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Global Bonding
			: Do U.S. Bond and Equity Spillovers Dominate Global Financial Markets?

Global Bonding : Do U.S. Bond and Equity Spillovers Dominate Global Financial Markets? »

Volume/Issue: 2012/298

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , and Trung Bui

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475586633.001

ISBN: 9781475586633

Keywords: Identification, international financial linkages, bond, equity markets, bond yields, financial markets, Estimation, Time-Series Models, General,

This paper uses a novel variant of identification through hetroscedacity to estimate spillovers across U.S., Euro area, Japanese, and UK government bond and equity markets in a vector autoregression. The results su...

Natural Disasters
			: Mitigating Impact,  Managing Risks

Natural Disasters : Mitigating Impact, Managing Risks »

Volume/Issue: 2012/245

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicole Laframboise , and Boileau Loko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475512717.001

ISBN: 9781475512717

Keywords: natural disasters, self-insurance, contingent financing, buffers, disaster, disasters, natural disaster, earthquake, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Environment and Growth,

This paper reviews the literature on the macroeconomic impact of natural disasters and presents the IMF's role in assisting countries coping with natural catastrophes. Focusing on seven country cases, the paper des...

Japan
			: Financial Sector Stability Assessment Update

Japan : Financial Sector Stability Assessment Update »

Volume/Issue: 2012/210

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475506358.002

ISBN: 9781475506358

Keywords: regulation, international standards, rules, regulations, legal framework

The macroeconomic environment of Japan has constantly been under pressure owing to rising public debt and fiscal deficits. Credit demand has been limited and has shown weak profitability. Growing risks have heighte...

Growth Spillover Dynamics From Crisis to Recovery

Growth Spillover Dynamics From Crisis to Recovery »

Volume/Issue: 2011/218

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Helene Poirson Ward , and Sebastian Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463903510.001

ISBN: 9781463903510

Keywords: Growth, Crisis, Recovery, Euro zone, domestic demand, trade channels, transmission of shocks, external shocks,

Can positive growth shocks from the faster-growing countries in Europe spill over to the slower growing countries, providing useful tailwinds to their recovery process? This study investigates the potential relevan...

Japan
			: Spillover Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation and Selected Issues

Japan : Spillover Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation and Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2011/183

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462328451.002

ISBN: 9781462328451

Keywords: interest rates, lead, trading partners, supply chain

Japan's position is one of the largest and richest economies in the world. Tokyo as a financial marketplace is not a major intermediator of global capital flows. The current macroeconomic environment is conducive t...

The Great Rebalancing Act
			: Can Investment Be a Lever in Asia?

The Great Rebalancing Act : Can Investment Be a Lever in Asia? »

Volume/Issue: 2011/35

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455217915.001

ISBN: 9781455217915

Keywords: Rebalancing, financing constraints, private investment, capital goods, investment spending, investment rate, venture capital, Economywide Country Studies: Asia including Middle East,

Ensuring stable growth in the postcrisis world economy will require a rebalancing of economic activity in several countries. In Asia's export-dependent economies, this entails relying more on private domestic deman...

Measuring Energy Security
			: Trends in the Diversification of Oil and Natural Gas Supplies

Measuring Energy Security : Trends in the Diversification of Oil and Natural Gas Supplies »

Volume/Issue: 2011/39

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Prakash Loungani , Frederick Joutz , and Gail Cohen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455217878.001

ISBN: 9781455217878

Keywords: Energy Security, Energy Independence, Diversification, OECD Energy Use, gas, natural gas, oil and gas, natural gas supplies, gas supplies, Energy: Demand and Supply

We present evidence on one facet of energy security in OECD economies - the extent of diversification in sources of oil and natural gas supplies. Viewed from the perspective of the energy-importing countries as a w...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2010, Asia and Pacific
			: Consolidating the Recovery and  Building Sustainable Growth

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2010, Asia and Pacific : Consolidating the Recovery and Building Sustainable Growth »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069503.086

ISBN: 9781589069503

Keywords: inflation, capital inflows, domestic demand, monetary policy, expenditure

One year after the deepest recession in recent history, Asia is leading the global recovery. The Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific discusses the near-term outlook for the region, as well as the medium-ter...

From Stimulus to Consolidation
			: Revenue and Expenditure Policies in Advanced and Emerging Economies

From Stimulus to Consolidation : Revenue and Expenditure Policies in Advanced and Emerging Economies »

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Juan Toro R. , and Victoria Perry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616350420.087

ISBN: 9781616350420

Keywords: pension, retirement, tax rates, pensions, taxation

This paper identifies policy tools that could be used for fiscal consolidation in advanced and emerging economies in the years ahead. The consolidation strategy, particularly in advanced countries, should aim to st...

Navigating the Fiscal Challenges Ahead

Navigating the Fiscal Challenges Ahead »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455280490.089

ISBN: 9781455280490

Keywords: net debt, public debt, fiscal adjustment, government debt, debt ratios

With increasing fiscal challenges in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, multilateral surveillance of fiscal developments, a key part of the IMF's surveillance responsibilities, has gained further importa...