IMF Survey Issues 1998

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 14, 1998 (396 kb PDF file)   Financial market turbulence; IMF approves Brazil credit; U.S. inflation and unemployment; debt relief for Honduras and Nicaragua; Camdessus in Latin America; corporate debt in east Asia; and budget reform in Lithuania

November 30, 1998 (551 kb PDF file)   Impact of euro introduction, debt assistance for Honduras and Nicaragua, IMF press conference on Brazil, Camdessus on financial sector reforms, Max Corden on Asian crisis, sound banking in sub-Saharan Africa, and bank restructuring in Kazakhstan.

November 16, 1998 (403 kb PDF file)   Brazil-IMF conclude negotiations on financing package, UNCTAD report on foreign direct investment; Camdessus on financial reform, Group of Seven plan for financial reform, and financial sector development in sub-Saharan Africa.

November 2, 1998 (337 kb PDF file)   Brazil-IMF discussions; capital account liberalization issues; Governors' Annual Meetings addresses; Sutherland's Per Jacobbson lecture; Group of 24 communique; and Camdessus on poverty and social justice.

October 19, 1998 (642 kb PDF file)   Coverage of IMF-World Bank 1998 Annual Meetings, including overview, IMF Managing Director's speeches and press conferences, and communiques from Interim and Development Committees and G-7 and G-10. Also World Economic Outlook report.

September 28, 1998 (607 kb PDF file)   Camdessus on recovery in emerging markets; IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings preview; International Capital Markets Report; capital market dynamics & spillover in Asian crisis; IMF Annual Report briefing; and Western Hemisphere finance ministers communique.

August 31, 1998 (459 kb PDF file)   IMF approves EFF for Indonesia; HIPC Initiative provides growth path for heavily indebted poor countries, Camdessus on Russia's new financial measures; Algerian economic reforms; Asian crisis and IMF support; and U.S. policies to reduce fiscal deficit

August 17, 1998 (469 kb PDF file)   IMF reaches tentative agreement on program for Ukraine, Japan's banking system, Mauritius diversifies, predicting banking crises, central bank operations in exchange markets, trade and tax reform in Southern Mediterranean

August 3, 1998 (587 kb PDF file)   IMF financial support for Russia, Sugisaki on fostering a sustainable recovery in Japan, Dubrovnik Conference on transition economies, currency crises and current account reversals, and African trade with industrial countries.

July 20, 1998 (628 kb PDF file)   IMF-Bundesbank symposium on IMF in global economy; strengthened reforms and increased financing proposed for Russia; Camdessus on greater market access for developing countries; and price incentive and Ghana's cocoa production

July 6, 1998 (394 kb PDF file)   Chabrier on Middle Eastern and North African economies, review of Russia program, Camdessus on new global architecture, implications of EMU for EU aspirants, taxing financial capital, and is this a turning point for Africa's economies?

June 22, 1998 (581 kb PDF file)   IMF Conference on Economic Policy and Equity; Camdessus on Africa's progress; Kyrgyz conference on transition issues; securitization offers arrears solution;and BIS Annual Report highlights crisis management issues.

June 8, 1998 (393 kb PDF file)   IMF review of Russian program; Neiss on Indonesian program deadlines, role of policy coordination, external borrowing in Baltics and former USSR, external debt in low-income countries, corruption and government, West African Economic and Monetary Union

May 25, 1998 (397 kb PDF file)   Report on Birmingham Group of Eight summit (and excerpts of communique); Camdessus on new global architecture; Africa and globalization; Philippine growth and challenges; and Uganda's public sector reforms.

May 11, 1998 (400 kb PDF file)   First review of Indonesian program (and Stanley Fischer's press briefing); lessons from Asian crisis; report on World Bank's conference on development economics (ABCDE), regulatory issues in Islamic banking; and role of hedge funds in Asian crisis.

April 27, 1998 (637 kb PDF file)   IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings overview; Interim Committee press conference; Code of Practices on Fiscal Transparency; communiques from Interim and Development Committees, and G-7, G-10, and G-24; and World Economic Outlook summary.

April 6, 1998 (278 kb PDF file)   Spring meetings preview, Fischer on Asian crisis, private financial flows to developing countries, payment systems, and trade in transition economies.

March 23, 1998 (413 kb PDF file)   IMF seminar on capital account liberalization; external evaluation of ESAF; Camdessus on IMF and global economic stability; macroeconomic impact of privatization; and official financing for developing countries.

March 9, 1998 (321 kb PDF file)    Interview with Claudio Loser on Latin America and the Caribbean; IMF Board approves second review of Thai program; Group of 7 on implications of Asian crisis; Group of 8 on employment; Group of 24 on Asian crisis and other topics.

February 23, 1998 (255 kb PDF file)   Camdessus speech outlining the "future architecture of the international financial system"; a joint communique by Russia PM Chernomyrdin & Camdessus said they agreed to propose an extension & augmentation of the current EFF arrangement with Russia.

February 9,1998 (353 kb PDF file)   Camdessus's commendation of Indonesian reforms; U.S. Congress consideration of funding for NAB and quota increase; lending in 1997; Camdessus on good governance; and IMF Governors' approval of quota increase.

January 26, 1998 (355 kb PDF file)   Developments in the Asian crisis, including IMF Managing Director Camdessus's visit to Asia; IMF and Indonesia agreement on accelerated reforms; Stanley Fischer on the origins and implications of the Asian crisis.

January 12, 1998 (399 kb PDF file)    IMF accelerates disbursement to Korea, interim World Economic Outlook revises projections downward; Supplemental Reserve Facility; lessons from systemic bank restructuring efforts.