Lao People’s Democratic Republic : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

March 18, 2002

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper examines the main causes for the surge in dollarization in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). It explores various strategies that may be adopted to maintain low inflation and thus, indirectly, encourage the use of the national currency. The paper highlights that foreign currencies now account for the largest component of the domestic money supply. This situation, although encouraging in a country with poorly developed financial institutions, poses several challenges for the authorities.

Series:

Country Report No. 02/61

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 18, 2002

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451822434/1934-7685

Stock No:

1LAOEA0012002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

58

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