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Statement by the IMF Staff Representative on Barbados

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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...

Statement by the IMF Staff Representative on Barbados, February 10, 2014

Statement by the IMF Staff Representative on Barbados, February 10, 2014 »

Source: Barbados : Staff Report for 2013 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/52

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475557077

Keywords: Barbados, current account, central bank, public debt, external debt, balance of payments

This 2013 Article IV consultation highlights Barbados' weak economic performance and high public debt. Foreign reserves are under pressure as fiscal and external imbalances widened in 2012 and further in 2013. Reco...

Statement by the Staff Representative on Barbados

Statement by the Staff Representative on Barbados »

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...

Statement by Thomas A. Bernes, Executive Director for Barbados

Statement by Thomas A. Bernes, Executive Director for Barbados »

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...

Statement by Thomas Hockin, Executive Director for Barbados and John Andrew Rolle, Advisor to the Executive Director December 5, 2011

Statement by Thomas Hockin, Executive Director for Barbados and John Andrew Rolle, Advisor to the Executive Director December 5, 2011 »

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...

Threshold Effects of Sovereign Debt

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Source: Threshold Effects of Sovereign Debt : Evidence From the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2012/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lisa Drakes , Chrystol Thomas , Roland Craigwell , and Kevin Greenidge

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504507

Keywords: Debt Threshold, Panel Data, Threshold Regressions, external debt, real gdp

This paper addresses the issue of threshold effects between public debt and economic growth in the Caribbean. The main finding is that there exists a threshold debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio of 55-56 pe...

Voluntary Debt Reduction

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Source: Voluntary Debt Reduction : Incentives and Welfare

Volume/Issue: 1988/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 1988

ISBN: 9781451949353

Keywords: growth rate, external debt, domestic saving, gnp, economic growth

This paper provides empirical evidence on the determinants of long-term growth performance in a sample of 55 developing countries grouped by income levels. The evidence indicates that a model incorporating the savi...