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

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/58

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484399514.002

ISBN: 9781484399514

Keywords: Structural fiscal balance, Central banks, Gross domestic product, Balance of payments, Social security, account surplus, output gap, percent of GDP, SOEs, Haver

A broad-based recovery continued in 2018, lowering unemployment, swinging the headline fiscal balance into surplus, and reducing the public debt ratio. Growth is expected to slow moderately to 3.4 percent in 2019,...

Nepal
			: Selected Issues

Nepal : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/61

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484399781.002

ISBN: 9781484399781

Keywords: Financial sector development, Development, Intergovernmental fiscal relations, Fiscal policy, Financial sector, fiscal federalism, NRB, federalism, core inflation, subnational

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FinTech in Sub-Saharan African Countries
			: A Game Changer?

FinTech in Sub-Saharan African Countries : A Game Changer? »

Volume/Issue: 2019/4

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Amadou Sy , Rodolfo Maino , Alexander Massara , Hector Perez Saiz , and Preya Sharma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484385661.087

ISBN: 9781484385661

Keywords: Financial services, Sub-Saharan Africa, Financial inclusion, Technological innovation, FinTech; Financial Technology; Financial Inclusion; Innovation; Sub-Saharan Africa

FinTech is a major force shaping the structure of the financial industry in sub-Saharan Africa. New technologies are being developed and implemented in sub-Saharan Africa with the potential to change the competitiv...

Economic Integration in the Maghreb
			: An Untapped Source of Growth

Economic Integration in the Maghreb : An Untapped Source of Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2019/1

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jean-Francois Dauphin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484378373.087

ISBN: 9781484378373

Keywords: Economic development, Tunisia, Economic integration, Morocco, North Africa, Algeria, Maghreb, Mauritania, Middle East, Maghreb; Economic Integration; Economic Development; North Africa

Individual countries of the Maghreb have achieved substantial progress on trade, but, as a region they remain the least integrated in the world. The share of intraregional trade is less than 5 percent of their tota...

The Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands
			: Selected Issues

The Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/45

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484398579.002

ISBN: 9781484398579

Keywords: Netherlands, Europe

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/46

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484398630.002

ISBN: 9781484398630

Keywords: Europe, Croatia

The economic expansion continues, driven primarily by private consumption and exports of goods and services. Fiscal performance has been strong, but the materialization of contingent liabilities from government gua...

Republic of Croatia
			: Selected Issues

Republic of Croatia : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/47

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484398692.002

ISBN: 9781484398692

Keywords: Europe, Croatia

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The Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands
			: 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for The Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands

The Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for The Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands »

Volume/Issue: 2019/44

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484398517.002

ISBN: 9781484398517

Keywords: Europe, Netherlands

The Dutch economy has grown faster than the euro area average over the past few years reflecting recovering consumption and investment, and strong net exports. The unemployment rate reached a decade low, but slow p...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/40

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484397718.002

ISBN: 9781484397718

Keywords: Italy, Europe

A new government took office in June 2018 on a platform to improve growth and social outcomes. It has inherited a challenging situation-notwithstanding the recovery of the past few years, real incomes remain at the...

Italy
			: Selected Issues

Italy : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/41

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484397787.002

ISBN: 9781484397787

Keywords: Europe, Italy

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Republic of Poland
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Alternate Executive Director for the Republic of Poland

Republic of Poland : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Alternate Executive Director for the Republic of Poland »

Volume/Issue: 2019/37

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484397503.002

ISBN: 9781484397503

Keywords: Poland, Europe

The strong growth upswing since 2017 was supported by three coincident cycles-a rebound in euro-area activity, a substantial increase in EU transfers, and new large social benefit programs. Unemployment was reduced...

Republic of Poland
			: Financial System Stability Assessment

Republic of Poland : Financial System Stability Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2019/39

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484397589.002

ISBN: 9781484397589

Keywords: Europe, Poland

Following several years of very strong growth, the economy is expected to slow to a more sustainable pace. Near-term growth is expected to slow to a still robust 3 to 31/2 percent in 2019-20, with low unemployment....

Republic of Poland
			: Selected Issues

Republic of Poland : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/38

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484397541.002

ISBN: 9781484397541

Keywords: Europe, Poland

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Debt Maturity and the Use of Short-Term Debt
			: Evidence form Sovereigns and Firms

Debt Maturity and the Use of Short-Term Debt : Evidence form Sovereigns and Firms »

Volume/Issue: 2019/3

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Sophia Chen , Paola Ganum , Lucy Qian Liu , Leonardo Martinez , and Maria Martinez Peria

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484380536.087

ISBN: 9781484380536

Keywords: Sovereign debt, Corporate debt, Debt Maturity; Short-term Debt

The maturity structure of debt can have financial and real consequences. Short-term debt exposes borrowers to rollover risk (where the terms of financing are renegotiated to the detriment of the borrower) and is as...

Republic of Armenia
			: Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision

Republic of Armenia : Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision »

Volume/Issue: 2019/42

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484397848.002

ISBN: 9781484397848

Keywords: Armenia, Middle East

The Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) has made significant progress in its approach to banking supervision with adoption of the RBS framework and addressing gaps in the regulatory framework identified in the 2012 Basel...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/43

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484397916.002

ISBN: 9781484397916

Keywords: Palau, Asia and Pacific

Palau, a small state in the Pacific, is heavily dependent on tourism and grants. Economic activity slowed down significantly due to lower tourism over the past two years. Growth is expected to pick up with a reboun...

Bosnia and Herzegovina
			: Technical Assistance Report-Report on Government Finance Statistics Technical Assistance Mission

Bosnia and Herzegovina : Technical Assistance Report-Report on Government Finance Statistics Technical Assistance Mission »

Volume/Issue: 2019/36

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484397336.002

ISBN: 9781484397336

Keywords: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe

A technical assistance (TA) mission was conducted by Mr. Deon Tanzer, the government finance statistics (GFS) advisor1 for South East Europe during the period of May 28-June 1, 2018, to support the Bosnia and Herze...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/35

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484397251.002

ISBN: 9781484397251

The UAE has successfully weathered recent external shocks, thanks to its large financial buffers, diversified economy, and strong policy response. Continued fiscal and structural reforms to raise productivity while...

Senegal
			: Fiscal Transparency Evaluation

Senegal : Fiscal Transparency Evaluation »

Volume/Issue: 2019/34

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2019

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484397190.002

ISBN: 9781484397190

Senegal is the first country in sub-Saharan Africa with a Francophone approach to public financial management to volunteer for a fiscal transparency evaluation (FTE). This evaluation applies the standards and pract...

Senegal
			: Fiscal Transparency Evaluation

Senegal : Fiscal Transparency Evaluation »

Volume/Issue: 2019/34

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484397084.002

ISBN: 9781484397084

Senegal is the first country in sub-Saharan Africa with a Francophone approach to public financial management to volunteer for a fiscal transparency evaluation (FTE). This evaluation applies the standards and pract...

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation; Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia : 2018 Article IV Consultation; Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia »

Volume/Issue: 2019/32

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484396704.002

ISBN: 9781484396704

More than twelve years after achieving candidate status, FYR Macedonia's prospects for opening accession negotiations with the European Union are looking hopeful for the first time. The end of the political crisis...

Republic of Armenia
			: Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment

Republic of Armenia : Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2019/33

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484396933.002

ISBN: 9781484396933

Public capital stock declined from 160 percent of GDP in 2000 to 62 percent of GDP in 2017. Public investment has remained low at approximately half of that invested by regional peers since 2012.1 This can be expl...

Guinea
			: Second Review of the Arrangement under the Three-Year Extended Credit Facility, financing Assurances Review, and Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guinea

Guinea : Second Review of the Arrangement under the Three-Year Extended Credit Facility, financing Assurances Review, and Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guinea »

Volume/Issue: 2019/30

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484396636.002

ISBN: 9781484396636

Guinea's strong growth momentum continues. Real growth reached about 10 percent in 2017 and is expected at about 6 percent in 2018 and 2019. However, the social context remains fragile. Risks of political and soci...

Senegal
			: Selected Issues

Senegal : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/28

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484396292.002

ISBN: 9781484396292

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Senegal
			: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation and Seventh Review Under the Policy Support Instrument and Request for Modification of Assessment Criteria--Debt Sustainability Analysis-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Senegal

Senegal : Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation and Seventh Review Under the Policy Support Instrument and Request for Modification of Assessment Criteria--Debt Sustainability Analysis-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Senegal »

Volume/Issue: 2019/27

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484396254.002

ISBN: 9781484396254

Senegal's main challenge is sustaining high GDP growth rates while maintaining fiscal sustainability and improving the business environment to create jobs for the fast-growing population. The second phase of the Pl...

Kingdom of the Netherlands-Curaçao and Sint Maarten
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Kingdom of the Netherlands-Curaçao and Sint Maarten : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2019/23

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484395929.002

ISBN: 9781484395929

Weak growth and underlying structural vulnerabilities persist in both Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Worsened macroeconomic conditions-reflecting the spillovers from one of Curaçao's largest trading partners and the dev...

Somalia
			: Technical Assistance Report-Internal Audit and Accounting Training for the Central Bank of Somalia

Somalia : Technical Assistance Report-Internal Audit and Accounting Training for the Central Bank of Somalia »

Volume/Issue: 2019/22

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484395875.002

ISBN: 9781484395875

The CBS has taken steps to establish important pillars of a proper policy framework for financial reporting, auditing, and internal controls by approving the Internal Audit and Audit Committee Charters and is commi...

Argentina
			: Technical Assistance Report-Report of the Technical Assistance Mission on External Sector Statistics (April 17-28, 2017)

Argentina : Technical Assistance Report-Report of the Technical Assistance Mission on External Sector Statistics (April 17-28, 2017) »

Volume/Issue: 2019/18

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484395592.002

ISBN: 9781484395592

Keywords: Argentina, Western Hemisphere

At the request of the National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC), a technical assistance mission on external sector statistics (ESS) visited Buenos Aires during April 17-28, 2017. This was a follow up to the...

Argentina
			: Technical Assistance Report-Technical Assistance Mission on External Sector Statistics (November 14-25, 2016)

Argentina : Technical Assistance Report-Technical Assistance Mission on External Sector Statistics (November 14-25, 2016) »

Volume/Issue: 2019/19

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484395677.002

ISBN: 9781484395677

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Argentina

At the request of the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC), a technical-assistance mission on external-sector statistics (ESS) visited Buenos Aires on November 14-25, 2016. Currently, INDEC's Nat...

Chad
			: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion and Financing Assurances Review-Press Release; Staff Report and Statement by the Executive Director for Chad

Chad : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion and Financing Assurances Review-Press Release; Staff Report and Statement by the Executive Director for Chad »

Volume/Issue: 2019/25

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484396087.002

ISBN: 9781484396087

The current ECF arrangement (access of 160 percent of quota or SDR 224.32 million) was approved on June 30, 2017 in the context of a very difficult and deteriorating social, economic, and financial situation. The c...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/26

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484396131.002

ISBN: 9781484396131

Growth has been strong in recent years and some moderation is expected, with risks skewed to the downside. High fishing revenues improved the fiscal position, but generated pressure to increase spending. There has...

Morocco
			: 2018 Request for an Arrangement Under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Morocco

Morocco : 2018 Request for an Arrangement Under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Morocco »

Volume/Issue: 2019/24

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484396001.002

ISBN: 9781484396001

Following the expiration of the third Precautionary and Liquidity Line (PLL) arrangement, in July 2018, the authorities have requested a new PLL arrangement. They did not draw on the last three arrangements and hav...

People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2019/20

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484395707.002

ISBN: 9781484395707

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

Hong Kong SAR's economy benefitted from a strong cyclical upswing through the first half of 2018, supported by the continued global recovery, buoyant domestic sentiment, and the booming property market. However, ne...

People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
			: Selected Issues

People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/21

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484395776.002

ISBN: 9781484395776

Keywords: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, Asia and Pacific

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Ukraine
			: Technical Assistance Report-Report on Residential Property Price Index Capacity Development Mission

Ukraine : Technical Assistance Report-Report on Residential Property Price Index Capacity Development Mission »

Volume/Issue: 2019/13

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484394137.002

ISBN: 9781484394137

Keywords: Europe, Ukraine

A technical assistance (TA) mission was conducted during June 18-22, 2018 to support the State Statistics Service of Ukraine (SSSU) in improving the residential property price indexes (RPPI) for Ukraine. This was t...

People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2019/20

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484395707.002

ISBN: 9781484395707

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

Hong Kong SAR's economy benefitted from a strong cyclical upswing through the first half of 2018, supported by the continued global recovery, buoyant domestic sentiment, and the booming property market. However, ne...

Burkina Faso
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation; First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement; Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion, and Modification of a Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso : 2018 Article IV Consultation; First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement; Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion, and Modification of a Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Burkina Faso »

Volume/Issue: 2019/15

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484394236.002

ISBN: 9781484394236

Keywords: Burkina Faso, Sub-Saharan Africa

Burkina Faso faces large social and physical infrastructure gaps, a deteriorating security situation, and unease among the rapidly-expanding population about economic prospects. Growth has been robust, averaging mo...

Burkina Faso
			: Selected Issues

Burkina Faso : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/16

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484394311.002

ISBN: 9781484394311

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Burkina Faso

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Gabon
			: Gabon: Third Review under the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility, and Requests for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Modifications of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon

Gabon : Gabon: Third Review under the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility, and Requests for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Modifications of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon »

Volume/Issue: 2019/17

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484394397.002

ISBN: 9781484394397

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Gabon

Political risks appear to have subsided with the completion of legislative and local elections in October. The economy is slowly recovering, fiscal consolidation has continued, inflation has remained low, and the t...

Republic of Belarus
			: Selected Issues

Republic of Belarus : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/10

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484393956.002

ISBN: 9781484393956

Keywords: Belarus, Europe

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/9

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484389003.002

ISBN: 9781484389003

Keywords: Europe, Belarus

The Belarusian economy is in a cyclical recovery, inflation is at historically low levels and the exchange rate has been broadly stable. Although macroeconomic policy frameworks have improved, there is a need to re...

Islamic Republic of Mauritania
			: Technical Assistance Report-Report on the External Sector Statistics Technical Assistance Mission (March 19-30, 2018)

Islamic Republic of Mauritania : Technical Assistance Report-Report on the External Sector Statistics Technical Assistance Mission (March 19-30, 2018) »

Volume/Issue: 2018/356

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484388709.002

ISBN: 9781484388709

Keywords: Middle East, Mauritania

With the support of the IMF's Middle East and Central Asia Department (MCD), and at the request of the Central Bank of Mauritania (BCM), the IMF's Statistics Department (STA) mission visited Nouakchott from March 1...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/7

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484393482.002

ISBN: 9781484393482

Keywords: Europe, Finland

Recent growth has been healthy, and the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since 2011. However, some underlying weaknesses remain. The rate in which new jobs are created and the 'churn' of workers rel...

Finland
			: Selected Issues

Finland : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/8

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484393550.002

ISBN: 9781484393550

Keywords: Finland, Europe

Selected Issues...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Technical Assistance Report-Report on National Accounts Statistics Mission

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Technical Assistance Report-Report on National Accounts Statistics Mission »

Volume/Issue: 2019/6

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484393277.002

ISBN: 9781484393277

Keywords: Asia and Pacific

A technical assistance mission was conducted during July 2-13, 2018 to support measurement of Lao PDR's national accounts statistics. The mission assisted with the development of a quarterly GDP time series, review...

Vietnam
			: Technical Assistance Report-Report on Residential Property Price Statistics Capacity Development Mission

Vietnam : Technical Assistance Report-Report on Residential Property Price Statistics Capacity Development Mission »

Volume/Issue: 2019/5

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513512525.002

ISBN: 9781484393222

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Vietnam

A technical assistance (TA) mission was conducted during July 9-13, 2018 to assist the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO) with the development of a residential property price index (RPPI). This was the firs...

Ukraine
			: Request for Stand-By Arrangement and Cancellation of Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ukraine

Ukraine : Request for Stand-By Arrangement and Cancellation of Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ukraine »

Volume/Issue: 2019/3

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484392676.002

ISBN: 9781484392676

Keywords: Ukraine, Europe

The Ukrainian authorities have been able to restore macro-economic stability and growth following the severe economic crisis of 2014-15. However, efforts to create a more dynamic, open, and competitive economy have...

Seychelles
			: Second Review Under the policy coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets-Press Release; and Staff Report

Seychelles : Second Review Under the policy coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets-Press Release; and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2019/4

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484393055.002

ISBN: 9781484393055

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

Economic developments since the completion of the first review under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) in June 2018 have been broadly in line with expectations. The program is largely on track. Staff receive...

Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)
			: Common Policies of Member Countries, and Common Policies in Support of Member Countries Reform Programs-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director

Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) : Common Policies of Member Countries, and Common Policies in Support of Member Countries Reform Programs-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director »

Volume/Issue: 2019/1

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484392799.002

ISBN: 9781484392799

The regional strategy has helped to avert an immediate crisis but continues to face headwinds: two countries have yet to enter financing arrangements with the Fund: regional reserves have underperformed despite hig...

Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)
			: Selected Issues

Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/2

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484392843.002

ISBN: 9781484392843

Selected Issues...

Central African Republic
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation, Fifth Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, and Financing Assurances Review

Central African Republic : 2018 Article IV Consultation, Fifth Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, and Financing Assurances Review »

Volume/Issue: 2018/380

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484392744.002

ISBN: 9781484392744

Keywords: Central African Republic, Sub-Saharan Africa

The Central African Republic (C.A.R.) is a fragile state with an unstable security environment and widespread poverty. Macroeconomic conditions have stabilized following the 2013 crisis: growth has resumed, inflati...

Cameroon
			: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Requests for a Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion and Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon

Cameroon : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Requests for a Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion and Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon »

Volume/Issue: 2018/378

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484392003.002

ISBN: 9781484392003

Keywords: Cameroon, Sub-Saharan Africa

President Biya was re-elected as President of Cameroon on October 7 by a large margin, amidst some violence in anglophone regions. Growth is projected to gradually increase from 3.5 percent in 2017 to 3.8 percent i...

Bolivia
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Bolivia : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2018/379

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484392041.002

ISBN: 9781484392041

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Bolivia

After years of impressive growth and poverty reduction, Bolivia is facing a more challenging period. Accommodative fiscal and monetary policies combined with lower gas and minerals prices have contributed to contin...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2018/376

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484391723.002

ISBN: 9781484391723

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Suriname

Suriname is recovering from the deep recession of 2015-16. Growth has turned positive, inflation has reduced to single digits, real interest rates have turned positive, and the external position has on balance stre...

Suriname
			: Selected Issues

Suriname : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2018/377

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484391853.002

ISBN: 9781484391853

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Suriname

Selected Issues...

Argentina
			: Second Review under the Stand-By Arrangement; Financing Assurances Review; and Request for Modification of Performance Criterion-Press Release; and Staff Report

Argentina : Second Review under the Stand-By Arrangement; Financing Assurances Review; and Request for Modification of Performance Criterion-Press Release; and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2018/374

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484391594.002

ISBN: 9781484391594

Keywords: Argentina, Western Hemisphere

The redesigned IMF-supported economic reform program is bearing early results. Financial markets have stabilized since end-September, following the adoption of the new monetary policy framework. After the appreciat...

Georgia
			: Third Review Under the Extended Fund Facility Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement

Georgia : Third Review Under the Extended Fund Facility Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement »

Volume/Issue: 2018/373

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484391549.002

ISBN: 9781484391549

Recent economic developments. Economic activity remained strong in 2018H1 but decelerated since due to subdued private construction activity and delays in public infrastructure. Inflation has remained below the 3-p...

Niger
			: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Request for Augmentation of Access-Press Release; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Niger

Niger : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Request for Augmentation of Access-Press Release; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Niger »

Volume/Issue: 2018/372

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484391433.002

ISBN: 9781484391433

Niger faces daunting development challenges, aggravated by terrorist incursions, low uranium export prices, and climate change. Nonetheless, GDP grew by a respectable 5 percent in the past two years. It should aver...

Niger
			: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Request for Augmentation of Access-Press Release; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Niger

Niger : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Request for Augmentation of Access-Press Release; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Niger »

Volume/Issue: 2018/372

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2018

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484391518.002

ISBN: 9781484391518

Niger faces daunting development challenges, aggravated by terrorist incursions, low uranium export prices, and climate change. Nonetheless, GDP grew by a respectable 5 percent in the past two years. It should aver...

Angola
			: Request for An Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Angola

Angola : Request for An Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Angola »

Volume/Issue: 2018/370

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484391334.002

ISBN: 9781484391334

The Government is implementing a (i) Macroeconomic Stabilization Program, which is focused on strengthening fiscal and debt sustainability; reducing inflation; promoting a more flexible exchange rate regime; improv...

Republic of Kosovo
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report

Republic of Kosovo : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2018/368

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484391174.002

ISBN: 9781484391174

The near-term outlook is broadly positive, with robust growth and low inflation. However, growth potential remains constrained by weak external competitiveness, high informality, low labor force participation, and...

Sierra Leone
			: Request for An Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone : Request for An Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone »

Volume/Issue: 2018/371

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484391396.002

ISBN: 9781484391396

Sierra Leone is a fragile state. Since emerging from a decade-long civil war in 2001, the country has made notable economic progress but has also suffered occasional setbacks, such as the Ebola Virus Disease epidem...

The Kingdom of the Netherlands-Aruba
			: Technical Assistance Report-Towards a Sustainable Tax System

The Kingdom of the Netherlands-Aruba : Technical Assistance Report-Towards a Sustainable Tax System »

Volume/Issue: 2018/363

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484380130.002

ISBN: 9781484380130

Keywords: Incidence

Over the last decade, Aruba has faced three recessions resulting in a public debt of approximately 90 percent of GDP. Its current budget deficit needs to be reduced and Aruba should close a fiscal gap of 1.5-2 perc...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2018/369

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484391273.002

ISBN: 9781484391273

Cambodia has made significant progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) due to years of impressive economic growth and reforms. Income growth has outpaced peers, poverty has declined, and the econom...

Cote d'Ivoire
			: Fourth Reviews Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility and Under the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Supplementary Information; and Statement by the Executive Director for Côte d'Ivoire

Cote d'Ivoire : Fourth Reviews Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility and Under the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Supplementary Information; and Statement by the Executive Director for Côte d'Ivoire »

Volume/Issue: 2018/367

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484390191.002

ISBN: 9781484390191

The ruling party won about half of the seats in the October 2018 municipal elections, but the political landscape is becoming more complex and uncertain, with the competition among the three traditional parties int...

Peru
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Detailed Assessment of Observance - Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision

Peru : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Detailed Assessment of Observance - Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision »

Volume/Issue: 2018/366

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484390139.002

ISBN: 9781484390139

Keywords: Peru, Western Hemisphere

The overall quality of Peru's supervisory approach and regulation of the banking sector is strong. Some areas for enhancement remain. A key area that needs strengthening relates to the powers and regulatory framewo...

Benin
			: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Benin

Benin : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Benin »

Volume/Issue: 2018/364

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484389911.002

ISBN: 9781484389911

Keywords: Benin, Sub-Saharan Africa

The growth momentum continues, driven by strong port activity, high cotton production, and the recovery of the Nigerian economy. The 2019 budget will bring the commitment-based fiscal deficit below the WAEMU conver...

Islamic Republic of Mauritania
			: Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Islamic Republic of Mauritania : Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Islamic Republic of Mauritania »

Volume/Issue: 2018/365

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484389980.002

ISBN: 9781484389980

Keywords: Mauritania, Middle East

Program implementation has been satisfactory. Macroeconomic stability has been maintained, external debt has been stabilized, and several reforms have been launched to modernize economic institutions and the policy...

Mali
			: Tenth Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Mali

Mali : Tenth Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Mali »

Volume/Issue: 2018/360

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484389652.002

ISBN: 9781484389652

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Mali

Mali is a fragile state, struggling with insurgency and making efforts to build peace. The 2013-18 ECF-supported program has broadly succeeded in achieving its objectives under difficult circumstances. The program...

Republic of Armenia
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Armenia

Republic of Armenia : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Armenia »

Volume/Issue: 2018/361

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484389737.002

ISBN: 9781484389737

Keywords: Middle East, Armenia

The Armenian banking sector is recovering from the 2014 economic slowdown, aided by additional capital injected by shareholders, several mergers, and improved regulation and supervision. However, banks, including t...

Togo
			: Third Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Togo

Togo : Third Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Togo »

Volume/Issue: 2018/362

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484389782.002

ISBN: 9781484389782

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Togo

Economic activity shows incipient signs of stabilization in some sectors while it remains weak in others. The fiscal consolidation efforts continued and the domestic primary balance at end-June 2018 improved by 0.3...

Brazil
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note on Fund Management: Regulation, Supervision and Systemic Risk Monitoring

Brazil : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note on Fund Management: Regulation, Supervision and Systemic Risk Monitoring »

Volume/Issue: 2018/358

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484389010.002

ISBN: 9781484389010

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Brazil

Brazil has a large and diverse investments funds sector which is subject to a robust regulatory framework. The competent authority, the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM), requires high standards of the entities...

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
			: Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Request for Extension and Rephasing of the Arrangement-Press Release; and Staff Report

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan : Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Request for Extension and Rephasing of the Arrangement-Press Release; and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2018/359

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484389539.002

ISBN: 9781484389539

Keywords: Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of, Middle East

Background: The three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for SDR 32.38 million (US$44.9 million, or 10 percent of quota) was approved on July 20, 2016. The first three reviews under the ECF w...

Republic of Belarus
			: Technical Assistance Report-Work of Mission on Development of Potential in Area of Government Finance Statistics

Republic of Belarus : Technical Assistance Report-Work of Mission on Development of Potential in Area of Government Finance Statistics »

Volume/Issue: 2018/261

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484373934.002

ISBN: 9781484373934

Keywords: Belarus, Europe

In consultation with the Republic of Belarus Ministry of Finance (MoF), a government finance statistics (GFS) technical assistance (TA) mission from the IMF's Statistics Department (STA) visited Minsk from November...

Republic of Belarus
			: Technical Assistance Report-Work of Mission on Development of Potential in Area of Government Finance Statistics

Republic of Belarus : Technical Assistance Report-Work of Mission on Development of Potential in Area of Government Finance Statistics »

Volume/Issue: 2018/261

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 December 2018

Language: Russian

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484374016.002

ISBN: 9781484374016

In coordination with the Republic of Belarus (RB) Ministry of Finance (MF), the latest regular International Monetary Fund (IMF) Statistics Department (STA) mission for providing technical assistance (TA) in the ar...

Botswana
			: Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics

Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics »

Volume/Issue: 2018/348

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387887.002

ISBN: 9781484387887

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Botswana

In response to a request for IMF technical assistance (TA) made by the Botswana authorities and in consultation with the IMF's African Department, a government finance statistics (GFS) TA mission from the IMF's St...

Botswana
			: Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics

Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics »

Volume/Issue: 2018/349

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387955.002

ISBN: 9781484387955

Keywords: Botswana, Sub-Saharan Africa

In response to a request for IMF technical assistance (TA) made by the Botswana authorities and in consultation with the IMF's African Department, a government finance statistics (GFS) TA mission from the IMF's St...

Botswana
			: Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics

Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics »

Volume/Issue: 2018/350

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484388013.002

ISBN: 9781484388013

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Botswana

A Government Finance Statistics (GFS) technical assistance (TA) mission visited Gaborone, Botswana, during October 9-20, 2017 to support the Botswana Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED) in improving...

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
			: Selected Issues

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2018/355

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484388662.002

ISBN: 9781484388662

Keywords: Ethiopia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Selected Issues...

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia »

Volume/Issue: 2018/354

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484388600.002

ISBN: 9781484388600

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia

Context: In 2017/18 growth slowed due to political uncertainty and appropriately restrictive macroeconomic policies. The external current account deficit narrowed to 6.4 percent of GDP reflecting public-sector fis...

United Republic of Tanzania
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the United Republic of Tanzania

United Republic of Tanzania : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the United Republic of Tanzania »

Volume/Issue: 2018/346

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387597.002

ISBN: 9781484387597

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania

Tanzania's bank-dominated financial sector is small, concentrated, and at a relatively nascent stage of development. Financial services provision is dominated by commercial banks, with the ten largest institutions...

Cyprus
			: Selected Issues

Cyprus : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2018/338

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387436.002

ISBN: 9781484387436

Keywords: Cyprus, Europe

Selected Issues...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2018/337

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387344.002

ISBN: 9781484387344

Keywords: Cyprus, Europe

Cyprus is recovering strongly from the 2012-13 crisis. GDP growth is projected to remain above 4 percent in 2018-19, buoyed by services and foreign-financed construction. Unemployment is rapidly declining while lar...

Jamaica
			: Financial System Stability Assessment

Jamaica : Financial System Stability Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2018/347

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387825.002

ISBN: 9781484387825

Keywords: Jamaica, Western Hemisphere

The macroeconomic environment has improved, reflecting the authorities' efforts, supported by an IMF arrangement. Previously, years of high fiscal deficits, public enterprise borrowing, and financial sector bailout...

Montenegro
			: Technical Assistance Report-Report on External Sector Statistics Mission

Montenegro : Technical Assistance Report-Report on External Sector Statistics Mission »

Volume/Issue: 2018/353

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484388204.002

ISBN: 9781484388204

Keywords: Europe, Montenegro

To support the compilation of external sector statistics (ESS) in Montenegro, the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s Statistics Department (STA) conducted a technical assistance (TA) mission during December 4-15,...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2018/352

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484388150.002

ISBN: 9781484388150

Keywords: Botswana, Sub-Saharan Africa

The Papua New Guinea (PNG) economy has grown sluggishly in recent years, reflecting a combination of domestic and external factors. External factors have included adverse terms of trade movements, a drought, and, i...

Thailand
			: Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics

Thailand : Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics »

Volume/Issue: 2018/351

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484388082.002

ISBN: 9781484388082

Keywords: Thailand, Asia and Pacific

The main purpose of this mission-undertaken with the support of the Government of Japan's government finance statistics (GFS) project for selected Asian countries-was to improve the quality of the GFS for nonfinanc...

Brazil
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Detailed Assessment of Observance - Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision

Brazil : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Detailed Assessment of Observance - Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision »

Volume/Issue: 2018/340

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387474.002

ISBN: 9781484387504

Keywords: Brazil, Western Hemisphere

The Central Bank of Brazil (BCB) has shown a determined commitment to enhancing its standards and practices of banking supervision. Changes in the thinking and practices of the BCB's supervision are not limited to...

Brazil
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note on Bank Resolution, Financial Sector Safety Nets, Crisis Prevention and Management

Brazil : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note on Bank Resolution, Financial Sector Safety Nets, Crisis Prevention and Management »

Volume/Issue: 2018/341

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387528.002

ISBN: 9781484387528

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Brazil

Important improvements have been made to the bank resolution, safety net and crisis management framework since the last FSAP. The resolution framework has been strengthened with the creation, within the Banco Centr...

Brazil
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note on Insurance Sector Regulation and Supervision

Brazil : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note on Insurance Sector Regulation and Supervision »

Volume/Issue: 2018/343

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387559.002

ISBN: 9781484387559

Keywords: Brazil, Western Hemisphere

The insurance sector has significant potential for expansion and to contribute to economic growth as an important part of the financial sector. While the insurance sector has grown at 10 percent annually over the...

Brazil
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note on Stress Testing and Systemic Risk Analysis

Brazil : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note on Stress Testing and Systemic Risk Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2018/344

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387566.002

ISBN: 9781484387566

Keywords: Brazil, Western Hemisphere

The financial system has been resilient through the severe recession. Banks and investment funds dominate Brazil's financial system landscape. The banking sector has continued to be well-capitalized, profitable, an...

Brazil
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note on Supervision and Oversight of Financial Market Infrastructures

Brazil : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note on Supervision and Oversight of Financial Market Infrastructures »

Volume/Issue: 2018/342

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387535.002

ISBN: 9781484387535

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Brazil

Brazilian FMIs are among the top twenty worldwide. All together there are sixteen financial market infrastructures2 (FMIs) operating in the Brazilian payment system (SPB), out of which nine3 are systemically import...

Brazil
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note on Systemic Liquidity Management

Brazil : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Technical Note on Systemic Liquidity Management »

Volume/Issue: 2018/345

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387573.002

ISBN: 9781484387573

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Brazil

Brazil's financial markets are generally liquid and sophisticated. Brazil is blessed with a wide array of instruments which investors can use to manage and hedge interest rate and FX risks. The infrastructure suppo...

Brazil
			: Financial System Stability Assessment

Brazil : Financial System Stability Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2018/339

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387474.002

ISBN: 9781484387474

Keywords: Brazil, Western Hemisphere

Since the Brazil 2012 FSAP, the financial system has been stable despite the deep recession. The resiliency of the banking system was supported by high profitability, buoyed by large interest margins. While the fin...

Malawi
			: First Review Under the Three-Year Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Requests for Modification and Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Malawi

Malawi : First Review Under the Three-Year Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Requests for Modification and Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Malawi »

Volume/Issue: 2018/336

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387306.002

ISBN: 9781484387306

Keywords: Malawi, Sub-Saharan Africa

Malawi's economic growth remains moderate, reflecting a weak agricultural harvest and continued electricity shortages. Fiscal deficits continue to be financed domestically, as donor funding remains constrained by g...

Rwanda
			: Tenth Review Under the Policy Support Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Rwanda

Rwanda : Tenth Review Under the Policy Support Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Rwanda »

Volume/Issue: 2018/335

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387238.002

ISBN: 9781484387238

Keywords: Rwanda, Sub-Saharan Africa

This is the tenth and final review of Rwanda's PSI-program, approved by the Executive Board on December 2, 2013. A concurrent 18-month SCF arrangement was approved on June 8, 2016 to support adjustment policies to...

Brazil
			: Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment

Brazil : Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2018/249

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484372050.002

ISBN: 9781484372050

Keywords: Brazil, Western Hemisphere

Brazil is the largest country in Latin America with a varied geography and a population of over 200 million spread across 26 diverse states, generating wide-ranging infrastructure needs. Over the decades, many gove...

Brazil
			: Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment

Brazil : Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2018/249

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 November 2018

Language: Portuguese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484386873.002

ISBN: 9781484386873

Brazil is the largest country in Latin America with a varied geography and a population of over 200 million spread across 26 diverse states, generating wide-ranging infrastructure needs. Over the decades, many gove...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2018/333

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484386729.002

ISBN: 9781484386729

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Japan

The rapid aging and shrinking of Japan's population will dominate economic policy making in coming decades-impelling a fresh look at the objectives and tools of Abenomics. Six years of Abenomics have yielded some i...

Japan
			: Selected Issues

Japan : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2018/334

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484386804.002

ISBN: 9781484386804

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Japan

Selected Issues...