Spain : 2010 Article IV Consultation: Staff Statement; Staff Supplement; Staff Report; Statement by the Executive Director for Spain; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

July 30, 2010

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Spain’s economy is facing severe challenges. Financial market tensions increased sharply in the wake of the Greek crisis. Policy should focus on rebalancing of the economy and securing market confidence. Ambitious fiscal consolidation is under way, but achievement of the targets needs to be made more credible and complemented by bold pension reform. A radical overhaul of the labor market is urgent. Progress in recent years on product and service market reform should continue. The banking sector remains sound but is under pressure.

Series:

Country Report No. 10/254

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 30, 2010

ISBN/ISSN:

9781455202836/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ESPEA2010001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

100

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