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Assessing the Risk of Private Sector Debt Overhang in the Baltic Countries

Assessing the Risk of Private Sector Debt Overhang in the Baltic Countries »

Source: Assessing the Risk of Private Sector Debt Overhang in the Baltic Countries

Volume/Issue: 2010/250

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Valerie Herzberg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

ISBN: 9781455209507

Keywords: private sector debt, Baltic economies, debt overhang, corporate sector, debt service, central bank, Financial Economics: General, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

Between 2000 and 2007 nonfinancial private sector credit expanded rapidly in the Baltic countries, resulting in a non-negligible build-up of debt. Could this legacy debt hold back the economic recovery of the regio...

The Baltic Countries
			: Medium-Term Fiscal Issues Related to EU and NATO Accession

The Baltic Countries : Medium-Term Fiscal Issues Related to EU and NATO Accession »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061040.084

ISBN: 9781589061040

Keywords: fiscal policy, public debt, current account, expenditure, taxation

Ten years after regaining independence, the Baltic Countries--Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania--are expected to be invited to join the European Union (EU) and NATO in 2004. This paper provides a macroeconomic perspec...

The Baltics

The Baltics »

Source: The Baltics : Medium-Term Fiscal Issues Related to EU and NATO Accession

Volume/Issue: 2002/7

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451805369

Keywords: public debt, current account, taxation, external debt

This paper on the Baltic countries analyzes medium-term fiscal issues related to European Union (EU) and NATO accession. The paper supports the Baltic authorities' intention to aim at balancing their budgets over t...

External Borrowing in the Baltics, Russia, and Other States of the Former Soviet Union

External Borrowing in the Baltics, Russia, and Other States of the Former Soviet Union »

Source: External Borrowing in the Baltics, Russia, and Other States of the Former Soviet Union : The Transition to a Market Economy

Volume/Issue: 1998/5

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): John Odling-Smee , and Basil Zavoiceo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1998

ISBN: 9781451972610

Keywords: Baltics, External financing, External debt, Former Soviet Union, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Transition economies, Russia, CIS, debt

The external debt of many countries of the Baltics, Russia, and the former Soviet Union has been growing rapidly in recent years and has played an important part in the transition process. However, it is vital to s...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: The Baltic Countries : Medium-Term Fiscal Issues Related to EU and NATO Accession

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589061040

Keywords: fiscal policy, public debt, current account, expenditure, taxation

Ten years after regaining independence, the three Baltic countries—Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania—are on the verge of acceding to the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Ov...

II The Current Fiscal Position

II The Current Fiscal Position »

Source: The Baltic Countries : Medium-Term Fiscal Issues Related to EU and NATO Accession

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589061040

Keywords: fiscal policy, public debt, current account, expenditure, taxation

Fiscal policy represents the main macroeconomic policy instrument at the disposal of the authorities in the Baltics. This is due to their decision to anchor their macroeconomic stabilization efforts with the...

III Medium-Term Fiscal Policy: Theory and Evidence

III Medium-Term Fiscal Policy: Theory and Evidence »

Source: The Baltic Countries : Medium-Term Fiscal Issues Related to EU and NATO Accession

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589061040

Keywords: fiscal policy, public debt, current account, expenditure, taxation

This section is intended to derive some guiding principles on the appropriate medium-term fiscal stance for the Baltics on the basis of theoretical and empirical evidence. It will look at: (1) the relationsh...

IMF Completes Fourth Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Latvia and Approves €121.3 Million Disbursement

IMF Completes Fourth Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Latvia and Approves €121.3 Million Disbursement »

Source: Republic of Latvia : Fourth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Financing Assurances Review, Request for Rephasing of Purchases Under the Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion

Volume/Issue: 2011/126

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455277568

Keywords: external debt, current account, public debt, fiscal balance, tax increases

Strong policy implementation under the Stand By-Arrangement (SBA) has contributed to Latvia's economic recovery and put attainment of Maastricht criteria for euro adoption within reach. The government has continue...

IMF Concludes 2004 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Latvia

IMF Concludes 2004 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Latvia »

Source: Republic of Latvia : Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2004/260

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451824520

Keywords: debt, interest, deficit, budget, external debt

This 2004 Article IV Consultation highlights that since the last Article IV consultation discussions, economic activity in Latvia has maintained its momentum. GDP grew 71/2 percent in 2003 and 8¾ percent year over...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation and Third Review of the Stand-By Arrangement with the Republic of Latvia

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation and Third Review of the Stand-By Arrangement with the Republic of Latvia »

Source: Republic of Latvia 2010 Article IV Consultation : Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia

Volume/Issue: 2010/356

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 December 2010

ISBN: 9781455212798

Keywords: debt, external debt, interest, deficit, budget

Policy efforts in Latvia have supported stabilization. Immediate risks are much lower, but medium-term challenges remain. The government should focus on durable spending cuts, but revenue measures may also be requi...