Jamaica : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

February 18, 1999

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper presents an overview of financial system developments in Jamaica. The financial system experienced substantial growth over 1989–95 as a result of the liberalization of financial markets and the reduction in government involvement in the industry through the privatization of banks. The paper highlights that banks that had been acquired by the government in the 1970s were sold back to the private sector. This paper also reviews developments in monetary policy in Jamaica, and the role of the public sector.

Series:

Country Report No. 99/2

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 18, 1999

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451820065/1934-7685

Stock No:

1JAMEA0011999

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

112

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