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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.

A Global View of the U.S. Investment Position

A Global View of the U.S. Investment Position »

Source: A Global View of the U.S. Investment Position

Volume/Issue: 2005/181

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Swiston

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2005

ISBN: 9781451862003

Keywords: Home bias, international investment, foreign assets, industrial countries, financial markets, foreign investors, International Lending and Debt Problems, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

This paper analyzes various indicators of the U.S. international investment position from a portfolio perspective. The 1990s saw a decline in home bias, which, coupled with rapid financial deepening, led to a large...

Globalization Facts and Figures

Globalization Facts and Figures »

Source: Globalization Facts and Figures

Volume/Issue: 2001/4

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

ISBN: 9781451973563

Keywords: Economic integration, Globalization, Trade liberalization, Trade, integration, mortality rate, life expectancy, infant mortality, birth, life expectancy at birth

Globalization has become the focus for a wide range of protests against various features of the world economy. This paper aims to give a concise summary of the economic dimensions of globalization, while leaving to...

6 Globalization: Implications for Africa

6 Globalization: Implications for Africa »

Source: Trade Reform and Regional Integration in Africa

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1998

ISBN: 9781557757692

Keywords: trade liberalization, regional integration, trade reform, trade taxes, tariff rates

Africa has long been strongly integrated into the global economy. In respect of product markets, the typical African country trades a high share of its GDP, its economy being small and specialized in primary...

How Does Globalization Affect the Synchronization of Business Cycles?

How Does Globalization Affect the Synchronization of Business Cycles? »

Source: How Does Globalization Affect the Synchronization of Business Cycles?

Volume/Issue: 2003/27

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ayhan Kose , Eswar Prasad , and Marco Terrones

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451844542

Keywords: Macroeconomic fluctuations, trade and financial integration, output and consumption comovement, correlations, financial integration, capital flows, correlation, Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Policy Coordination and Transmission,

This paper examines the impact of rising trade and financial integration on international business cycle comovement among a large group of industrial and developing countries. The results provide at best limited su...

How Important is the Global Financial Cycle? Evidence from Capital Flows*

How Important is the Global Financial Cycle? Evidence from Capital Flows* »

Source: How Important is the Global Financial Cycle? Evidence from Capital Flows

Volume/Issue: 2017/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti , Stijn Claessens , and Andrew Rose

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484316603

Keywords: Capital flows, Globalization, Monetary policy, Financial cycles, Panel analysis, Cross-country analysis, Capital market volatility, empirical; data; center; country; panel; fit; VIX; equity; bonds; FDI; credit, empirical, data

This study quantifies the importance of a Global Financial Cycle (GFCy) for capital flows. We use capital flow data dis-aggregated by direction and type between 1990Q1 and 2015Q5 for 85 countries, and conventional...

I. Navigating an Uncertain Global Environment

I. Navigating an Uncertain Global Environment »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2011, Asia and Pacific : Navigating an Uncertain Global Environment While Building Inclusive Growth

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 October 2011

ISBN: 9781616351274

Keywords: inflation, financial integration, monetary policy, monetary fund, contagion

A. Resilient Domestic Demand Amid Pockets of Inflation Pressure Global economic activity weakened in the first half of 2011. In advanced economies, the recovery was dragged down by t...

III. Asia’s Quest for Inclusive Growth

III. Asia’s Quest for Inclusive Growth »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2011, Asia and Pacific : Navigating an Uncertain Global Environment While Building Inclusive Growth

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 October 2011

ISBN: 9781616351274

Keywords: inflation, financial integration, monetary policy, monetary fund, contagion

Income inequality has risen across the world over the last two decades. The academic literature attributes the rise mainly to three factors: globalization, skill-biased technologica...

III Some Facts on Financial Globalization

III Some Facts on Financial Globalization »

Source: Reaping the Benefits of Financial Globalization

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , Paolo Mauro , Andre Faria , Jonathan Ostry , Julian Di Giovanni , Martin Schindler , Ayhan Kose , and Marco Terrones

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 December 2008

ISBN: 9781589067486

Keywords: Economic growth, Financial management, Capital controls, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal stability, Risk management, financial globalization, financial integration, globalization, financial sector

The global economy has become substantially more financially integrated over the past three decades. Average de facto financial globalization (measured, as discussed in Box 2.1, by gross externa...

IMF Book Forum: Why globalization works

IMF Book Forum: Why globalization works »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 32, Issue 23

Volume/Issue: 33/20

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2004

ISBN: 9781451969016

Keywords: regional integration, debt, debt relief, monetary union, financial sector, De Rato visits Middle East,

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...

Globalization Facts and Figures

Globalization Facts and Figures »

Volume/Issue: 2001/4

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451973563.003

ISBN: 9781451973563

Keywords: Economic integration, Globalization, Trade liberalization, Trade, integration, mortality rate, life expectancy, infant mortality, birth, life expectancy at birth

Globalization has become the focus for a wide range of protests against various features of the world economy. This paper aims to give a concise summary of the economic dimensions of globalization, while leaving to...