Author: Mark Gertler
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics
Papers by leading researchers consider such questions as the effect of government debt on interest rates; technology shocks, demand shocks, and output volatility; and procyclical macroeconomic policies in developing countries.
A complete review of the 2004 baseball season, as seen through the eyes of an online baseball magazine called The Hardball Times (www.hardballtimes.com). The Hardball Times 2004 Baseball Annual contains a number of articles reviewing the 2004 baseball season, as well as over 150 pages of baseball stats and our own special graphs. In all, 300 pages of pure baseball.
Author: Statistics Department
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Release Date: 2005-11-02
The IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics was established in 1992 to oversee the implementation of the recommendations contained in the reports of two IMF working parties that investigated the principal sources of discrepancy in global balance of payments statistics published by the IMF; to advise the IMF on methodological and compilation issues in the context of balance of payments and international investment position statistics; and to foster greater coordination of data collection among countries. This report summarizes recent trends in global balance of payments statistics, provides an overview of statistical discrepancies in the global balance of payments statistics published by the IMF's Statistics Department, reviews the Committee's work program during 2004 (including to update the Balance of Payments Manual), and previews issues the Committee will address in the future.
Author: Time Magazine
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment Incorporated
Release Date: 2005-02-01
A collection of memorable photographic images, journalistic accounts, maps, and graphics captures the year's most important, interesting, and fascinating people and events in such fields as current affairs, science and technology, health, education, arts and entertainment, milestones, and more.
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Release Date: 2012-01-20
This progress report focuses on Medium-Term Plan (MTP) implementation by 2011 in Kenya, including specific progress on the attainment of MDG goals. The report presents the updated MTP program for 2012–13, including the consultations and framework underpinning its preparation. The macroeconomic framework and reformulation of the MTP Medium-Term Expenditure Framework is also discussed. It is concluded that significant progress has been made in meeting the MTP indicators and goals, although challenges remain in reducing poverty and meeting other MDGs.
Analyzes significant trends in services trade as a whole, assesses trade in selected service industries, and identifies major U.S. trading partners. Data for both cross-border and affiliate transactions are presented to provide a comprehensive analysis of the international activities of U.S. service industries. The 2011 report covers trade in services from 2004 through 2009 and shows that the U.S. remained the world's largest services market and also the world's leading exporter and importer of services in 2009. This year's report focuses primarily on professional services and includes separate chapters on specific professional service sectors (computer, educ., health and legal services) and AV services. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Defence Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Release Date: 2006
This report analyses MoD's annual report and accounts 2004-05 (published in October 2005 - later than planned - as HC 464, session 2005-06, ISBN 0102935424) which combines MoD's annual performance report and the consolidated departmental resource accounts. Overall MoD's performance against its seven Public Service Agreement (PSA) targets has been mixed: three were "met", two were "partly met", one was "on course" to be met, and one was "not yet assessed". On recruitment and retention (partly met) all three armed services are suffering from critical shortages in various specialist trades, including aircrew and medical personnel. Although MoD reported £400m of savings in the operating costs of the Defence Logistics Organisation, the Committee criticizes the fact that not all of them could be validated. On procurement, MoD did not meet the targets relating to project time slippage. Cost decreases of £699 million were reported on the top 20 major defence equipment projects, but much of this was a result of cuts in the numbers of equipment ordered or in the capability of equipment. Losses reported in MoD's Financial Accounts totalled some £400 million, a lower figure than the previous year but still a substantial sum. Reported losses on the Landing Ship Dock (Auxiliary) programme, which involves the procurement of four transport ships, were some £100 million and further losses might arise. Another loss totalling £147 million related to a building project at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston. The building was unable to meet the requirement and no other use could be found for it. It is another example of substantial waste which has to avoided in the future.