2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Montenegro

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2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Montenegro

Fund Relations

(As of June 30, 2019)

Membership Status: Joined January 18, 2007; Article VIII.

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Outstanding Purchases and Loans: None.

Latest Financial Arrangements: None.

Projected Obligations to Fund (In millions of SDR):

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Implementation of HIPC Initiative: Not Applicable.

Implementation of Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI): Not Applicable.

Implementation of Post-Catastrophe Debt Relief (PCDR): Not Applicable.

Exchange Arrangement: Montenegro does not issue its own currency and has been using the euro as legal tender since 2002. It has accepted the obligations under Article VIII, Sections 2, 3, and 4. Montenegro maintains an exchange system free of restrictions on the making of payments and transfers for current international transactions, except with respect to restrictions maintained for security purposes that have not been notified to the Fund.

Latest Article IV Consultation: May 18, 2018 (IMF Country Report No. 18/121).

FSAP Participation: A Financial Sector Assessment Program was initiated in August 2015, jointly with the World Bank, and concluded during the 2015 Article IV consultation. The Executive Board discussed the Financial System Stability Assessment in January 2016.

Technical Assistance in the Past 12 Months:

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In addition, technical assistance was available through regional advisors covering public financial management.

Resident Representative: None.

Statistical Issues

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Montenegro: Table of Common Indicators Required for Surveillance

(As of July 17, 2019)

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Any reserve assets that are pledged or otherwise encumbered should be specified separately. Also, data should comprise short-term liabilities linked to a foreign currency but settled by other means as well as the notional values of financial derivatives to pay and to receive foreign currency, including those linked to a foreign currency but settled by other means. In July 2019, the CBM revised international reserves and its NFA to correct misclassification of CBM’s holdings of Montenegrin government bonds and SDR holdings.

Both market-based and officially-determined, including discount rates, money market rates, rates on treasury bills, notes and bonds.

Foreign, domestic bank, and domestic nonbank financing.

The general government consists of the central government (budgetary funds, extra budgetary funds, and social security funds) and state and local governments.

Including currency and maturity composition.

Includes external gross financial asset and liability positions vis-à-vis nonresidents. The annual IIP and external position data were released for the first time in June 2019, starting with the data for 2016 and 2017.

Daily (D); weekly (W); monthly (M); quarterly (Q); annually (A); irregular (I); and not available (NA).