Capital flows

Finance

Analysis

IMF gets emerging markets wrong, again

The Fund has had to conduct another embarrassing “U-turn” to warn of the growing risks to the stability of developing countries, while cautiously accepting the need for capital controls in principle, but not necessarily in practice.

4 October 2013

Finance

News

IMF new view on capital flows: "landmark" but still only a "baby-step forward"

The IMF's new "institutional view" on capital flows, despite being more flexible than its previous stances, has nonetheless angered developing countries who blame rich country policy for volatility in financial movements.

6 December 2012

Finance

News

Will the IMF "make history" with a new view on capital flows?

In October the Fund is expected to present in October an updated institutional view on capital account regulations. The most recent IMF paper on the topic received criticism for advocating for capital account liberalisation in China and India. Meanwhile emerging economies worry that the Fund's prescriptions still constrain their capacity to cope with global financial volatility.

22 June 2012

Finance

Background

Regulating Global Capital Flows for Development

Seminar at the Brookings Institution on capital flows regulations - 19 April

20 April 2012 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

UK civil society meeting UK IMF Executive Director Alex Gibbs

Notes of a meeting with UK executive director to the IMF Alex Gibbs in April 2012

18 April 2012 | Minutes

IFI governance

Analysis

Memorandum by the Bretton Woods Project for the UK Treasury Committee

It is widely accepted that global imbalances were a major contributing factor to the recent global financial crisis. In written evidence submitted to the UK Treasury Committee, we argue that there are four main underlying causes and three areas of major reform needed.

27 February 2012 | Briefings