IMF Survey Issues 2006

Published every two weeks, the IMF Survey, provides topical coverage of the IMF's activities, policies, and research in the context of global economic and financial developments. An annual IMF Survey Supplement provides detailed information on the IMF's organization and on the policy advice, financing, and technical assistance it offers to its member countries.

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December 11, 2006 (740 kb PDF file)  IMF work agenda; Debt sustainability framework upgraded; interview on IMF financial work; Costa Rica, Trinidad & Tobago; IMF surveillance framework and IMF role; China: growth; Korea: knowledge-based economy; Research conference; fiscal federalism.
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November 20, 2006 (954 kb PDF file)  John Lipsky's visit to South Africa and Mali, Latin American growth, Uruguay repays loan, Eastern Europe, Albania's economy, Belarus and Morocco, U.S. current account deficit, Francis Warnock, IMF governance, fiscal adjustment.
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October 30, 2006 (935 kb PDF file)  Murilo Portugal, Agustin Carstens, Kyrgyz Republic, HIPC, central Asia, Indonesian debt, Saudi Arabian economy, Peter Kenen, European Central Bank, ECB, Danish economy, flexicurity,Burundi's economy, aid volatility, Indian and China, Doing Business.
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October 16, 2006 (754 kb PDF file)  John Lipsky on IMF role; Liberia; Middle East outlook; Country briefs: Chile, Iceland; Ukraine reforms; Syria's oil crunch; Measuring sovereign risk; Maastricht inflation criterion; financial sector supervision; IMF bookstore; Nouriel Roubini
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October 2, 2006 (920 kb PDF file)  Annual Meetings overview; IMFC communique; World Economic Outlook, chapters I, II, IV; Regional Economic Outlooks: Asia, Africa, Latin America; Low-income countries, high oil prices; Annual Meetings seminar program; Per Jacobsson lecture
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September 11, 2006 (751 kb PDF file)  Annual meetings curtain raiser; APD Director Burton on IMF role in Asia; Briefs on Bolivia, Indonesia; WEO: rising Asia and nonfuel commodity prices; GFSR: global financial system; euro area recovery; U.S. capital inflows; facts about Singapore.
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September 1, 2006 (1776 kb PDF file)  IMF in Focus -- A Supplement of the IMF Survey -- A Guide to the IMF: Making a Difference, the IMF and low-income Asia; Setting a New Course, the IMF's Medium-Term Strategy; 10 Events that Shaped the IMF, a historical overview; Running the IMF, organization and finances; the IMF Executive Board, country representation and votes; Promoting Healthy Economies, economic surveillance and crisis prevention; Helping When Things Go Wrong, crisis resolution; Getting Back on Track, lending and conditionality; How the IMF Lends, terms and conditions of financial facilities; Passing on Know-How, technical assistance and training; Striving for a Better Life, poverty reduction and debt relief; Increasing IMF Transparency and Accountability, the Independent Evaluation Office; At a Glance - key IMF indicators; chart of how the IMF is organized.
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August 21, 2006 (639 kb PDF file)  U.S. fiscal outlook; U.S. inflation dynamics; Ireland, FYR Macedonia, El Salvador, Uruguay briefs; Egypt: growth and reform; Canadian female labor participation; EU: Stability and Growth Pact; Suspension of Doha talks; challenges of globalization
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August 7, 2006 (611 kb PDF file)  IMF and low-income countries; De Rato in Tokyo; U.K. poverty initiative; Palau, Lithuania, Ethiopia, Kuwait; Volatility in Latin America; U.S. home equity withdrawal; Botswana: avoiding the resource curse; India: tax reform; U.S corporate cash balances.
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July 24, 2006 (680 kb PDF file)  Seminar on preventing crises; Country briefs: Hong Kong SAR and Brazil; France's labor market reform; Seigniorage and governance; Chinese inflation; China's monetary policy; Mekong regional integration; Scaling up aid.
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July 10, 2006 (573 kb PDF file)  Afghanistan: IMF loan; de Rato, African Governors meet; Bank-Fund collaboration; New Zealand, Libya; Chinese monetary policy; Lebanon: reconstruction; Canada: commodity boom; Persian Gulf: statistical agency; ECB monetary policy; WAEMU; Mineral resources
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June 26, 2006 (661 kb PDF file)  IMF work program; de Rato in Australia, New Zealand; Improving the IEO; Swaziland, Philippines briefs; Inequality in Panama; Namibia: poverty and inequality; Gabon: post-oil era; Growth in Indian states; HIV/AIDS effect; China and India: emerging giants.
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June 12, 2006 (684 kb PDF file)  Multilateral consultation; Euro Area; Caruana to head new Department; Marshall Islands; Malaysia; SŃo TomÚ and PrÝncipe; Inflation targeting; Offshoring U.S. services; Public sector credit; Singapore; Pakistan's inflation; Kyrgyz Republic; Latin America.
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May 29, 2006 (722 kb PDF file)  De Rato on global imbalances; Committee to study IMF finances; IMF management change; Country briefs: Maldives, Israel; Emerging soverign debt markets; Euro area imbalances; Preference erosion; Import protection; Effects of IMF program; ECOSOC meeting.
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May 15, 2006 (723 kb PDF file)  Funding the IMF; Middle East and Central Asia economic outlook; Is globalization a choice?; Latin American reform; Trade conference; Aid effectiveness; Long-term interest rates in G7 countries; Wage flexibility; Joint external debt website launched.
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May 1, 2006 (833 kb PDF file)  IMF Spring Meeting overview; IMFC communique; IMF medium-term strategy; Krueger to resign; World Economic Outlook; Sub-Saharan Africa outlook; Asia outlook; Western Hemisphere outlook; Dealing with scaled-up aid
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April 17, 2006 (1293 kb PDF file)  2006 spring meetings preview; Reform at the IMF: Medium-Term Strategy; Global Financial Stability Report; World Economic Outlook: Oil and imbalances; Globalization and inflation; Puzzle of corporate saving; Profitable investment in Africa.
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March 27, 2006 (803 kb PDF file)  MD meets SSA leaders; ART. IV: Belgium, Ecuador, Finland, Nepal; U.K. policy frameworks; Ghana: quasi-fiscal activities; Africa and Doha Round; euro area product markets; ASI: FDI; prescriptions for financial stability
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March 13, 2006 (645 kb PDF file)  IMF pandemic preparations; enlarged EU: labor, capital; Asia outlook bright; India: reforms and growth; Italy: gloomy outlook; IMF sanctions on Zimbabwe; Friedman: morals, growth; central bank communications; effective use of increased aid.
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February 20, 2006 (557 kb PDF file)  IMF strategic review; IMF transparency report; Art. IV summaries: Mauritius, Zambia, Guinea; South Asia and oil prices; New EU member experiences with capital account opening; AFRITACS future work plan; Goldsbrough on FSAP; global imbalances.
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February 6, 2006 (352 kb PDF file)  New IMF financial sector department; Short takes: Oman, C.A.R., Greece; Nobelist Wangari Matthai on sustainable development; Moldova and remittances; Financial globalization; VAT refunds; Emerging markets alter financial landscape.
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January 23, 2006 (310 kb PDF file)  De Rato in Brazil; Article IV summaries: Pakistan, Ukraine, CEMAC; Dawson on IMF's transparency revolution; Capital flight, institutions, and instability; Eastern Caribbean; Germany's regulation; Kazakhstan's non-oil sector; Trade, aid, and growth.
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January 9, 2006 (291 kb PDF file)  IMF cancels debt; Iraq receives new loan; Brazil and Argentina repay IMF loans; Saudi Arabia Article IV summary; Credit booms in transition economies; India's textile and clothing sector; Maghreb parliamentarians; Public awareness of economic issues.
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