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Debt Build-up in Frontier Low-Income Developing Countries (LIDCs) since 2012: Global or Country-specific Factors and Way Forward?

Debt Build-up in Frontier Low-Income Developing Countries (LIDCs) since 2012: Global or Country-specific Factors and Way Forward? »

Volume/Issue: 2019/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Constance de Soyres , Anna Rogantini Picco , and Randa Sab

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484396247.001

ISBN: 9781484396247

Keywords: Domestic debt, Real interest rates, Economic growth, Heavily indebted poor countries, Interest rate increases, Debt build-up;Frontier LIDCs;global and country-specific factors;debt-to-GDP ratio;debt-to-GDP;country-specific;federal fund rate;fund rate

This paper focuses on the debt build-up that frontier low-income developing countries (LIDCs) have faced since 2012. First, it documents a 20-percentage point increase in the external and government debt-to-GDP ra...

How Do Migration and Remittances Affect Inequality? A Case Study of Mexico

How Do Migration and Remittances Affect Inequality? A Case Study of Mexico »

Volume/Issue: 2018/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zsoka Koczan , and Franz Loyola

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484361634.001

ISBN: 9781484361634

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Mexico, Migration, Remittances, inequality, Firm Behavior, International Lending and Debt Problems

The poverty-reducing effects of remittances have been well-documented, however, their effects on inequality are less clear. This paper examines the impact of remittances on inequality in Mexico using household-leve...

Evolution of the Global Financial Network and Contagion: A New Approach

Evolution of the Global Financial Network and Contagion: A New Approach »

Volume/Issue: 2018/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yevgeniya Korniyenko , Manasa Patnam , Rita Maria del Rio-Chanon , and Mason Porter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484353240.001

ISBN: 9781484353240

Keywords: Spillovers, Financial contagion, International financial markets, network analysis, Neural Networks and Related Topics, International Lending and Debt Problems, International Policy Coordination and Transmission, Globalization: Finance

This paper studies the interconnectedness of the global financial system and its susceptibility to shocks. A novel multilayer network framework is applied to link debt and equity exposures across countries. Use of...

Global Debt Database: Methodology and Sources

Global Debt Database: Methodology and Sources »

Volume/Issue: 2018/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Samba Mbaye , Marialuz Moreno Badia , and Kyungla Chae

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484353592.001

ISBN: 9781484353592

Keywords: Public debt, historical debt, private debt, debt-to-GDP, debt database, General, General, International, or Comparative

This paper describes the compilation of the Global Debt Database (GDD), a cutting-edge dataset covering private and public debt for virtually the entire world (190 countries) dating back to the 1950s. The GDD is th...

Foreign Currency Bank Funding and Global Factors

Foreign Currency Bank Funding and Global Factors »

Volume/Issue: 2018/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Signe Krogstrup , and Cédric Tille

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484353660.001

ISBN: 9781484353660

Keywords: Capital flows, Spillovers, Currency mismatch, push factors, cross-border transmission of shocks, European bank balance sheets, International Lending and Debt Problems, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration

The literature on the drivers of capital flows stresses the prominent role of global financial factors. Recent empirical work, however, highlights how this role varies across countries and time, and this heterogene...

Understanding the Macro-Financial Effects of Household Debt: A Global Perspective

Understanding the Macro-Financial Effects of Household Debt: A Global Perspective »

Volume/Issue: 2018/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adrian Alter , Alan Xiaochen Feng , and Nico Valckx

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484349861.001

ISBN: 9781484349861

Keywords: Household debt; financial crises; neglected crash risk; leverage; macro-financial stability, Household debt, financial crises, neglected crash risk, leverage, macro-financial stability, Forecasting and Simulation, General

We confirm the negative relationship between household debt and future GDP growth documented in Mian, Sufi, and Verner (2017) for a wider set of countries over the period 1950-2016. Three mutually reinforcing mecha...

The Global Banking Network: What is Behind the Increasing Regionalization Trend?

The Global Banking Network: What is Behind the Increasing Regionalization Trend? »

Volume/Issue: 2018/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti , and Haonan Zhou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484345177.001

ISBN: 9781484345177

Keywords: Cross-border banking, International financial markets, Econometric models, Globalization, Cross country analysis, Cross-border Lending, Banking Network, Financial Regionalization, International Lending and Debt Problems, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration

This paper analyses the nature of the increasing regionalization process in global banking. Despite the large decline in aggregate cross-border banking lending volumes, some parts of the global banking network are...

The Global Banking Network in the Aftermath of the Crisis: Is There Evidence of De-globalization?

The Global Banking Network in the Aftermath of the Crisis: Is There Evidence of De-globalization? »

Volume/Issue: 2017/232

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti , and Haonan Zhou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484324868.001

ISBN: 9781484324868

Keywords: International financial markets, Cross-border Lending, Banking Network, Financial Interconnectedness, International Lending and Debt Problems, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Other

Post-crisis dynamics show a shrinkage in the overall amount of crossborder bank lending, which has been interpreted in the literature as a retreat in financial globalization. In this paper, we argue that aggregate...

Emerging Market Corporate Leverage and Global Financial Conditions

Emerging Market Corporate Leverage and Global Financial Conditions »

Volume/Issue: 2016/243

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adrian Alter , and Selim Elekdag

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475560480.001

ISBN: 9781475560480

Keywords: Monetary policy, Corporate debt, United States, Emerging markets, Economic conditions, Corporate structure, Leverage, Global financial conditions, US monetary policy

Corporate debt in emerging markets has risen significantly in recent years amid accommodative global financial conditions. This paper studies the relationship of leverage growth in emerging market (EM) firms to U.S...

Bangladesh
			: Progress Report-Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Bangladesh : Progress Report-Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2015/305

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513530451.002

ISBN: 9781513530451

Keywords: environment, environmental, climate change, trade, debt

This paper discusses progress on Sixth Five Year Plan (2011-15) of Bangladesh. For the broad picture of performance of the Sixth Plan during the first three years in terms of achieving major development targets rel...