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Attachment V: Greece—Assessment of the Risks to the Fund and the Fund’s Liquidity Position

Attachment V: Greece—Assessment of the Risks to the Fund and the Fund’s Liquidity Position »

Source: Greece : Staff Report on Request for Stand-By Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2010/110

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455206896

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

The Greek economy is teetering owing to heavy public debt and loss of market access. Greece is adopting an ambitious comprehensive multiyear adjustment program to lower the fiscal deficit and the debt ratio, reduce...

Attachment VI: IMF Executive Board Approves €30 Billion Stand-By Arrangement for Greece

Attachment VI: IMF Executive Board Approves €30 Billion Stand-By Arrangement for Greece »

Source: Greece : Staff Report on Request for Stand-By Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2010/110

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455206896

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

The Greek economy is teetering owing to heavy public debt and loss of market access. Greece is adopting an ambitious comprehensive multiyear adjustment program to lower the fiscal deficit and the debt ratio, reduce...

Attachment VII: Statement by Panagiotis Roumeliotis, Alternate Executive Director for Greece

Attachment VII: Statement by Panagiotis Roumeliotis, Alternate Executive Director for Greece »

Source: Greece : Staff Report on Request for Stand-By Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2010/110

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455206896

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

The Greek economy is teetering owing to heavy public debt and loss of market access. Greece is adopting an ambitious comprehensive multiyear adjustment program to lower the fiscal deficit and the debt ratio, reduce...

Budget Processes and Commitment to Fiscal Discipline

Budget Processes and Commitment to Fiscal Discipline »

Source: Budget Processes and Commitment to Fiscal Discipline

Volume/Issue: 1996/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1996

ISBN: 9781451850079

Keywords: budget process, fiscal discipline, fiscal performance, budget law, budget act

This paper develops a political-economy model of the budget process focusing on the common pool problem of the public budget. We show that the externality arising from the fact that public spending tends to be targ...

Default in Today's Advanced Economies

Default in Today's Advanced Economies »

Source: Default in Today's Advanced Economies : Unnecessary, Undesirable, and Unlikely

Volume/Issue: 2010/12

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , Paolo Mauro , Lorenzo Forni , and Jan Gottschalk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455261307

Keywords: Debt restructuring, Developed countries, Budget deficits, Exchange rate adjustments, Public debt, Public finance, Sovereign debt, Interest rates, Fiscal adjustment, debt

This note summarizes the main arguments put forward by some market commentators who argue that default is inevitable, and presents a rebuttal for each argument in turn. Their main arguments focus on the size of the...

Fiscal Adjustment in EU Countries

Fiscal Adjustment in EU Countries »

Source: Fiscal Adjustment in EU Countries : A Balance Sheet Approach

Volume/Issue: 2004/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kenji Moriyama , and Gian Milesi-Ferretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451856378

Keywords: government assets, net worth, public debt, budget balance, fiscal measures, National Deficit Surplus,

Several European Union countries have recently implemented or are envisaging fiscal that operations improve budgetary figures but have no structural impact on government finances. This paper evaluates some of these...

Greece

Greece »

Source: Greece : Staff Report on Request for Stand-By Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2010/110

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455206896

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

The Greek economy is teetering owing to heavy public debt and loss of market access. Greece is adopting an ambitious comprehensive multiyear adjustment program to lower the fiscal deficit and the debt ratio, reduce...

Greece

Greece »

Source: Greece : Request for Stand-By Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2010/111

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455206902

Keywords: debt, deficit, budget, public sector, financial sector

Greek real GDP has declined by 2 percent in 2009, and indicators suggest that activity will weaken further in 2010. With the deteriorating fiscal results came downgrades of government bonds by rating agencies, and...

Greece

Greece »

Source: Greece : 2007 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Greece

Volume/Issue: 2008/148

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 May 2008

ISBN: 9781451816303

Keywords: debt, national accounts, budget, article, interest

The Greek economy showed strength supported by solid gains in employment, substantial real wage increases, low interest rates, and rapid credit expansion. Executive Directors appreciated the performance of the bank...

Greece

Greece »

Source: Greece : Report on Observance of Standards and Codes: Fiscal Transparency Module

Volume/Issue: 2006/49

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 February 2006

ISBN: 9781451816266

Keywords: budget process, budget documents, budget management, budget law

This report provides an assessment of fiscal transparency practices in Greece in relation to the requirements of the IMF Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency. The assessment reveals that Greece has made pr...