Staff Report for the 2000 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

August 11, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Macroeconomic policy support and structural reforms have helped to bring about the economic recovery in Japan. Initiating a public process to obtain consensus on a credible strategy for eventual fiscal consolidation would help to raise confidence in long-term growth prospects and reduce the risks of volatile financial market conditions. A premature appreciation of the yen not justified by improving fundamentals remains a concern. Important progress has been made in strengthening major banks balance sheets and allaying concerns about financial instability.

Series:

Country Report No. 00/98

Subject:

Notes:

Included with the Staff Report is the text of Public Information Notice No. 00/64.

English

Publication Date:

August 11, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451820461/1934-7685

Stock No:

1JPNEA0012000

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

66

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