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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...

Linkages in Price Level and Inflation Rate Between Cfa Franc Zone Countries and France

Linkages in Price Level and Inflation Rate Between Cfa Franc Zone Countries and France »

Source: Linkages in Price Level and Inflation Rate Between Cfa Franc Zone Countries and France

Volume/Issue: 1994/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Diep Nuven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1994

ISBN: 9781451951202

Keywords: price level, inflation, cointegration, inflation rate, inflation rates

The price level behaviors of the CFA franc zone countries with respect to the price level of France, defined in terms of long-run convergence in price level and short-run linear dependence of their inflation rates...

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...

Relative Price Stability, Creditor Rights, and Financial Deepening

Relative Price Stability, Creditor Rights, and Financial Deepening »

Source: Relative Price Stability, Creditor Rights, and Financial Deepening

Volume/Issue: 2007/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pablo Druck , Alexander Plekhanov , and Mario Dehesa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9781451867039

Keywords: Private credit, creditor rights, volatility, relative price, relative price variability, high inflation, price stability,

The paper provides a theoretical and cross-country empirical analysis of the determinants of financial deepening, and finds that higher credit-to-GDP ratios are associated with stronger creditor rights and lower in...

Fiscal Deficits and Inflation

Fiscal Deficits and Inflation »

Source: Fiscal Deficits and Inflation

Volume/Issue: 2003/65

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Catão , and Marco Terrones

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451848700

Keywords: Macroeconomic Stabilization, price inflation, monetary policy, inflation tax, low inflation, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General,

Macroeconomic theory postulates that fiscal deficits cause inflation. Yet empirical research has had limited success in uncovering this relationship. This paper reexamines the issue in light of broader data and a n...

Managing Global Growth Risks and Commodity Price Shocks: Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries

Managing Global Growth Risks and Commodity Price Shocks: Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries »

Source: Managing Global Growth Risks and Commodity Price Shocks : Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries: Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2012

ISBN: 9781616353773

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, Commodity prices, External shocks, Economic recovery, Price increases, Low-income developing countries, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rate

As part of its work to help low-income countries manage volatility, the IMF has developed an analytical framework for assessing vulnerabilities and emerging risks that arise from changes in the external environment...

FDI to Africa

FDI to Africa »

Source: FDI to Africa : The Role of Price Stability and Currency Instability

Volume/Issue: 2003/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carmen Reinhart , and Kenneth Rogoff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451842715

Keywords: Parallel markets, conflict, monetary policy, high inflation, price level, monetary fund, International Economics: General, and conflict, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance,

Africa lags behind other regions in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). In some circumstances, there are obvious explanations for the absence of FDI, such as a high incidence of war. In this paper, we exami...

On the Pattern of Currency Blocs in Africa

On the Pattern of Currency Blocs in Africa »

Source: On the Pattern of Currency Blocs in Africa

Volume/Issue: 2005/45

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Etienne Yehoue

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860641

Keywords: Anchor, Currency Bloc, Comovement of Prices and Output, Trade Network Externalities, monetary union, inflation, average trade, trade share, monetary integration, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions

This paper seeks to elucidate the debate over currency union in Africa. The paper examines whether empirical investigation points to the gradual emergence of currency blocs. Based on the historical data on inflatio...

Inflation Dynamics in the CEMAC Region1

Inflation Dynamics in the CEMAC Region1 »

Source: Inflation Dynamics in the CEMAC Region

Volume/Issue: 2011/232

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro , Darlena Tartari Schwegler , and Carlos Caceres

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

ISBN: 9781463921965

Keywords: pass-through, CEMAC region, monetary fund, monetary policy, inflation dynamics, Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles: General (includes Measurement and Data), Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance

This paper analyses inflation dynamics in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) using a constructed dataset for country-specific commodity price indices and panel cointegrated vector autoregre...

Chapter 1 Macroeconomic Situation

Chapter 1 Macroeconomic Situation »

Source: Managing Global Growth Risks and Commodity Price Shocks : Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries: Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2012

ISBN: 9781616353773

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, Commodity prices, External shocks, Economic recovery, Price increases, Low-income developing countries, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rate

Most low-income countries (LICs) recovered quickly from the global crisis and have grown rapidly since early 2010. The spike in global commodity prices earlier this year led to a mo...