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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.

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2018/145

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484359242.002

ISBN: 9781484359242

Keywords: Samoa, Asia and Pacific

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights Samoa's resilient economy and continued good performance. Growth remained robust at 2.5 percent in 2016/17, driven by commerce, services, and agriculture. Inflation pick...

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,...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2017/112

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475599411.002

ISBN: 9781475599411

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Samoa

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights Samoa's continued good economic performance. Economic activity picked up during 2015/16 driven by tourism arrivals, lower fuel prices, and new fish processing facilities...

Challenges in Correspondent Banking in the Small States of the Pacific

Challenges in Correspondent Banking in the Small States of the Pacific »

Volume/Issue: 2017/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jihad Alwazir , Fazurin Jamaludin , Dongyeol Lee , Niamh Sheridan , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475593471.001

ISBN: 9781475593471

Keywords: Marshall Islands, Fiji, Asia and Pacific, Pacific Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Small states, Solomon Islands, Tax evasion

Access to financial services in the small states of the Pacific is being eroded. Weaknesses in Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism compliance in the context of high levels of remittances...

The Real Exchange Rate
			: Assessment and Trade Impact in the Context of Fiji and Samoa

The Real Exchange Rate : Assessment and Trade Impact in the Context of Fiji and Samoa »

Volume/Issue: 2016/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jan Gottschalk , Carl Miller , Lanieta Rauqeuqe , Isoa Wainiqolo , and Yongzheng Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475523973.001

ISBN: 9781475523973

Keywords: Exchange rate, trade, Pacific, Fiji, Samoa

This paper provides an assessment of real exchange rate measures and their impact on trade performance with special reference to two Pacific island countries, Fiji and Samoa. The analysis shows that the commonly us...

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....

Samoa
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Banking Supervision and Regulation-Technical Note

Samoa : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Banking Supervision and Regulation-Technical Note »

Volume/Issue: 2015/230

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 August 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513502885.002

ISBN: 9781513502885

Keywords: banks, bank, banking, capital, credit

This Technical Note discusses the key findings and recommendations of assessment of Banking Supervision and Regulation for Samoa. Little progress has been achieved toward implementing the recommendations of the 200...

Samoa
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program - Banking Resolution, and Crisis Prevention and Management Frameworks-Technical Note

Samoa : Financial Sector Assessment Program - Banking Resolution, and Crisis Prevention and Management Frameworks-Technical Note »

Volume/Issue: 2015/229

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 August 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513528649.002

ISBN: 9781513528649

Keywords: deposit, insurance

This Technical Note discusses key findings of the assessment of Banking Resolution, and Crisis Prevention and Management Frameworks for Samoa. It is recommended that the current regulatory framework to deal with fi...

Samoa
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program

Samoa : Financial Sector Assessment Program »

Volume/Issue: 2015/192

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513565040.002

ISBN: 9781513565040

Keywords: banks, bank, finance, financial institutions, banking

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND KEY RECOMMENDATIONS The Samoan financial sector is dominated by commercial banks and Public Financial Institutions (PFIs). The four commercial banks provide almost 60 percent of credit to the...

Enhancing Macroeconomic Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Small States of the Pacific

Enhancing Macroeconomic Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Small States of the Pacific »

Volume/Issue: 2015/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ezequiel Cabezon , Leni Hunter , Patrizia Tumbarello , Kazuaki Washimi , and Yiqun Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 June 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513525792.001

ISBN: 9781513525792

Keywords: natural disasters, climate change, panel VAR, disaster risk management, disasters, disaster, natural disaster, damage, Environment and Growth, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

Natural disasters and climate change are interrelated macro-critical issues affecting all Pacific small states to varying degrees. In addition to their devastating human costs, these events damage growth prospects...