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São Tomé and Príncipe: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

São Tomé and Príncipe: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility »

Source: São Tomé and Príncipe : Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Volume/Issue: 2005/323

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 2005

ISBN: 9781451925494

Keywords: debt, interest, external debt, central bank, debt service, Sao Tome and Principe,

This paper reviews the request from the São Tomé and Príncipe authorities for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF). In 2004, the economy continued to grow at a moderate pa...

Straight Talk: Disinflation: An Unsung Benefit of Globalization?

Straight Talk: Disinflation: An Unsung Benefit of Globalization? »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2003

Volume/Issue: 40/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451952018

Keywords: country inequality, infant mortality, mortality rate, life expectancy, world inequality

This paper describes why the international community needs to act now to stand a chance of meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The paper gives example of Ethiopia, one of the poorest countries in the w...

Straight Talk: Shifting Perceptions of Poverty

Straight Talk: Shifting Perceptions of Poverty »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2008

Volume/Issue: 45/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451922455

Keywords: multilateral framework, regional integration, world markets, trading system, regional trade

Cracks in the System: World Economy Under Stress" explores the rapidly changing institutional and policymaking landscape around a financial crisis that now threatens a deep and prolonged global recession. The lead...

Straight Talk: The Quality of Growth: Poor households are benefiting from sub-Saharan Africa’s high growth and wider global reach

Straight Talk: The Quality of Growth: Poor households are benefiting from sub-Saharan Africa’s high growth and wider global reach »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2011

Volume/Issue: 48/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2011

ISBN: 9781451953695

Keywords: monetary fund, news, photography, journalism

Africa's Middle-Class Motor finds growing evidence that a recent resurgence in the continent's economic well-being has staying power. In his overview article, Harvard professor Calestous Juma says the emphasis for...

Sub-Saharan Africa's Integration in the Global Financial Markets

Sub-Saharan Africa's Integration in the Global Financial Markets »

Source: Sub-Saharan Africa's Integration in the Global Financial Markets

Volume/Issue: 2009/114

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Corinne Deléchat , John Wakeman-Linn , Smita Wagh , and Gustavo Ramirez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2009

ISBN: 9781451872613

Keywords: private capital flows, private capital, private capital inflows, International Capital Movements,

The paper uses a unique database covering 44 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries between 2000 and 2007 to study the determinants of the allocation and composition of flows across countries, as well as c...

1. Sustaining Growth amid Global Uncertainty

1. Sustaining Growth amid Global Uncertainty »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2012, Sub-Saharan Africa : Sustaining Growth amid Global Uncertainty

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2012

ISBN: 9781616352493

Keywords: exchange rate, exporters, exchange rate pegs, banking, inflation

INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY Sub-Saharan Africa continues to record strong economic growth, despite the weaker global economic environment. Regional output rose by 5 perc...

1. Sustaining Growth Amid Shifting Global Forces

1. Sustaining Growth Amid Shifting Global Forces »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2014, Sub-Saharan Africa : Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484342886

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, exchange rate pegs, central bank

Introduction and Summary Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa remains robust and is expected to pick up in 2014. After expanding by 4.9 percent in 2013, output looks...

2. The Impact of Global Financial Stress on Sub-Saharan African Banking Systems

2. The Impact of Global Financial Stress on Sub-Saharan African Banking Systems »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2012, Sub-Saharan Africa : Sustaining Growth amid Global Uncertainty

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2012

ISBN: 9781616352493

Keywords: exchange rate, exporters, exchange rate pegs, banking, inflation

INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY In the last few years, the world has experienced three episodes of global financial stress. The most significant took place after the collaps...

V. Bank Financing for SSA Infrastructure: From Global to Regional

V. Bank Financing for SSA Infrastructure: From Global to Regional »

Source: Evolving Banking Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Features and Challenges

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Mauro Mecagni , Daniela Marchettini , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513598246

Keywords: Bank supervision, Banking sector, International banks, Cross-border banking, Sub-Saharan Africa, Regional integration, bank, banks, banking, loans

Despite some improvement to its infrastructure, SSA continues to lag behind other regions, and infrastructure gaps continue to be a major impediment to growth and competitiveness for the region. Against this...