Lao People's Democratic Republic : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lao People's Democratic Republic

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publication Date:

February 15, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Growth remains strong, although it has slowed as the economy faces headwinds from major trading partners, low metals prices and a slowdown in agriculture. Inflation has risen slightly but remains contained. Domestic risks include a sustained reversal of fiscal consolidation, high public debt and weak public banks. On the external front, a tightly managed and overvalued exchange rate, low reserves and dollarization make Laos vulnerable to terms of trade shocks or capital flows reversals.

Series:

Country Report No. 17/53

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 15, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475579451/1934-7685

Stock No:

1LAOEA2017001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

71

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