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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

Hali Edison and Dan Nyberg The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) consists of a group of atolls and islands in the central Pacific with a total land area of 20,000 square...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Q&A Seven Questions about Climate Change1

Q&A Seven Questions about Climate Change1 »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, December 2015

Volume/Issue: 16/4

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 January 2016

ISBN: 9781498322461

Keywords: climate, carbon, emissions, carbon dioxide, global warming, General, All Countries, climate change, COP21, natural resource extraction

The December issue of the Research Bulletin looks at 'Seven Questions about Climate Change' (Rabah Arezki and Akito Matsumoto). The Research Summaries review 'Winning the Oil Lottery: The Impact of Natural Resource...

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...