Slovak Republic : Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

March 2, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2004 Article IV Consultation highlights that Slovakia’s economic performance has improved since the 2003 Article IV Consultation. Output has expanded strongly, and fiscal and external balances have narrowed substantially in recent years. These developments were assisted by large foreign direct investments and an improved business climate following important reforms—including to taxation, welfare, pensions, healthcare, and the labor market—that are supporting convergence to western European income levels. Economic activity was entirely export driven in 2003; real GDP increased by 4.5 percent despite a contraction in domestic demand.

Series:

Country Report No. 05/71

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 2, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451835496/1934-7685

Stock No:

1SVKEA2005001

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

57

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