Spain : 2006 Article IV Consultation—Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Spain

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

June 14, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Spain showed strong growth performance marked by robust job creation and a solid fiscal position. Executive Directors supported the National Reform Program (NRP), which focuses on improving productivity, market flexibility, and competitiveness. They commended the appreciable fiscal surplus, pension reserve fund, and the public debt reduction. They welcomed the new Budget Stability Law (BSL), appreciated the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) assessment and the monetary stance of the Bank of Spain. They emphasized the need to regain competitiveness through the implementation of structural reforms.

Series:

Country Report No. 06/211

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 14, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451812145/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ESPEA2006002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

61

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