Bulgaria: 2000 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Arrangement—Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice and News Brief on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Authorities of Bulgaria
Under Article IV of the IMF’s Articles of Agreement, the IMF holds bilateral discussions with members, usually every year. In the context of a combined discussion of the 2000 Article IV consultation with Bulgaria and fifth review under the Extended Arrangement, the following documents have been released and are included in this package:
the staff report for the combined 2000 Article IV consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Arrangement, prepared by a staff team of the IMF, following discussions that ended on January 29, 2001 with the officials of Bulgaria on economic developments and policies. Based on information available at the time of these discussions, the staff report was completed on March 8, 2001. The views expressed in the staff report are those of the staff team and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Executive Board of the IMF.
a staff statement of March 23, 2001 updating information on recent economic developments.
a Public Information Notice (PIN) and News Brief summarizing the views of the Executive Board as expressed during its March, 23, 2001 discussion of the staff report on issues related to the Article IV consultation and the IMF arrangement, respectively.
a statement by the authorities of Bulgaria.
The documents listed below have been or will be separately released.
Letter of Intent by the authorities of Bulgaria*
Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies by the authorities of Bulgaria*
Report on Observance of Standards and Codes—Update
Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix paper
*Included in Staff Report.
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