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Barbados: Staff Report for the 2000 Article IV Consultation

Barbados: Staff Report for the 2000 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Barbados : Staff Report for the 2000 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2000/158

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 2000

ISBN: 9781451805970

Keywords: debt, public sector, central bank, deficit, public enterprises

Barbados has a stable political system, and there is long-standing public consensus on key economic policies, including a fixed exchange rate with the U.S. dollar supported by prudent fiscal and wage policies. Owin...

Barbados: Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation

Barbados: Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Barbados : Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2003/44

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451806021

Keywords: debt, public sector, interest, deficit, interest rate

This 2002 Article IV Consultation highlights that eight consecutive years of growth in Barbados ended in 2001 as real GDP contracted by 2¾ percent, owing mainly to the adverse impact on tourism of the global econom...

Barbados: Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation

Barbados: Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Barbados : Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2004/154

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 2004

ISBN: 9781451806038

Keywords: debt, deficit, public sector, interest, central bank

This 2004 Article IV Consultation highlights that Barbados's economy has recovered partially from the 2001-02 recession, as real GDP grew by an estimated 2 percent in 2003, led by a recovery in the tourism sector....

Barbados: Staff Report for the 2005 Article IV Consultation

Barbados: Staff Report for the 2005 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Barbados : Staff Report for the 2005 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2005/297

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451806052

Keywords: debt, public sector, interest, deficit, public debt

This 2005 Article IV Consultation highlights that Barbados compares favorably with other Caribbean countries on economic and social indicators. The economy is heavily dependent on tourism and financial services. Th...

Barbados: Staff Report for the 2010 Article IV Consultation Informational Annex

Barbados: Staff Report for the 2010 Article IV Consultation Informational Annex »

Source: Barbados : 2010 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2010/363

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2010

ISBN: 9781455212859

Keywords: debt, interest, public sector, external debt, public debt

The global crisis has hit Barbados front and center. The broad economic weakness has hurt the labor market, while inflation remains stubbornly elevated. The major challenge ahead is to put public debt on a steady d...

Barbados: Staff Report for the 2009 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Barbados: Staff Report for the 2009 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Barbados : 2009 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on its Consideration by the Executive Board

Volume/Issue: 2009/291

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 September 2009

ISBN: 9781451806120

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

Barbados has some of the highest social and competitiveness indicators in the region and enjoys investment-grade rating on its sovereign bonds. The staff report for Barbados's 2009 Article IV Consultation highlight...

Barbados: Staff Report for The 2011 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Barbados: Staff Report for The 2011 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Barbados : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2012/7

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463932497

Keywords: public debt, current account, external debt, public sector debt, central bank

This 2011 Article IV Consultation highlights that the difficult global economic conditions continue to hit Barbados with growth at anemic levels. The current account deficit has widened in recent times owing to hig...

Barbados: Staff Report for the 2008 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Barbados: Staff Report for the 2008 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Barbados : 2008 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2008/295

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2008

ISBN: 9781451806090

Keywords: debt, interest, public sector, public debt, external debt

Barbados's 2008 Article IV Consultation is focused on policies to balance the conflicting risks to inflation, growth, and medium-term sustainability. Although the government has maintained some policy space by post...

Barbados: Staff Report for the Article IV Consultation—Supplementary Information

Barbados: Staff Report for the Article IV Consultation—Supplementary Information »

Source: Barbados : 2010 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2010/363

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2010

ISBN: 9781455212859

Keywords: debt, interest, public sector, external debt, public debt

The global crisis has hit Barbados front and center. The broad economic weakness has hurt the labor market, while inflation remains stubbornly elevated. The major challenge ahead is to put public debt on a steady d...

Belgium

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Source: Belgium : Selected Background Issues

Volume/Issue: 1995/8

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 February 1995

ISBN: 9781451803044

Keywords: employment, current account, public sector employment, unemployed, unemployment

This Selected Background Issues paper analyzes the competitiveness issues for Belgium and analyzes in what sense competitiveness is important for the country. The paper summarizes the approach followed in Belgium t...