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Samoa
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Samoa

Samoa : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Samoa »

Volume/Issue: 2017/112

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475599411.002

ISBN: 9781475599411

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Samoa

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights Samoa's continued good economic performance. Economic activity picked up during 2015/16 driven by tourism arrivals, lower fuel prices, and new fish processing facilities...

Challenges in Correspondent Banking in the Small States of the Pacific

Challenges in Correspondent Banking in the Small States of the Pacific »

Volume/Issue: 2017/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jihad Alwazir , Fazurin Jamaludin , Dongyeol Lee , Niamh Sheridan , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475593471.001

ISBN: 9781475593471

Keywords: Marshall Islands, Fiji, Asia and Pacific, Pacific Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Small states, Solomon Islands, Tax evasion

Access to financial services in the small states of the Pacific is being eroded. Weaknesses in Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism compliance in the context of high levels of remittances...

The Real Exchange Rate
			: Assessment and Trade Impact in the Context of Fiji and Samoa

The Real Exchange Rate : Assessment and Trade Impact in the Context of Fiji and Samoa »

Volume/Issue: 2016/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jan Gottschalk , Carl Miller , Lanieta Rauqeuqe , Isoa Wainiqolo , and Yongzheng Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475523973.001

ISBN: 9781475523973

Keywords: Exchange rate, trade, Pacific, Fiji, Samoa

This paper provides an assessment of real exchange rate measures and their impact on trade performance with special reference to two Pacific island countries, Fiji and Samoa. The analysis shows that the commonly us...

Excerpt: Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Excerpt: Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Hoe Khor , Roger Kronenberg , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484319833.073

ISBN: 9781484319833

This is a prepublication excerpt of Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific....

Samoa
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Banking Supervision and Regulation-Technical Note

Samoa : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Banking Supervision and Regulation-Technical Note »

Volume/Issue: 2015/230

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 August 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513502885.002

ISBN: 9781513502885

Keywords: banks, bank, banking, capital, credit

This Technical Note discusses the key findings and recommendations of assessment of Banking Supervision and Regulation for Samoa. Little progress has been achieved toward implementing the recommendations of the 200...

Samoa
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program - Banking Resolution, and Crisis Prevention and Management Frameworks-Technical Note

Samoa : Financial Sector Assessment Program - Banking Resolution, and Crisis Prevention and Management Frameworks-Technical Note »

Volume/Issue: 2015/229

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 August 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513528649.002

ISBN: 9781513528649

Keywords: deposit, insurance

This Technical Note discusses key findings of the assessment of Banking Resolution, and Crisis Prevention and Management Frameworks for Samoa. It is recommended that the current regulatory framework to deal with fi...

Samoa
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program

Samoa : Financial Sector Assessment Program »

Volume/Issue: 2015/192

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513565040.002

ISBN: 9781513565040

Keywords: banks, bank, finance, financial institutions, banking

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND KEY RECOMMENDATIONS The Samoan financial sector is dominated by commercial banks and Public Financial Institutions (PFIs). The four commercial banks provide almost 60 percent of credit to the...

Enhancing Macroeconomic Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Small States of the Pacific

Enhancing Macroeconomic Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Small States of the Pacific »

Volume/Issue: 2015/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ezequiel Cabezon , Leni Hunter , Patrizia Tumbarello , Kazuaki Washimi , and Yiqun Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 June 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513525792.001

ISBN: 9781513525792

Keywords: natural disasters, climate change, panel VAR, disaster risk management, disasters, disaster, natural disaster, damage, Environment and Growth, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

Natural disasters and climate change are interrelated macro-critical issues affecting all Pacific small states to varying degrees. In addition to their devastating human costs, these events damage growth prospects...

Samoa
			: Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Samoa

Samoa : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Samoa »

Volume/Issue: 2013/162

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475514810.002

ISBN: 9781475514810

Keywords: current account, balance of payments, current account deficit, central bank

Samoa was hit hard by a strong tropical cyclone, and the authorities are to be commended for their swift response to the resulting disaster. Economic growth this fiscal year is expected to be significantly lower th...

The Pacific Speed of Growth
			: How Fast Can It Be and What Determines It?

The Pacific Speed of Growth : How Fast Can It Be and What Determines It? »

Volume/Issue: 2013/104

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yongzheng Yang , Hong Chen , Shiu raj Singh , and Baljeet Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484399040.001

ISBN: 9781484399040

Keywords: growth, convergence, remoteness, volatility, aid, investment exports, trading partners, output volatility, trade openness, exchange rate regime

This study aims to test within a relatively homogeneous group of small states what differentiates the growth performance of Pacific island countries (PICs) from their peers. We find that PICs are disadvantaged by d...