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On a Common Currency for the GCC Countries

On a Common Currency for the GCC Countries »

Source: On a Common Currency for the GCC Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/12

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Esteban Jadresic

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451969481

Keywords: Currencies, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Currency, GCC countries, common currency, exchange rate, international monetary fund, exchange rates, monetary policy,

This paper assesses the eventual replacement of the currencies of the GCC countries with a common currency. It concludes that a properly implemented currency union may contribute to enhance economic efficiency in t...

Deterring Abuse of the Financial System

Deterring Abuse of the Financial System »

Source: Deterring Abuse of the Financial System : Elements of an Emerging International Integrity Standard

Volume/Issue: 2005/3

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): John Abbott , and R. Johnston

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451975581

Keywords: Financial crisis, Anti-money laundering, International capital markets, Standards and codes, Financial integrity, combating the financing of terrorism, financial system, financial sector, money laundering, internal controls

Assessing financial systems' stability has required the IMF to dig deeper into financial sector issues and to include financial integrity elements in its assessments. Integrity elements are increasingly being addre...

Should Italy Sell Its Nonfinancial Assets to Reduce the Debt?

Should Italy Sell Its Nonfinancial Assets to Reduce the Debt? »

Source: Should Italy Sell Its Nonfinancial Assets to Reduce the Debt?

Volume/Issue: 2008/1

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

ISBN: 9781451945959

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Fiscal adjustment, Asset liquidation, Italy, Public debt reduction, public net worth, sustainability of public finances, strategy for managing public assets, debt, public debt

This paper assesses the proposal, publicly debated in recent years in Italy, to reduce public debt by selling public assets, especially nonfinancial tangible assets. The main findings indicate that, although sellin...

Financial Integration in Central America

Financial Integration in Central America »

Source: Financial Integration in Central America : Prospects and Adjustment Needs

Volume/Issue: 2003/3

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Jorge Canales Kriljenko , Padamja Khandelwal , and Alexander Lehmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2003

ISBN: 9781451974195

Keywords: Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Trade liberalization, CAFTA, Trade in Financial Services

We assess the current barriers to trade in financial services in the six Central American countries seeking a free trade agreement with the United States (the CAFTA) and examine the relative merits of regional and...

Reviewing Some Early Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in Africa

Reviewing Some Early Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in Africa »

Source: Reviewing Some Early Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in Africa

Volume/Issue: 2001/5

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Caroline Kende-Robb , and Alison Scott

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

ISBN: 9781451972726

Keywords: Burkina Faso, Africa, Poverty, Mozambique, Mali, Gambia, The, Tanzania, Uganda, PRSP, poverty reduction

This paper reviews some early interim and full PRSPs for countries with which the authors worked during 1999-2000 (Uganda, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Mozambique, Mali and The Gambia). The purpose of the review is to c...

On a Common Currency for the GCC Countries

On a Common Currency for the GCC Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2002/12

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Esteban Jadresic

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451969481.003

ISBN: 9781451969481

Keywords: Currencies, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Currency, GCC countries, common currency, exchange rate, international monetary fund, exchange rates, monetary policy,

This paper assesses the eventual replacement of the currencies of the GCC countries with a common currency. It concludes that a properly implemented currency union may contribute to enhance economic efficiency in t...

Deterring Abuse of the Financial System
			: Elements of an Emerging International Integrity Standard

Deterring Abuse of the Financial System : Elements of an Emerging International Integrity Standard »

Volume/Issue: 2005/3

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): John Abbott , and R. Johnston

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451975581.003

ISBN: 9781451975581

Keywords: Financial crisis, Anti-money laundering, International capital markets, Standards and codes, Financial integrity, combating the financing of terrorism, financial system, financial sector, money laundering, internal controls

Assessing financial systems' stability has required the IMF to dig deeper into financial sector issues and to include financial integrity elements in its assessments. Integrity elements are increasingly being addre...

Should Italy Sell Its Nonfinancial Assets to Reduce the Debt?

Should Italy Sell Its Nonfinancial Assets to Reduce the Debt? »

Volume/Issue: 2008/1

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451945959.003

ISBN: 9781451945959

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Fiscal adjustment, Asset liquidation, Italy, Public debt reduction, public net worth, sustainability of public finances, strategy for managing public assets, debt, public debt

This paper assesses the proposal, publicly debated in recent years in Italy, to reduce public debt by selling public assets, especially nonfinancial tangible assets. The main findings indicate that, although sellin...

Financial Integration in Central America
			: Prospects and Adjustment Needs

Financial Integration in Central America : Prospects and Adjustment Needs »

Volume/Issue: 2003/3

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Jorge Canales Kriljenko , Padamja Khandelwal , and Alexander Lehmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451974195.003

ISBN: 9781451974195

Keywords: Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Trade liberalization, CAFTA, Trade in Financial Services

We assess the current barriers to trade in financial services in the six Central American countries seeking a free trade agreement with the United States (the CAFTA) and examine the relative merits of regional and...

Reviewing Some Early Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in Africa

Reviewing Some Early Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2001/5

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Caroline Kende-Robb , and Alison Scott

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451972726.003

ISBN: 9781451972726

Keywords: Burkina Faso, Africa, Poverty, Mozambique, Mali, Gambia, The, Tanzania, Uganda, PRSP, poverty reduction

This paper reviews some early interim and full PRSPs for countries with which the authors worked during 1999-2000 (Uganda, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Mozambique, Mali and The Gambia). The purpose of the review is to c...