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14 Samoa

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Source: Pacific Island Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065161

Keywords: remittances, exchange rate, balance of payments, public debt, expenditure

Lamin Leigh Samoa consists of nine islands in the South Pacific, the two largest of which are Upolu, where the capital, Apia, is located, and Savai’i, which has a total land a...

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands »

Source: Solomon Islands : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2004/255

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451834338

Keywords: interest, loans, debt, liabilities, payments

This Selected Issues paper examines prospects for increasing growth and reducing poverty in the Solomon Islands. The paper highlights that agriculture constitutes the largest sector of the Solomon Islands economy,...

Offshore Banking

Offshore Banking »

Source: Offshore Banking : An Analysis of Micro- and Macro-Prudential Issues

Volume/Issue: 1999/5

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luca Errico , and Alberto Musalem Borrero

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451842166

Keywords: Offshore Banking, Cross-Border Capital Flows, Banking Problems, Financial Crises, Prudential Regulations, Banking Supervision, banking, offshore banks, consolidated supervision, supervisory authorities

The paper takes a closer look at offshore banking—a pervasive practice that has played a role in recent crises. Offshore banking is an increasingly attractive alternative to the sometimes heavily regulated f...

Chapter 6. The Right Energy Taxes and Their Impacts

Chapter 6. The Right Energy Taxes and Their Impacts »

Source: Getting Energy Prices Right : From Principle to Practice

Series: Books

Author(s): Ian Parry , Dirk Heine , Eliza Lis , and Shanjun Li

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2014

ISBN: 9781484388570

Keywords: air pollution, fuel efficiency, natural gas, carbon dioxide, coal

This chapter summarizes the corrective tax estimates for coal, natural gas, and motor fuels based on the assumptions discussed in previous chapters, both for selected countries and,...

Chapter 4. Measuring Pollution Damage from Fuel Use

Chapter 4. Measuring Pollution Damage from Fuel Use »

Source: Getting Energy Prices Right : From Principle to Practice

Series: Books

Author(s): Ian Parry , Dirk Heine , Eliza Lis , and Shanjun Li

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2014

ISBN: 9781484388570

Keywords: air pollution, fuel efficiency, natural gas, carbon dioxide, coal

This chapter begins with a brief review of the literature on valuing climate change damage from carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The heart of the chapter is about measuring damage fr...

2 Stabilization, Debt, and Fiscal Policy in the Caribbean

2 Stabilization, Debt, and Fiscal Policy in the Caribbean »

Source: The Caribbean : From Vulnerability to Sustained Growth

Series: Books

Author(s): David Robinson , Paul Cashin , and Ratna Sahay

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2006

ISBN: 9781589065147

Keywords: disasters, debt, disaster, public debt, tourism

This chapter examines the macroeconomic performance of the Caribbean countries since the 1990s, with a special emphasis on their public debt accumulation. Most Caribbean countries have a high le...

10 Tax Concessions and Foreign Direct Investment in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

10 Tax Concessions and Foreign Direct Investment in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union »

Source: The Caribbean : From Vulnerability to Sustained Growth

Series: Books

Author(s): David Robinson , Paul Cashin , and Ratna Sahay

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2006

ISBN: 9781589065147

Keywords: disasters, debt, disaster, public debt, tourism

Tax concessions—defined as preferential tax treatment for certain types of firms or entities—are commonplace in developed as well as developing countries. Concession...

Overview of Regional Economic Performance and Prospects

Overview of Regional Economic Performance and Prospects »

Source: Pacific Island Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065161

Keywords: remittances, exchange rate, balance of payments, public debt, expenditure

Christopher Browne The island countries of the Pacific region face many challenges in developing their economies and raising living standard...

Chapter 5. Strengthening Macro-Fiscal Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Small States of the Pacific

Chapter 5. Strengthening Macro-Fiscal Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Small States of the Pacific »

Source: Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Series: Books

Author(s): Hoe Khor , Roger Kronenberg , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513507521

Keywords: Pacific islands, small states, natural disasters, climate change, foreign aid, resilience, dispersion, distance, remoteness, fisheries

The Pacific island countries (PICs) are among the most susceptible to natural disasters in the world. The combination of location and small size heightens their vulnerability to earthquakes and weather-relat...

7 Options for Alternative Exchange RateArrangements

7 Options for Alternative Exchange RateArrangements »

Source: Pacific Island Economies

Series: Books

Author(s): Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2006

ISBN: 9781589065161

Keywords: remittances, exchange rate, balance of payments, public debt, expenditure

Susan Creane, Jun Il Kim, and Laura Papi, with assistance from Agnes Isnawangsih 1 The question of what exchange rate regime best fits...