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

Economic growth variability is low in Jamaica, with deviations driven more by weather than by external conditions. External developments do, however, have large financial implications for Jamaica. Developments in Jamaica can, in turn, have a significant influence in the wider Caribbean. A recent political transition provides an opportunity to reinvigorate reforms but success will require consensus across the political divide. Economic growth has slowed to 1 percent in FY2007/08 (ending in March), although inflation has surged to 18 percent in recent months
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; I. Background; Boxes; 1. Economic Developments in FY 2007-08; 2. Impact of External Economic Slowdowns and Credit Crunches; Figures; 1. Comparing Jamaica and Lebanon; II. Policy Discussions; A. Economic Growth; B. Debt Dynamics and Fiscal Policy; 2. Growth and Structural Reforms; C. Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy; 3. Exchange Rate Assessment; D. Financial Sector; 4. Unregulated Investment Schemes and the Macroeconomy; 3. Caribbean: Financial Sector; III. Staff Appraisal; Tables; 1. Selected Economic Indicators
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