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Challenges in Correspondent Banking in the Small States of the Pacific

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

Source: 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

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...

Determinants of Interest Rate Spreads in Solomon Islands

Determinants of Interest Rate Spreads in Solomon Islands »

Source: Determinants of Interest Rate Spreads in Solomon Islands

Volume/Issue: 2014/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nooman Rebei

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498303651

Keywords: banking spreads, banking, inflation, bank spreads, banking sector, monetary fund, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Oceania, financial intermediation.,

Bank interest rate spreads in Solomon Islands are high by regional standards. This paper examines the determinants of bank interest rates including bank specific, banking sector, macroeconomic, and legal indicators...

Economic Development in Seven Pacific Island Countries

Economic Development in Seven Pacific Island Countries »

Series: Books

Author(s): Douglas Scott , and Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750358.071

ISBN: 9781557750358

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

This book, by Christopher Browne with Douglas A. Scott, reviews the economic progress that Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Western Samoa have made since independence. An overv...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Economic Development in Seven Pacific Island Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): Douglas Scott , and Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750358

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

This book, by Christopher Browne with Douglas A. Scott, reviews the economic progress that Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Western Samoa have made since independence. An overv...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Economic Development in Seven Pacific Island Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): Douglas Scott , and Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750358

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

This book, by Christopher Browne with Douglas A. Scott, reviews the economic progress that Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Western Samoa have made since independence. An overv...

2 Fiji

2 Fiji »

Source: Economic Development in Seven Pacific Island Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): Douglas Scott , and Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750358

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

Fiji covers a land area of 18,000 square kilometers in the South Pacific, midway between Hawaii and Australia. The country is made up of about 400 islands, of which the two l...

IMF Completes Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Solomon Islands

IMF Completes Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Solomon Islands »

Source: Solomon Islands : Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV consultation and Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criterion

Volume/Issue: 2014/12

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2014

ISBN: 9781484374023

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Economic growth, Debt sustainability analysis, Solomon Islands, Extended Credit Facility, Exchange rate assessments, Economic indicators, Press releases, Reserves adequacy, Staff Reports

This Information Annex highlights that the Solomon Islands has recovered well from a precarious position during the global economic crisis. Growth has accelerated rapidly and international and fiscal reserves incre...

IMF Completes the Final Review Under the Standby Credit Facility Arrangement for Solomon Islands and Approves US$ 4.85 Million Disbursement

IMF Completes the Final Review Under the Standby Credit Facility Arrangement for Solomon Islands and Approves US$ 4.85 Million Disbursement »

Source: Solomon Islands : 2011 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Stand-by Credit Facility, and Request for Arrangement Under the Stand-by Credit Facility: Staff Report; Staff Supplements; Public Information Notice and Press Releases; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands

Volume/Issue: 2011/359

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2011

ISBN: 9781463929909

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

Solomon Islands' economy has rebounded from the 2008-09 global financial crisis. An 18-month Standby Credit Facility has been approved in June 2010 and succeeded in restoring macroeconomic and financial stability....

IMF Completes the First Review Under the Standby Credit Facility with Solomon Islands, and Approves Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

IMF Completes the First Review Under the Standby Credit Facility with Solomon Islands, and Approves Request for Modification of Performance Criteria »

Source: Solomon Islands : First Review Under the Standby Credit Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands.

Volume/Issue: 2012/156

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504989

Keywords: budget support, fiscal balance, fiscal stance, debt service, taxation

The First Review Under the Standby Credit Facility (SCF) discusses Solomon Islands' satisfactory performance under the SCF-supported program, approved in December 2011. The current arrangement is intended to be pre...

IMF Completes the Second Review Under the Standby Credit Facility Arrangement with Solomon Islands

IMF Completes the Second Review Under the Standby Credit Facility Arrangement with Solomon Islands »

Source: Solomon Islands : Second Review Under the Standby Credit Facility and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands.

Volume/Issue: 2012/333

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2012

ISBN: 9781475582796

Keywords: public spending, fiscal position, budget support, public debt

This paper is an account of the economic conditions of the Solomon Islands. The macroeconomic situation has shown a considerable expansion in recent years with the external buffers intact. Although the Islands hav...