Belgium : Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

March 6, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Economic activity picked up in the course of 1999, despite the dioxin crisis of mid-year, owing to a recovery in export markets following the world financial turmoil of late 1998, supportive monetary policy in the euro area, improvements in business and consumer confidence, and continued growth in employment. The situation in labor markets remains unsatisfactory, with a high unemployment rate and a very slow participation rate. Executive Directors commended the Belgian authorities for the marked improvement in their fiscal situation in recent years.

Series:

Country Report No. 00/31

Subject:

Notes:

Included with the Staff Report is the text of Public Information Notice No. 00/16--IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Belgium.

English

Publication Date:

March 6, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451803099/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BELEA0012000

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

46

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