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Barbados :, 2009 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on its Consideration by the Executive Board

Barbados has some of the highest social and competitiveness indicators in the region and enjoys investment-grade rating on its sovereign bonds. The staff report for Barbados’s 2009 Article IV Consultation highlights economic developments and policies. Balance-of-payments pressures have increased, despite a narrowing in the current account deficit. In the absence of corrective measures, reserves are projected to decline to close to two months of imports over the medium term, which could lead to pressures on the currency peg
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Background and Economic Outlook; Boxes; II. Risks to the Outlook; III. Policy Discussions; A. Fiscal Policy; B. Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies; C. Financial Sector Policies; D. Statistical Issues; IV. Staff Appraisal; Figures; Tables; Appendices; I. Illustrative Scenarios and Debt Sustainability Analyses; Appendix Tables; Appendix Figures; II. Background and Summary of Appendices; Contents; Appendices; I. Fund Relation; II. Relations with the World Bank; III. Relations with the Inter-American Development Bank; IV. Relations with the Caribbean Development Bank
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non fiction
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1 online resource (49 p.)
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