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Malta :, 2012 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Abstract
This Article IV Consultation reports that Malta’s economy continues to perform well amidst considerable turbulence in the euro area. While spillovers have remained contained to date, Malta’s large financial sector and highly open economy heighten contagion and financial stability risks. The government, which has a one-seat majority in Parliament, narrowly survived a vote of no confidence. The policy challenge is to maintain growth and employment while building buffers against a highly uncertain international environment
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; BACKGROUND AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS; BOXES; 1. Structure of the Maltese Banking Sector; 2. Credit Growth, Bank Lending Conditions and Private Sector Deleveraging; OUTLOOK AND RISKS; POLICY DISCUSSIONS; A. Ensuring Fiscal Sustainability While Supporting Growth; 3. Malta's Growth Spillover Dynamics; B. Improving Financial System Soundness; C. A Strong Structural Reform Agenda to Secure Long-Term Growth; STAFF APPRAISAL; TABLES; 1. Selected Economic Indicators, 2007-15; 2. Fiscal Developments and Projections, 2007-14; 3. Balance of Payments, 2007-15
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (78 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781475505085

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