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IMF Survey: Vol.26, 1–23 and supplement 1997

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January 1997
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1997 Index

A

Africa

Building on Africa’s Progress Jul 7, 201

Globalization’s Challenges for Africa Jun 9, 177

Putting Africa on a Sustainable, High-Quality Growth Path Oct 20, 324

Trade Liberalization, Regional Initiatives Explored Dec 15, 392

Aging Populations and Public Pension Schemes

Can the Potential Crisis in Public Pension Schemes Be Avoided? Dec 1, 383

Fiscal Costs of Aging Populations Feb 24, 51

Albania

Post-Conflict Assistance Nov 17, 365

Algeria

Article VIII Nov 3, 350

American Economic Association

AEA Meeting Highlights Role of Consensus in Promoting Economic Reform Jan 27, 22

Fischer Discusses IMF Program Design at AEA Jan 27, 23

Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank

Addresses

Bretton Woods Institutions and Members Must Adopt to Rapidly Changing Circumstances Oct 6, 295

Camdessus Calls for Responsibility, Solidarity in Dealing with Challenges of Globalization Oct 6, 292

Camdessus Welcomes Consensus on Sound Policies and Continued Strong IMF Surveillance Oct 6, 308

Capital Account Liberalization and the Role of the IMF Oct 20, 321

IMF Given Role in Fostering Freer Capital Flows; Quota Increase, SDR Allocation Agreed Oct 6, 289

Surveillance, Capital Account Issues, Debt Relief Are High on Hong Kong Meetings Agenda Sep 17, 273

Wolfensohn Stresses Partnership to Meet Development Challenge of Inclusion Oct 6, 296

Press Conferences

Expanded Mandate, Increased Resources Make Meetings Among Most Successful in IMF History Oct 6, 310

Annual Report 1997

IMF Responds to Globalization’s Challenges on Many Fronts in 1996/97 Sep 17, 277

Arab Economies

Arab Economies Face Need to Achieve Higher Sustained Growth Jul 7, 209

Argentina

Camdessus Calls for “Second Generation” of Reforms in Argentina Jun 9, 175

Armenia

Article VIII Jul 7, 214

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Jul 7, 214

Aruba

Consultations with Three Countries Launch New IMF Series Jun 9, 180

Asia

Asian Experience Underscores Need for Swift, Corrective Policy Action Sep 17, 287

Asian Financial Deputies Agree on Framework for Regional Cooperation Dec 1, 371

Asia’s Financial Integration Presents Challenges and Opportunities Mar 24, 95

A Formula for Asian Monetary Cooperation Nov 3, 351

Globalization and Asia: Challenges for Regional Cooperation and Implications for Hong Kong Mar 10, 68

Seminar Highlights IMF Role in Asia’s Development Nov 3, 337

When Are Current Account Imbalances Sustainable? Mar 24, 83

Financial Crisis

Camdessus Visits Southeast Asia, Addresses Issues Arising from Financial Crisis Dec 1, 369

IMF Approves Three-Year Stand-By Credit to Support Korea’s Economic, Financial Program Dec 15, 388

IMF Board Approves Record $21 Billion Stand-By to Support Korea’s Adjustment Program Dec 15, 385

Korea Requests IMF Assistance, Dec 1, 371

Range of Indicators May Provide Warning System for Currency Crises Aug 18, 257

What Are the Lessons of the Southeast Asian Crisis? Dec 1, 372

Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC)

APEC Leaders Affirm IMF’s Central Role in Region Dec 1, 369

Study Examines Exchange Rate Changes and Impact on APEC Trade and Investment Feb 10, 37

Managing Director’s Speeches

TopicForumIssue
Argentina1997 National Banks Convention, Buenos AiresJun 9, 175
Bank SoundnessCentral Banking Seminar, Hong KongFeb 24, 62
Challenges of GlobalizationAnnual Meetings, Hong KongOct 6, 292
EMU and the EuroEMU Conference, WashingtonApr 7, 102
Germany and the EUChristian Social Union, Wildbad Kreuth, GermanyJan 27, 17
Hong KongHong Kong Monetary Authority/IMF Conference, Hong Kong SARMar 10, 68
IMFEconomic Club of New York, New YorkJun 23, 195
Second Generation ReformsUN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), GenevaJul 21, 224
Sound Policies, Strong IMF SurveillanceAnnual Meetings, Hong Kong SAROct 6, 308

Azerbaijan

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility and Extended Fund Facility Arrangements Jan 27, 29

B

Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook

Statistical Yearbook Data Show World Trade and Finance Were Buoyant in 1995 Feb 10, 40

Baltic States

Baltics, Former Soviet Union Grapple with Energy Arrears Jan 27, 30

Transition Economies Need Health and Educational Reforms Mar 10, 72

Banking

Bank Restructuring Strategy Should Be Linked to Macroeconomic Policy Mar 10, 70

Camdessus Outlines Recipe for Bank Soundness Feb 24, 62

Goldstein Proposes International Banking Standard May 26, 160

Keeping Banking Systems Sound Calls for Modern Approaches to Supervision Feb 24, 60

Strengthening the Framework for Financial Stability Nov 3, 338

Banking Crises in Latin America in the 1990s: Lessons from Argentina, Paraguay and Venezuela

Latin American Banking Crises Offer Lessons Nov 17, 366

Belize

Consultations with Three Countries Launch New IMF Series Jun 9, 180

Bolivia

Third Annual Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Oct 6, 315

Botswana

Effective Macro Management, Structural Reforms Are Hallmarks of Botswana Economy Mar 24, 81

Boughton, James M.

Conference Explores Origins, Management of Financial Crises Aug 18, 260

Brau, Eduard

IMF Evaluation is Broad and Continuous Nov 3, 348

Bulgaria

IMF Conducts Seminar for Bulgarian Parliamentarians Jun 23, 194

Burkina Faso

Second Annual Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Oct 6, 314

C

Calamitsis, Evangelos A.

Building on Africa’s Progress Jul 7, 201

Cameroon

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Oct 6, 312

Capital Markets

International Capital Market Developments Highlight Need for External Debt Management Oct 6, 318

Characteristics of the Euro, the Demand for Reserves, and Policy Coordination Under EMU

Success of EMU Hinges on Euro’s Stability Jun 23, 191

Chen, Yuan

Monetary Relations Between Hong Kong and China Mar 10, 66

China

China Achieves “Soft Landing” Through Sustained Macro Stabilization Jul 21, 217

Chinese Reforms Seek to Balance Revenue and Decentralization Goals Dec 15, 397

Mobilizing Resources: Country Cases Feb 24, 53

Monetary Relations Between Hong Kong and China Mar 10, 66

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Asia’s Financial Integration Presents Challenges and Opportunities Mar 24, 95

Cooperation and Implications for Hong Kong Mar 10, 68

Globalization and Asia: Challenges for Regional Cooperation and Implications for Hong Kong Mar 10, 68

Hong Kong’s Strong Fundamentals Bode Well for Smooth Transition Mar 10, 65

Monetary Relations Between Hong Kong and China Mar 10, 66

The Composition of Fiscal Adjustment and Growth: Lessons from Fiscal Reforms in Eight Economies

Composition of Fiscal Adjustment Is Crucial for Growth Apr 21, 120

Conditionality as an Instrument of Borrower Credibility

IMF Conditionality Can Signal Policy Credibility to Markets Mar 24, 81

Corruption

Corruption Must Be Fought on Global Scale, Private Role in Development Needs Strengthening Oct 6, 303

Corruption, Public Investment, and Growth

Corruption Linked to Capital Spending Can Slow Growth Dec 1, 375

Croatia

Extended Fund Facility Arrangement Mar 24, 92

Currency Board Arrangements

Currency Board Arrangements More Widely Used Feb 24, 54

Currency Crises

Conference Focuses on Currency Crises, Prospects for EMU Nov 17, 358

Current Account sustainability: Selected East Asian and Latin American Experiences

When Are Current Account Imbalances Sustainable? Mar 24, 83

Current Legal Issues Affecting Central Banks

New Book Examines Legal Issues Affecting Central Banks in a Changing World Aug 5, 246

D

Dallara, Charles

Globalization Calls for Extending IMF’s Role May 26, 155

Debt

IMF and World Bank Move Forward on Debt Initiative Jan 27, 20

Making the Most of Debt Relief, External Finance Jan 13, 1

Meeting with Church Leaders Highlights Strategy Beyond Debt Reduction Jul 7, 208

IMF Ready to Participate in Debt Initiative Feb 10, 35

Deindustrialization: Causes and Implications

Deindustrialization Is a Natural Consequence of Growth Jul 7, 215

Denver Summit

Denver Summit Highlights Global Cooperation and Integration Jul 7, 204

Deppler, Michael

IMF Announces Senior Staff Appointments Feb 24, 58

The Design of EMU

Policy Coordination Labor Market Flexibility Crucial to EMU’s Success Oct 20, 333

Designing Disinflation Programs in Transition Economies: The Implications of Relative Price Adjustment

Achieving Low Inflation in Transition Economies Mar 24, 86

Developing Countries

Countries with ESAF-Supported Programs Show Progress in Social Spending, Social Indicators Jul 21, 217

Recent Developments Highlight Exchange Rate Regime Issues in Developing Countries Nov 17, 353

Development Committee

Corruption Must Be Fought on Global Scale, Private Role in Development Needs Strengthening Oct 6, 303

Ministers Approve Debt Relief for Countries with Good Policies, Welcome Africa Initiative May 12, 139

Djibouti

Augmented Stand-By Arrangement Jun 23, 197

Drummond, Paulo F. N.

Export Credit Agencies Assume Expanded Development Financing Role Jun 23, 199

Dubrovnik Conference

Dubrovnik Conferees Discuss External Sector Issues in Transition Economies Sep 17, 279

E

The Economy of the Middle East and North Africa in 1997

Sound Policies, Structural Reforms Improve Economic Prospects in MENA Region Dec 1, 379

Effros, Robert C.

New Book Examines Legal Issues Affecting Central Banks in a Changing World Aug 5, 246

Egypt

Egypt’s “Home-Grown” Reforms Spur Growth and Investment Apr 21, 116

El Salvador

Stand-By Credit Mar 24, 94

Emerging Markets

New Strategy Aims to Promote Financial Stability in Emerging Markets May 26, 158

An Empirical Analysis of Fiscal Adjustment

Composition of Fiscal Adjustment Is Critical to Its Long-Term Success Jan 27, 17

EMU and the International Monetary System

Policy Coordination, Labor Market Flexibility Crucial to EMU’s Success Oct 20, 333

European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU)

Are Europe’s Social Security Finances Compatible with EMU? Apr 7, 107

Camdessus Cites Challenges Facing Germany and EU Jan 27, 17

Conference Focuses on Currency Crises, Prospects for EMU Nov 17, 358

Conference Focuses on Implications of EMU for Europe and the World Economy Apr 7, 97

EMU and the Euro: Ensuring a Successful Launch Mar 7, 102

Globalization Calls for EU Collaboration on Competition Policy Jun 23, 189

IMF Regional Surveillance Considers EU-Wide Issues Apr 7, 100

Implications of EMU for the IMF Apr 7, 104

Introduction of EMU and Euro Holds Important Implications for Capital Markets Jul 21, 221

Policy Coordination, Labor Market Flexibility Crucial to EMU’s Success Oct 20, 333

Success of EMU Hinges on Euro’s Stability Jun 23, 191

Volcker Hopes for Renewed Cooperation in the Wake of the Euro’s Creation Apr 7, 104

European Monetary Union and International Capital Markets: Structural Implications and Risks

Introduction of EMU and Euro Holds Important Implications for Capital Markets Jul 21, 221

Exchange Rate Issues

Recent Developments Highlight Exchange Rate Regime Issues in Developing Countries Nov 17, 353

Study Examines Exchange Rate Changes and Impact on APEC Trade and Investment Feb 10, 37

Exchange Rate Movements and Their Impact on Trade and Investment in the APEC Region

Study Examines Exchange Rate Changes and Impact on APEC Trade and Investment Feb 10, 37

Export Credit Agencies

Export Credit Agencies Assume Expanded Development financing Role Jun 23, 199

External Borrowing by the Baltics, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union: Developments and Policy Issues

Transition Economies Need a Prudent Debt-Management Strategy Oct 20, 326

Are Europe’s Social Security Finances Compatible With EMU?

Are Europe’s Social Security Finances Compatible With EMU? Apr 7, 107

F

Financial Crisis Management

Conference Explores Origins, Management of Financial Crises Aug 18, 260

Financial Systems and Labor Markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Sound Policies, Structural Reforms Improve Economic Prospects in MENA Region Dec 1, 379

Fiscal Adjustment in OECD Countries: Composition and Macroeconomic Effects

Composition of Fiscal Adjustment Is Critical to Its Long-Term Success Jan 27, 17

Fiscal Policy

Dealing with Japan’s Fiscal Challenges Feb 10, 47

New Collection of Fiscal Policy Studies Published Jul 7, 211

Reducing Unproductive Expenditures Is Important for Fiscal Adjustment Feb 24, 49

Fiscal Policy and Long-Run Growth

Fiscal Policy Plays Fundamental Role in Long-Run Growth Apr 21, 120

Fischer, Stanley

Capital Account Liberalization and the Role of the IMF Oct 20, 321

Conference Explores Origins, Management of Financial Crises Aug 18, 260

Fischer Discusses IMF Program Design at AEA Jan 27, 23

Globalization Calls for Extending IMF’s Role May 26, 155

Press Conference

Aim of Korea Program Is to Stanch Immediate Crisis, Permit Return to Stability and Growth Dec 15, 386

G

General Arrangements to Borrow

General Arrangements to Borrow Renewed Dec 1, 382

IMF Adopts Decision on New Arrangements to Borrow Feb 10, 46

Georgia

Article VIII Feb 10, 43

Georgia Sustains Bold Measures to Reform Social Support Mechanisms Aug 5, 244

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Apr 21, 123

Germany

Camdessus Cites Challenges Facing Germany and EU Jan 27, 17

Globalization

Camdessus Urges Second Generation Reforms to Tap Globalization’s Opportunities Jul 21, 224

Forces of Globalization Must Be Embraced May 26, 153

Globalization Calls for EU Collaboration on Competition Policy Jun 23, 189

Globalization Calls for Extending IMF’s Role May 26, 155

Globalization’s Challenges for Africa Jun 9, 177

Globalization, Tax Competition, and the Future of Tax Systems

How Will National Tax Systems Fare as Globalization Proceeds? May 26, 165

Goldstein, Morris

Goldstein Proposes International Banking Standard May 26, 160

Government Finance Statistics Yearbook

GFS Yearbook Features More Current Data Feb, 24, 56

Group of Seven

Denver Summit Highlights Global Cooperation and Integration Jul 7, 205

Group of Ten

G-10 Issues Report on Strategy to Promote Financial Stability May 12, 132

Ministers Endorse International Strategy to Strengthen Financial Systems May 12, 141

Ministers Stress Financial Stability, Welcome IMF Financial Surveillance Oct 6, 305

Group of 24

G-24 Calls for Strong IMF Leadership Post-EMU, Urges Fast Action on Debt Initiative May 12, 142

Ministers Call for Progressive, Flexible Approach to Capital Account Liberalization Oct 6, 306

Guinea

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Feb 10, 43

Guinea-Bissau

Article VIII Jun 23, 198

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Aug 18, 266

Guitián, Manuel

IMF’s Role Evolves in Financial and Exchange Rate Arenas Jun 9, 169

Keeping Banking Systems Sound Calls for Modern Approaches to Supervision Feb 24, 60

Guyana

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility May 12, 146

H

Health and Education Expenses in Russia, The Baltic States and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union

Transition Economies Need Health and Educational Reforms Mar 10, 72

Henning, C. Randall

Institutional Preparations Needed for EMU to Promote Cooperation Jun 23, 191

Hungary

Hungary’s Stabilization and Reform Yield Solid Results Jul 21, 230

I

Improving India’s Saving Performance

India’s Prospects for Strong Growth Tied to Higher Savings Mar 10, 79

Improving the Efficiency of the U.S. CPI

Eliminating Bias in the U.S. Consumer Price Index Mar 10, 65

India

Camdessus Sees Scope for India to Achieve Asian “Tiger” Status Mar 10, 77

India’s Prospects for Strong Growth Tied to Higher Savings Mar 10, 79

Indonesia

Camdessus Commends Indonesia’s “Impressive” Economic Policy Program Nov 3, 337

Indonesian Economic Growth Accompanied by Improved Social Indicators Aug 18, 257

Indonesian Measures Welcomed as Important Step in Stabilizing Southeast Asian Financial Markets Nov 17, 353

Mobilizing Resources: Country Cases Feb 24, 53

Inflation

Achieving Low Inflation in Transition Economies Mar 24, 86

Inflation-Indexed Bonds

Inflation-Indexed Bonds Attract Growing Interest Mar 10, 74

Institute for International Economics

Goldstein Proposes International Banking Standard May 26, 160

Institutional Preparations Needed for EMU to Promote Cooperation Jun 23, 191

Institute of International Finance

Globalization Calls for Extending IMF’s Role May 26, 155

Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations: The Chinese System in Perspective

Chinese Reforms Seek to Balance Revenue and Decentralization Goals Dec 15, 397

Interim Committee

IMF Wins Mandate to Cover Capital Accounts, Debt Initiative Put in Motion May 12, 129

Maystadt and Camdessus Discuss Capital Account, Exchange Rate Issues, Debt Initiative May 12, 135

Maystadt and Camdessus Welcome Quota Increase, SDR Allocation, Discuss IMF’s Future Agenda Oct 6, 298

Ministers Endorse IMF Capital Role, Study of EMU Implications May 12, 137

Communiqués

Ministers Commend IMF’s Response to Asian Events Oct 6, 300

Statement

Capital Liberalization Essential to an Efficient Monetary System Oct 6, 302

International Capital Markets: Envelopments, Prospects, and Key Policy Issues

International Capital Market Developments Highlight Need for External Debt Management Oct 6, 318

International Financial Statistics Yearbook

IFS Yearbook Country and Data Coverage Aug 18, 265

International Labor Standards and International Trade

Can Harmonized Labor Standards Boost Trade and Income? Jun 9, 169

International Monetary Fund

Assess Limits

Access Limits Are Guided by Quotas Sep 1997, S14

Appointments

IMF Announces Senior Staff Appointments Feb 24, 58

Arrears

IMF Strategy Stresses Prevention, Cooperation Sep 1997, S24

Article IV Consultations

Article IV Consultations Sep 1997, S7

Article VIII

Article VIII Sep 1997, S8

Article of Agreement

IMF Structure Shaped by Articles of Agreement Sep 1997, S1

Asisa and Pacific Regional Office

IMF Asia and Pacific Regional Office to Open in Tokyo Apr 7, 110

Borrowing

New Borrowing Arrangements Supplement IMF’s Ordinary Resources Sep 1997, S6

Capital Account Issues

Surveillance, Capital Account Issues, Debt Relief Are High on Hong Kong Meetings Agenda Sep 17, 273

Chronology

Over Half a Century of Challenge and Change Sep 1997, S25

Conditionality

Fostering Sustained Policy Implementation Sep 1997, S10

IMF Conditionality Can Signal Policy Credibility to Markets Mar 24, 81

Conferences

Conference Focuses on Currency Crises, Prospects for EMU Nov 17, 358

Conference Focuses on Implications of EMU for Europe and the World Economy Apr 7, 97

Conference Focuses on Implications of EMU for Monetary System Sep 1997, S22

EMU and the Euro: Ensuring a Successful Launch Mar 7, 102

Implications of EMU for the IMF Apr 7, 104

Making the Most of Debt Relief, External Finance Jan 13, 1

Volcker Hopes for Renewed Cooperation in the Wake of the Euro’s Creation Apr 7, 104

Debt Initiative

Camdessus Hails Relief for Uganda Under IMF–World Bank Debt Initiative May 12, 130

IMF Ready to Participate in Debt Initiative Feb 10, 35

IMF Wins Mandate to Cover Capital Accounts, Debt Initiative Put in Motion May 12, 129

Surveillance, IMF Quota, and Debt Issues to Be Featured at Spring Meetings Apr 21, 127

Debt Relief

Surveillance, Capital Account Issues, Debt Relief Are High on Hong Kong Meetings Agenda Sep 17, 273

Debt Strategy

IMF Strategy Emphasizes Adequate Financial Support Sep 1997, S15

Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB)

Hyperlinks Established Between DSBB and National Data May 12, 133

IMF Takes Initiative to Improve Members’ Data Sep 1997, S9

Economic Fora

Can the Potential Crisis in Public Pension Schemes Be Avoided? Dec 1, 383

Forces of Globalization Must Be Embraced May 26, 153

Globalization Calls for EU Collaboration on Competition Policy Jun 23, 189

How Effective Is Structural Adjustment? Nov 3, 340

IMF and World Bank Move Forward on Debt Initiative Jan 27, 20

Priorities for Russian Reform May 26, 153

Recent Developments Highlight Exchange Rate Regime Issues in Developing Countries Nov 17, 353

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility (ESAF)

Countries with ESAF-Supported Programs Show Progress in Social Spending, Social Indicators Jul 21, 217

IMF Completes Internal Review of ESAF Aug 5, 233

Evaluation

IMF Evaluation Is Broad and Continuous Nov 3, 348

Evolution

The IMF: A Quarter-Century of Change Aug 5, 252

Financial Facilities

IMF Financing Helps Members Pursue Sound Policies Sep 1997, S12

Review of IMF Financial Policies is Ongoing Jan 13, 1

General Arrangements to Borrow (GAB)

The GAB Feb 10, 34

Globalization

IMF Builds on Initiatives to Meet Challenges Of Globalization Sep 1997, S1

IMF Responds to Globalization’s Challenges on Many Fronts in 1996/97 Sep 17, 277

Governance Guidelines

IMF Adopts Guidelines Regarding Governance Issues Aug 5, 233

Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative (HIPC)

Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative Sep 1997, S17

IMF Ready to Participate in Debt Initiative Feb 10, 35

IMF Institute

IMF Institute Expands Its Services at Home and Abroad Nov 3, 342

IMF Survey

IMF Survey Adapts to Reflect IMF’s Evolving Role and Openness Aug 5, 255

The IMF: A Quarter-Century of Change Aug 5, 252

Income and Charges

Annual Net Income Target Supplements IMF Reserves Sep 1997, S23

Joint Conferences

Arab Economies Face Need to Achieve Higher Sustained Growth Jul 7, 209

Conference Focuses on Implications of EMU for Europe and the World Economy Apr 7, 97

Lending

IMF Lending Moderates from Record Level Jan 27, 28

Liquidity

IMF Position Improves Sep 1997, S22

Meetings

IMF Wins Mandate to Cover Capital Accounts, Debt Initiative Put in Motion May 12, 129

Membership

Palau Applies for IMF Membership Feb 10, 44

New Arrangements to Borrow (NAB)

IMF Adopts Decision on New Arrangements to Borrow Feb 10, 46

IMF Executive Board Adopts New Arrangements to Borrow Feb 10, 33

Press Information Notices (PINs)

Consultations with Three Countries Launch New IMF Series Jun 9, 180

IMF to Issue Press Information Notices Following Article IV Consultations May 12, 148

Press Releases

Albania: Post-Conflict Assistance Nov 17, 365

Algeria: Article VIII Nov 3, 350

Armenia: Article VIII and ESAF Jul 7, 214

Azerbaijan: ESAF and EFF Jan 27, 29

Croatia: EFF Mar 24, 92

Djibouti: Augmented Stand-By Jun 23, 198

El Salvador: Stand-By Mar 26, 92

General Arrangements to Borrow Renewed Dec 1, 382

Georgia: Article VIII Feb 10, 43

Georgia: ESAF Aug 18, 266

Guinea: ESAF Feb 10, 43

Guinea-Bissau: Article VIII Jun 23, 198

Guinea-Bissau: ESAF Aug 18, 266

Guyana: ESAF May 12, 146

IMF Adopts Decision on New Arrangements to Borrow Feb 10, 46

Jordan: EFF Augmentation Feb 24, 58

Kyrgyz Republic: ESAF Apr 21, 125

Latvia: ESAF Oct 20, 331

Macedonia, FYR of: ESAF Apr 21, 126

Madagascar: ESAF Jan 13, 13

Malawi: ESAF Jan 27, 28

Mali: ESAF May 26, 167

Mongolia: ESAF Aug 18, 268

Mozambique: ESAF Jul 7, 212

Namibia: Article VIII Jan 13, 14

Niger: ESAF Aug 18, 268

Pakistan: ESAF and EFF Nov 3, 350

Pakistan: Stand-By Extension Jan 27, 29

Palau: Applies for IMF Membership Feb 10, 44

Peru: Credits for Commercial Debt Reduction Feb 24, 58

Philippines: Extension and Augmentation of EFF Aug 5, 250

Romania: Stand-By Credit Jun 23, 197

Rwanda: Post-Conflict Assistance May 12, 146

Senegal: ESAF Feb 10, 43

Sierra Leone: ESAF Jun 23, 197

Sudan: Decision on Sudan Feb 24, 58

Tanzania: ESAF Dec 15, 400

Thailand: Stand-By Credit Sep 17, 283

Togo: ESAF Jul 21, 225

Uganda: ESAF Nov 17, 365

Ukraine: Article VIII May 26, 167

Ukraine: Stand-By Credit Oct 6, 313

Uruguay: Stand-By Credit Jul 7, 212

Yemen, Republic of: Article VIII Jan 13, 14

Yemen, Republic of: ESAF and EFF Nov 17, 363

Publications

Achieving Low Inflation in Transition Economies Mar 24, 86

Building on Global Prosperity to Ensure Sustained Growth Sep 17, 273

Can Harmonized Labor Standards Boost Trade and Income? Jun 9, 169

Can the Potential Crisis in Public Pension Schemes Be Avoided? Dec 1, 383

Chinese Reforms Seek to Balance Revenue and Decentralization Goals Dec 15, 397

Composition of Fiscal Adjustment Is Critical to Its Long-Term Success Jan 27, 17

Composition of Fiscal Adjustment Is Crucial for Growth Apr 21, 120

Corruption Linked to Capital Spending Can Slow Growth Dec 1, 375

Deindustrialization Is a Natural Consequence of Growth Jul 7, 215

Dynamic Private Sector Key to Thailand’s Resilient Growth in 1970–93 Feb 10, 39

Eliminating Bias in the U.S. Consumer Price Index Mar 10, 65

Export Credit Agencies Assume Expanded Development Financing Role Jun 23, 199

Fiscal Costs of Aging Populations Feb 24, 51

GFS Yearbook Features More Current Data Feb 24, 56

How Will Tax Systems Fare as Globalization Proceeds? May 26, 165

IFS Yearbook Expands Country and Data Coverage Aug 18, 265

IMF Issues Supplement to AREAER May 12, 147

Incremental and Radical Pension Reforms Have Potential to Boost Saving Rate Nov 17, 361

India’s Prospects for Strong Growth Tied to Higher Savings Mar 10, 79

Inflation-Indexed Bonds Attract Growing Interest Mar 10, 75

Institutional, Regulatory Reform Is Key to Growth in Russia Dec 1, 377

International Capital Market Developments Highlight Need for External Debt Management Oct 6, 318

Introduction of EMU and Euro Holds Important Implications for Capital Markets Jul 21, 221

Kuwait Restores Economy, Pursues Reforms May 26, 168

Latin American Banking Crises Offer Lessons Nov 17, 366

New Book Examines Legal Issues Affecting Central Banks in a Changing World Aug 5, 246

Nigeria’s Economic Ills Linked to Inconsistent Policy Implementation Mar 24, 88

Policy Coordination, Labor Market Flexibility Crucial to EMU’s Success Oct 20, 333

Range of Indicators May Provide Warning System for Currency Crises Aug 18, 257

Sound Policies, Structural Reforms Improve Economic Prospects in MENA Region Dec 1, 379

Statistical Yearbook Data Show World Trade and Finance Were Buoyant in 1995 Feb 10, 40

Study Examines Exchange Rate Changes and Impact on APEC Trade and Investment Feb 10, 37

Success of EMU Hinges on Euro’s Stability Jun 23, 191

Total Capital Flows Reach Record Levels, but Official Component Declines in Real Terms Dec 15, 402

Transition Economies Need Health and Education Reforms Mar 10, 72

Transition Economies Need a Prudent Debt-Management Strategy Oct 20, 326

West Bank and Gaza Strip Need to Attract Private Investment Apr 7, 111

When Are Current Account Imbalances Sustainable? Mar 24, 83

Publications Policy

The IMF’s Publications Policy May 12, 148

Quota

Quotas Determine Members’ Voting Power, Financial Access Sep 1997, S4

Surveillance, IMF Quota, and Debt Issues to Be Featured at Spring Meetings Apr 21, 127

Relations with United Nations

Issues Raised at Global Conferences Reflected in IMF’s Work Jan 27, 26

Relations with World Trade Organization

IMF and WTO Sign Cooperation Agreement Jan 13, 8

Religious Groups and IMF

Religious Groups Briefed on IMF Policy Advice, Reform Programs Aug 18, 265

Role

IMF’s Role Evolves in Financial and Exchange Rate Arenas Jun 9, 169

SDRs

An International Reserve Asset Sep 1997, S20

Selected IMF Rates

Jan 13, 14t

Jan 27, 24t

Feb 10, 47t

Feb 24, 54t

Mar 10, 72t

Mar 24, 91t

Apr 7, 111t

Apr 21, 127t

May 12, 144t

May 26, 163t

Jun 9, 172t

Jun 23, 194t

Jul 7, 204t

Jul 21, 224t

Aug 5, 254t

Aug 18, 266t

Sep 17, 285t

Oct 6, 304t

Oct 20, 332t

Nov 3, 347t

Nov 17, 366t

Dec 1, 377t

Dec 15, 400t

Seminars

Japan and IMF Discuss Strategy for Growth Jun 23, 185

Putting Africa on a Sustainable, High-Quality Growth Path Oct 20, 324

Seminar Highlights IMF Role in Asia’s Development Nov 3, 337

Social Spending

IMF Gives More Attention to Social Spending of Member Countries Jun 23, 185

Surveillance

Adapting IMF Surveillance to a Changing Global Economy Apr 21, 113

Evenhandedness of Surveillance Apr 21, 115

IMF Regional Surveillance Considers EU-Wide Issues Apr 7, 100

Surveillance, Capital Account Issues, Debt Relief Are High on Hong Kong Meetings Agenda Sep 17, 273

Surveillance, IMF Quota, and Debt Issues to Be Featured at Spring Meetings Apr 21, 127

Surveillance in an Integrated Global Economy Sep 1997, S7

Table of IMF Arrangements

Jan 27, 19t

Feb 24, 57t

Mar 24, 93t

Apr 21, 124t

May 26, 157t

Jun 23, 193t

Jul 21, 220t

Aug 18, 267t

Sep 17, 284t

Oct 20, 332t

Nov 17, 364t

Dec 15, 401t

Technical Assistance

Feb 10, 41t

Aug 18, 269t

Sep 1997, S19t

Technical Assistance Complements IMF’s Surveillance and Financing Sep 1997, S18

Tokyo Office

New Regional Office to Strengthen IMF’s Dialogue with Asia and the Pacific Aug 5, 239

Issues Raised at Global Conferences Reflected in IMF’s Work Jan 27, 26

Use of IMF Credit

Jan 27, 28t

Feb 24, 59t

Mar 24, 94t

Apr 21, 118t

May 26, 164t

Jun 23, 194t

Jul 21, 232t

Aug 18, 266t

Sep 17, 285t

Oct 20, 331t

Nov 17, 366t

Dec 15, 400t

Indonesia

Indonesian Economic Growth Accompanied by Improved Social Indicators Aug 18, 257

J

Japan

Japan and IMF Discuss Strategy for Growth Jun 23, 185

Japan’s Medium- and Long-Term Fiscal Challenges

Dealing with Japan’s Fiscal Challenges Feb 10, 47

Jordan

Extended Fund Facility Augmentation Feb 24, 58

K

Khan, Mohsin

IMF Institute Expands Its Services at Home and Abroad Nov 3, 342

Khirbash, Mohammed K.

Bretton Woods Institutions and Members Must Adapt to Rapidly Changing Circumstances Oct 6, 295

Korea

Aim of Korea Program Is to Stanch Immediate Crisis, Permit Return to Stability and Growth Dec 15, 386

IMF Approves Three-Year Stand-By Credit to Support Korea’s Economic, Financial Program Dec 15, 388

IMF Board Approves Record $21 Billion Stand-By to Support Korea’s Adjustment Program Dec 15, 385

Korea Requests IMF Assistance Dec 1, 371

Kuwait: From Reconstruction to Accumulation for Future Generations

Kuwait Restores Economy, Pursues Reforms May 26, 168

Kyrgyz Republic

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Apr 21, 125

L

Latin America

Latin American Banking Crises Offer Lessons Nov 17, 366

Meeting with Church Leaders Highlights Strategy Beyond Debt Reduction Jul 7, 208

When Are Current Account Imbalances Sustainable? Mar 24, 83

Latvia

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Oct 20, 331

Leading Indicators of Currency Crises

Range of Indicators May Provide Warning System for Currency Crises Aug 18, 257

Legal and Institutional Obstacles to Growth and Business in Russia

Institutional, Regulatory Reform Is Key to Growth in Russia Dec 1, 377

M

Macedonia, FYR of

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Apr 21, 126

FYR of Macedonia Stabilizes Economy and Seeks to Deepen Structural Reforms Jun 9, 173

Madagascar

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Jan 13, 13

Malawi

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Jan 27, 28

Mali

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement May 26, 167

Managing Director of the IMF

Addresses

Camdessus Calls for Responsibility, Solidarity In Dealing with Challenges of Globalization Oct 6, 292

Camdessus Calls for “Second Generation” of Reforms in Argentina Jun 9, 175

Camdessus Cites Challenges Facing Germany and EU Jan 27, 17

Camdessus Outlines Recipe for Bank Soundness Feb 24, 62

Camdessus Urges Second-Generation Reforms to Tap Globalization’s Opportunities Jul 21, 224

Camdessus Visits Russia Apr 7, 110

Camdessus Welcomes Consensus on Sound Policies and Continued Strong IMF Surveillance Oct 6, 308

EMU and the Euro: Ensuring a Successful Launch Apr 7, 102

Globalization and Asia: Challenges for Regional Cooperation and Implications for Hong Kong Mar 10, 68

Is the IMF Needed in an Era of Massive Private Capital Flows? Jun 23, 195

Joint Press Conference

Maystadt and Camdessus Discuss Capital Account, Exchange Rate Issues, Debt Initiative May 12, 135

Press Conferences

Camdessus on Globalization, Capital Account, IMF Support for Social Spending May 12, 134

Expanded Mandate, Increased Resources Make Meetings Among Most Successful in IMF History Oct 6, 310

Maystadt and Camdessus Welcome Quota Increase, SDR Allocation, Discuss IMF’s Future Agenda Oct 6, 298

What Are the Lessons of the Southeast Asian Crisis? Dec 1, 372

Statements

Camdessus Commends Indonesia’s “Impressive” Economic Policy Program Nov 3, 337

Camdessus Hails Early Repayment of Mexican Loans Jan 27, 30

Camdessus Hails Relief for Uganda Under IMF-World Bank Debt Initiative Mar 12, 130

Camdessus Sees Scope for India to Achieve Asian “Tiger” Status Mar 10, 77

Camdessus Visits Southeast Asia, Addresses Issues Arising from Financial Crisis Dec 1, 369

Korea Requests IMF Assistance Dec 1, 371

Thai Policy Package Wins Support of IMF and International Community Aug 18, 259

Masson, Paul

Conference Explores Origins, Management of Financial Crises Aug 18, 260

Mauritania

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Jul 21, 227

Maystadt, Philippe

Implications of EMU for the IMF Apr 7, 104

Maystadt and Camdessus Discuss Capital Account, Exchange Rate Issues, Debt Initiative May 12, 135

Maystadt and Camdessus Welcome Quota Increase, SDR Allocation, Discuss IMF’s Future Agenda Oct 6, 298

Promoting Freer Trade: The IMF’s Perspective Jan 13, 6

Mexico

Camdessus Hails Early Repayment of Mexican Loans Jan 27, 30

Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Sound Policies, Structural Reforms Improve Economic Prospects in MENA Region Dec 1, 379

Military Expenditures

Worldwide Military Expenditures Continue to Fall, but at Slower Pace Apr 21, 119

Mongolia

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Aug 18, 268

Morocco

Morocco: Paving the Way for Higher Growth Jan 13, 12

Mozambique

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Jul 7, 212

Mundell, Robert

Conference Focuses on Currency Crises, Prospects for EMU Nov 17, 358

IMF Publications

The IMF Survey reviewed the following publications in 1997:

Annual Report 1997 Sep 17, 277

Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook (BOPSY) Feb 10, 40

Government Finance Statistics Yearbook (GFSY) Feb 24, 56

International Financial Statistics (IFS) YearbookAug 18, 265

1996 Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions (AREAER) May 12, 147

Books

Current Legal issues Affecting Central Banks Aug 5, 246

The Economy of the Middle East and North Africa in 1997 Dec 1, 379

EMU and the International Monetary System Oct 20, 333

Financial Systems and Labor Markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries Dec 1, 379

Recent Economic Developments, Prospects, and Progress in Institution Building in the West Bank and Gaza Strip Apr 7, 111

Occasional Papers

Aging Populations and Public Pension Schemes Feb 24, 51

The Composition of Fiscal Adjustment and Growth: Lessons from Fiscal Reforms in Eight Economies Apr 21, 120

Exchange Rate Movements and Their Impact on Trade and Investment in the APEC Region Feb 10, 37

Kuwait: From Reconstruction to Accumulation for Future Generations May 26, 168

Nigeria: Experience with Structural Adjustment, 1986–94 Mar 24, 88

Pension Regimes and Saving Nov 17, 361

Thailand: The Road to Sustained Growth Feb 10, 39

Papers on Policy Analysts and Assessment (PPAAs)

Conditionality as an Instrument of Borrower Credibility Mar 24, 81

Are Europe’s Social Security Finances Compatible with EMU? Apr 7, 107

Designing Disinflation Programs in Transition Economies: The Implications of Relative Price Adjustment Mar 24, 86

Legal and Institutional Obstacles to Growth and Business in Russia Dec 1, 377

Working Papers

Banking Crises in Latin America in the 1990s: Lessons from Argentina, Paraguay, and Venezuela Nov 17, 366

Characteristics of the Euro, the Demand for Reserves, and Policy Coordination Under EMU Jun 23, 191

Corruption, Public investment, and Growth Dec 1, 37

Current Account Sustainability: Selected East Asian and Latin American Experiences Mar 24, 83

Deindustrialization: Causes and Implications Jul 7, 215

The Design of EMU Oct 20, 333

An Empirical Analysis of Fiscal Adjustment Jan 27, 17

European Monetary Union and International Capital Markets: Structural Implications and Risks Jul 21, 221

External Borrowing by the Baltics, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union: Developments and Policy Issues Oct 20, 326

Fiscal Adjustment in OBCD Countries: Composition and Macroeconomic Effects Jan 27, 17

Globalization, Tax Competition, and the Future of Tax Systems May 26, 165

Fiscal Policy and Long-Run Growth Apr 21, 120

Health and Education Experiences in Russia, the Baltic States, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union Mar 10, 72

Improving the Efficiency of the U.S. Consumer Price Index Mar 10, 65

Improving India’s Saving Performance Mar 10, 79

Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations: The Chinese System in Perspective Dec 15, 397

International Labor Standards and International Trade Jun 9, 169

Japan’s Medium- and Long-Term Fiscal Challenges Feb 10, 47

Leading Indicators of Currency Crises Aug 18, 257

The Rationale and Design of Inflation-Indexed Bonds Mar 10, 76

Recent Export Credit Market Developments Jun 23, 199

World Economic and Financial Surveys Series

International Capital Markets: Developments, Prospects, and Key Policy Issues Oct 6, 318

Official Financing for Developing Countries Dec 15, 402

World Economic Outlook

Building on Global Prosperity to Ensure Sustained Growth Sep 17, 273

Economic Prospects Good; Globalization Offers Opportunities, Poses Challenges May 12, 149

Inflation-Indexed Bonds Attract Growing Interest Mar 10, 74

International Capital Market Developments Highlight Need for External Debt Management Oct 6, 318

Policy Coordination, Labor Market Flexibility Crucial to EMU’s Success Oct 20, 333

Total Capital Flows Reach Record Levels, but Official Component Declines in Real Terms Dec 15, 402

N

Namibia

Article VIII Jan 13, 14

Narvekar, P.R.

Deputy Managing Director Narvekar Bids Farewell Feb 10, 45

Shigemitsu Sugisaki Named IMF Deputy Managing Director, Succeeds P.R. Narvekar Feb 10, 44

Neiss, Hubert

Asian Experience Underscores Need for Swift, Corrective Policy Action Sep 17, 287

Netherlands

From Dutch Disease to Dutch Miracle? Jul 7, 206

Niger

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Aug 18, 268

Nigeria: Experience with Structural Adjustment 1986–94

Nigeria’s Economic Ills Linked to Inconsistent Policy Implementation Mar 24, 88

1996 Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions (AREAER)

IMF Issues Supplement to AREAER May 12, 147

Nongold Reserves

Nongold Reserves Rose in 1996 Mar 10, 78

O

Official Financing for Developing countries

Total Capital Flows Reach Record Levels, but Official Component Declines in Real Terms Dec 15, 402

Optimum Currency Areas

Optimum Currency Areas: The Challenge for Policy Jan 13, 14

Ouattara, Alassane

Globalization’s Challenges for Africa Jun 9, 177

Putting Africa on a Sustainable, High-Quality Growth Path Oct 20, 524

P

Pakistan

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility and Extended Fund Facility Arrangements Nov 3, 350

Stand-By Extension Jan 27, 29

Palau

Palau Applies for IMF Membership Feb 10, 44

Pension Regimes and Saving

Incremental and Radical Pension Reforms Have Potential to Boost Saving Rate Nov 17, 361

Per Jacobsson Lecture

A Formula for Asian Monetary Cooperation Nov 3, 351

Peru

Credits for Commercial Debt Reduction Feb 24, 59

Peru Restores Macroeconomic Balance, Normalizes Relations with Creditors Oct 20, 321

Philippines

Extension and Augmentation of Extended Fund Facility Arrangement Aug 5, 250

Poverty Alleviation

IMF Policy Advice Helps Members Build Framework for Poverty Alleviation Dec 15, 395

Public Pension Schemes

Fiscal Costs of Aging Populations Feb 24, 51

R

The Rationale and Design of Inflation-Indexed Bonds

Inflation-Indexed Bonds Attract Growing Interest Mar 10, 75

Recent Economic Developments, Prospects, and Progress in Institution Building in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

West Bank and Gaza Strip Need to Attract Private Investment Apr 7, 111

Recent Export Credit Market Developments

Export Credit Agencies Assume Expanded Development Financing Role Jun 23, 199

Romania

Stand-By Credit Jun 23, 197

Rumbaugh, Thomas

Reforms Are Key to South Pacific Response In Globalization Aug 5, 241

Russia

Baltics, Former Soviet Union Grapple with Energy Arrears Jan 27, 30

Camdessus Visits Russia Apr 7, 110

Institutional, Regulatory Reform Is Key to Growth in Russia Dec 1, 377

Priorities for Russian Reform May 26, 153

Transition Economies Need Health and Educational Reforms Mar 10, 72

Russo, Massimo

IMF Announces Senior Staff Appointments Feb 24, 58

Rwanda

Post-Conflict Assistance May 12, 146

S

Saito, Kunio

IMF Asia and Pacific Regional Office to Open in Tokyo Apr 7, 110

New Regional Office to Strengthen IMF’s Dialogue with Asia and the Pacific Aug 5, 239

Savings

Incremental and Radical Pension Reforms Have Potential to Boost Saving Rate Nov 17, 361

Senegal

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Feb 10, 43

Sierra Leone

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Jun 23, 197

South Africa

South Africa’s Experience with the SDDS Jun 23, 187

South Pacific Region

Reforms Are Key to South Pacific Response to Globalization Aug 5, 241

Special Data Dissemination Standard

South Africa’s Experience with the SDDS Jun 23, 187

Sudan

Decision on Sudan Feb 24, 58

Sugisaki, Shigemitsu

Shigemitsu Sugisaki Named IMF Deputy Managing Director, Succeeds P.R. Narvekar Feb 10, 44

Sustainable Development

Mobilizing Resources for Sustainable Development Feb 24, 52

T

Tanzania

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Dec 15, 100

Tanzi, Vito

New Collection of Fiscal Policy Studies Published Jul 7, 211

Taxes

How Will National Tax Systems Fare as Globalization Proceeds? May 26, 165

Thailand

Dynamic Private Sector Key to Thailand’s Resilient Growth in 1970–93 Feb 10, 39

Stand-By Credit Sep 17, 283

Thai Policy Package Wins Support of IMF and International Community Aug 18, 259

Thailand: the Road to Sustained Growth

Dynamic Private Sector Key to Thailand’s Resilient Growth in 1970–93 Feb 10, 39

Togo

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Jul 21, 225

Trade

Can Harmonized Tabor Standards Boost Trade and Income? Jun 9, 169

Trade Liberalization, Regional Initiatives Explored Dec 15, 392

Transition Economies

Achieving Low Inflation in Transition Economies Mar 24, 86

Baltics, Former Soviet Union Grapple with Energy Arrears Jun 27, 30

Dubrovnik Conferees Discuss External Sector Issues in Transition Economies Sep 17, 279

European Transition Economies Confront Social Issues Feb 10, 34

Transition Economies Need a Prudent Debt-Management Strategy Oct 20, 326

Transition Economics Need Health and Educational Reforms Mar 10, 72

Tunisia

Consultations with Three Countries Launch New IMF Series Jun 9, 180

U

Uganda

Camdessus Hails Relief for Uganda Under IMF World Bank Debt Initiative May 12, 130

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Arrangement Nov 17, 365

Mobilizing Resources: Country Cases Feb 24, 53

Ukraine

Article VIII May 26, 167

Stand By Credit Oct 6, 313

Ukraine Moves to a Market Economy Mar 10, 76

United States

Assessing the Strong U.S. Economic Performance Aug 18, 270

Eliminating Bias in the U.S. Consumer Price Index Mar 10, 65

Uruguay

Stand-By Credit Jul 7, 212

V

Volcker, Paul A

Vokker Hopes for Renewed Cooperation in the Wake of the Euro’s Creation Apr 7, 104

W

West Bank and Gaza Strip

West Bank and Gaza Strip Need to Attract Private Investment Apr 7, 111

Williams, David

Review of IMF Financial Policies is Ongoing Jan 13, 1

Wolfensohn, James

Wolfensohn Stresses Partnership to Meet Development Challenge of Inclusion Oct 6, 296

World Bank

Camdessus Hails Relief for Uganda Under IMF–World Bank Debt Initiative May 12, 130

IMF and World Bank Move Forward on Debt Initiative Jan 27, 20

IMF Gives More Attention to Social Spending of Member Countries Jun 23, 185

Making the Most of Debt Relief, External Finance Jan 13, 1

World Bank Development Strategy Targets Corruption, Environment, and Institution-Building May 26, 162

World Confederation of Labor

Camdessus Calls for Actions to Make Globalization Work for Workers Dec 15, 391

World Confederation of Trade Unions

European Transition Economies Confront Social Issues Feb 10, 34

World Economic and Financial Surveys Series

International Capital Markets: Developments, Prospects, and Key Policy Issues

International Capital Market Developments Highlight Need for External Debt Management Oct 6, 318

World Economic Outlook

Building on Global Prosperity to Ensure Sustained Growth Sep 17, 273

Economic Prospects Good; Globalization Offers Opportunities, Poses Challenges May 12, 149

Inflation-Indexed Bonds Attract Growing Interest Mar 10, 74

Policy Coordination, Labor Market Flexibility Crucial to EMU’s Success Oct 20, 333

Total Capital Flows Reach Record levels, but Official Component Declines in Real Terms Dec 15, 402

Toward a Framework of Financial Stability

Strengthening the Framework for Financial Stability Nov 3, 338

World Trade Organization (WTO)

IMF and WTO Sign Cooperation Agreement Jan 13, 8

Promoting Freer Trade: The IMF’s Perspective Jan 13, 6

Provisions of Cooperation Agreement Jan 13, 9

WTO Ministerial Conference Seeks to Strengthen the Multilateral Trading System Jan 13, 5

Y

Yemen, Republic of

Article VIII Jan 13, 14

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility and Extended Fund Facility Arrangements Nov 17, 363

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