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Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities Stemming from the Global Economic Crisis: The Case of Swaziland

Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities Stemming from the Global Economic Crisis: The Case of Swaziland »

Volume: 11

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Chikako Baba , and Borislava Mircheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475510164.087

ISBN: 9781475510164

Keywords: Exchange rate assessments, External debt, Financial sector, Debt sustainability, Bank supervision, Public debt, Reserves adequacy

Swaziland has faced a significant fiscal crisis since 2010, in the wake of loss of transfers from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). The fiscal crisis has led to increasing vulnerabilities, not only of publ...

I. Introduction

I. Introduction »

Source: Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities Stemming from the Global Economic Crisis: The Case of Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Chikako Baba , and Borislava Mircheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2011

ISBN: 9781475510164

Keywords: Exchange rate assessments, External debt, Financial sector, Debt sustainability, Bank supervision, Public debt, Reserves adequacy

The Kingdom of Swaziland (thereafter Swaziland) is a small open economy bordering Mozambique and South Africa. It is a landlocked country with a small open economy heavily dependent on sugar exports and tour...

II. Swaziland: Debt Sustainability Analysis

II. Swaziland: Debt Sustainability Analysis »

Source: Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities Stemming from the Global Economic Crisis: The Case of Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Chikako Baba , and Borislava Mircheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2011

ISBN: 9781475510164

Keywords: Exchange rate assessments, External debt, Financial sector, Debt sustainability, Bank supervision, Public debt, Reserves adequacy

The level of government debt in Swaziland is moderate, albeit rapidly increasing. Total public debt rose from 12½ percent of GDP in 2009/10 to 16 percent of GDP (excluding arrears) and 20½ percent of GDP (in...

III. Balance Sheet Vulnerabilities

III. Balance Sheet Vulnerabilities »

Source: Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities Stemming from the Global Economic Crisis: The Case of Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Chikako Baba , and Borislava Mircheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2011

ISBN: 9781475510164

Keywords: Exchange rate assessments, External debt, Financial sector, Debt sustainability, Bank supervision, Public debt, Reserves adequacy

The Balance Sheet Approach (BSA) 3 applied to Swaziland highlights cross-sectoral risks (Box 2). It is based on a matrix of financial assets and liabilities of four sectors of the...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with Swaziland

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with Swaziland »

Source: The Kingdom of Swaziland : 2005 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director

Volume/Issue: 2006/106

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2006

ISBN: 9781451836103

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

Economic growth in Swaziland has weakened over the past decade. This 2005 Article IV Consultation highlights that real GDP growth decelerated to 2.1 percent in 2004 and an estimated 1.8 percent in 2005. A prolonged...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2008 Article IV Consultation with the Kingdom of Swaziland

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2008 Article IV Consultation with the Kingdom of Swaziland »

Source: The Kingdom of Swaziland : 2008 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director

Volume/Issue: 2008/356

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 November 2008

ISBN: 9781451836165

Keywords: debt, interest, interest rate, external debt

The Article IV Consultation with the Kingdom of Swaziland discusses efforts to broaden the tax base and improve tax administration, in particular through the introduction of a value-added tax and the establishment...

Swaziland
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Swaziland : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2003/22

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451836097.002

ISBN: 9781451836097

Keywords: international monetary fund, external debt, exchange rate, debt, financial markets

This Selected Issues paper describes recent economic developments in Swaziland and discusses some of the key issues that have a bearing on the economic outlook and policy debate. The paper examines developments wit...

Swaziland
			: Statistical Appendix

Swaziland : Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 1999/13

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 April 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451836066.002

ISBN: 9781451836066

Keywords: central bank, share capital, taxable income, external debt, commercial banks

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

The Kingdom of Swaziland
			: 2005 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director

The Kingdom of Swaziland : 2005 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director »

Volume/Issue: 2006/106

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451836103.002

ISBN: 9781451836103

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

Economic growth in Swaziland has weakened over the past decade. This 2005 Article IV Consultation highlights that real GDP growth decelerated to 2.1 percent in 2004 and an estimated 1.8 percent in 2005. A prolonged...

The Kingdom of Swaziland
			: 2008 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director

The Kingdom of Swaziland : 2008 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director »

Volume/Issue: 2008/356

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 November 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451836165.002

ISBN: 9781451836165

Keywords: debt, interest, interest rate, external debt

The Article IV Consultation with the Kingdom of Swaziland discusses efforts to broaden the tax base and improve tax administration, in particular through the introduction of a value-added tax and the establishment...