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Source: Barbados : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2012/7

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463932497

Keywords: public debt, current account, external debt, public sector debt, central bank

This 2011 Article IV Consultation highlights that the difficult global economic conditions continue to hit Barbados with growth at anemic levels. The current account deficit has widened in recent times owing to hig...

Barbados: Staff Report for The 2011 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Barbados: Staff Report for The 2011 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Barbados : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2012/7

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463932497

Keywords: public debt, current account, external debt, public sector debt, central bank

This 2011 Article IV Consultation highlights that the difficult global economic conditions continue to hit Barbados with growth at anemic levels. The current account deficit has widened in recent times owing to hig...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Barbados

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Barbados »

Source: Barbados : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2012/7

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463932497

Keywords: public debt, current account, external debt, public sector debt, central bank

This 2011 Article IV Consultation highlights that the difficult global economic conditions continue to hit Barbados with growth at anemic levels. The current account deficit has widened in recent times owing to hig...

Statement by Thomas Hockin, Executive Director for Barbados and John Andrew Rolle, Advisor to the Executive Director December 5, 2011

Statement by Thomas Hockin, Executive Director for Barbados and John Andrew Rolle, Advisor to the Executive Director December 5, 2011 »

Source: Barbados : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2012/7

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463932497

Keywords: public debt, current account, external debt, public sector debt, central bank

This 2011 Article IV Consultation highlights that the difficult global economic conditions continue to hit Barbados with growth at anemic levels. The current account deficit has widened in recent times owing to hig...

Threshold Effects of Sovereign Debt

Threshold Effects of Sovereign Debt »

Source: Threshold Effects of Sovereign Debt : Evidence From the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2012/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lisa Drakes , Chrystol Thomas , Roland Craigwell , and Kevin Greenidge

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504507

Keywords: Debt Threshold, Panel Data, Threshold Regressions, external debt, real gdp

This paper addresses the issue of threshold effects between public debt and economic growth in the Caribbean. The main finding is that there exists a threshold debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio of 55-56 pe...

The Challenges of Fiscal Consolidation and Debt Reduction in the Caribbean1

The Challenges of Fiscal Consolidation and Debt Reduction in the Caribbean1 »

Source: The Challenges of Fiscal Consolidation and Debt Reduction in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2012/276

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charles Amo Yartey , Machiko Narita , Garth Peron Nicholls , and Joel Chiedu Okwuokei

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 November 2012

ISBN: 9781557754967

Keywords: public debt, fiscal consolidation efforts, fiscal performance, fiscal adjustment, Forecasts of Budgets, Deficits, and Debt,

This paper examines debt dynamics in the Caribbean and discusses policy options for reducing the high debt levels. Based on empirical studies of factors underlying global large debt reduction episodes, important po...

Voluntary Debt Reduction

Voluntary Debt Reduction »

Source: Voluntary Debt Reduction : Incentives and Welfare

Volume/Issue: 1988/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 1988

ISBN: 9781451949353

Keywords: growth rate, external debt, domestic saving, gnp, economic growth

This paper provides empirical evidence on the determinants of long-term growth performance in a sample of 55 developing countries grouped by income levels. The evidence indicates that a model incorporating the savi...

Barbados

Barbados »

Source: Barbados : Sectoral Balance Sheet Mismatches and Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities

Volume/Issue: 2012/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charles Amo Yartey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463933166

Keywords: Net financial position, net foreign currency position, domestic currency, central bank, financial assets, financial system, International Finance: General, International Lending and Debt Problems, Barbados: Sectoral Balance Sheet Mismatches And Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities,

This paper uses the balance sheet approach to analyze macroeconomic vulnerabilities in Barbados between 2006 and 2009. It discusses the financial position of the economy and its main sectors and the sectors' exposu...

Public Investment Scaling-up and Debt Sustainability

Public Investment Scaling-up and Debt Sustainability »

Source: Public Investment Scaling-up and Debt Sustainability : The Case of Energy Sector Investments in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2017/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ahmed El-Ashram

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484302453

Keywords: Grenada, Haiti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Caribbean, Bahamas, The, Antigua and Barbuda, Asia and Pacific, Jamaica, Barbados

The question of how scaling up public investment could affect fiscal and debt sustainability is key for countries needing to fill infrastructure gaps and build resilience. This paper proposes a bottom-up approach t...

National Insurance Scheme Reforms in the Caribbean

National Insurance Scheme Reforms in the Caribbean »

Source: National Insurance Scheme Reforms in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2016/206

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Koffie Ben Nassar , Joel Chiedu Okwuokei , Mike Li , Timothy Robinson , and Saji Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 October 2016

ISBN: 9781475545432

Keywords: Jamaica, Insurance, Grenada, Haiti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Barbados, Bahamas, The, Asia and Pacific, Aging

Weighed down by population aging, slow economic growth, and high unemployment, National Insurance Schemes in the Caribbean are projected to run substantial deficits and deplete their assets in the next decades, rai...