Georgia : Request for a Stand-By Arrangement and an Arrangement Under the Stand-by Credit Facility: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Georgia.

Publication Date: April 24, 2012
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Summary: This staff report considers Georgia’s request for a Stand-By Arrangement and an arrangement under the Standby Credit Facility. Performance in 2011 has been stronger than originally envisaged, with growth of nearly 7 percent, inflation in the low single digits, public debt falling to 34 percent of GDP, and international reserves increasing to US$2.8 billion. Exchange rate flexibility remains a critical instrument of adjustment in response to shocks. At the same time, high financial dollarization may require the central bank to intervene to avoid abrupt, and potentially destabilizing, exchange rate fluctuations.
Series: Country Report No. 12/98
Subject(s): Bank supervision | Banking sector | Debt sustainability analysis | Economic indicators | Financial management | Financial sector | Fiscal consolidation | Flexible exchange rate policy | Staff Reports | Stand-by arrangement requests

Publication Date: April 24, 2012
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475502817/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1GEOEA2012002 Pages: 89
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