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Estimating Iceland's Real Equilibrium Exchange Rate

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Source: Estimating Iceland's Real Equilibrium Exchange Rate

Volume/Issue: 2007/276

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Tchaidze

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451868395

Keywords: real exchange rate, disequilibrium, current account, exchange rate, current account deficit, external debt,

Given recent developments in Iceland, this paper evaluates its real exchange rate disequilibrium. It discusses three approaches to estimating the equilibrium values and suggests that the adjustment needed to bring...

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Source: Iceland : Stand-By Arrangement: Interim Review Under the Emergency Financing Mechanism

Volume/Issue: 2009/52

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 February 2009

ISBN: 9781451819403

Keywords: central bank, foreign exchange, banking, external debt, recapitalization

This paper describes the Stand-By Arrangement for Iceland under the Emergency Financing Mechanism. The crisis is producing a sharp contraction of economic activity. Indicators of consumption are plummeting, and the...

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Source: Iceland : Request for Stand-By Arrangement: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iceland

Volume/Issue: 2008/362

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 November 2008

ISBN: 9781451819373

Keywords: debt, central bank, interest, external debt, public sector

This paper examines key findings of Iceland's Request for a Stand-By Arrangement from the IMF. Iceland's economy is in the midst of a banking crisis of extraordinary proportions that is expected to lead to a deep r...

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Source: Iceland : Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions

Volume/Issue: 2012/309

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 November 2012

ISBN: 9781475569674

Keywords: external debt, central bank, balance of payments, public debt

The report throws light on the process of recovery from the global financial crisis in Iceland. The strong growth performance witnessed in 2011 seems to continue in 2012. The closing output gap and the decline in u...

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Source: Iceland : Staff Report for First Review under Stand-By Arrangement and Requests for Extension of the Arrangement, Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Rephasing of Access

Volume/Issue: 2009/306

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2009

ISBN: 9781451819410

Keywords: debt, interest, external debt, central bank, financial sector

This paper discusses key findings of the First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement for Iceland. Post-crisis dynamics has followed the expected pattern: a sharp drop in GDP, rapid decline in inflation, shift of th...

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Source: Iceland : Fourth Review under Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Applicability, and Request for Establishment of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Informational Annex; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iceland.

Volume/Issue: 2011/16

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2011

ISBN: 9781455213702

Keywords: debt, interest, central bank, external debt, budget

Iceland has made considerable progress under an economic program supported by the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). Successful implementation of fiscal adjustment, effective use of capital controls, and financial sector...

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Source: Iceland : Fifth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria and Rephasing of Access-Staff Report; Informational Annex; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iceland.

Volume/Issue: 2011/125

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455272501

Keywords: external debt, central bank, capital account liberalization

The paper describes the impressive economic progress made by Iceland in implementing program policies, stabilizing the exchange rate, and bringing inflation down, under a program supported by a Stand-By Arrangeme...

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Source: Iceland : 2010 Article IV Consultation and Third Review under Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iceland.

Volume/Issue: 2010/305

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2010

ISBN: 9781455208555

Keywords: debt, interest, external debt, central bank, budget

Iceland's gross external debt rose above 600 percent of GDP, while households and corporations accumulated heavy debt burdens with large exposures to foreign exchange and inflation risk. The global banking crisis e...

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Source: Iceland : Staff Report for Second Review Under Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Extension of the Arrangement, Rephasing of Access and Establishment of Performance Criteria.

Volume/Issue: 2010/95

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 2010

ISBN: 9781455207930

Keywords: debt, interest, central bank, external debt, public debt

This report discusses Iceland's Second Review under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Extension of the Arrangement. Supportive fiscal policies have helped consumption hold up better than expected, while the...

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Source: Iceland : Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation and First Post- Program Monitoring Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2012/89

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2012

ISBN: 9781475503111

Keywords: capital account liberalization, external debt, central bank, balance of payments

The 2012 Article IV Consultation reports that Iceland's fiscal consolidation is continuing, but at a slower pace. Moderate expenditure overruns materialized in 2011, which will partly spill over to 2012 and the med...