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International Monetary Fund

In this study, the report on the observance of standards and codes on the financial action task force (FATF) recommendations for antimoney laundering and combating the financing of terrorism for Albania was prepared by a team of the International Monetary Fund using the assessment methodology adopted by the financial action task force. The assessment is based on the information available at the time of the mission and other verifiable information subsequently provided by the authorities. The detailed assessment report on which this document is based was adopted by the MONEYVAL plenary.

International Monetary Fund

In this study, antimoney laundering and counterterrorist financing measures (AML/CFT) were summarized. The measures taken to strengthen the financing system are analyzed. Albania’s level of compliance with financial action task force (FATF) is assessed. Legal systems and related institutional measures are also explained. The preventive measures for financial institutions and nonfinancial businesses have also been ascribed. Finally, national and international cooperation has been discussed. The relevant issues related to AML/CFT measures have been analyzed in this paper.

International Monetary Fund

The global crisis left Albania fairly unscathed and ushered in the needed economic rebalancing. The policy framework has been challenged in the post-crisis environment significant headwinds. Despite improvement, external imbalances remain elevated. Fiscal consolidation in terms of a more realistic macroeconomic framework will require credible measures and sustained efforts. Financial sector supervision and regulation will need to stay ahead of evolving challenges. Boosting productivity by attracting foreign investment is essential for higher sustainable growth.

International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Despite a stern global financial crisis and fiscal imbalances within the country, Albania's prudent policies supported its economy to grow and safeguarded the soundness of the financial system. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) encouraged the authorities to use prospective privatization receipts mainly for debt reduction and clearance of unpaid bills. The Directors recognized that financial risks remained elevated, and called for continued supervisory vigilance. They stressed the need to accelerate structural reforms in many areas to boost potential growth.

International Monetary Fund
In this study, the report on the observance of standards and codes on the financial action task force (FATF) recommendations for antimoney laundering and combating the financing of terrorism for Albania was prepared by a team of the International Monetary Fund using the assessment methodology adopted by the financial action task force. The assessment is based on the information available at the time of the mission and other verifiable information subsequently provided by the authorities. The detailed assessment report on which this document is based was adopted by the MONEYVAL plenary.
International Monetary Fund
In this study, antimoney laundering and counterterrorist financing measures (AML/CFT) were summarized. The measures taken to strengthen the financing system are analyzed. Albania’s level of compliance with financial action task force (FATF) is assessed. Legal systems and related institutional measures are also explained. The preventive measures for financial institutions and nonfinancial businesses have also been ascribed. Finally, national and international cooperation has been discussed. The relevant issues related to AML/CFT measures have been analyzed in this paper.
International Monetary Fund
This paper examines the Progress Report for Albania’s National Strategy for Socio-Economic Development (NSSED). 2002 was the first year of implementing the NSSED. The implementation process has been oriented toward achieving the annual objectives and in accordance with the program of public priority measures for 2002–04. The experience gained in NSSED implementation, the definition and improvements to objectives and medium-term NSSED measures, the Millennium Development Goals, and Albania’s European integration objectives have all contributed to further improvements of the vision and medium and long-term NSSED objectives.
International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
On March 1, IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler announced the establishment of the International Capital Markets Department in the IMF. Below are edited excerpts from a March 2 press briefing by Kõhler and First Deputy Managing Director Stanley Fischer on that decision and on the IMF's response to financial crises, including Turkey (www.imf.org/imfsurvey).
International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
The Group of Seven Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors met in Canada on February 8–9 to discuss the global economy, the importance of fostering development, and ongoing efforts to combat the financing of terrorism. The Managing Director of the IMF participated in the meeting.