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Chapter 4. Are Global Imbalances at a Turning Point?

Chapter 4. Are Global Imbalances at a Turning Point? »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2014 : Legacies, Clouds, Uncertainties

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498331555

Keywords: public investment, current account, gas, current account balance, natural gas

Global current account (“flow”) imbalances have narrowed significantly since their peak in 2006, and their configuration has changed markedly in the process. The imbalances that used to be the m...

Chapter 8. Financial Inclusion in Mozambique

Chapter 8. Financial Inclusion in Mozambique »

Source: Mozambique Rising : Building a New Tomorrow

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Doris Ross , Victor Lledo , Alex Segura-Ubiergo , Yuan Xiao , Iyabo Masha , Alun Thomas , and Keiichiro Inui

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 May 2014

ISBN: 9781475565102

Keywords: Demographic transition, Economic growth, Dutch disease, Agricultural sector, Employment, Economic policy, Job creation, Natural resources, Natural gas, Mozambique

Access to finance remains problematic in Mozambique. According to the FinScope 2012 survey, 75 percent of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are financially excluded—that is, they do not use...

Chapter 4. Mozambique’s Quest for Inclusive Growth

Chapter 4. Mozambique’s Quest for Inclusive Growth »

Source: Mozambique Rising : Building a New Tomorrow

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Doris Ross , Victor Lledo , Alex Segura-Ubiergo , Yuan Xiao , Iyabo Masha , Alun Thomas , and Keiichiro Inui

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 May 2014

ISBN: 9781475565102

Keywords: Demographic transition, Economic growth, Dutch disease, Agricultural sector, Employment, Economic policy, Job creation, Natural resources, Natural gas, Mozambique

The pursuit of inclusive growth in which the benefits are widely shared across the population has become a central macroeconomic challenge in both advanced and developing economies. Significant increases in...

Emergence of the Gulf of Guinea in the Global Economy

Emergence of the Gulf of Guinea in the Global Economy »

Source: Emergence of the Gulf of Guinea in the Global Economy : Prospects and Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2005/235

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Damian Ondo Mañe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862546

Keywords: Natural Resource Curse, Fiscal Policies, Institutional Quality, gas, natural gas, gas production, gas flaring, gas sector, Development Planning and Policy, Economywide Country Studies

The Gulf of Guinea's tremendous potential is creating investment opportunities for the region. Some of its resources, such as oil, minerals, and forests, continue to attract significant investments whereas others,...

Emissions and Growth: Trends and Cycles in a Globalized World*

Emissions and Growth: Trends and Cycles in a Globalized World* »

Source: Emissions and Growth: Trends and Cycles in a Globalized World

Volume/Issue: 2017/191

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gail Cohen , João Tovar Jalles , Prakash Loungani , and Ricardo Marto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 August 2017

ISBN: 9781484316702

Keywords: Environmental policy, Developing countries, Developed countries, Globalization, Greenhouse gas emissions, Gross domestic product, Cross-country analysis, Emissions, Environmental Okuns Law, Environmental Kuznets Curve

Recent discussions of the extent of decoupling between greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and real gross domestic product (GDP) provide mixed evidence and have generated much debate. We show that to get a clear picture...

Nigeria
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper:  National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy

Nigeria : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy »

Volume/Issue: 2005/433

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451828993.002

ISBN: 9781451828993

Keywords: oil and gas, per capita income, oil prices, environmental degradation, gas sector

This Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper for Nigeria highlights the National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS). NEEDS gives special support to agriculture, industry, small and medium-scale enterpri...

Carbon Taxes
			: Their Macroeconomic Effects and Prospects for Global Adoption:  A Survey of the Literature

Carbon Taxes : Their Macroeconomic Effects and Prospects for Global Adoption: A Survey of the Literature »

Volume/Issue: 1998/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ved Gandhi , and Javier Cuervo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451849431.001

ISBN: 9781451849431

Keywords: carbon tax, climate change, double dividend, economic growth, greenhouse gas emissions, global warming, income distribution, international competitiveness, Kyoto protocol, carbon taxes

The carbon tax is a major instrument for curbing greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. Yet its adoption has been limited because of concerns over its effects on economic growth, income distribution, a...

Emergence of the Gulf of Guinea in the Global Economy
			: Prospects and Challenges

Emergence of the Gulf of Guinea in the Global Economy : Prospects and Challenges »

Volume/Issue: 2005/235

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Damian Ondo Mañe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862546.001

ISBN: 9781451862546

Keywords: Natural Resource Curse, Fiscal Policies, Institutional Quality, gas, natural gas, gas production, gas flaring, gas sector, Development Planning and Policy, Economywide Country Studies

The Gulf of Guinea's tremendous potential is creating investment opportunities for the region. Some of its resources, such as oil, minerals, and forests, continue to attract significant investments whereas others,...

Emissions and Growth: Trends and Cycles in a Globalized World

Emissions and Growth: Trends and Cycles in a Globalized World »

Volume/Issue: 2017/191

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gail Cohen , João Tovar Jalles , Prakash Loungani , and Ricardo Marto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 August 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484316702.001

ISBN: 9781484316702

Keywords: Environmental policy, Developing countries, Developed countries, Globalization, Greenhouse gas emissions, Gross domestic product, Cross-country analysis, Emissions, Environmental Okuns Law, Environmental Kuznets Curve

Recent discussions of the extent of decoupling between greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and real gross domestic product (GDP) provide mixed evidence and have generated much debate. We show that to get a clear picture...

Issues in Global Natural Gas
			: A Primer and Analysis

Issues in Global Natural Gas : A Primer and Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2002/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bright Okogu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451845983.001

ISBN: 9781451845983

Keywords: LNG, pipeline, gas pricing, economic rent, user cost, transportation constraint, sales and purchase agreement, gas, gas market, gas trade

This paper discusses the rising profile of natural gas in global energy, factors constraining its further development, the gas contracting process, and the absence of a global market, which is analyzed in the conte...