Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : 2016 Discussion on Common Policies of Member Countries-Press Release and Staff Report

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publication Date:

October 25, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The regional recovery is gaining ground, supported by continued low oil prices, the return to pre-2007 levels of tourism arrivals, and buoyant citizenship-by-investment receipts. Three failed banks have been resolved with no spillovers to the rest of the region and authorities have demonstrated improved fiscal management. Risks in the short run appear to be balanced but the region still faces many vulnerabilities that jeopardize the medium-term outlook. This year’s discussions took stock of the progress made and the policies needed to address key vulnerabilities related to the weak banking system, high debt, susceptibility to natural disasters, and competitiveness.

Series:

Country Report No. 16/333

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 25, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475546361/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ECCEA2016001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

119

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