Belize : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

March 6, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Belize should reduce debt ratios to comfortable levels for smooth market access, and reduce liquidity risks by stabilizing debt service. Streamlined management of the oil fund should be considered. Fiscal measures should compensate for the loss of oil revenues in the budget and avoid new borrowing. This note explores alternative measures of reserves adequacy and concludes that a reserves target of three months of imports is a reasonable benchmark. Reforms enabling more effective liquidity management involve removing the ceilings and moving to market-based interest rates.

Series:

Country Report No. 08/92

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 6, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451805567/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BLZEA2008002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

21

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