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The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Author/Editor: Paulo Drummond, S K Wajid, Oral Williams.

Release Date:January, 2015

The countries in the East African Community (EAC) are among the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa. The EAC countries are making significant progress toward financial integration, more...



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The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers in Southern Africa : Some Facts and Possible Explanations

Author/Editor: Olivier Basdevant, Andrew W Jonelis, Borislava Mircheva, Slavi T. Slavov.

Release Date:June, 2014

Anecdotal evidence suggests that the economies of South Africa and its neighbors (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe) are tightly integrated with each other. There are more...



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Tunisia: Third Review under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria and Waivers of Applicability

Release Date:May, 2014

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYContext. On June 7, 2013, the Executive Board approved a 24-month SBA in an amount equivalent to 400 percent of quota (SDR 1.15 billion or about $1.75 billion). To date, SDR 427.92 more...



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Toward New Horizons: Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transition

Author/Editor: Harald Finger, Daniela Gressani.

Release Date:April, 2014

<p>The changing political landscape in the Arab world has created opportunities for economic transformation by tackling long-standing economic issues. Nevertheless, three years after the onset more...



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The Caucasus and Central Asia : Transitioning to Emerging Markets

Release Date:April, 2014

The countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) have recorded significant macroeconomic achievements since independence. These countries have grown more rapidly-—on average by 7 percent over more...



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Trade Integration and Business Cycle Synchronization: A Reappraisal with Focus on Asia

Author/Editor: Romain A Duval, Kevin C. Cheng, Kum Hwa Oh, Richa Saraf, Dulani Seneviratne.

Release Date:April, 2014

This paper reexamines the relationship between trade integration and business cycle synchronization (BCS) using new value-added trade data for 63 advanced and emerging economies during 1995–2012. more...



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The Regulatory Responses to the Global Financial Crisis: Some Uncomfortable Questions

Author/Editor: Stijn Claessens, Laura E. Kodres.

Release Date:March, 2014

We identify current challenges for creating stable, yet efficient financial systems using lessons from recent and past crises. Reforms need to start from three tenets: adopting a system-wide more...



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Tunisia: First and Second Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waiver of Applicability and Nonobservance of Performance Criteria

Release Date:February, 2014

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYBackground. The political transition is moving forward again following another period of political upheaval and security tensions. However, the protracted political crisis of the more...



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The U.S. Manufacturing Recovery: Uptick or Renaissance?

Author/Editor: Oya Celasun, Gabriel Di Bella, Tim Mahedy, Chris Papageorgiou.

Release Date:February, 2014

The notable rebound of U.S. manufacturing activity following the Great Recession has raised the question of whether the sector might be experiencing a renaissance. Using panel regressions, we find more...



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Togo: Staff Report for 2013 Article IV Consultation

Release Date:February, 2014

KEY ISSUESContext. After several postponements, the July legislative elections—which were,peacefully conducted—gave an absolute majority to the incumbent party. The newgovernment has thus a more...



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