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Managing Volatile Capital Flows: Experiences and Lessons for Sub-Saharan African Frontier Markets

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  • Cheikh A. Gueye
  • Javier Arze del Granado
  • Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu
  • Mumtaz Hussain
  • B. Jang
  • Sebastian Weber
  • Juan S Corrales

Abstract

During the past three years the frontier markets of sub-Saharan Africa have received growing amounts of portfolio capital flows, with heightened interest from foreign investors. Compared with foreign direct investment, portfolio capital flows tend to be more volatile, and thus pose challenges for sub-Saharan African frontier markets. This study examines the evolution of capital flows since 2010 and discusses the policies these countries have designed to reduce risks from the inherent volatility of these flows.

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  • Cheikh A. Gueye & Javier Arze del Granado & Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu & Mumtaz Hussain & B. Jang & Sebastian Weber & Juan S Corrales, 2014. "Managing Volatile Capital Flows: Experiences and Lessons for Sub-Saharan African Frontier Markets," IMF Departmental Papers / Policy Papers 14/04, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfdep:14/04
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