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Source: Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions 2000

Series: Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 September 2000

ISBN: 9781557758989

Keywords: Annual reports, Exchange arrangements, Exchange restrictions, foreign exchange, foreign currency, direct investment, exchange rate, forward exchange, foreign investment, exchange control

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The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , David Coady , Frank Eich , Sanjeev Gupta , Alvar Kangur , Baoping Shang , and Mauricio Soto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2016

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9787504979971.084

ISBN: 9787504979971

Keywords: Pension reforms, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Pensions, Government expenditures, Cross country analysis, emerging market economies, retirement, pensions, pension spending

Pension reform is high on the policy agenda of many advanced and emerging market economies. In advanced economies the challenge is generally to contain future increases in public pension spending as the population...

The Bahamas

The Bahamas »

Source: The Bahamas : Tax Reforms for Increased Buoyancy

Volume/Issue: 2014/17

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 January 2014

ISBN: 9781484377710

Keywords: property tax, tax system, tax revenues, tax effort

This paper focuses on tax reforms for increased buoyancy in The Bahamas. The Bahamas has a low tax effort owing to limited tax handles and underutilization of available ones. Real property tax collections as percen...

The Bahamas: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

The Bahamas: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: The Bahamas : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2005/224

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 July 2005

ISBN: 9781451804720

Keywords: tourism expenditure, ministry of tourism, tourism demand, international monetary fund, private consumption, Bahamas,

This Selected Issues paper for The Bahamas reports that the largest portion of tourism expenditure in The Bahamas comes from stayover visitors, and total tourism spending has been stagnant. The Bahamas is a small o...

Measuring the Informal Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean

Measuring the Informal Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: Measuring the Informal Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2008/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Guillermo Javier Vuletin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2008

ISBN: 9781451869637

Keywords: Informal economy, latent variable, equation, correlation, surveys, social security schemes,

This paper estimates the size of the informal economy for 32 mainly Latin American and Caribbean countries in the early 2000s. Using a structural equation modeling approach, we find that a stringent tax system and...

Concept of Offshore Financial Centers

Concept of Offshore Financial Centers »

Source: Concept of Offshore Financial Centers : In Search of an Operational Definition

Volume/Issue: 2007/87

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ahmed Zoromé

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866513

Keywords: CPIS, statistics, portfolio investment, equation, survey, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper proposes a new definition of Offshore Financial Centers (OFCs) and develops a statistical method to differentiate between OFCs and non-OFCs using data from the Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CP...

Caribbean Growth in an International Perspective

Caribbean Growth in an International Perspective »

Source: Caribbean Growth in an International Perspective : The Role of Tourism and Size

Volume/Issue: 2012/235

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nita Thacker , Sebastian Acevedo Mejia , and Roberto Perrelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2012

ISBN: 9781475510898

Keywords: size, growth, tfp, growth accounting, gdp growth, Models with Panel Data, General,

After earlier success, growth performance in most Caribbean countries has been disappointing since the early 1990s. With slower growth, output has fallen behind that of relevant comparator countries. This paper ana...

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

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Source: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2008/96

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451811728

Keywords: exchange rate, real exchange rate, real exchange, exchange rates, current account

This paper assesses the evolution of Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) real exchange rates over time, and examines whether the region has lost competitiveness. The main finding is that there is little evidenc...

Offshore Banking

Offshore Banking »

Source: Offshore Banking : An Analysis of Micro- and Macro-Prudential Issues

Volume/Issue: 1999/5

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luca Errico , and Alberto Musalem Borrero

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451842166

Keywords: Offshore Banking, Cross-Border Capital Flows, Banking Problems, Financial Crises, Prudential Regulations, Banking Supervision, banking, offshore banks, consolidated supervision, supervisory authorities

The paper takes a closer look at offshore banking—a pervasive practice that has played a role in recent crises. Offshore banking is an increasingly attractive alternative to the sometimes heavily regulated f...

Caribbean offshore Financial Centers

Caribbean offshore Financial Centers »

Source: Caribbean offshore Financial Centers : Past, Present, and Possibilities for the Future

Volume/Issue: 2002/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Esther Suss , Oral Williams , and Chandima Mendis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2002

ISBN: 9781451851175

Keywords: offshore financial sectors, Financial Action Task Force, development strategies, financial services, financial institutions, offshore banks, international standards, Bahamas, Financial Institutions And Services,

The paper reviews the development of offshore financial activities in the English-speaking Caribbean islands and takes stock of the size and status of these sectors today. In view of the heightened concerns of the...