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Botswana :, 2013 Article IV Consultation

This paper discusses 2013 Article IV Consultation highlights slower economic performance and financial risks in Botswana. The output growth is expected to remain broadly unchanged in 2013 as strong nonmining sector growth would offset the subdued mining output. Banks’ high exposure to households and the acceleration in the growth of unsecured lending are, however, potential vulnerabilities. The authorities are advised to continue to bolster their surveillance capacity to monitor financial sector developments and consider implementing macroprudential measures to temper the rate of growth of household borrowing
Table Of Contents
Cover; CONTENTS; RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, OUTLOOK, AND RISKS; A. The Long-Term Setting; B. Current Conditions; FIGURES; 1. Recent Economic Developments; 2. Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Regional Comparison; C. Outlook and Risks; POLICY DISCUSSIONS; A. Policy Theme 1: Near-Term Macroeconomic Policies and Global Spillovers; B. Policy Theme 2: Pursuing a "Growth-Friendly" Fiscal Consolidation and Improving Labor Market Outcomes; 3. Public Sector Wage and Employment Policies are Creating Distortions in the Labor Market
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non fiction
"September 2013."
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1 online resource (73 p.)
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