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Sri Lanka
			: Third Review under the Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka : Third Review under the Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sri Lanka »

Volume/Issue: 2018/3

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484337035.002

ISBN: 9781484337035

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Sri Lanka

Macro stabilization and two major tax reforms were the key outcomes of the first half of the program. Sri Lanka is pursuing a 3-year reform program with IMF support under the extended arrangement under the Extended...

Credit Booms-Is China Different?

Credit Booms-Is China Different? »

Volume/Issue: 2018/2

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sally Chen , and Joong Shik Kang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484336762.001

ISBN: 9781484336762

Keywords: Financial crises, Financial cycles, Banking crises, Asia and Pacific, credit gap, debt overhang, sustainable growth, General

Strong Chinese output growth after the Global Financial Crisis was supported by booming credit. This credit boom carries risks. International experience suggests that China's credit growth is on a dangerous traject...

Papua New Guinea
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Papua New Guinea »

Volume/Issue: 2017/411

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484335918.002

ISBN: 9781484335918

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is experiencing weak economic growth resulting from falls in major commodity export prices, the completion of the huge PNG LNG pipeline project, and a severe drought. These developments have...

People's Republic of China
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program- Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Insurance Core Principles

People's Republic of China : Financial Sector Assessment Program- Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Insurance Core Principles »

Volume/Issue: 2017/402

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484335154.002

ISBN: 9781484335154

Keywords: Asia and Pacific

The Chinese insurance sector is experiencing rapid growth, posing particular challenges to effective supervision. The sector has been growing by over 20 percent a year and there are ambitious government targets for...

People's Republic of China
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program- Detailed Assessment of Observance of Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision

People's Republic of China : Financial Sector Assessment Program- Detailed Assessment of Observance of Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision »

Volume/Issue: 2017/403

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484335222.002

ISBN: 9781484335222

Keywords: Asia and Pacific

The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) has maintained its momentum in regulation and supervision in the face of exceptional growth in scale and increasing complexity of the banking system. Equally, the CBRC...

People's Republic of China
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program- Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Iosco Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation

People's Republic of China : Financial Sector Assessment Program- Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Iosco Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation »

Volume/Issue: 2017/404

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484335307.002

ISBN: 9781484335307

Keywords: Asia and Pacific

The authorities' vision of ensuring that the capital markets support China's transformation towards a more market-oriented economy has driven capital markets development and-as the authorities recognize-the regulat...

Australia's Fiscal Framework: Revisiting Options for a Fiscal Anchor

Australia's Fiscal Framework: Revisiting Options for a Fiscal Anchor »

Volume/Issue: 2017/286

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Allan Dizioli , Philippe Karam , Dirk Muir , and Siegfried Steinlein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484335383.001

ISBN: 9781484335383

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Australia, Fiscal policy; fiscal rules; general equilibrium models; taxation; debt, Fiscal policy, fiscal rules, general equilibrium models, taxation, debt, Forecasting and Simulation, General

This paper revisits options for fiscal anchors in Australia against the backdrop of a medium-term budget balance anchor that has led to larger than expected upward drift in the net debt to GDP ratio since the end o...

China's Impacts on SSA through the Lens of Growth and Exports

China's Impacts on SSA through the Lens of Growth and Exports »

Volume/Issue: 2017/288

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yibin Mu , Chu Wang , and Dong Frank Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484335406.001

ISBN: 9781484335406

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Development, Exports, Growth, China Economy, SSA, General, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

The analysis of China's impacts on the 44 SSA countries reveals that: (i) after joining the WTO in 2001, China has started to impact significantly on SSA growth: one-percent increase in China's GDP per capita leads...

India
			: Financial System Stability Assessment-Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director for India

India : Financial System Stability Assessment-Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director for India »

Volume/Issue: 2017/390

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484334164.002

ISBN: 9781484334164

Keywords: Middle East, Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of

Against the backdrop of important structural reforms and terms of trade gains, India recorded strong growth in recent years in both economic activity and financial assets. Increased diversification, commercial orie...

Mongolia
			: First and Second Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Mongolia

Mongolia : First and Second Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Mongolia »

Volume/Issue: 2017/396

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484334737.002

ISBN: 9781484334737

Keywords: Mongolia, Asia and Pacific

A three-year arrangement for Mongolia under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) was approved on May 24, 2017, in an amount equivalent to SDR 314.5054 million (435 percent of quota, or approximately $425 million). The...

Kiribati
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report

Kiribati : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2017/386

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484333907.002

ISBN: 9781484333907

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Kiribati

Kiribati is a small and fragile state vulnerable to climate change. Record high fishing revenue in recent years has boosted growth, improved the current account, and strengthened the fiscal stance. However, fishing...

Credit and Fiscal Multipliers in China

Credit and Fiscal Multipliers in China »

Volume/Issue: 2017/273

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sophia Chen , Lev Ratnovski , and Pi-Han Tsai

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484332160.001

ISBN: 9781484332160

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, China, Macroprudential Policy, Fiscal stimulus, Credit Growth, Multipliers, Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary or Stabilization Policy, General, Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity

We jointly estimate credit and fiscal multipliers in China. We use the tenure of the provincial party secretary, interacted with the type of stimulus used in other provinces, to obtain separate instruments for prov...

Reassessing the Perimeter of Government Accounts in China

Reassessing the Perimeter of Government Accounts in China »

Volume/Issue: 2017/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rui Mano , and Phil Stokoe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484331651.001

ISBN: 9781484331651

Keywords: China, Asia and Pacific, Government Statistics, Fiscal Risks, Local Government Finance, General

China's official general government accounts do not include off-budget quasi-fiscal spending unlike the IMF's augmented government accounts. This paper argues that the broader concept of augmented government remain...

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2017/360

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484331194.002

ISBN: 9781484331194

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Timor-Leste

The near-term growth and inflation outlook remains generally favorable, but the fiscal balance and external position have deteriorated substantially. Adjustment from high dependency on oil revenue and large infrast...

People's Republic of China
			: Detailed Assessment Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes

People's Republic of China : Detailed Assessment Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes »

Volume/Issue: 2017/359

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484331156.002

ISBN: 9781484331156

Keywords: Asia and Pacific

Detailed Assessment Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes...

People's Republic of China
			: Financial System Stability Assessment-Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director for People's Republic of China

People's Republic of China : Financial System Stability Assessment-Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director for People's Republic of China »

Volume/Issue: 2017/358

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484331149.002

ISBN: 9781484331149

Keywords: Asia and Pacific

Since the 2011 FSAP, China's impressive economic growth has continued, and it is now undertaking a necessary but prolonged economic transformation. China is transitioning from an economic model based on exports and...

Maldives
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Maldives

Maldives : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Maldives »

Volume/Issue: 2017/357

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484330999.002

ISBN: 9781484330999

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Maldives

Maldives' economic growth has been highly volatile, driven primarily by a high-end tourism industry. The economy improved marginally in 2016-17 on a recovery in tourism and construction but continues to face large...

External Adjustment in a Resource-Rich Economy: The Case of Papua New Guinea

External Adjustment in a Resource-Rich Economy: The Case of Papua New Guinea »

Volume/Issue: 2017/267

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ryota Nakatani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484325063.001

ISBN: 9781484325063

Keywords: Foreign exchange, Asia and Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Balance of payments, Agricultural exports, Commodity Exporters, Elasticities, Foreign Reserve, Invervention, Cointegration

How should resource-rich economies handle the balance of payments adjustment required after commodity price declines? This paper addresses the question theoretically by developing a simple two-period multi-sector m...

Resolving China's Zombies: Tackling Debt and Raising Productivity

Resolving China's Zombies: Tackling Debt and Raising Productivity »

Volume/Issue: 2017/266

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): W. Raphael Lam , Alfred Schipke , Yuyan Tan , and Zhibo Tan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484330722.001

ISBN: 9781484330722

Keywords: Corporate debt, Debt restructuring, Asia and Pacific, China, state-owned enterprises, and zombie firms, zombie firms, General, Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis

Nonviable 'zombie' firms have become a key concern in China. Using novel firm-level industrial survey data, this paper illustrates the central role of zombies and their strong linkages with stateowned enterprises (...

Bank Capital and Lending: An Extended Framework and Evidence of Nonlinearity

Bank Capital and Lending: An Extended Framework and Evidence of Nonlinearity »

Volume/Issue: 2017/252

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mario Catalan , Alexander Hoffmaister , and Cicilia Anggadewi Harun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484325995.001

ISBN: 9781484325995

Keywords: Financial crises, Indonesia, Asia and Pacific, Bank capital; Bank lending; Financial shocks; Transmission mechanisms, Bank capital, Bank lending, Financial shocks, Transmission mechanisms, Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper studies the transmission of bank capital shocks to loan supply in Indonesia. A series of theoretically founded dynamic panel data models are estimated and find nonlinear effects of capital on loan growth...

Does Import Competition Induce R&D Reallocation? Evidence from the U.S.

Does Import Competition Induce R&D Reallocation? Evidence from the U.S. »

Volume/Issue: 2017/253

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rui Xu , and Kaiji Gong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484326008.001

ISBN: 9781484326008

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Asia and Pacific, United States, Chinese Import Competition, R&D Expenditures, Reallocation, R&D Expenditures, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Trade and Labor Market Interactions

We analyze the impact of rising import competition from China on U.S. innovative activities. Using Compustat data, we find that import competition induces R&D expenditures to be reallocated towards more productive...

LAO P.D.R.: Assessing the Quality of Trade Statistics

LAO P.D.R.: Assessing the Quality of Trade Statistics »

Volume/Issue: 2017/251

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Geoffrey Bannister , Manuk Ghazanchyan , and Theodore Bikoi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484325742.001

ISBN: 9781484325742

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, External trade statictics, bilateral assymetries, trade partner data, imports and exports, customs data, General, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Asia including Middle East, Factor and Product Markets

This paper assesses external trade statistics in Lao PDR by looking at mirror statistics, and with reference to international experience in compilation and dissemination of external trade data. We find that exports...

Assessing China's Residential Real Estate Market

Assessing China's Residential Real Estate Market »

Volume/Issue: 2017/248

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ding Ding , Xiaoyu Huang , Tao Jin , and W. Raphael Lam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484324813.001

ISBN: 9781484324813

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Macroprudential Policy, Central banks and their policies, China real estate market, housing bubbles, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Housing Supply and Markets, Bayesian Analysis

China's real estate market rebounded sharply after a temporary slowdown in 2014-2015. This paper uses city-level data to estimate the range of house price overvaluation across city-tiers and assesses the main risks...

Philippines
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report

Philippines : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2017/334

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484326831.002

ISBN: 9781484326831

Keywords: Philippines, Asia and Pacific

The Philippine economy has performed well and is in a favorable position to address its socioeconomic challenges. Sound policies have delivered solid growth, low inflation, financial stability, and external and fis...

Philippines
			: Selected Issues

Philippines : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/335

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484326862.002

ISBN: 9781484326862

Keywords: Philippines, Asia and Pacific

Selected Issues...

Mongolia
			: Technical Assistance Report-Report on the Prices Statistics Mission

Mongolia : Technical Assistance Report-Report on the Prices Statistics Mission »

Volume/Issue: 2017/323

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 October 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484324592.002

ISBN: 9781484324592

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Mongolia

In response to a request from the National Statistics Office of Mongolia (NSOM), a technical assistance mission visited Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia during April 17-28, 2017, to provide assistance with updating and improv...

Cambodia
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cambodia

Cambodia : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cambodia »

Volume/Issue: 2017/325

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484325094.002

ISBN: 9781484325094

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Cambodia

Cambodia continues to grow at an impressive pace. Looking ahead, the outlook is positive, although there are near-term downside risks. Financial sector vulnerabilities stemming from rapid financial deepening remain...

Japan
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Detailed Assessment of Observance on Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision

Japan : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Detailed Assessment of Observance on Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision »

Volume/Issue: 2017/282

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484319710.002

ISBN: 9781484319710

Keywords: Japan, Asia and Pacific

Banking regulations and supervisory processes have undergone significant improvements since the last Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP). The Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) is in the process of refor...

Japan
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Insurance Sector Regulation and Supervision

Japan : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Insurance Sector Regulation and Supervision »

Volume/Issue: 2017/281

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484319697.002

ISBN: 9781484319697

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Japan

The Japanese insurance sector is characterized by a mature market, high concentration, and the predominance of life insurance products with interest guarantees. The insurance sector represents 13 percent of total f...

Japan
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Long-Term Challenges for Financial Intermediation

Japan : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Long-Term Challenges for Financial Intermediation »

Volume/Issue: 2017/283

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484319741.002

ISBN: 9781484319741

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Japan

Sustained demographic change can have potentially significant effects on the economy and the financial system. Aging can affect financial intermediation through its effects on potential growth, on the term structur...

Japan
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Regulation and Supervision of Securities

Japan : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Regulation and Supervision of Securities »

Volume/Issue: 2017/284

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484319789.002

ISBN: 9781484319789

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Japan

Japanese securities firms consist of a very heterogeneous group of firms, ranging from major global players to purely domestic firms that conduct only limited activities. At one end, the firms include two major ind...

Japan
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Systemic Risk Analysis and Stress Testing the Financial Sector

Japan : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note-Systemic Risk Analysis and Stress Testing the Financial Sector »

Volume/Issue: 2017/285

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484319819.002

ISBN: 9781484319819

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Japan

A comprehensive set of stress tests and interconnectedness were conducted to assess the resilience of Japan's financial system and shed light on linkages and potential vulnerabilities. Japan has one of the largest...

Federated States of Micronesia
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Federated States of Micronesia

Federated States of Micronesia : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Federated States of Micronesia »

Volume/Issue: 2017/280

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484319642.002

ISBN: 9781484319642

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Micronesia, Federated States of

Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is a small and sparsely-populated state vulnerable to climate change. Over the medium term, the country needs to prepare for the expiration of U.S. Compact grants from FY2024 on...

People's Republic of China
			: Selected Issues

People's Republic of China : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/248

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 August 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484314722.002

ISBN: 9781484314722

Keywords: Asia and Pacific

Selected Issues...

Sri Lanka
			: Second Review under the Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility, Request for Waivers of Applicability and Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Request for Modification of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka : Second Review under the Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility, Request for Waivers of Applicability and Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Request for Modification of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sri Lanka »

Volume/Issue: 2017/253

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484315033.002

ISBN: 9781484315033

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's economic reform program is supported by an Extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) that was approved in June 2016 for the amount of SDR 1.1 billion (185 percent of quota and about US...

People's Republic of China
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the People's Republic of China

People's Republic of China : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the People's Republic of China »

Volume/Issue: 2017/247

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484314654.002

ISBN: 9781484314654

Keywords: Asia and Pacific

Policy support, strengthening external demand, and supply-side reforms have helped maintain strong growth which, along with tighter enforcement of capital flow management measures, has also reduced exchange rate pr...

Japan
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Japan

Japan : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Japan »

Volume/Issue: 2017/242

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484313411.002

ISBN: 9781484313411

Keywords: Japan, Asia and Pacific

Abenomics has improved economic conditions and engendered structural reforms but has not yet achieved a durable exit from deflation. The economy has expanded at a pace above potential the last five consecutive quar...

Japan
			: Financial System Stability Assessment

Japan : Financial System Stability Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2017/244

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484313435.002

ISBN: 9781484313435

Keywords: Japan, Asia and Pacific

Weak growth and low interest rates, together with underlying demographic headwinds, are posing chronic challenges for the financial system. Despite accommodative financial conditions, sluggish domestic demand have...

Japan
			: Selected Issues

Japan : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/243

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484313428.002

ISBN: 9781484313428

Keywords: Jordan, Middle East

Selected Issues...

Singapore
			: Selected Issues

Singapore : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/241

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484312858.002

ISBN: 9781484312858

Keywords: Singapore, Asia and Pacific

Singapore: Selected Issues...

Singapore
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report

Singapore : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2017/240

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484312773.002

ISBN: 9781484312773

Keywords: Singapore, Asia and Pacific

A cyclical upswing in growth is under way driven by goods trade. But improved momentum has yet to extend beyond the export-oriented sectors, and structural headwinds to growth from aging, tighter foreign worker pol...