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The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

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Source: The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2020/4

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Lisandro Abrego , Mario de Zamaroczy , Tunc Gursoy , Garth Nicholls , Hector Perez-Saiz , and Jose-Nicolas Rosas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513542379

Keywords: General equilibrium models, Trade barriers, Structural adjustment, Welfare, Forecasting models, Trade negotiations, Economic integration, Open economies, International trade agreements, Trade finance

Political momentum towards Africa-wide free trade has been intensifying. In March 2018, over 40 countries signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Once fully implemented, the AfCFTA is exp...

G-7 meeting: Ministers see light at end of global downturn, set priorities to combat terrorist financing

G-7 meeting: Ministers see light at end of global downturn, set priorities to combat terrorist financing »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 31, Issue 04

Volume/Issue: 31/4

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451935752

Keywords: global economy, financial sector, investment climate, market conditions, structural reforms

The Group of Seven Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors met in Canada on February 8-9 to discuss the global economy, the importance of fostering development, and ongoing efforts to combat the financing of t...

Managing Director's Global Policy Agenda to the International Monetary and Financial Committee
			:  Confront Global Challenges Together

Managing Director's Global Policy Agenda to the International Monetary and Financial Committee : Confront Global Challenges Together »

Volume/Issue: 2015/020

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498344685.007

ISBN: 9781498344685

Keywords: Financial and Monetary Sector, Economic conditions, Economic integration, Economic reforms, Financial crises, euro area, low-income develop country, emerge market economy, structural reform, advanced economy

Against a backdrop of declining oil prices, sharp variations in exchange rates, and market volatility, global growth remains uneven. The prospect of a new mediocre lingers as medium-term forecasts have been marked...

Managing Director's Global Policy Agenda to the International Monetary and Financial Committee

Managing Director's Global Policy Agenda to the International Monetary and Financial Committee »

Volume/Issue: 2014/018

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498342704.007

ISBN: 9781498342704

Keywords: Developed countries, Economic growth, Economic recovery, Emerging markets, Financial sector, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, International Monetary and Financial Committee, Monetary policy, Spillovers

The latest snapshot of the global economy looks uneasily familiar: a brittle, uneven recovery, with slower-than-expected growth and increasing downside risks. Bold and resolutely executed policies are needed to pre...

The Managing Director's Global Policy Agenda

The Managing Director's Global Policy Agenda »

Volume/Issue: 2016/054

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498345293.007

ISBN: 9781498345293

Keywords: Demand, Developed countries, Economic cooperation, Economic growth, Emerging markets, Financial sector, Fiscal policy, Fund role, Globalization, Low-income developing countries

Full text also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Despite signs of recovery and resilience in some economies, global growth continues to disappoint, with the expected pick-up dr...

Joint Responsibility Shared Rewards
			: The Managing Director's Global Policy Agenda

Joint Responsibility Shared Rewards : The Managing Director's Global Policy Agenda »

Volume: 19

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513510323.007

ISBN: 9781513510323

Keywords: Economic integration, Economic systems, Economic reforms, Economic policy, Fiscal policy, external linkage, trade tension, policy framework, structural reform, resilience

International cooperation, economic and financial integration, and technological progress have delivered enormous benefits across the globe during the past decades. Yet, in many countries, these benefits have not b...

The Managing Director's Global Policy Agenda
			:  Decisive Action, Durable Growth

The Managing Director's Global Policy Agenda : Decisive Action, Durable Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2016/020

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498345842.007

ISBN: 9781498345842

Keywords: Demand, Developed countries, Economic cooperation, Economic growth, Emerging markets, Financial sector, Fiscal policy, Fund role, Globalization, Low-income developing countries

Full text also available in: Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. The global economy is expanding moderately but the outlook has weakened further since October, and risks have increased. The gl...

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges »

Volume/Issue: 2020/4

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Lisandro Abrego , Mario de Zamaroczy , Tunc Gursoy , Garth Nicholls , Hector Perez-Saiz , and Jose-Nicolas Rosas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513542379.006

ISBN: 9781513542379

Keywords: General equilibrium models, Trade barriers, Structural adjustment, Welfare, Forecasting models, Trade negotiations, Economic integration, Open economies, International trade agreements, Trade finance

Political momentum towards Africa-wide free trade has been intensifying. In March 2018, over 40 countries signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Once fully implemented, the AfCFTA is exp...

Tourism In Belize: Ensuring Sustained Growth

Tourism In Belize: Ensuring Sustained Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2019/267

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Julian Chow

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513521268.001

ISBN: 9781513521268

Keywords: Real effective exchange rates, Economic growth, Economic recovery, Human capital, Sustainable development, Tourism, structural reforms, insitutional, governance, crime

Belize's tourism sector has witnessed impressive growth in recent years with overnight tourist arrivals registering double digit annual growth rates since 2016. To guide the development of the tourism sector from 2...

Interview with Vassili Prokopenko and Paul Holden: Can financial market development reduce poverty?

Interview with Vassili Prokopenko and Paul Holden: Can financial market development reduce poverty? »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 31, Issue 04

Volume/Issue: 31/4

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451935752

Keywords: global economy, financial sector, investment climate, market conditions, structural reforms

The Group of Seven Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors met in Canada on February 8-9 to discuss the global economy, the importance of fostering development, and ongoing efforts to combat the financing of t...