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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

Do Credit Shocks Matter? A Global Perspective

Do Credit Shocks Matter? A Global Perspective »

Source: Do Credit Shocks Matter? A Global Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2010/261

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thomas Helbling , Ayhan Kose , Christopher Otrok , and Raju Huidrom

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

ISBN: 9781455209613

Keywords: credit spreads, macroeconomic fluctuations, global recession, recession, recessions, global recessions, financial markets, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Open Economy Macroeconomics

This paper examines the importance of credit market shocks in driving global business cycles over the period 1988:1-2009:4. We first estimate common components in various macroeconomic and financial variables of th...

Examining Global Imbalances

Examining Global Imbalances »

Source: Finance & Development, March 2006

Volume/Issue: 43/1

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 March 2006

ISBN: 9781451922431

Keywords: international monetary fund, macroeconomic policies, current account, development bank, Asian Development Bank (adb), Capital Market, Development Economics, Economics. Research, Financial Liberalization, International Economic Integration

For policymakers around the world, finding ways to promote faster growth is a top priority. But what exactly do economists know and not know about growth? What direction should future research and policymaking take...

Financial Globalization

Financial Globalization »

Source: Financial Globalization : A Reappraisal

Volume/Issue: 2006/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ayhan Kose , Eswar Prasad , Kenneth Rogoff , and Shang-Jin Wei

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451864496

Keywords: Growth and Volatility, Financial Crises, capital flows, financial globalization, International Economic Order, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance,

The literature on the benefits and costs of financial globalization for developing countries has exploded in recent years, but along many disparate channels and with a variety of apparently conflicting results. For...

Financial Globalization, Portfolio Diversification, and the Pattern of International Trade

Financial Globalization, Portfolio Diversification, and the Pattern of International Trade »

Source: Financial Globalization, Portfolio Diversification, and the Pattern of International Trade

Volume/Issue: 2003/233

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Miklós Koren

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451875614

Keywords: financial globalization, trade volume, trade structure, incomplete markets, portfolio choice, financial markets, international financial, Neoclassical Models of Trade, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

The paper provides a general-equilibrium model where incomplete international financial markets lead to insufficient industrial specialization and low international trade. As international portfolio diversification...

Foreign Currency Bank Funding and Global Factors

Foreign Currency Bank Funding and Global Factors »

Source: 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

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...

Forum: Globalization: Choice or Fact of Life?

Forum: Globalization: Choice or Fact of Life? »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 09

Volume/Issue: 35/9

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451968132

Keywords: international monetary fund, debt, budget, Labor market, Budget Policy and Planning, Cost-benefit Analysis, Debtor and Creditor, Economic Development. Finance, Economic History, Financial Liberalization

Funding the IMF; Middle East and Central Asia economic outlook; Is globalization a choice?; Latin American reform; Trade conference; Aid effectiveness; Long-term interest rates in G7 countries; Wage flexibility; Jo...

Forum: Grappling with Globalization

Forum: Grappling with Globalization »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 16

Volume/Issue: 35/16

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451968606

Keywords: international monetary fund, economic outlook, wage differentials, Doha Round (2001-), Economic History, European Economic And Monetary Union (emu). Membership, International Competition, International Economic Integration, International Monetary Fund (imf). Trade Integration Mechanism (tim), Negotiation In Business

U.S. fiscal outlook; U.S. inflation dynamics; Ireland, FYR Macedonia, El Salvador, Uruguay briefs; Egypt: growth and reform; Canadian female labor participation; EU: Stability and Growth Pact; Suspension of Doha ta...

Global and Regional Spillovers to GCC Equity Markets

Global and Regional Spillovers to GCC Equity Markets »

Source: Global and Regional Spillovers to GCC Equity Markets

Volume/Issue: 2011/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tahsin Saadi Sedik , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455265435

Keywords: GCC, contagion, equity markets, stock market, market capitalization, foreign participation, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

This paper analyzes the impact of global and regional spillovers to GCC equity markets. GCC equity markets were impacted by spillovers from U.S. equity markets despite varying degrees of foreign participation. Spil...

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? »

Source: 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

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...

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

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

Source: 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

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...