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Central America
			: Structural Foundations for Regional Financial Integration

Central America : Structural Foundations for Regional Financial Integration »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064928.071

ISBN: 9781589064928

Keywords: payments, banking, payment systems, remittance, remittances

Intraregional financial activity in Central America has grown substantially in the past decade, contributing to efficiency and economic development. At the same time, the expansion of activities by regional conglom...

Pacific Island Economies

Pacific Island Economies »

Series: Books

Author(s): Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589065161.071

ISBN: 9781589065161

Keywords: remittances, exchange rate, balance of payments, public debt, expenditure

The Pacific island region has considerable potential for development, especially in the areas of tourism, fisheries, forestry, mining, and agriculture. However, these countries face many challenges to developing th...

1 Overview and Background

1 Overview and Background »

Source: Central America : Structural Foundations for Regional Financial Integration

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2006

ISBN: 9781589064928

Keywords: payments, banking, payment systems, remittance, remittances

Patricia Brenner and Jens Clausen Although Central American countries are individually relatively small, they are large as a group and confront many common policy challenges....

2 Consolidated Supervision of Financial Groups in Central America

2 Consolidated Supervision of Financial Groups in Central America »

Source: Central America : Structural Foundations for Regional Financial Integration

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2006

ISBN: 9781589064928

Keywords: payments, banking, payment systems, remittance, remittances

Patricia Brenner and R. Armando Morales 15 Financial groups are becoming the dominant institutional structure in the financial service...

3 Development of the Insurance Sector

3 Development of the Insurance Sector »

Source: Central America : Structural Foundations for Regional Financial Integration

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2006

ISBN: 9781589064928

Keywords: payments, banking, payment systems, remittance, remittances

Daniel Hardy and Miguel Palomino The insurance sector remains small in most of Central America. The scarcity of insurance affects welfare directly, because households and comp...

4 Payment and Securities Settlement Systems

4 Payment and Securities Settlement Systems »

Source: Central America : Structural Foundations for Regional Financial Integration

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2006

ISBN: 9781589064928

Keywords: payments, banking, payment systems, remittance, remittances

Massimo Cirasino and Mario Guadamillas 84 There is a growing interest in Central America and elsewhere in the possible efficiency gain...

5 Migrant Remittances in Central America

5 Migrant Remittances in Central America »

Source: Central America : Structural Foundations for Regional Financial Integration

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2006

ISBN: 9781589064928

Keywords: payments, banking, payment systems, remittance, remittances

Dilip Ratha 105 This chapter highlights the importance of international migrant remittances in six Central American countries—Costa Ri...

Economic Development of the Arab Countries
			: Selected Issues

Economic Development of the Arab Countries : Selected Issues »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 January 1993

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451979466.071

ISBN: 9781451979466

Keywords: fdi, balance of payments, foreign investors, natural resources, migration, labor movements, direct investment, labor force, investors, foreign exchange

IMF economists work closely with member countries on a variety of issues. Their unique perspective on country experiences and best practices on global macroeconomic issues are often shared in the form of books on d...

Overview of Regional Economic Performance and Prospects

Overview of Regional Economic Performance and Prospects »

Source: Pacific Island Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065161

Keywords: remittances, exchange rate, balance of payments, public debt, expenditure

Christopher Browne The island countries of the Pacific region face many challenges in developing their economies and raising living standard...

2 Public Sector Activities

2 Public Sector Activities »

Source: Pacific Island Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065161

Keywords: remittances, exchange rate, balance of payments, public debt, expenditure

Christopher Browne and Edimon Ginting Large and pervasive public sectors characterize the Pacific island countries. Despite the fact that low levels of private sector activity...