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Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities Stemming from the Global Economic Crisis: The Case of Swaziland

Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities Stemming from the Global Economic Crisis: The Case of Swaziland »

Source: Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities Stemming from the Global Economic Crisis: The Case of Swaziland

Volume: 11

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Chikako Baba , and Borislava Mircheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2011

ISBN: 9781475510164

Keywords: Exchange rate assessments, External debt, Financial sector, Debt sustainability, Bank supervision, Public debt, Reserves adequacy

Swaziland has faced a significant fiscal crisis since 2010, in the wake of loss of transfers from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). The fiscal crisis has led to increasing vulnerabilities, not only of publ...

Chapter 6. Economic Policy Spillovers: Saudi Arabia in the Global Economy1

Chapter 6. Economic Policy Spillovers: Saudi Arabia in the Global Economy1 »

Source: Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC) : Enhancing Economic Outcomes in an Uncertain Global Economy.

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Samya Beidas-Strom , Tobias Rasmussen , and David Robinson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2011

ISBN: 9781484383315

Keywords: fiscal policy, interest, consumption, gdp, debt

Spillovers from Saudi fiscal decisions and a slowdown in emerging Asia are simulated using an augmented three-region version of the IMF’s Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal model (GIMF). Saud...

Chapter 7. GCC Corporate Vulnerabilities1 Impact of the Global Financial Crisis and Post-Crisis Performance

Chapter 7. GCC Corporate Vulnerabilities1 Impact of the Global Financial Crisis and Post-Crisis Performance »

Source: Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC) : Enhancing Economic Outcomes in an Uncertain Global Economy.

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Samya Beidas-Strom , Tobias Rasmussen , and David Robinson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2011

ISBN: 9781484383315

Keywords: fiscal policy, interest, consumption, gdp, debt

GCC stock markets fell sharply in 2008/09 as spillovers from the global financial crisis—lower oil prices and falling real estate markets—affected the region. While stock markets have yet to rec...

Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC)
			: Enhancing Economic Outcomes in an Uncertain Global Economy.

Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC) : Enhancing Economic Outcomes in an Uncertain Global Economy. »

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Samya Beidas-Strom , Tobias Rasmussen , and David Robinson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484383315.087

ISBN: 9781484383315

Keywords: fiscal policy, interest, consumption, gdp, debt

Departmental papers are usually focused on a specific economic topic, country, or region. They are prepared in a timely way to support the outreach needs of the IMF's area and functional departments....

Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC): Enhancing Economic Outcomes in an Uncertain Global Economy

Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC): Enhancing Economic Outcomes in an Uncertain Global Economy »

Source: Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC) : Enhancing Economic Outcomes in an Uncertain Global Economy.

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Samya Beidas-Strom , Tobias Rasmussen , and David Robinson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2011

ISBN: 9781484383315

Keywords: fiscal policy, interest, consumption, gdp, debt

Departmental papers are usually focused on a specific economic topic, country, or region. They are prepared in a timely way to support the outreach needs of the IMF's area and functional departments....

3. Simulations Using the IMF’s Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal Model

3. Simulations Using the IMF’s Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal Model »

Source: South Africa: Macro Policy Mix and Its Effects on Growth and the Real Exchange Rate--Empirical Evidence and GIMF Simulations

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jorge Canales Kriljenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 August 2011

ISBN: 9781475510157

Keywords: Economic models, Economic growth, Real effective exchange rates, Reserves accumulation

The IMF’s GIMF model is a useful tool for analyzing the interaction among macroeconomic policies. It is a dynamic general equilibrium model in which consumers react to incentives created by policy decisions....

Emerging from the Global Crisis: Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Emerging from the Global Crisis: Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries »

Source: Is South Africa Receiving More than Its Fair Share of Portfolio Flows?

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Gavin Gray , and Tamon Asonuma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2011

ISBN: 9781475506952

This paper develops an empirical model of the drivers of portfolio flows, and concludes that South Africa has indeed received greater bond flows than can be explained by macroeconomic fundamentals. Bond flows in th...

Mali: Achieving Strong and Inclusive Growth with Macroeconomic Stability

Mali: Achieving Strong and Inclusive Growth with Macroeconomic Stability »

Source: Is South Africa Receiving More than Its Fair Share of Portfolio Flows?

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Gavin Gray , and Tamon Asonuma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2011

ISBN: 9781475506952

This paper develops an empirical model of the drivers of portfolio flows, and concludes that South Africa has indeed received greater bond flows than can be explained by macroeconomic fundamentals. Bond flows in th...

Emerging from the Global Crisis
			: Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Emerging from the Global Crisis : Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries »

Volume: 11

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 February 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616350734.087

ISBN: 9781616350734

Keywords: Economic growth, Low-income developing countries, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, public debt, current account, fiscal policy, exchange rate, current account deficits

Although the impact of the global crisis has been severe, real per capita GDP growth stayed positive in two-thirds of low-income countries (LICs), unlike in previous global downturns, and in contrast to richer coun...

In the Wake of the Global Economic Crisis
			: Adjusting to Lower Revenue of the Southern African Customs Union in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland

In the Wake of the Global Economic Crisis : Adjusting to Lower Revenue of the Southern African Customs Union in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland »

Volume: 11

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Thomson Fontaine , Dalmacio Benicio , Joannes Mongardini , Genevieve Verdier , and Gonzalo Pastor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462343492.087

ISBN: 9781462343492

Keywords: expenditure, fiscal adjustment, spending cuts, government spending, tax increases

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is facing its biggest challenge in its 100 years of existence. The global economic crisis has significantly reduced its revenue outlook, which is having a disproportionate...