Maldives : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Maldives

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publication Date:

December 1, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Maldives’ economic growth has been highly volatile, driven primarily by a high-end tourism industry. The economy improved marginally in 2016–17 on a recovery in tourism and construction but continues to face large and growing fiscal and external imbalances. Going forward, Maldives’ main challenge is to manage a surge in infrastructure investment which has the potential of transforming the economy but also creating risks from high and rising public debt. The rapid debt buildup, a widening current account deficit, and low international reserves leave the Maldives inherently vulnerable under this constellation of risks and reduced policy space.

Series:

Country Report No. 17/357

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484330999/1934-7685

Stock No:

1MDVEA2017001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

88

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