United States : 2005 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

July 29, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The 2005 Article IV Consultation for the United States reports that robust productivity growth and high corporate profits have contributed to a strong rebound in business investment and some acceleration in employment. The financial sector appears well positioned to provide continued support to the recovery. Equity prices have risen, long-term interest rates remain low, banks are well capitalized and highly profitable, and indicators of credit quality remain strong. The robust housing market has caused financial regulators to tighten oversight of home equity and other residential loans.

Series:

Country Report No. 05/257

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 29, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451839630/1934-7685

Stock No:

1USAEA2005001

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

55

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