Staff Report on the Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies of the Euro Area; Supplement Updating Information on Recent Economic Developments and Policies in the Euro Area; Supplement on EU Trade Policies; Public Information Notice Following Consultation; Two Statements by Representative on the IMF Executive Board for France, on Behalf of Euro-Area and EU Members

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

November 9, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

For the time being—and possibly for a considerable time to come—developments and prospects for the euro area are quite favorable. This upbeat outlook is underpinned by buoyant activity indicators and a supportive policy mix. High household and business confidence, rising capacity utilization and industrial production, strong job creation, and—so far—employment-friendly wage settlements point to sustained activity in the near term. Moreover, the macroeconomic fundamentals in the euro area appear much sounder than in previous recoveries.

Series:

Country Report No. 00/146

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 9, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451812961/1934-7685

Stock No:

1EUREA0032000

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

56

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