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Commodity Prices and Exchange Rate Volatility: Lessons from South Africa’s Capital Account Liberalization

Author/Editor: Rabah Arezki, Elena Dumitrescu, Andreas Freytag, Marc Quintyn.

Release Date: June, 2012

Price: $18.00

We examine the relationship between South African Rand and gold price volatility using monthly data for the period 1980-2010. Our main findings is that prior to capital account liberalization the more...



Regional Economic Outlook, October 2011, Middle East and Central Asia

Release Date: October, 2011

Price: $35.00

The Arab Spring holds the promise of improved living standards and a more prosperous future for the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa region. At the same time, the region is witnessing more...



Algeria: Statistical Appendix

Release Date: February, 2011

Price: $18.00

Algeria: Selected Issues Paper

Release Date: February, 2011

Price: $18.00

Botswana : Selected Issues

Release Date: February, 2008

Price: $18.00

This paper suggests that it is essential to save a substantial portion of mineral revenues now to ensure fiscal sustainability for a post-diamond period. Taking the non-mineral primary balance into more...



Botswana : 2007 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana

Release Date: February, 2008

Price: $18.00

Sound macroeconomic policies, good governance, and high levels of investment, supported by diamond and other mineral production, have moved Botswana into the ranks of middle-income countries. more...



Angola : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Release Date: October, 2007

Price: $18.00

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix on Angola underlie monetary policy framework. Angola has adopted an anti-inflation policy that has led to a sharp decline in inflation. To more...



Democratic Republic of the Congo : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Release Date: September, 2007

Price: $18.00

This Selected Issues paper describes the three phases of IMF engagement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with a view to drawing lessons that could prove useful in identifying objectives and more...



Republic of Mozambique : Selected Issues

Release Date: July, 2007

Price: $18.00

This Selected Issues paper on the Republic of Mozambique reports key policy and institutional issues in the macroeconomic management of scaled-up aid and in promoting sustainable private-sector led more...



The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia : 2007 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Release Date: July, 2007

Price: $18.00

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia’s 2007 Article IV Consultation reports on the macroeconomic imbalances and on maintaining medium-term macroeconomic stability while fostering growth more...



Republic of Congo : Staff-Monitored Program

Release Date: July, 2007

Price: $18.00

This paper on the Republic of Congo’s staff-monitored program (SMP) reports that the authorities and civil society pledged to work together to make resource management more transparent. The more...



Botswana : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Release Date: July, 2007

Price: $18.00

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix on Botswana underlies that diamond reserves are not adequate to generate enough permanent revenue to support the current level of expenditure. more...



Togo : Statistical Appendix

Release Date: June, 2007

Price: $18.00

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 more...



Republic of Congo : 2007 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Congo

Release Date: June, 2007

Price: $18.00

This 2007 Article IV Consultation highlights that the implementation of the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF)-supported program was broadly satisfactory for Congo in 2004–05. more...



Republic of Congo : Statistical Appendix

Release Date: June, 2007

Price: $18.00

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 more...



The Gambia : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Release Date: March, 2007

Price: $18.00

This Selected Issues paper assesses The Gambia’s external competitiveness by reviewing developments in several indicators, ranging from exchange rate-based indices to survey-based assessments more...



Sierra Leone : Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative: Completion Point Document and Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative

Release Date: January, 2007

Price: $18.00

This paper explains Sierra Leone’s completion point under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) and debt relief under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative more...



Namibia : Staff Report for the 2006 Article IV Consultation

Release Date: January, 2007

Price: $18.00

This 2006 Article IV Consultation highlights that with generally prudent macroeconomic policies, Namibia has enjoyed robust growth, moderate inflation, and strong external surpluses. Growth is more...



Union of the Comoros : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Release Date: October, 2006

Price: $18.00

The dominant role of remittances in Comoros’s economy presents policymakers with important challenges and opportunities. Fiscal decentralization is a pillar of national reconciliation in more...



Rwanda: Sixth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) Requests for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Request for a New Three-Year Arrangement Under the PRGF Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Rwanda : Rwanda: Sixth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) Requests for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Request for a New Three-Year Arrangement Under the PRGF Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Rwanda

Release Date: July, 2006

Price: $15.00

Policy implementation has improved since the completion point. Recent economic performance has been encouraging, but sustaining it will require an acceleration of reforms by the government. more...



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