Barbados : Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

December 20, 1999

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 1999 Article IV Consultation highlights that since the early 1990s, Barbados has been experiencing steady economic growth founded on prudent economic management and generally favorable external conditions. Economic policy has incorporated fiscal and wage restraint, consistent with the maintenance of the long-standing exchange parity with the U.S. dollar. In 1998, real GDP growth picked up, based on strong performances in the tourism and construction sectors, although a drought led to a decline in sugar output.

Series:

Country Report No. 99/142

Subject(s):

Notes:

Included with the Staff Report are the text of Public Information Notice No. 99/112--IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Barbados and a Statement by Mr. Thomas A. Bernes, Executive Director, on November 5, 1999.

English

Publication Date:

December 20, 1999

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451805963/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BRBEA0011999

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

46

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