Barbados : 2010 Article IV Consultation-Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

December 15, 2010

Electronic Access:

Free Full Text (PDF file size is 761 KB).Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file

Summary:

The short-term recovery of the Barbados economy will critically depend on the rebound of demand for its services in its traditional markets. As a small tourist-dependent economy with a fixed exchange rate and volatile capital inflows, Barbados could shore up its external sector through fiscal consolidation and structural reforms to raise sustainable growth rates. Barbados’s financial system appears to have been broadly resilient up to now; preserving its soundness in an environment weakened by the recession requires strengthening the regulatory and supervisory framework.

Series:

Country Report No. 10/364

Subject:

Notes:

Also available in French

English

Publication Date:

December 15, 2010

ISBN/ISSN:

9781455212842/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BRBEA2010002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

43

Please address any questions about this title to publications@imf.org