Kingdom of the Netherlands—Netherlands Antilles : Staff Report for the 2005 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

March 31, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2005 Article IV Consultation for the Netherlands Antilles’ reports that economic growth has been feeble so far in this decade, in the midst of economic policy drift. Growth has been constrained by still inflexible labor markets, widespread state ownership and interference in commercial activities, and insufficient investment in infrastructure and human capital. At the same time, free migration to the Netherlands has kept wages high. Persistent budget deficits and a large and growing public debt have also remained unaddressed.

Series:

Country Report No. 06/116

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 31, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451801040/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ANTEA2006001

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

43

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