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Sri Lanka : Ex-Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive D

by International Monetary Fund. Asia Dept

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Sri Lanka’s 2009 Stand-By Arrangement was initiated at the onset of the global financial crisis. It also coincided with the ending of the country’s decades-old civil conflict. This unusual...


Sri Lanka : 2014 Article IV Consultation and Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussion-Staff Report; Press Release

by International Monetary Fund. Asia Dept

KEY ISSUES Context. Macroeconomic performance has generally exceeded expectations. Real GDP grew 7.3 percent for 2013, up from 6.3 percent in 2012. Inflation declined to below 5 percent, and the external current...


Italy : 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Italy

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

KEY ISSUES Unleashing Italy’s Potential The economy is struggling to emerge from a prolonged balance-sheet recession… Tight credit conditions, weak corporate balance sheets, and deeply-rooted structural...


Belize : 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release

by International Monetary Fund. West Dept.

KEY ISSUES Outlook and risks. The economy will remain vulnerable over the medium term, with sluggish real GDP growth, rising public debt and widening external current account deficits. International reserves...


Growth Surprises and Synchronized Slowdowns in Emerging Marketsâ€"â€"An Empirical Investigation

by Ghada Fayad & Roberto Perrelli

Output growth has slowed in several emerging markets since 2011—a remarkable feature for a non-crisis period in EMs. Such synchronized slowdowns were largely unanticipated by scholars and forecasters alike....


Chad : Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director fo

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context: Chad is a fragile country with weak institutional capacity that needs to manage volatile and exhaustible oil revenues prudently to tackle its large development needs. Chad is enjoying a period...


Bank Ownership and Credit Growth in Emerging Markets During and After the 2008â€"09 Financial Crisis â€" A Cross-Regional Comparison

by Guodong Chen & Yi Wu

This paper examines bank credit growth in emerging markets before, during, and after the 2008-09 financial crisis using bank-level data, focusing on the role of bank ownership. Credit growth by foreign banks...


Austria : 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Austria

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context: Austria did not experience a severe boom-bust cycle and came through the crisis relatively well. The main impact was on the banking sector and public debt. With cyclical slack low and the...


Austria : Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Corporate Social Responsibility and Trade Unions: Perspectives across Europe

by Lutz Preuss, Michael Gold & Chris Rees

Growing interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) has focused attention on the relationship between businesses and key stakeholders, such as NGOs and local communities. Curiously, however, commentators...


Budget Institutions in Low-Income Countries : Lessons from G-20

by Sanjeev Gupta & Sami Yläoutinen

This paper presents twelve budget institutions that can support planning and delivery of credible fiscal strategies in the fiscal policy-making process. The resulting framework is applied to seven low-income...


Sovereign Debt Composition in Advanced Economies : A Historical Perspective

by S. M. Ali Abbas & Laura Blattner

We examine how the composition of public debt, broken down by currency, maturity, holder profile and marketability, has responded to major debt accumulation and consolidation episodes during 1900-2011. Covering...


Angola : 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Angola

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context and outlook: Angola’s recent economic developments have been positive, but softening oil revenue and limited proven oil reserves highlight the need to contain emerging fiscal deficits, preserve...


Retailing in Emerging Markets: A policy and strategy perspective

by Malobi Mukherjee, Richard Cuthbertson & Elizabeth Howard

Retailing is changing extremely rapidly in the emerging economies, both as a driver of social and economic change, and a consequence of economic development and the rise of consumer societies. Changes that took...


Republic of Congo: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; And Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

KEY ISSUES Economic context. Growth has been strong, inflation low, and fiscal buffers and international reserves adequate. However, poverty and unemployment remain high, despite large government spending financed...


Republic of Congo: Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Bad Banks

by Alex Brummer

Bad Banks is a gripping account of the problems and scandals that continue to bedevil the world's banking system some eight years after the credit crunch.

It follows the fortunes and misfortunes of individual...


Switzerland:Detailed Assessment of Implementation-IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation

by International Monetary Fund. Department

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


International Management: Strategic Opportunities and Cultural Challenges

by Paul D. Sweeney & Dean B. McFarlin

As the economies of many countries become more interrelated, international managers are facing huge challenges and unique opportunities associated with their roles. Now in its fifth edition, Sweeney and McFarlin's...


Dynamics of Economic Spaces in the Global Knowledge-based Economy: Theory and East Asian Cases

by Sam Ock Park

This book addresses how economic spaces dynamically change within the context of the global knowledge-based economy. Specifically, it centers the discussion on integrated views of understanding and conceptualizing...