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World Economic Outlook, October 2018

Challenges to Steady Growth

Global growth for 2018-19 is projected to remain steady at its 2017 level, but its pace is less vigorous than projected in April and has become less balanced.

World Economic Outlook, October 2018

Challenges to Steady Growth

Global growth for 2018-19 is projected to remain steady at its 2017 level, but its pace is less vigorous than projected in April and has become less balanced.

Global Financial Stability Report, October 2018
			: A Decade after the Global Financial Crisis: Are We Safer?

Global Financial Stability Report, October 2018 : A Decade after the Global Financial Crisis: Are We Safer? »

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375594.082

ISBN: 9781484375594

Keywords: Financial stability, Global Financial Stability Report, Global Financial Stability Reports, Global Financial Stability Risks, International financial stability, global financial crisis

In the 10 years since the global financial crisis, regulatory frameworks have been enhanced and the banking system has become stronger, but new vulnerabilities have emerged, and the resilience of the global financi...

Excerpt: The ASEAN Way
			: Sustaining Growth and Stability

Excerpt: The ASEAN Way : Sustaining Growth and Stability »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Ana Corbacho , and Shanaka Peiris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2018

Language: ind

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/MCASEAN5IAEX.073

ISBN: MCASEAN5IAEX

The first part of the book examines the evolution of monetary policy and prudential frameworks of the ASEAN­5, with particular focus on changes since the AFC and the more recent period of unconventional monetary po...

Financial Inclusion Under the Microscope

Financial Inclusion Under the Microscope »

Volume/Issue: 2018/208

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sumit Agarwal , Thomas Kigabo , Camelia Minoiu , Andrea Presbitero , and Andre Silva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484376362.001

ISBN: 9781484376362

Keywords: Financial inclusion, microfinance, loan expansion program, credit reference bureau

We examine the impact of a large-scale microcredit expansion program on access to finance and the transition of first-time borrowers from microfinance institutions to the formal banking sector. Using administrative...

Financial Inclusion in Asia-Pacific

Financial Inclusion in Asia-Pacific »

Volume/Issue: 2018/17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Elena Loukoianova , Yongzheng Yang , Si Guo , Leni Hunter , Sarwat Jahan , Fazurin Jamaludin , and Johanna Schauer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484371015.087

ISBN: 9781484371015

Keywords: Financial inclusion, Financial institutions, Financial services industry, Poor, financial inclusion, macroeconomic policymaking, fintech, Asia, Asia Pacific, Pacific

Asia has made significant progress in financial inclusion, but both its across-country and intra-country disparities are among the highest in the world. The gaps between the rich and the poor, rural and urban popul...

Fintech, Inclusive Growth and Cyber Risks: Focus on the MENAP and CCA Regions

Fintech, Inclusive Growth and Cyber Risks: Focus on the MENAP and CCA Regions »

Volume/Issue: 2018/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Inutu Lukonga

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484374900.001

ISBN: 9781484374900

Keywords: Fintech, Cyber Risks, Financial Stability, Inclusive Growth and Financial Inclusion, Inclusive Growth and Cyber Risks: A Focus on the MENAP and CCA Regions

Financial technology (fintech) is emerging as an innovative way to achieve financial inclusion and the broader objective of inclusive growth. Thus far, fintech in the MENAP and CCA remains below potential with limi...

Excerpt: The ASEAN Way
			: Sustaining Growth and Stability

Excerpt: The ASEAN Way : Sustaining Growth and Stability »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Ana Corbacho , and Shanaka Peiris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/MCASEAN5EAEX.073

ISBN: MCASEAN5EAEX

The first part of the book examines the evolution of monetary policy and prudential frameworks of the ASEAN­5, with particular focus on changes since the AFC and the more recent period of unconventional monetary po...

Excerpt: Paving the Way to Sustained Growth and Prosperity in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Excerpt: Paving the Way to Sustained Growth and Prosperity in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484370315.073

ISBN: 9781484370315

This is an excerpt from Paving the Way to Growth and Prosperity in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic edited by Kimberly Beaton, Roberto Garcia Saltos, and Lorenzo Figliuoli. Over the past three de...

External Sector Report, July 2018
			: Tackling Global Imbalances amid Rising Trade Tensions

External Sector Report, July 2018 : Tackling Global Imbalances amid Rising Trade Tensions »

Series: External Sector Report

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484367360.085

ISBN: 9781484367360

Keywords: Capital flows, Current account, Exchange rates, Reserves, G20

The External Sector Report presents a methodologically consistent assessment of the exchange rates, current accounts, reserves, capital flows, and external balance sheets of the world's largest economies. The 2018...

The Globalization of Farmland: Theory and Empirical Evidence

The Globalization of Farmland: Theory and Empirical Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2018/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , Christian Bogmans , and Harris Selod

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484362105.001

ISBN: 9781484362105

Keywords: Large-Scale Land Acquisitions, Food Independence, Platform FDI, Land Governance, General, Agriculture in International Trade

This paper is the first to provide both theoretical and empirical evidence of farmland globalization whereby international investors directly acquire large tracts of agricultural land in other countries. A theoreti...

Global Market Power and its Macroeconomic Implications

Global Market Power and its Macroeconomic Implications »

Volume/Issue: 2018/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Federico Diez , Daniel Leigh , and Suchanan Tambunlertchai

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484361672.001

ISBN: 9781484361672

Keywords: Investment, Market power, markup, concentration, innovation, labor share, General

We estimate the evolution of markups of publicly traded firms in 74 economies from 1980-2016. In advanced economies, markups have increased by an average of 39 percent since 1980. The increase is broad-based across...