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Why Inflation Targeting?

Why Inflation Targeting? »

Source: Why Inflation Targeting?

Volume/Issue: 2009/86

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charles Freedman , and Douglas Laxton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451872330

Keywords: rate of inflation, central bank

This is the second chapter of a forthcoming monograph entitled "On Implementing Full-Fledged Inflation-Targeting Regimes: Saying What You Do and Doing What You Say." We begin by discussing the costs of inflation, i...

Perspectives de l'économie mondiale, Septembre 2004
			: La transition démographique mondiale

Perspectives de l'économie mondiale, Septembre 2004 : La transition démographique mondiale »

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2004

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064096.081

ISBN: 9781589064096

Keywords: debt, interest, exchange rate, oil prices, payments, inflation, public debt, external financing, external debt, pension

The World Economic Outlook, published twice a year in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic, presents IMF staff economists' analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term. Chapters give an...

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates »

Source: United Arab Emirates : 2006 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the United Arab Emirates

Volume/Issue: 2006/257

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451801163

Keywords: budget, central bank, article, interest

An outward-oriented development strategy and prudent financial policies resulted in an impressive economic growth and led to a large accumulation of external financial assets. The major Emirates intend to leverage...

Statement by Luis Marti, Executive Director for Nicaragua and Orlando Garner, Advisor to the Executive Director

Statement by Luis Marti, Executive Director for Nicaragua and Orlando Garner, Advisor to the Executive Director »

Source: Nicaragua : First and Second Reviews Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver and Modification of Performance Criteria

Volume/Issue: 2003/349

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2003

ISBN: 9781451829198

Keywords: debt, central bank, public sector, interest, budget

The Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) program has been brought back on track, after some difficulties, in early 2003 (which led to a delay in completing the first review). Although a start has been made in...

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Staff Report for the 2005 Regional Discussions

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Staff Report for the 2005 Regional Discussions »

Source: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : Staff Report for the 2005 Regional Discussions

Volume/Issue: 2005/304

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451811674

Keywords: debt, public sector, central bank, financial sector

This 2005 Article IV Consultation highlights that economic activity in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) has accelerated since mid-2003 owing to an acceleration of activity in the tourism and construction...

The Kingdom of Swaziland

The Kingdom of Swaziland »

Source: The Kingdom of Swaziland : Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2006/109

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2006

ISBN: 9781451836110

Keywords: central bank, taxable income, interest payments

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 discuss...

Republic of Armenia: Fourth Review under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Performance Criterion

Republic of Armenia: Fourth Review under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Performance Criterion »

Source: Republic of Armenia : Fourth Review under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Performance Criterion

Volume/Issue: 2003/379

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451801545

Keywords: debt, budget, central bank, interest, external debt

Armenia showed strong economic performance owing to its prudent macroeconomic policies and structural reforms, under the Poverty Reduction Growth Facility (PRGF) Arrangement. Executive Directors welcomed this devel...

Republic of Armenia: Fifth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Extension of the Arrangement

Republic of Armenia: Fifth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Extension of the Arrangement »

Source: Republic of Armenia : Fifth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Extension of the Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2004/136

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 May 2004

ISBN: 9781451801477

Keywords: debt, interest, budget, external debt, central bank

This paper examines Armenia's Fifth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) and Request for Extension of the Arrangement. Performance under the PRGF-supported program since mid-2003 has been s...

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan »

Source: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan : 2011 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Staff Report; Staff Supplement-A Joint World Bank/IMF Debt Sustainability Analysis; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Volume/Issue: 2011/330

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2011

ISBN: 9781463925864

Keywords: central bank, debt, expenditures, interest, debt service

Afghanistan has made important achievements in recent years. The 2011 Article IV Consultation highlights that authorities have taken steps to lay the foundation for economic stability and growth, despite a very dif...

Nigeria: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Nigeria: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Nigeria : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2005/303

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451828979

Keywords: fiscal policy, international monetary fund, financial assets, central bank

This Selected Issues paper on Nigeria highlights challenges faced by the country in building on the achievements of 2004. The authorities will have to maintain macroeconomic stability while implementing ambitious s...