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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...

Enhancing Macroeconomic Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Small States of the Pacific

Enhancing Macroeconomic Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Small States of the Pacific »

Source: Enhancing Macroeconomic Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Small States of the Pacific

Volume/Issue: 2015/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ezequiel Cabezon , Leni Hunter , Patrizia Tumbarello , Kazuaki Washimi , and Yiqun Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 June 2015

ISBN: 9781513525792

Keywords: natural disasters, climate change, panel VAR, disaster risk management, disasters, disaster, natural disaster, damage, Environment and Growth, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

Natural disasters and climate change are interrelated macro-critical issues affecting all Pacific small states to varying degrees. In addition to their devastating human costs, these events damage growth prospects...

Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters »

Source: Natural Disasters : Mitigating Impact, Managing Risks

Volume/Issue: 2012/245

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicole Laframboise , and Boileau Loko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2012

ISBN: 9781475512717

Keywords: natural disasters, self-insurance, contingent financing, buffers, disaster, disasters, natural disaster, earthquake, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Environment and Growth,

This paper reviews the literature on the macroeconomic impact of natural disasters and presents the IMF's role in assisting countries coping with natural catastrophes. Focusing on seven country cases, the paper des...

Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision

Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision »

Source: Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision : The Case of Small Pacific Island Countries

Volume/Issue: 2001/6

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Klaus-Walter Riechel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

ISBN: 9781451972146

Keywords: Bank regulations, Money laundering, Bank and nonbank financial intermediaries regulation and supervision, offshore financial sector issues, financial sector, financial sector regulation, technical assistance, international standards,

This paper discusses issues of financial sector regulation and supervision--including those concerning nonbank financial intermediaries--in small resource-constrained Pacific island countries. It advocates stronger...

Republic of Palau: Staff Report for the 2008 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Republic of Palau: Staff Report for the 2008 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Republic of Palau : 2008 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion for Republic of Palau

Volume/Issue: 2008/161

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2008

ISBN: 9781451831559

Keywords: budget, article, domestic revenue, deficit

Over the past two years, economic activity in Palau has been slowed. Executive Directors welcomed the authorities' disciplined policies, strong financial sector legislation, and prudent management of foreign grants...

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2005/250

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2005

ISBN: 9781451837322

Keywords: public investment, regulatory framework, international monetary fund, private sector development, private investment

This Selected Issues paper provides an overview of past growth performance and an assessment of the outlook for growth in Timor-Leste. It identifies impediments to growth and discusses policies that would contribut...

SOLOMON ISLANDS Staff Report for the 2005 Article IV Consultation

SOLOMON ISLANDS Staff Report for the 2005 Article IV Consultation »

Source: SOLOMON ISLANDS Staff Report for the 2005 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2005/365

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 October 2005

ISBN: 9781451834369

Keywords: budget, interest, external debt, public sector

The Solomon Islands's 2005 Article IV Consultation reports that the improvement in the economic performance registered after the arrival of the Australian-led intervention force in mid-2003 has continued. The proje...

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2005/250

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2005

ISBN: 9781451837322

Keywords: public investment, regulatory framework, international monetary fund, private sector development, private investment

This Selected Issues paper provides an overview of past growth performance and an assessment of the outlook for growth in Timor-Leste. It identifies impediments to growth and discusses policies that would contribut...

Solomon Islands: Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation

Solomon Islands: Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Solomon Islands : Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2004/258

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451834345

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

This 2004 Article IV Consultation highlights that the government of the Solomon Islands has moved rapidly to stabilize budgetary finances since the arrival in mid-2003 of the multinational Regional Assistance Missi...

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,...