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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...

Commodity Price Cycles : The Perils of Mismanaging the Boom

Author/Editor: Sebastian Sosa, Gustavo Adler.

Release Date: December, 2011

Price: $18.00

Commodity-exporting countries have significantly benefited from the commodity price boom of recent years. At the current juncture, however, uncertain global economic prospects have raised questions more...

Australia; Selected Issues

Release Date: October, 2011

Price: $18.00

World Economic Outlook, April 2011 : Tensions from the Two-Speed Recovery: Unemployment, Commodities, and Capital Flows

Release Date: April, 2011

Price: $68.00

The April 2011 edition of the World Economic Outlook assesses the global prospects for economic growth in the face of policy challenges that remain unaddressed and new challenges now coming to the more...

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

Release Date: May, 2007

Price: $18.00

This 2007 Article IV Consultation highlights that aided by favorable external conditions and an improvement in macroeconomic management, Suriname’s economic performance has improved in recent more...

Republic of Equatorial Guinea : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Release Date: June, 2006

Price: $15.00

This note analyzes the medium- and long-term prospects of the hydrocarbon sector as a source of growth. Substantial hydrocarbon and financial reserves implies a sizable upward shift in the more...