Australia : 2010 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

October 28, 2010

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The impact of the global crisis was milder in Australia than in other advanced economies owing to strong demand from Asia and decisive policy responses. Australian banks were resilient to the global crisis, and the labor market was flexible in the face of the shock. The exit from fiscal stimulus is appropriate as is the recent review of the tax system. Banks could adopt riskier strategies and require vigilance. The exchange rate is overvalued but will dissipate as interest rates in other advanced economies eventually normalize.

Series:

Country Report No. 10/331

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 28, 2010

ISBN/ISSN:

9781455208333/1934-7685

Stock No:

1AUSEA2010002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

47

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