Malaysia: 2013 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Malaysia

Publication Date: March 14, 2014
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Summary: The IMF staff report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation focuses on Malaysia’s economic developments and policies. The IMF report discusses that continued growth in domestic demand, especially investment, and a pickup in external demand should help maintain robust growth going forward despite the fiscal tightening. Amidst concerns about Malaysia’s public finances and sharp narrowing of the external surplus in spring–summer of 2013, authorities have taken timely action to secure fiscal sustainability and assure markets. It suggests that authorities’ decisions in 2013 are close to a fiscal policy breakthrough aiming to contain federal debt and related fiscal risks.
Series: Country Report No. 14/80
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Human capital | Fiscal policy | Capital outflows | Monetary policy | Bank supervision | Stress testing | Financial stability | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Malaysia | Housing prices | Housing

Publication Date: March 14, 2014
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475557404/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1MYSEA2014001 Pages: 93
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