Barbados : 2009 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on its Consideration by the Executive Board

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

September 22, 2009

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Barbados has some of the highest social and competitiveness indicators in the region and enjoys investment-grade rating on its sovereign bonds. The staff report for Barbados’s 2009 Article IV Consultation highlights economic developments and policies. Balance-of-payments pressures have increased, despite a narrowing in the current account deficit. In the absence of corrective measures, reserves are projected to decline to close to two months of imports over the medium term, which could lead to pressures on the currency peg.

Series:

Country Report No. 09/291

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 22, 2009

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451806120/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BRBEA2009003

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

47

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