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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Asia Pacific

Asia at the Forefront: Growth Challenges for the Next Decade and Beyond

Growth in the first half of 2018 was softer than in 2017, especially in advanced economies.

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Source: Samoa : 2012 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report, Informational Annex, Debt Sustainability Analysis, Public Information Notice, Statement by the Executive Director for Samoa

Volume/Issue: 2012/250

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475506655

Keywords: exchange rate, current account, exchange rate adjustment, current account deficit

After a moderate recovery in 2010-11, the Samoan economy has shown signs of slowing down amid rising inflation. After two consecutive years of contraction, real GDP has expanded by 2 percent in 2010-11. The Central...

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Source: Samoa : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2010/215

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455202898

Keywords: central bank, monetary transmission, tourism sector, monetary policy, monetary fund

The impact of the 2009 tsunami on tourism and on the Samoan economy is likely to be substantial. The effectiveness of monetary transmission in Samoa has improved over time; however, it is still below international...

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Source: Samoa : Assessment of the Supervision and Regulation of the Financial Sector-Review of Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision

Volume/Issue: 2004/171

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451840681

Keywords: banking, offshore banks, money laundering, offshore banking, banking supervision

This paper presents an assessment of the supervision and regulation of Samoa's financial sector. The size of the offshore business remains very small compared with major offshore centers. The registration of Intern...

Samoa

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Source: Samoa : 2007 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion for Samoa

Volume/Issue: 2007/185

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9781451840742

Keywords: debt, article, public debt, central bank

Samoa has achieved a major economic transformation over the last decade and a half. This 2007 Article IV Consultation highlights that real per capita GDP in Samoa has increased by more than 3 percent per year on av...

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Source: Samoa : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid-Access Component of the Exogenous Shocks Facility: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Samoa

Volume/Issue: 2010/46

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451840773

Keywords: debt, deficit, external debt, public debt, interest

This paper discusses a request from Samoa's authorities for a Disbursement Under the Rapid-Access Component of the Exogenous Shocks Facility (ESF-RAC). The tsunami that hit Samoa on September 29, 2009 has undercut...

Samoa

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Source: Samoa : Assessment of Financial Sector Supervision and Regulation including Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes on Banking Supervision

Volume/Issue: 2007/221

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2007

ISBN: 9781451840759

Keywords: international banks, money laundering, international standards

This assessment of Financial Sector Supervision and Regulation for Samoa provides an overview of legal and institutional frameworks. Compliance with the Basel Core Principles (BCPs) for the supervision of internati...

Samoa

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

Volume/Issue: 2015/230

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 August 2015

ISBN: 9781513502885

Keywords: banks, bank, banking, capital, credit

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

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Source: Samoa : 2010 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Joint World Bank/IMF Debt Sustainability Analysis; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Samoa

Volume/Issue: 2010/214

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455202881

Keywords: debt, deficit, budget, central bank, article

Samoa has suffered severe social and economic shocks. The outlook is challenging and subject to considerable uncertainty. Because of the tsunami's potentially severe impact on tourism, real GDP is likely to contrac...

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Source: Samoa : Detailed Assessment of Compliance with the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision

Volume/Issue: 2007/222

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2007

ISBN: 9781451840766

Keywords: banking, banking supervisors, money laundering, banking supervision, risk management

This Detailed Assessment of Compliance with the Basel Core Principles for Samoa highlights general preconditions for effective banking supervision. The Central Bank of Samoa (CBS) should consider introducing some s...

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Source: Samoa : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Samoa

Volume/Issue: 2013/162

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2013

ISBN: 9781475514810

Keywords: current account, balance of payments, current account deficit, central bank

Samoa was hit hard by a strong tropical cyclone, and the authorities are to be commended for their swift response to the resulting disaster. Economic growth this fiscal year is expected to be significantly lower th...