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Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

Brazil is at crossroads, emerging slowly from a historic recession that was preceded by a huge economic boom.

Global Market Conditions and Systemic Risk1

Global Market Conditions and Systemic Risk1 »

Source: Global Market Conditions and Systemic Risk

Volume/Issue: 2009/230

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Brenda Gonzalez-Hermosillo , and Heiko Hesse

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2009

ISBN: 9781451873771

Keywords: Global Financial Crises, Subprime Crisis, Volatility, Solvency, Markov-Switching, financial institutions, financial system, contagion, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Time-Series Models, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

This paper examines several key global market conditions, such as a proxy for market uncertainty and measures of interbank funding stress, to assess financial volatility and the likelihood of crisis. Using Markov r...

Global Monitoring Report, 2011
			: Improving the Odds of Achieving the MDGs

Global Monitoring Report, 2011 : Improving the Odds of Achieving the MDGs »

Series: Other Official Rpts and Docs

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780821387009.019

ISBN: 9780821387009

Keywords: primary education, maternal mortality, indigenous peoples, gender parity, impact evaluations

With less than five years left to achieve the MDGs, this year's report looks at the prospects and challenges for reaching the goals. It also examines the great diversity of performance across indicators, countries,...

Global Moral Hazard, Capital Account Liberalization and the 'Overlending Syndrome'

Global Moral Hazard, Capital Account Liberalization and the 'Overlending Syndrome' »

Source: Global Moral Hazard, Capital Account Liberalization and the 'Overlending Syndrome'

Volume/Issue: 1999/100

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eduardo Levy Yeyati

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1999

ISBN: 9781451852387

Keywords: Banking Crises, Capital Account Liberalization, Deposit Insurance, Moral Hazard, international capital, deposit rates, international capital markets

The removal of government guarantees in borrowing countries does not eliminate the moral hazard problem posed by the existence of deposit guarantees in lender countries. The paper shows that, after restrictions on...

Global slowdown: With new senior-level team in place, the IMF takes on challenges of difficult economic climate

Global slowdown: With new senior-level team in place, the IMF takes on challenges of difficult economic climate »

Source: IMF Survey Supplement 2001

Volume/Issue: 30/1

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451951103

Keywords: capital markets, international capital, member countries, international capital markets, balance of payments

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

1. Global, U.S., and Canadian Outlook

1. Global, U.S., and Canadian Outlook »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2010, Western Hemisphere : Heating Up in the South, Cooler in the North

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 October 2010

ISBN: 9781589069534

Keywords: reserve requirements, bond, central bank, international financial statistics, financial system

The global economic recovery is proceeding, although signs of some moderation of growth are emerging, especially in advanced economies. The upswing in advanced economies is still muted amid bala...

1. Global, U.S., and Canadian Outlook

1. Global, U.S., and Canadian Outlook »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2010, Western Hemisphere : Taking Advantage of Tailwinds

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2010

ISBN: 9781589069213

Keywords: commodity prices, capital inflows, domestic demand, exchange rate, commodity exporters

The economic recovery is under way, with upward revisions to global growth as financial markets normalized faster than expected and policy stimulus took effect. The upswing in advanced economies is still mut...

1. Global, U.S., and Canadian Outlook

1. Global, U.S., and Canadian Outlook »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2011, Western Hemisphere : Watching Out for Overheating

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2011

ISBN: 9781616350659

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, central bank, foreign exchange, monetary policy

The global economy continues to expand, though heterogeneity and downside risks persist. The recovery in most advanced economies—where output remains below trend—is proceeding on...

1. Global, U.S., and Canadian Outlook and Challenges

1. Global, U.S., and Canadian Outlook and Challenges »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2011, Western Hemisphere : Shifting Winds, New Policy Challenges

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 November 2011

ISBN: 9781616351304

Keywords: terms of trade, commodity prices, inflation, terms of trade shocks, fiscal consolidation

Global activity has slowed, and the expansion has become more uneven with increasing downside risks, accompanied by bouts of global financial market volatility. Although the transient factors th...

Globalization and Firms' Financing Choices

Globalization and Firms' Financing Choices »

Source: Globalization and Firms' Financing Choices : Evidence From Emerging Economies

Volume/Issue: 2001/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sergio Schmukler , and Esteban Vesperoni

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451851823

Keywords: financing choices, financial structure, financial globalization, international financial markets, financial liberalization, international capital markets, access to international capital, international capital, General Financial Markets, Corporate Finance And Governance,

This paper studies the relation between firm's financing choices and financial globalization. Using an East Asian and Latin American firm-level panel for the 1980s and 1990s, we study how leverage ratios, debt matu...

I. Global, U.S., and Canadian Outlook

I. Global, U.S., and Canadian Outlook »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2008, Western Hemisphere : Grappling with the Global Financial Crisis

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067592

Keywords: inflation, food prices, exchange rate, monetary policy, foreign currency

Global Outlook The world economy continues to be buffeted by the burgeoning downdraft of the financial crisis and volatile commodity prices. As such, the outlook poin...