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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Asia Pacific

Good Times, Uncertain Times: A Time to Prepare

The Spring 2018 APD REO projects the economic outlook for the region over the next six months.

Tuvalu
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation - Press Release; Staff Report and Statement by the Executive Director for Tuvalu

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Tuvalu : 2018 Article IV Consultation - Press Release; Staff Report and Statement by the Executive Director for Tuvalu »

Volume/Issue: 2018/209

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484366264.002

ISBN: 9781484366264

Tuvalu is a fragile micro state. The country's remoteness, narrow production base, and weak banking sector constrain private sector activity, leaving public expenditure as the main source of growth. The DSA finds t...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Asia Pacific
			: Good Times, Uncertain Times: A Time to Prepare

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Asia Pacific : Good Times, Uncertain Times: A Time to Prepare »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484339886.086

ISBN: 9781484339886

Asia is expected to grow by about 51/2 percent this year, accounting for nearly two-thirds of global growth, and the region remains the world's most dynamic by a considerable margin. But despite the strong outlook,...

Tuvalu
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Tuvalu

Tuvalu : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Tuvalu »

Volume/Issue: 2016/323

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475543926.002

ISBN: 9781475543926

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Economic growth, Fiscal policy, Fisheries, Climatic changes, Fiscal reforms, Public enterprises, Bank supervision, Economic indicators, Balance of payments statistics

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that the macroeconomic outlook for Tuvalu is stable. Real GDP growth in 2015 is estimated at 2.6 percent and is projected to rise to 4 percent in 2016 owing to several l...

Excerpt: Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Excerpt: Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Hoe Khor , Roger Kronenberg , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484319833.073

ISBN: 9781484319833

This is a prepublication excerpt of Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific....

Strengthening Fiscal Frameworks and Improving the Spending Mix in Small States

Strengthening Fiscal Frameworks and Improving the Spending Mix in Small States »

Volume/Issue: 2015/124

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ezequiel Cabezon , Patrizia Tumbarello , and Yiqun Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 June 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513529103.001

ISBN: 9781513529103

Keywords: revenue volatility, procyclical policies, quality of spending, revenue, debt, expenditure, public spending, General,

Reflecting diseconomies of scale in providing public goods and services, recurrent spending in small states typically represents a large share of GDP. For some small states, this limits the fiscal space available f...

Tuvalu
			: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Tuvalu : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2014/253

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498354257.002

ISBN: 9781498354257

Keywords: public enterprise, fiscal framework

Tuvalu is one of the smallest and most isolated countries in the world. With a population of some 11,000 people living on 26 square kilometers, Tuvalu is more than 3,000 kilometers away from its nearest major exter...

Are the Asia and Pacific Small States Different from Other Small States?

Are the Asia and Pacific Small States Different from Other Small States? »

Volume/Issue: 2013/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrizia Tumbarello , Ezequiel Cabezon , and Yiqun Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484339190.001

ISBN: 9781484339190

Keywords: micro states, Pacific islands, growth, volatility, terms of trade, trade openness, current account balance, external shocks, trade deficits, Open Economy Macroeconomics

The small states of the Asia and Pacific region face unique challenges in raising their growth potential and living standards relative to other small states due to their small populations, geographical isolation an...

Tuvalu
			: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

Tuvalu : Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2012/259

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 September 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475505795.002

ISBN: 9781475505795

Keywords: budget support, public debt, current account, balance of payments

This paper discusses Tuvalu's economic condition, internal happenings, external linkages, and climate. The country has reported slow economic growth after the global crisis. The export and economic expansions have...

Small Island States in the Pacific
			: the Tyranny of Distance

Small Island States in the Pacific : the Tyranny of Distance »

Volume/Issue: 2012/223

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chris Becker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475510263.001

ISBN: 9781475510263

Keywords: microstate, economies of scale, geographic isolation, economic outcomes, per capita income, neighboring countries, transport costs, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Economic Development: Regional

This paper seeks to document key characteristics of small island states in the Pacific. It restricts itself to a limited number of indicators which are macro-orientated - population, fertility of land, ability to t...

Tuvalu
			: 2010 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Tuvalu

Tuvalu : 2010 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Tuvalu »

Volume/Issue: 2011/46

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 February 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455216703.002

ISBN: 9781455216703

Keywords: debt, budget, public enterprises, article, capital expenditure

Recent economic developments of Tuvalu were discussed. Major construction projects to build a wharf and a power station have been completed, and seafarer employment-Tuvalu's main foreign exchange earning source for...