Cyprus Fourth Review Under The Extended Arrangement Under The Extended Fund Facility And Request For Modification Of Performance Criteria Staff Report Press Release And Statement By The Executive Director For Cyprus

Author: International Monetary Fund. European Dept.
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1498363032
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This paper focuses on Cyprus’ Fourth Review Under the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria. The program remains on track. Fiscal targets for the first quarter were met with considerable margins, domestic payment restrictions were fully lifted, and the coop sector was consolidated. The authorities intensified efforts to overcome delays in the implementation of structural measures. There are three key policy challenges: (1) addressing the high level of nonperforming loans; (2) maintaining fiscal sustainability; and (3) strengthening institutions to support fiscal consolidation efforts and long-run growth. Risks to the program remain significant, in particular those related to still strong macro-financial linkages.

Statistical Capacity Building

Author: Mr. Thomas K. Morrison
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 9781451980059
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IMF technical assistance provided by the Statistics Department--toward assisting IMF member countries in developing the ability to provide reliable and comparable economic and financial data on a timely basis to policymakers and markets--has increased more than fourfold over the past decade. This assistance has proven critical in countries' building their statistical capacity so as to come into line with international data standards in an increasingly globalized and electronically interconnected world. Statistical Capacity Building: Case Studies and Lessons Learned presents four case studies drawn from experience in three countries in transition to the market, two of which were also in postconflict situations, in the 1990s and early 2000s: Cambodia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Ukraine. Issues of setting, institutional and statistical arrangements, strategies, and implementation are examined, and lessons learned.

Spillovers From Global And Regional Shocks To Armenia

Author: Knarik Ayvazyan
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1513565311
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Using a structural vector auto-regression (SVAR) model, this paper examines the size, geographical sources, and transmission channels of global and regional shocks to the Armenian economy. Results show that Armenian economic activity is strongly influenced by global demand shocks and changes in oil prices, yet relatively immune to financial volatility. Transmission takes place through the Russian and EU economies, remittances, and external borrowing. The role of exports and tourism is low. Russia is key in transforming the potentially negative impact of an increase in oil prices into a positive event, through stronger remittances and exports. Services and construction, which depend significantly on remittances and external borrowing, are the most affected by global and regional shocks.

The International Covenant On Civil And Political Rights

Author: Sarah Joseph
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191650234
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Now in its third edition, this book is the authoritative text on one of the world's most important human rights treaties, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Covenant is of universal relevance. Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1966 and in force from 1976, it commits the signatories and parties to respect the civil and political freedoms and rights of individuals. Monitored by the UN Human Rights Committee, the Covenant ratified by the majority of UN member states. The book meticulously extracts and analyzes the jurisprudence over nearly forty years of the UN Human Rights Committee, on each of the various ICCPR rights, including the right to life, the right to freedom from torture, the right of freedom of religion, the right of freedom of expression, and the right to privacy, as well as admissibility criteria under the First Optional Protocol. Key miscellaneous issues, such as reservations, derogations, and denunciations, are also thoroughly assessed. Comprehensively indexed and cross-referenced, this book offers elegant and straight-forward access to the jurisprudence of the Human Rights Committee and other UN human rights treaty bodies. Presented in a clear and illuminating manner, it will be of use to the judiciary, human rights practitioners, human rights activists, government institutions, academics, and students alike.

Export Import Theory Practices And Procedures

Author: Belay Seyoum
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0789034190
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Export-Import Theory, Practices, and Procedures is the first book on the market to truly serve the needs of the academic/professional audience, going beyond the usual soft coverage of international trade operations. Discussing theoretical issues in depth, such as the role of exports/imports in the global economy and pertinent regulatory and policy issues, this innovative text offers comprehensive explorations of import processes as well as export activities and incorporates the most relevant and current research information in these areas. New to this edition are important discussions of trends in regional integration agreements, international transfer pricing, terms of sale, US export regulations, export financing programs, and more Expanded coverage in this edition of topics such as taxation of international trade operations, export counseling, export channels of distribution, export sales contracts, transportation, import procedures and techniques and more Other topics include: Exploration of trade agreements such as the GATT/WTO, NAFTA, and the European Economic Community (EEC), and how they affect trade In-depth treatment of investment and intellectual property policies, rules on government procurements, safeguard, and services of NAFTA Documentation, risks, and different forms of insurance, as well as assessing the risks of foreign trade Price setting in international trade, export sales contracts, exchange rates, methods of payment for exporting and importing goods, the benefits and theories of countertrade, the entry process for imports, and import relief to domestic industry Export-Import Theory, Practices, and Procedures, Second Edition combines an innovative conceptual and theoretical approach, a deep and broad analytical treatment, and an engaging and accessible presentation style to offer one of the most useful textbooks on the market for students and practitioners alike. Further instructors' materials can be accessed via www.nova.edu/~seyoum

Black Silent Majority

Author: Michael Javen Fortner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674496108
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Aggressive policing and draconian sentencing have disproportionately imprisoned millions of African Americans for drug-related offenses. Michael Javen Fortner shows that in the 1970s these punitive policies toward addicts and pushers enjoyed the support of many working-class and middle-class blacks, angry about the chaos in their own neighborhoods.

Domestication Of Media And Technology

Author: Thomas Berker
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335224253
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This text provides an overview of a key concept in media and technology studies, that is domestication. It includes theories around domestication, that shed light upon the process, in which a technology changes its status, from outrageous novelty to an aspect of everyday life, which is taken for granted.

The United Nations In The 21st Century

Author: Karen A. Mingst
Publisher: Westview Press
ISBN: 0813345391
Size: 71.11 MB
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This popular text for courses on international organizations and international relations provides a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the United Nations, exploring the historical, institutional, and theoretical foundations of the UN as well as the political processes and issues facing the organization today. Thoroughly revised throughout, the fourth edition focuses on major events since 2006, including the influence of emerging powers such as China, India, and Brazil, the crisis in UN peacekeeping, and the continuing decline of the UN’s relevance in international economic relations. This edition also includes a new chapter on the future of the United Nations, as well as new case studies on peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of Congo, human trafficking, and the challenges of state building for human security in Haiti. Helpful student resources include the Charter of the United Nations, a list of acronyms, suggested resources for additional research and reading, and a glossary.