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Source: Restoring Sustainability in a Changing Global Environment : Options for Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , and Borislava Mircheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475589412

Keywords: Banking sector, Currency pegs, Debt sustainability analysis, External shocks, Reserves, Private sector, South Africa, Spillovers, Fiscal risk, Fiscal policy

The Kingdom of Swaziland (hereinafter “Swaziland”) is a small, open economy bordering Mozambique and South Africa with a population of 1.1 million people. It is a landlocked country with an economy he...

Price Impacts of Non-Adoption of the Euro for Small European Countries

Price Impacts of Non-Adoption of the Euro for Small European Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2006/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Harald Anderson , and Sibel Beadle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864113.001

ISBN: 9781451864113

Keywords: Optimal Currency Area, Major World Currency, Currency Peg, Self-Enforcing Currency Area, equation, exchange rate, exchange rates, time series, foreign exchange, Self Enforcing Currency Area,

Debates surrounding the adoption of a common currency have focused on its benefits weighed against the long-term costs of losing monetary independence. These debates have assumed that the penalty for not adopting a...

Choosing the Correct Currency Anchor for a Small Economy
			: The Case of Nepal

Choosing the Correct Currency Anchor for a Small Economy : The Case of Nepal »

Volume/Issue: 2004/142

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sibel Beadle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856286.001

ISBN: 9781451856286

Keywords: Optimum Currency Area, Asian Crisis, Exchange Rate Basket, Currency Peg, exchange rate, export prices, import prices, currency basket, exchange rate rule, Asian Crises,

This paper uses the Sjaastad model to estimate the optimal currency area for the Nepalese rupee and concludes that, currently, Nepal may be reasonably well off with its peg to the Indian rupee. As its economy opens...

Restoring Sustainability in a Changing Global Environment
			: Options for Swaziland

Restoring Sustainability in a Changing Global Environment : Options for Swaziland »

Volume: 13

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , and Borislava Mircheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475589412.087

ISBN: 9781475589412

Keywords: Banking sector, Currency pegs, Debt sustainability analysis, External shocks, Reserves, Private sector, South Africa, Spillovers, Fiscal risk, Fiscal policy

The Kingdom of Swaziland (hereinafter “Swaziland”) is a small, open economy bordering Mozambique and South Africa with a population of 1.1 million people. It is a landlocked country with an economy he...

The Choice of Monetary and Exchange Rate Arrangements for a Small, Open, Low-Income Economy
			: The Case of São Tomé and Príncipe

The Choice of Monetary and Exchange Rate Arrangements for a Small, Open, Low-Income Economy : The Case of São Tomé and Príncipe »

Volume/Issue: 2008/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jian-Ye Wang , Nisreen Farhan , Amar Shanghavi , Márcio Ronci , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451869781.001

ISBN: 9781451869781

Keywords: Monetary and exchange rate arrangements, small economy, open economy, nominal anchor, peg, currency union, exchange rate, inflation, monetary union, central bank

This paper assesses São Tomé and Príncipe's monetary and exchange rate arrangements in light of the country's monetary history and the relevant experience of comparable countries in Africa. The study highlights sev...

Kuwait
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report

Kuwait : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2017/15

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475566543.002

ISBN: 9781475566543

Keywords: Banking sector, Article IV consultations, Currency pegs, Debt sustainability analysis, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Fiscal reforms, Labor market reforms, Kuwait, Press releases

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that the economic activity in the non-oil sector in Kuwait has continued to expand, albeit at a slower pace, reflecting the impact of lower oil prices. Nonhydrocarbon gr...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2016/206

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475567342.002

ISBN: 9781475567342

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal policy, Government expenditures, Tax revenues, Monetary policy, Currency pegs, Bank supervision, Economic indicators, Balance of payments statistics, Debt sustainability analysis

This paper discusses the recent economic developments, outlook, and risks for Bhutan. Following a slowdown in activity in the wake of the rupee shortage, economic growth has picked up more recently. From an average...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2016/336

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475550610.002

ISBN: 9781475550610

Keywords: Infrastructure, Monetary policy, Public investment, Press releases, Vanuatu, Vanuatu, Staff Reports, Bank supervision, Article IV consultation reports, Balance of payments statistics

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that Vanuatu's economy is gradually recovering from the extensive damages caused by Cyclone Pam, which hit the country in March 2015. The cyclone led to a decline in GDP...