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4. Hawala: A U.A.E. Perspective

4. Hawala: A U.A.E. Perspective »

Source: Regulatory Frameworks for Hawala and Other Remittance Systems

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064232

Keywords: remittance, money laundering, remittances, money remittance, alternative remittance

Definition Hawala can be simply defined as an alternative or parallel remittance system that exists and operates outside the traditional banking system. Typically, a...

2. Formalizing the Informal? Problems in the National and International Regulation of Hawala

2. Formalizing the Informal? Problems in the National and International Regulation of Hawala »

Source: Regulatory Frameworks for Hawala and Other Remittance Systems

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064232

Keywords: remittance, money laundering, remittances, money remittance, alternative remittance

Hawala means “transfer” in Arabic and refers to a traditional informal and efficient funds transfer method used by millions of expatriates to send remittances to their families around the world....

7. Challenges of Regulating and Supervising the Hawaladars of Kabul

7. Challenges of Regulating and Supervising the Hawaladars of Kabul »

Source: Regulatory Frameworks for Hawala and Other Remittance Systems

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2005

ISBN: 9781589064232

Keywords: remittance, money laundering, remittances, money remittance, alternative remittance

In September 2004, Da Afghanistan Bank, the country’s central bank, introduced legislation to regulate and supervise the activities of money service providers in Afghanistan. This regulation applies to all i...

2. India’s Growth Experience

2. India’s Growth Experience »

Source: India's and China's Recent Experience with Reform and Growth

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Wanda Tseng , and David Cowen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2007

ISBN: 9780230542815

Keywords: Economic growth, Economic reforms, poverty, investment, share, exchange, services

2.1 Introduction Perceptions of India’s economic growth are shifting. In the first three decades after independence in 1947, the economy was known for its steady “Hindu” rate of grow...

1. India and China: An Essay in Comparative Political Economy

1. India and China: An Essay in Comparative Political Economy »

Source: India's and China's Recent Experience with Reform and Growth

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Wanda Tseng , and David Cowen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2007

ISBN: 9780230542815

Keywords: Economic growth, Economic reforms, poverty, investment, share, exchange, services

1.1 Introduction India and China are two of the oldest and still extant civilizations. For Europeans, they were legendary seats of immense wealth and wisdom right up to the eighteent...

3. China’s Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction (1978–2002)

3. China’s Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction (1978–2002) »

Source: India's and China's Recent Experience with Reform and Growth

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Wanda Tseng , and David Cowen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2007

ISBN: 9780230542815

Keywords: Economic growth, Economic reforms, poverty, investment, share, exchange, services

3.1 Introduction This chapter summarizes and evaluates trends of China’s poverty reduction in the period 1978–2002. China has obtained great achievements in poverty reduction since 1...

9 Economic Development and Private Sector Growth in the CIS-7 Countries: Challenges and Policy Implications

9 Economic Development and Private Sector Growth in the CIS-7 Countries: Challenges and Policy Implications »

Source: The Low-Income Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States : Progress and Challenges in Transition

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Sarosh Sattar , and Clinton Shiells

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 April 2004

ISBN: 9781589063211

Keywords: debt, external debt, expenditures, current account, transition economies

Despite widespread donor assistance and substantial amounts of aid, growth rates in the low-income CIS-7 countries have been much lower than anticipated. According to the official s...

CHAPTER 14 Long-Term Fiscal Developments and IMF Conditionality: Is There a Link?

CHAPTER 14 Long-Term Fiscal Developments and IMF Conditionality: Is There a Link? »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction What determines the composition of fiscal adjustment, and does it differ between countries with IMF-supported programs and those without such arrangements? Moreover, how...

CHAPTER 2 IMF Programs and Growth: Is Optimism Defensible?

CHAPTER 2 IMF Programs and Growth: Is Optimism Defensible? »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction IMF-supported programs are often described by those on the left as creating hardships on the population because they are said to be “too tight” (Stiglitz, 2002). Those o...

CHAPTER 13 Keeping Capital Flowing: The Role of the IMF

CHAPTER 13 Keeping Capital Flowing: The Role of the IMF »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction Recent research on the role of the International Monetary Fund can, broadly speaking, be divided into two strands. Studies focusing on the immediate response of the IMF...