Syrian Arab Republic : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

August 9, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Syria faces two interrelated medium-term challenges posed by the prospective decline in its oil reserves. The recently approved five-year plan (FYP) laid down a comprehensive strategy to address these challenges. Syria’s public finances are headed for challenging times in the coming 10–15 years. Large fiscal deficits have marked the economic history of many developed and developing countries alike during the 1970s and 1980s, with damaging consequences to their economies. Although financial markets can help keep the deficit bias in check, market discipline has proved mostly inadequate.

Series:

Country Report No. 06/295

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 9, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451836301/1934-7685

Stock No:

1SYREA2006002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

61

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