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A Big Question on Small States: Can they overcome their size-related vulnerabilities and grow faster and more consistently?

A Big Question on Small States: Can they overcome their size-related vulnerabilities and grow faster and more consistently? »

Source: Finance and Development, September 2013

Volume/Issue: 50/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484353653

Keywords: natural resources, natural resource, natural resource management

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterl...

Republic of Belarus: Selected Issues

Republic of Belarus: Selected Issues »

Source: Republic of Belarus : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2006/315

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451805253

Keywords: common, inflationary pressures, actual inflation

The analysis of inflation developments in Belarus is hampered by widespread price controls. Persistence of common inflation is generally higher than that of actual inflation. Factor analysis assumes that covariatio...

Did Botswana Escape from the Resource Curse?

Did Botswana Escape from the Resource Curse? »

Source: Did Botswana Escape from the Resource Curse?

Volume/Issue: 2006/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Atsushi Iimi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451863987

Keywords: natural resource, natural resource abundance, natural resource management, middle-income countries, Estimation, Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development,

Botswana is typical of the countries that are endowed with abundant natural resources. Although it is commonly accepted that resource-rich economies tend to fail in accelerating growth, Botswana has experienced the...

Central America: Economic Progress and Reforms

Central America: Economic Progress and Reforms »

Source: Central America : Economic Progress and Reforms

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Dominique Desruelle , and Alfred Schipke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2008

ISBN: 9781589067653

Keywords: customs, social spending, common, customs union, capital markets

Central America has made substantial progress in recent years in moving economic reforms forward and deepening regional and global integration. As result of these efforts, the region has experienced higher growth,...

chapter 6 Financial Sector Development: Equity and Private Debt Markets1

chapter 6 Financial Sector Development: Equity and Private Debt Markets1 »

Source: Central America : Economic Progress and Reforms

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Dominique Desruelle , and Alfred Schipke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2008

ISBN: 9781589067653

Keywords: customs, social spending, common, customs union, capital markets

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Recent Activity: International Monetary Fund

Recent Activity: International Monetary Fund »

Source: Finance & Development, December 1968

Volume/Issue: 5/4

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1968

ISBN: 9781616352929

Keywords: gold, monetary system, international monetary system, monetary fund, monetary stability

This paper presents highlights of the IMF Meetings in 1968. The main themes of the IMF Annual Meeting were referred to by President Lyndon B. Johnson of the United States in his address at the opening joint session...

Choosing an exchange rate system: What are the options available now, and how have countries chosen between pegging and floating

Choosing an exchange rate system: What are the options available now, and how have countries chosen between pegging and floating »

Source: Finance & Development, June 1977

Volume/Issue: 14/2

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1977

ISBN: 9781616353292

Keywords: exchange rate, gold, exchange rate policies, exchange arrangements

This paper highlights that IMF activities in the first three months of 1977 were marked by a number of 'firsts.' In addition to approving the largest stand-by arrangement in its history-the SDR 3.36 billion for the...

Fund activity: Interim Committee Meeting at Jamaica agrees on international monetary reform. Fund has record transactions during 1975

Fund activity: Interim Committee Meeting at Jamaica agrees on international monetary reform. Fund has record transactions during 1975 »

Source: Finance & Development, March 1976

Volume/Issue: 13/1

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1976

ISBN: 9781616353247

Keywords: monetary system, gold, monetary fund, international monetary system

This paper highlights that agreement on an important package of reforms of vital significance to the future of the international monetary system was reached at a meeting of the Interim Committee of the Board of Gov...

Fund activity: Gold sales begin; technical assistance activities; volume of Fund transactions; selected data

Fund activity: Gold sales begin; technical assistance activities; volume of Fund transactions; selected data »

Source: Finance & Development, September 1976

Volume/Issue: 13/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1976

ISBN: 9781616353261

Keywords: gold, monetary fund, international monetary system, monetary system, inflation

This paper highlights that the IMF, as Trustee for the Trust Fund, held the first of its series of gold auctions on June 2, 1976, with the sale of 780,000 ounces of gold-the total amount offered-at a common price o...

Fund activity: Review of 1976, preview of 1977; Trust Fund and restitution; new pledges for GAB increase Fund liquidity; interest rate of SDR; Fund transactions

Fund activity: Review of 1976, preview of 1977; Trust Fund and restitution; new pledges for GAB increase Fund liquidity; interest rate of SDR; Fund transactions »

Source: Finance & Development, March 1977

Volume/Issue: 14/1

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1977

ISBN: 9781616353285

Keywords: gold, monetary fund, monetary reform, international liquidity, rural development

This paper highlights that 1976 was an important year for the IMF. With the end of 1976, the IMF closed its books on a year of virtually unprecedented activity. It launched the New Year with a US$3.9 billion stand-...