withdrawal of CBRs and e...