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Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision

Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision »

Source: Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision : The Case of Small Pacific Island Countries

Volume/Issue: 2001/6

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Klaus-Walter Riechel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

ISBN: 9781451972146

Keywords: Bank regulations, Money laundering, Bank and nonbank financial intermediaries regulation and supervision, offshore financial sector issues, financial sector, financial sector regulation, technical assistance, international standards,

This paper discusses issues of financial sector regulation and supervision--including those concerning nonbank financial intermediaries--in small resource-constrained Pacific island countries. It advocates stronger...

Global Commodity Prices, Monetary Transmission, and Exchange Rate Pass-Through in the Pacific Islands

Global Commodity Prices, Monetary Transmission, and Exchange Rate Pass-Through in the Pacific Islands »

Source: Global Commodity Prices, Monetary Transmission, and Exchange Rate Pass-Through in the Pacific Islands

Volume/Issue: 2012/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shanaka Peiris , and Ding Ding

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475505245

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, exchange rate targeting, monetary transmission, And Monetary Policy,

Pacific Islands countries are vulnerable to commodity price shocks, and this poses challenges to monetary policy. The high degree of exchange rate pass-through to headline inflation and the weak monetary transmissi...

1. Good Times, Uncertain Times: A Time to Prepare

1. Good Times, Uncertain Times: A Time to Prepare »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Asia Pacific : Good Times, Uncertain Times: A Time to Prepare

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484339886

The world economy continues to perform well, with strong growth and trade, rising but still muted inflation, and accommodative financial conditions, notwithstanding some increased financial mark...

IMF Concludes 2002 Article IV Consultation with Tonga

IMF Concludes 2002 Article IV Consultation with Tonga »

Source: Tonga : 2002 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Tonga

Volume/Issue: 2003/36

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 February 2003

ISBN: 9781451837438

Keywords: budget, debt, public sector, article, tax administration

This 2002 Article IV Consultation highlights that the economic activity in Tonga rebounded modestly in 2001/02, as real GDP growth accelerated from about 1/2 percent in 2000/01 (fiscal year July-June) to 11/2 perce...

Financial Inclusion in Asia-Pacific

Financial Inclusion in Asia-Pacific »

Volume/Issue: 2018/17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Elena Loukoianova , Yongzheng Yang , Si Guo , Leni Hunter , Sarwat Jahan , Fazurin Jamaludin , and Johanna Schauer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484371015.087

ISBN: 9781484371015

Keywords: Financial inclusion, Financial institutions, Financial services industry, Poor, financial inclusion, macroeconomic policymaking, fintech, Asia, Asia Pacific, Pacific

Asia has made significant progress in financial inclusion, but both its across-country and intra-country disparities are among the highest in the world. The gaps between the rich and the poor, rural and urban popul...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2006 Article IV Consultation with Tonga

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2006 Article IV Consultation with Tonga »

Source: Tonga : 2006 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2006/241

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451837469

Keywords: debt, external debt, public sector, deficit, debt service

Tonga's economy has become increasingly vulnerable. Fiscal discipline has weakened, undermining macroeconomic stability and external viability. Medium-term prospects have deteriorated. Moreover, there are other ser...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with Tonga

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with Tonga »

Source: Tonga : 2007 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2007/297

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 August 2007

ISBN: 9781451837483

Keywords: debt, budget, article, deficit, external debt

This 2007 Article IV Consultation highlights that Tonga's real GDP growth is estimated to turn negative in FY06/07, declining by 31/2 percent. The economy will continue to be subject to uncertainty and shocks. Whil...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Tonga

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Tonga »

Source: Tonga : 2011 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Alternate Executive Director for Tonga

Volume/Issue: 2011/110

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2011

ISBN: 9781455264438

Keywords: debt, interest, budget, interest rates, article

Tonga's economy showed recovery from recent shocks on the back of stronger tourism activity and fiscal expansion. In spite of generous grant inflows, Tonga remains at 'high risk of debt distress' according to World...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Tonga

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Tonga »

Source: Tonga : 2013 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2013/234

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2013

ISBN: 9781475537628

Keywords: external debt, debt relief, repayments, domestic financing, current account balance

This staff report on Tonga's 2013 Article IV Consultation discusses the economic development and policies. Banks in Tonga have been fixing their balance sheets since late 2008. Shrinking the loan books and increasi...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Tonga

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Tonga »

Source: Tonga : 2010 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report, Staff Supplement, and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2010/112

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455206384

Keywords: debt, interest, deficit, article, budget, 2010 Article IV Consultation,

Tonga's high debt and the apparent ineffectiveness of the monetary transmission mechanism constrain the authorities' ability to support growth. In the near term, the strength of the global recovery is by no means a...