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A Global Integration Strategy for the Mediterranean Countries
			: Open Trade and Market Reforms

A Global Integration Strategy for the Mediterranean Countries : Open Trade and Market Reforms »

Series: Books

Author(s): Oleh Havrylyshyn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756473.071

ISBN: 9781557756473

Keywords: dynamic gains, free trade, trade diversion, global liberalization, mfn

The economy of the Mediterranean region countries - which in the present study include Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, as well as Israel and Turkey - experienced a period of strong and dyn...

Can Islamic Banking Increase Financial Inclusion?

Can Islamic Banking Increase Financial Inclusion? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , Adolfo Barajas , and Alexander Massara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498370813.001

ISBN: 9781498370813

Keywords: financial inclusion, Financial Possibility Frontier, bank, banking, banks, credit, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

The paper analyses existing country-level information on the relationship between the development of Islamic banking and financial inclusion. In Muslim countries-members of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation...

Country Transparency and the Global Transmission of Financial Shocks

Country Transparency and the Global Transmission of Financial Shocks »

Volume/Issue: 2013/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Brandao Marques , R. Gelos , and Natalia Melgar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484397237.001

ISBN: 9781484397237

Keywords: transmission of global financial shocks, bond, stock returns, equity markets, bond spreads, bond returns, Asset Pricing,

This paper considers the role of country-level opacity (the lack of availability of information) in amplifying shocks emanating from financial centers. We provide a simple model where, in the presence of ambiguity...

Global Liquidity, House Prices, and the Macroeconomy
			: Evidence from Advanced and Emerging Economies

Global Liquidity, House Prices, and the Macroeconomy : Evidence from Advanced and Emerging Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2015/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ambrogio Cesa-Bianchi , Luis Felipe Cespedes , and Alessandro Rebucci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 January 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484346037.001

ISBN: 9781484346037

Keywords: C32, E44, F44, economies, liquidity, advanced economies, exchange rate, Time-Series Models, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Business Cycles

In this paper we first compare house price cycles in advanced and emerging economies using a new quarterly house price data set covering the period 1990-2012. We find that house prices in emerging economies grow fa...

Global Monetary Tightening
			: Emerging Markets Debt Dynamics and Fiscal Crises

Global Monetary Tightening : Emerging Markets Debt Dynamics and Fiscal Crises »

Volume/Issue: 2014/215

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Julio Escolano , Christina Kolerus , and Constant Lonkeng Ngouana

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475584691.001

ISBN: 9781475584691

Keywords: Debt dynamics, sovereign debt crisis, unconventional, debt, bond, interest, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), International Lending and Debt Problems

This paper finds that tightening global financial conditions can worsen emerging economies' public debt dynamics through an increasing interest rate-growth differential, particularly if coupled with high global ris...

Globalization and Growth Prospect in Arab Countries

Globalization and Growth Prospect in Arab Countries »

Volume/Issue: 1997/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patricia Alonso-Gamo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451937336.001

ISBN: 9781451937336

Keywords: growth, Arab countries, capital markets, trade liberalization, world economy, capital inflows, capital flows

Globalization—the intensification of international trade and finance linkages underpinned by economic liberalization and technological change—presents both challenges and opportunities to Arab countri...

The Global Financial Crisis and Workers' Remittances to Africa
			: What's the Damage?

The Global Financial Crisis and Workers' Remittances to Africa : What's the Damage? »

Volume/Issue: 2010/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ralph Chami , Adolfo Barajas , Anjali Garg , and Connel Fullenkamp

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451962413.001

ISBN: 9781451962413

Keywords: global crisis, remittance, migrant, host country, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

Using data on the distribution of migrants from Africa, GDP growth forecasts for host countries, and after estimating remittance multipliers in recipient countries, this paper estimates the impact of the global eco...

The Spillover Effects of the Global Crisison Economic Activity in Mena Emerging Market Countries
			: An Analysis Using the Financial Stress Index

The Spillover Effects of the Global Crisison Economic Activity in Mena Emerging Market Countries : An Analysis Using the Financial Stress Index »

Volume/Issue: 2010/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kenji Moriyama

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451961867.001

ISBN: 9781451961867

Keywords: Spillover, financial stress, emerging market, gdp growth, real gdp, trade partners, oil prices,

The estimated spillover of the global crisis to emerging market (EM) economies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) indicates that nearly two-thirds of the increased financial stress in MENA EM countries afte...