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Bulgaria :, 2008 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Bulgaria

This 2008 Article IV Consultation discusses that Bulgaria has been hit by the global financial crisis, with clear signs that the country’s capital inflows-driven boom has come to an end and that the real economy is slowing down. Executive Directors have commended the Bulgarian authorities for their prudent policies that have built strong balance sheets in the public sector. Directors have also welcomed the authorities’ commitment to maintaining prudent fiscal policies, which will provide crucial support for the currency board arrangement
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Staff Appraisal and Executive Summary; II. Introduction; Boxes; III. Macroeconomic Challenges; A. Large Capital Inflows Have Created Internal and External Imbalances; Figures; B. Competitiveness is Deteriorating and Growth has been Driven by the Nontradable Sector; C. Balance Sheet and Financing Vulnerabilities are Large; Tables; IV. The impact of the Financial Market Turmoil and the Outlook; A. The Impact of the Financial Market Turmoil; B. Outlook for 2009 and Risks; V. Policy Discussions; A. Financial Sector Stability; B. Fiscal Policy
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non fiction
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1 online resource (73 p.)
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