Slovak Republic: 2014 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; and Press Release

Publication Date: September 02, 2014
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Summary: After slowing in 2013, the Slovak economy is gathering momentum as the euro area and domestic demand recover, the latter complementing the strong export sector that has made Slovakia one of Europe’s more dynamic economies. Reducing still very high unemployment remains a key challenge, as does sustaining fiscal adjustment. Manageable public and private debt as well as a sound banking system limit vulnerabilities, but Slovakia’s fortunes remain closely tied to external developments, especially in the euro area, and there are risks from regional tensions since Russia provides much of Slovakia’s energy and is a reasonably important export market, including for Slovakia’s trading partners.
Series: Country Report No. 14/254
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal policy | Unemployment | Banking sector | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Slovak Republic

Publication Date: September 02, 2014
ISBN/ISSN: 9781498301459/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1SVKEA2014001 Pages: 59
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