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Informal Funds Transfer Systems
			: An Analysis of the Informal Hawala System

Informal Funds Transfer Systems : An Analysis of the Informal Hawala System »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Mohammed El Qorchi , Samuel Maimbo , and John Wilson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 August 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062269.084

ISBN: 9781589062269

Keywords: Financial systems, banking, remittance, remittances, foreign exchange, banking sector

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, there has been increased public interest in informal funds transfer (IFT) systems. This paper examines the informal hawala system, an IFT system found predominantl...

External Indebtedness of Developing Countries

External Indebtedness of Developing Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ulrich Baumgartner , G. Johnson , K. Dillon , R. Williams , Peter Keller , Maria Tyler , Bahram Nowzad , G. Kincaid , and Tomás Reichmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 1981

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451935875.084

ISBN: 9781451935875

Keywords: debt, external debt, payments, debt service, interest

The external indebtedness of non-oil developing countries has been of growing concern in recent years. Several factors have brought the debt issue to the forefront of the problems facing a number of countries, incl...