Belgium : 2008 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

March 27, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Although economic performance has remained good, difficulties in building consensus for institutional reform have caused an ill-affordable hiatus in economic policymaking. Robust economic activity absorbed a growing labor force and allowed the unemployment rate to decline continuously. Low-income groups are being disproportionately affected by the food and energy price increases, triggering a necessary increase in targeted income support. The authorities agreed that various indicators suggest that the current level of the real effective exchange rate is broadly appropriate.

Series:

Country Report No. 08/111

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 27, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451803280/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BELEA2008001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

46

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