Botswana : 2013 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

September 23, 2013

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper discusses 2013 Article IV Consultation highlights slower economic performance and financial risks in Botswana. The output growth is expected to remain broadly unchanged in 2013 as strong nonmining sector growth would offset the subdued mining output. Banks’ high exposure to households and the acceleration in the growth of unsecured lending are, however, potential vulnerabilities. The authorities are advised to continue to bolster their surveillance capacity to monitor financial sector developments and consider implementing macroprudential measures to temper the rate of growth of household borrowing.

Series:

Country Report No. 13/296

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 23, 2013

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484343111/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BWAEA2013001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

72

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