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Risk Instability and the Pattern of Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Risk Instability and the Pattern of Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East and North Africa Region »

Source: Risk Instability and the Pattern of Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Volume/Issue: 2004/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451856071

Keywords: Multinational firms, MENA countries, fdi, investment risk, direct investment

This paper demonstrates that instability associated with investment risk is critical in explaining the level of foreign direct investment for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, which generally have...

The United States and the New Regionalism/ Bilateralism

The United States and the New Regionalism/ Bilateralism »

Source: The United States and the New Regionalism/ Bilateralism

Volume/Issue: 2003/206

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yongzheng Yang , and Alvin Hilaire

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2003

ISBN: 9781451874624

Keywords: integration, regionalism, global trade analysis, trade diversion, global trade, trade agreement, trade arrangements,

Current U.S. trade policy stresses establishing free trade areas (FTAs) with partners spanning the globe. Motivations include enhancing goods and services trade; stimulating investment flows; extending standards on...

Capítulo IV. Régimen de metas de inflación: ¿Es viable en los países de mercados emergentes?

Capítulo IV. Régimen de metas de inflación: ¿Es viable en los países de mercados emergentes? »

Source: Perspectivas de la economía mundial, septiembre de 2005 : El desarrollo de las instituciones

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2005

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9781589064560

El régimen de metas de inflación se ha convertido en una estrategia de política monetaria cada vez más aceptada y actualmente lo aplican 21 países (8 industriales y 13 de mercados emergentes). Otros países e...

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...

Statistical Appendix

Statistical Appendix »

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 statistical appendix presents historical data, as well as projections. It comprises five sections: Assumptions, What’s New, Data and Conventions, Classification of Countries, an...

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. Globalization and External Imbalances

Chapter III. Globalization and External Imbalances »

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

External current account deficits or surpluses in some major economic areas—notably the United States and Asia—have reached record-high levels, and expectations are that they will stay large or increase for...

CHAPTER I ECONOMIC PROSPECTS AND POLICY ISSUES

CHAPTER I ECONOMIC PROSPECTS AND POLICY ISSUES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2003 : Public Debt in Emerging Markets

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2003

ISBN: 9781589062832

Keywords: debt, public debt, exchange rate, external debt, interest

When the last World Economic Outlook was published in April 2003, the IMF staff expected—provided the war in Iraq was short and contained—that the global recovery would resume in the second half of the year,...

CHAPTER III PUBLIC DEBT IN EMERGING MARKETS: IS IT TOO HIGH?

CHAPTER III PUBLIC DEBT IN EMERGING MARKETS: IS IT TOO HIGH? »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2003 : Public Debt in Emerging Markets

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2003

ISBN: 9781589062832

Keywords: debt, public debt, exchange rate, external debt, interest

The potential risks associated with high public debt have long been a concern of economic policymakers around the globe. In the industrial countries, the need to strengthen fiscal positions and reduce public...

CHAPTER II THREE CURRENT POLICY ISSUES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

CHAPTER II THREE CURRENT POLICY ISSUES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2003 : Public Debt in Emerging Markets

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2003

ISBN: 9781589062832

Keywords: debt, public debt, exchange rate, external debt, interest

This chapter consists of essays on growth in the Middle East and North Africa, reserve accumulation in Asia, and the impact of industrial country exchange rate volatility on developing countries. The first e...