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   2014  2015
Real GDP 2.1 2.2
Consumer Prices 0.2 0.5
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2014)
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Switzerland and the IMF
Updated September 3, 2014

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on April 30, 2014. Listed below are items related to Switzerland, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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March 18, 2013 -- Switzerland—2013 Article for Consultation Preliminary Conclusions
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
January 16, 2013 -- IMF Survey: Big and Small Financial Systems in Spotlight in 2013
What do Switzerland and the Kyrgyz Republic have in common? Both will get visits from teams of International Monetary Fund experts in 2013 to examine the safety and stability of their financial systems.
December 13, 2012 -- "Fiscal Federations: Lessons for the Design of a European Fiscal Union" By Carlo Cottarelli
November 01, 2012 -- "European Fiscal Union: A Vision for the Long Run" By Carlo Cottarelli
October 13, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Minister of Finance, Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. PDF File Size: 537Kb
May 08, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Switzerland
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 08, 2012 -- Switzerland: 2012 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; Statement by the Executive Director for Switzerland
Series: Country Report No. 12/106
May 08, 2012 -- Switzerland: Selected Issues Paper
Series: Country Report No. 12/107
May 07, 2012 -- Anchoring Stability to Sustain Higher and Better Growth
April 21, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Minister of Finance, Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. PDF File Size: 389Kb
April 18, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Further Pledges by Switzerland and Other Members to Increase IMF Resources by About US$26 Billion
March 20, 2012 -- Switzerland--2012 Article IV Consultation—Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
September 24, 2011 -- IMFC Statement by Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Head, Federal Department of Finance, Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. PDF File Size: 304Kb
September 08, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Acting Director, External Relations, International Monetary Fund
August 01, 2011 -- Unforeseen Events Wait Lurking: Estimating Policy Spillovers From U.S. To Foreign Asset Prices
Author/Editor: Bayoumi, Tamim | Bui, Trung
Series: Working Paper No. 11/183
June 01, 2011 -- Avoid Filling Swiss Cheese with Whipped Cream: Imputation Techniques and Evaluation Procedures for Cross-Country Time Series
Author/Editor: Denk, Michaela | Weber, Michael
Series: Working Paper No. 11/151
May 26, 2011 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Switzerland
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 26, 2011 -- Switzerland: 2011 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Switzerland.
Series: Country Report No. 11/115
May 26, 2011 -- Switzerland: Selected Issues Paper
Series: Country Report No. 11/116
May 17, 2011 -- Press Release: IMF Signs SDR 500 Million Borrowing Agreement with the Swiss National Bank to Support Lending to Low-Income Countries

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