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Chapter 2. Country and Regional Perspectives

Chapter 2. Country and Regional Perspectives »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2010 : Rebalancing Growth

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 2010

ISBN: 9781589069152

Keywords: unemployment, employment, unemployment rate, current account, current account surplus

As the global economy comes out of its deepest downturn since World War II, the prospects for growth vary substantially across and within regions (Figure 2.1). In some economies average growth d...

Chapter I. Economic Prospects and Policy Issues

Chapter I. Economic Prospects and Policy Issues »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2005 : Globalization and External Balances

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589064294

Keywords: remittances, debt, foreign assets, interest, oil prices

The global economic expansion has remained broadly on track, evolving largely as expected when the last World Economic Outlook was published in September 2004. After averaging about 6 percent in late 2003 an...

CHAPTER 3 OIL SCARCITY, GROWTH , AND GLOBAL IMBALANCES

CHAPTER 3 OIL SCARCITY, GROWTH , AND GLOBAL IMBALANCES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2011 : Tensions from the Two-Speed Recovery: Unemployment, Commodities, and Capital Flows

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2011

ISBN: 9781616350598

Keywords: capital flows, net capital flows, private capital flows, inflation

The persistent increase in oil prices over the past decade suggests that global oil markets have entered a period of increased scarcity. Given the expected rapid gro...

Chapter II. Two Current Issues Facing Developing Countries

Chapter II. Two Current Issues Facing Developing Countries »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2005 : Globalization and External Balances

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589064294

Keywords: remittances, debt, foreign assets, interest, oil prices

This chapter contains two essays focusing on developing countries. The first deals with the determinants and the implications of inflows of workers’ remittances, while the second essay examines the sources o...

Chapter III. HOW WILL DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE AFFECT THE GLOBAL ECONOMY?

Chapter III. HOW WILL DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE AFFECT THE GLOBAL ECONOMY? »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2004 : The Global Demographic Transition

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 April 2004

ISBN: 9781589064065

Keywords: debt, interest, exchange rate, oil prices, payments

It seems possible that a society in which the proportion of young people is diminishing will become dangerously unprogressive, falling behind other communities not o...

CHAPTER I PROSPECTS AND POLICY CHALLENGES

CHAPTER I PROSPECTS AND POLICY CHALLENGES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, May 2001 : Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 September 2000

ISBN: 9781589060326

Keywords: inflation, debt, interest, payments, deficits

Since the publication of the October 2000 World Economic Outlook, the prospects for global growth have weakened significantly, led by a marked slowdown in the United States, a stalling recovery in Japan, and...

Chapter 4 Commodity Price Swings and Commodity Exporters

Chapter 4 Commodity Price Swings and Commodity Exporters »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2012 : Growth Resuming, Dangers Remain

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 April 2012

ISBN: 9781616352462

Keywords: debt, exporters, commodity exporters, household debt

How do commodity price swings affect commodity exporters, and how should their policies respond? These questions have become relevant again with the confluence of a weak global economy and the s...

CHAPTER 1 GLOBAL PROSPECTS AND POLICY ISSUES

CHAPTER 1 GLOBAL PROSPECTS AND POLICY ISSUES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2007 : Spillovers and Cycles in the Global Economy

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 September 2006

ISBN: 9781589066267

Keywords: current account, external financing, exchange rate, current account balance, balance of payments

Global Economic Environment The global economy expanded vigorously in 2006, growing 5.4 percent—¼ percentage point faster than anticipated at the time of the September 2006 World Eco...

CHAPTER I ECONOMIC PROSPECTS AND POLICIES

CHAPTER I ECONOMIC PROSPECTS AND POLICIES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2003 : Growth and Institutions

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 2002

ISBN: 9781589062122

Keywords: unemployment, debt, interest, external financing, payments

When the last World Economic Outlook was published in September 2002, the global recovery was expected to continue at a moderate pace, but the risks to the outlook were seen primarily on the downside. In the...

CHAPTER 4 INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL FLOWS: RELIABLE OR FICKLE?

CHAPTER 4 INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL FLOWS: RELIABLE OR FICKLE? »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2011 : Tensions from the Two-Speed Recovery: Unemployment, Commodities, and Capital Flows

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2011

ISBN: 9781616350598

Keywords: capital flows, net capital flows, private capital flows, inflation

This chapter analyzes international capital flows over the past 30 years to assess their predictability and their likely response to changes in the global macroecono...