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St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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Source: St. Vincent and the Grenadines : 2002 Article IV Consultation -Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2003/28

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 February 2003

ISBN: 9781451839937

Keywords: debt, public sector, interest, public enterprises, public sector debt

This 2002 Article IV Consultation highlights that real GDP for St. Vincent and the Grenadines grew by a modest 1/4 percent in 2001, well below the 4 percent average for the previous three years. Preliminary estimat...

A Big Question on Small States: Can they overcome their size-related vulnerabilities and grow faster and more consistently?

A Big Question on Small States: Can they overcome their size-related vulnerabilities and grow faster and more consistently? »

Source: Finance and Development, September 2013

Volume/Issue: 50/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484353653

Keywords: natural resources, natural resource, natural resource management

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterl...

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Selected Issues

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Selected Issues »

Source: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2003/88

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451811643

Keywords: tourist, tourism organization, cruise passenger, tourist arrivals, tourism receipts

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the competitive threats to the tourism sector in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). The paper concludes that the ECCU countries have lost competitiveness globally and v...

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago »

Source: Trinidad and Tobago : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2007/8

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451837674

Keywords: fiscal sustainability, fiscal policy, oil prices, oil and gas, crude oil

This Selected Issues paper analyzes medium-term fiscal sustainability in Trinidad and Tobago. The paper focuses on the challenge of distributing the nonrenewable resource wealth across generations. Its recommendati...

Dollarization of the Banking System

Dollarization of the Banking System »

Source: Dollarization of the Banking System : Good or Bad?

Volume/Issue: 2003/146

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gianni De Nicolo , Patrick Honohan , and Alain Ize

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

ISBN: 9781451856668

Keywords: Financial Deepening, Financial Instability, inflation, foreign currency, foreign exchange, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

This paper assesses the benefits and risks associated with dollarization of the banking system. We provide novel empirical evidence on the determinants of dollarization, its role in promoting financial development,...

Petroleum Product Subsidies

Petroleum Product Subsidies »

Source: Petroleum Product Subsidies : Costly, Inequitable, and On the Rise

Volume/Issue: 2010/05

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): John Piotrowski , David Coady , Justin Tyson , Rolando Ossowski , Robert Gillingham , and Shamsuddin Tareq

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2010

ISBN: 9781455239108

Keywords: Commodity price fluctuations, Oil exporting countries, Oil product prices, Oil subsidies, Price stabilization, Fiscal reforms, Governance, Taxes, Subsidies, Petroleum products

Petroleum product subsidies have again started to increase with the rebound in international prices. This note reviews recent developments in subsidy levels and argues that reforming the policy framework for settin...

Domestic Investment and the Cost of Capital in the Caribbean

Domestic Investment and the Cost of Capital in the Caribbean »

Source: Domestic Investment and the Cost of Capital in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2006/152

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shaun Roache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864120

Keywords: capital stock, public investment, capital goods, capital formation, Business Taxes and Subsidies including sales and value-added (VAT), Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: Firm,

Investment-to-GDP ratios across the Caribbean tend to be relatively high. In many countries, these ratios have been trending higher since the mid-1990s, largely reflecting public investment and foreign direct inves...

Trinidad and Tobago: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Trinidad and Tobago: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Trinidad and Tobago : Selected Issues, Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 1999/67

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 1999

ISBN: 9781451837599

Keywords: gas, lng, natural gas, million tons per annum, ammonia

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix reviews developments in the energy sector of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago during 1997-99, and assesses the outlook for energy-related industries. The paper...

Bangladesh

Bangladesh »

Source: Bangladesh : Use of Fund Resources: Request for Emergency Assistance: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Bangladesh

Volume/Issue: 2008/138

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 2008

ISBN: 9781451804256

Keywords: debt, budget, balance of payments, article, interest

The fiscal impact of these policies will be significant, but donor support, improved revenue, and budget reallocations will contain domestic financing. The authorities have introduced several policies in response t...

Brazil: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Brazil: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Brazil : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2001/10

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451805901

Keywords: interest, deficit, debt, interest payments, budget

This paper analyzes several issues regarding fiscal sustainability and fiscal adjustment in Brazil during 1990 and searches for econometric evidence of a monetary dominant regime during some subperiods. The followi...