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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

Raju Singh Tonga is a small agriculture-based economy in the South Pacific with a population of about 100,000 and per capita income of about US$1,600. It shares a number of co...

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...

Recent publications

Recent publications »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 32, Issue 05

Volume/Issue: 32/5

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451935233

Keywords: oil prices, oil sector, exchange rate, fiscal policy, real exchange

Russia’s unexpectedly strong recovery since its 1998 crisis has left people wondering whether it is just a temporary result of higher oil prices and the postcrisis depreciation of the ruble or a sign ofdurab...

Available on the web

Available on the web »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 32, Issue 05

Volume/Issue: 32/5

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451935233

Keywords: oil prices, oil sector, exchange rate, fiscal policy, real exchange

Russia’s unexpectedly strong recovery since its 1998 crisis has left people wondering whether it is just a temporary result of higher oil prices and the postcrisis depreciation of the ruble or a sign ofdurab...

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...

Une Grande Question sur les petits États: Peuvent-ils surmonter les handicaps de leur petite taille et trouver le chemin d’une croissance plus rapide et plus stable?

Une Grande Question sur les petits États: Peuvent-ils surmonter les handicaps de leur petite taille et trouver le chemin d’une croissance plus rapide et plus stable? »

Source: Finances & Développement, Septembre 2013

Volume/Issue: 50/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2008

Language: French

ISBN: 9781484386316

Keywords: natural resources

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...

Weathering the Storm So Far

Weathering the Storm So Far »

Source: Weathering the Storm So Far : The Impact of the 2003-05 Oil Shock on Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2006/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Helaway Tadesse , Mark Lewis , Jörg Zeuner , James John , Luzmaria Monasi , and Paolo Dudine

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451864311

Keywords: adjustment, fiscal, quasi-fiscal, pass-through, low-income country, IMF financing, oil imports, oil importers, National Deficit Surplus, Energy and the Macroeconomy

This paper examines the impact of the 2003-05 oil price increase on the balance of payments positions and IMF financing needs of low-income country oil importers. It finds that stronger exports reflecting favorable...

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...