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Commodity Currencies

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Source: Finance & Development, March 2003

Volume/Issue: 40/1

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451953350

Keywords: exporting countries, exchange rate regimes, oil-exporting countries, oil prices, high trade barriers

This paper analyzes why the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has lagged in growth and globalization. Despite attempts to spur recovery and initiate structural reforms, many countries in the region remain...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor »

Source: Finance & Development, June 1975

Volume/Issue: 12/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1975

ISBN: 9781616353216

Keywords: oil facility, member country, balance of payments, oil imports, exporting countries

This paper reviews the procurement process under World Bank projects. The paper highlights that the World Bank's interest in procurement under its loans stems directly from the 'project' requirement of its Articles...

Taking Stock of Poverty Reduction Efforts

Taking Stock of Poverty Reduction Efforts »

Source: Finance & Development, June 2002

Volume/Issue: 39/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451952896

Keywords: poverty reduction, fiscal profligacy, fiscal policy, spending cuts

This paper highlights that despite unprecedented gains in living standards in some countries over the past few decades, poverty continues as a harsh reality in too much of the developing world. The causes lie in pa...

Population growth and food supply in sub-Saharan Africa: Rising populations imperil food supply and economic development

Population growth and food supply in sub-Saharan Africa: Rising populations imperil food supply and economic development »

Source: Finance & Development, September 1982

Volume/Issue: 19/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1982

ISBN: 9781616353506

Keywords: monetary fund, surface mail, inflation, reserve tranche

This paper highlights that there has been remarkable agricultural growth over the past three decades. Growth has been twice as rapid as in any previous period. Output has been fueled largely by developing countries...

The Cross-Country Incidence of the Global Crisis1

The Cross-Country Incidence of the Global Crisis1 »

Source: The Cross-Country Incidence of the Global Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2010/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Philip Lane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201822

Keywords: private credit, international financial integration, output growth, current account balance, short-term debt,

We examine whether the cross-country incidence and severity of the 2008-2009 global recession is systematically related to pre-crisis macroeconomic and financial factors. We find that the pre-crisis level of develo...

Providing official Statistics for the Common Market and Monetary Union in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries

Providing official Statistics for the Common Market and Monetary Union in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries »

Source: Providing official Statistics for the Common Market and Monetary Union in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries : A Case for "Gulfstat"

Volume/Issue: 2006/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abdulrahman Al-Mansouri , and Claudia Dziobek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2006

ISBN: 9781451862980

Keywords: Data Quality, Gulf Cooperation Council, eurostat, surveys, statistical system, statistician, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government, General Regional Economics (includes Regional Data)

The six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates (UAE)-have laid out a path to a common market by 2007 and monetary union by 2010, bas...

The Euro and the Production Structure and Export Performance of Middle East and North African Countries

The Euro and the Production Structure and Export Performance of Middle East and North African Countries »

Source: The Euro and the Production Structure and Export Performance of Middle East and North African Countries

Volume/Issue: 1999/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean-François Ruhashyankiko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451842883

Keywords: euro, exchange rate, production structure, export performance, equation, standard errors, statistics, correlation

This paper explores the link between exchange rate volatility of European currencies and economic performance of several countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The elimination of intra euro-zone exch...

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...

Growth in the Middle East and North Africa

Growth in the Middle East and North Africa »

Source: Growth in the Middle East and North Africa

Volume/Issue: 2004/56

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2004

ISBN: 9781451847734

Keywords: Middle East and North Africa, institutions, conflicts, oil countries, terms of trade, tfp, growth rates, Economywide Country Studies: Asia including Middle East, General, Economywide Country Studies,

This paper analyzes the weak growth performance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region during 1980-2000 using an empirical model of long-run growth. The relative importance of the factors affecting growt...

Can Islamic Banking Increase Financial Inclusion?*

Can Islamic Banking Increase Financial Inclusion?* »

Source: Can Islamic Banking Increase Financial Inclusion?

Volume/Issue: 2015/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , Adolfo Barajas , and Alexander Massara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 2015

ISBN: 9781498370813

Keywords: financial inclusion, Financial Possibility Frontier, bank, banking, banks, credit, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

The paper analyses existing country-level information on the relationship between the development of Islamic banking and financial inclusion. In Muslim countries-members of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation...