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World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

Japan

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Source: 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

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...

Japan

Japan »

Source: 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

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...

Raising the Consumption Tax in Japan

Raising the Consumption Tax in Japan »

Source: Raising the Consumption Tax in Japan : Why, When, How?

Volume/Issue: 2011/13

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Kenneth Kang , Michael Keen , Mahmood Pradhan , and Ruud A. Mooij

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 2011

ISBN: 9781463902889

Keywords: Consumption taxes, Revenue measures, Japan, Tax increases, Tax revenues, Value added tax, Consumption tax, VAT, fiscal adjustment, social security

Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief an...

9 Reform of Japan’s Insolvency Laws

9 Reform of Japan’s Insolvency Laws »

Source: Post-Bubble Blues : How Japan Responded to Asset Price Collapse

Series: Books

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , and Charles Collyns

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2000

ISBN: 9781557758729

Keywords: debt, loans, interest, creditors, fiscal policy

The traditional interplay between corporate law and business custom and practices in Japan is gradually changing, including with respect to bankruptcy law. Custom plays an important role in corporate relatio...

12 Japan

12 Japan »

Source: Fiscal Federalism in Theory and Practice

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756633

Keywords: tax administration, taxation, intergovernmental fiscal relations, tax revenue, local governments

After almost half a century of status quo, decentralization has become a major issue on Japan’s political and economic agenda in recent years. Soon after his inauguration in 1996, Prime Minister Ryutaro Hash...

The Japanese Banking Crisis of the 1990's

The Japanese Banking Crisis of the 1990's »

Source: The Japanese Banking Crisis of the 1990's : Sources and Lessons

Volume/Issue: 2000/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Woo , and Akihiro Kanaya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451842401

Keywords: Banking Crisis, Bank Restructuring, banking, financial institutions, bank of japan, deposit insurance

For a large part of the past decade, Japan has witnessed a steady deterioration in the health of its banking system. This paper examines what went wrong and why it has taken so long for the system to recover. While...

15 Background Paper: Japan’s Medium- and Long-Term Fiscal Challenges

15 Background Paper: Japan’s Medium- and Long-Term Fiscal Challenges »

Source: Structural Change in Japan : Macroeconomic Impact and Policy Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Guy Meredith , and Bijan Aghevli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 1998

ISBN: 9781557756961

Keywords: fdi, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, real exchange rate

Reflecting weak activity and countercyclical measures, Japan’s fiscal position severely deteriorated during 1992-96, entirely reversing the consolidation effort in the 1980s. As Japan’s fiscal situation face...

Raising the Consumption Tax in Japan
			: Why, When, How?

Raising the Consumption Tax in Japan : Why, When, How? »

Volume/Issue: 2011/13

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Kenneth Kang , Michael Keen , Mahmood Pradhan , and Ruud A. Mooij

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463902889.006

ISBN: 9781463902889

Keywords: Consumption taxes, Revenue measures, Japan, Tax increases, Tax revenues, Value added tax, Consumption tax, VAT, fiscal adjustment, social security

Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief an...

Japan: 2011 Spillover Report—Selected Issues

Japan: 2011 Spillover Report—Selected Issues »

Source: 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

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...

7 Monetary Policy Transmission in Japan

7 Monetary Policy Transmission in Japan »

Source: Post-Bubble Blues : How Japan Responded to Asset Price Collapse

Series: Books

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , and Charles Collyns

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2000

ISBN: 9781557758729

Keywords: debt, loans, interest, creditors, fiscal policy

How monetary policy affects real activity is always a subject of lively interest to economists. Many channels have been identified, including interest rates, the exchange rate, inflationary expectations (hig...