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1. A Synchronized Global Upturn and the Outlook for the United States and Canada

1. A Synchronized Global Upturn and the Outlook for the United States and Canada »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Western Hemisphere Department : Seizing the Momentum

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484339879

The world economy and global trade are experiencing a broad-based cyclical upswing. Since October 2017, global growth outcomes and the outlook for 2018–19 have improved across all regions, reinf...

5. Poverty and Inequality in Latin America: Gains during the Commodity Boom but an Uncertain Outlook

5. Poverty and Inequality in Latin America: Gains during the Commodity Boom but an Uncertain Outlook »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Western Hemisphere Department : Seizing the Momentum

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484339879

Latin America has made impressive progress in reducing inequality and poverty since the turn of the century, although it remains the most unequal region in the world. The declines in inequality...

Chapter 2. Benefits of More Global and Regional Financial Integration in Latin America

Chapter 2. Benefits of More Global and Regional Financial Integration in Latin America »

Source: Financial Integration in Latin America : A New Strategy for a New Normal

Series: Books

Author(s): Charles Enoch , Wouter Bossu , Carlos Caceres , and Diva Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2017

ISBN: 9781513520247

Keywords: Cross-border banking, Financial integration, Latin American regional banking, commodity supercycle, fragmentation, international banking system, growth, policymaking, Latin America, regional financial integration

After a period of endemic economic and financial crises during the 1980s to 1990s, many Latin American countries opened up their previously closed economies to international financial institutions at the tur...

Fiscal Policy in Latin America
			: Lessons and Legacies of the Global Financial Crisis

Fiscal Policy in Latin America : Lessons and Legacies of the Global Financial Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2015/6

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Oya Celasun , Francesco Grigoli , Keiko Honjo , Javier Kapsoli , Alexander Klemm , Bogdan Lissovolik , Jan Luksic , Marialuz Moreno Badia , Joana Pereira , Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro , Baoping Shang , and Yulia Ustyugova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498304412.006

ISBN: 9781498304412

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Latin America, fiscal institutions, debt, expenditure, financial crisis, Structure and Scope of Government, General, General, General,

Latin America's bold fiscal policy reaction to the global financial crisis was hailed as a sign that the region had finally overcome its procyclical fiscal past. However, most countries of the region have not yet r...

Riding Global Financial Waves
			: The Economic Impact of Global Financial Shocks on Emerging Market Economies

Riding Global Financial Waves : The Economic Impact of Global Financial Shocks on Emerging Market Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2012/188

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gustavo Adler , and Camilo Tovar Mora

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475505368.001

ISBN: 9781475505368

Keywords: global financial shocks, financial integration, exchange rate, exchange rate flexibility, foreign assets, international financial statistics,

Over the past two decades, most emerging market economies witnessed two key developments. A marked process of financial integration with the rest of the world, arguably turning these economies more vulnerable to gl...

Riding Global Financial Waves

Riding Global Financial Waves »

Source: Riding Global Financial Waves : The Economic Impact of Global Financial Shocks on Emerging Market Economies

Volume/Issue: 2012/188

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gustavo Adler , and Camilo Tovar Mora

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475505368

Keywords: global financial shocks, financial integration, exchange rate, exchange rate flexibility, foreign assets, international financial statistics,

Over the past two decades, most emerging market economies witnessed two key developments. A marked process of financial integration with the rest of the world, arguably turning these economies more vulnerable to gl...

VI. What Drives Uruguayan Sovereign Spreads? The Role of Global Factors and Regional Spillovers

VI. What Drives Uruguayan Sovereign Spreads? The Role of Global Factors and Regional Spillovers »

Source: Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Dollarization : The Case of Uruguay

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , Alejandro Lopez Mejia , and Marco Piñón-Farah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2008

ISBN: 9781589067271

Keywords: Dollarization, Banking sector, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, foreign currency

This chapter examines the determinants of Uruguayan sovereign spreads. In particular, it analyzes to what extent sovereign spreads have been driven by economic fundamentals or by external factors. It also as...

Financial Development and Poverty Reduction

Financial Development and Poverty Reduction »

Source: Financial Development and Poverty Reduction : Can There Be a Benefit Without a Cost?

Volume/Issue: 2008/62

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sylviane Guillaumont Jeanneney , and Kangni Kpodar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451869248

Keywords: Financial development, McKinnon conduit effect, financial instability, gdp per capita, bond, growth rate,

This article investigates how financial development helps to reduce poverty directly through the McKinnon conduit effect and indirectly through economic growth. The results obtained with data for a sample of develo...

Financial Development and Poverty Reduction
			: Can There Be a Benefit Without a Cost?

Financial Development and Poverty Reduction : Can There Be a Benefit Without a Cost? »

Volume/Issue: 2008/62

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sylviane Guillaumont Jeanneney , and Kangni Kpodar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451869248.001

ISBN: 9781451869248

Keywords: Financial development, McKinnon conduit effect, financial instability, gdp per capita, bond, growth rate,

This article investigates how financial development helps to reduce poverty directly through the McKinnon conduit effect and indirectly through economic growth. The results obtained with data for a sample of develo...

Sugisaki lauds progress made on fortifying global financial system

Sugisaki lauds progress made on fortifying global financial system »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 33, Issue 01

Volume/Issue: 33/1

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 January 2004

ISBN: 9781451937909

Keywords: public debt, debt, financial intermediation, international monetary fund

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...