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Euro Area Policies : 2013 Article IV Consultation

Published: July 25, 2013
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Summary: This staff paper on euro area policy 2013 Article IV Consultation discusses economic development and policies. Severe market stresses have subsided, although private borrowing costs have remained too high in the periphery. In these economies, sovereign borrowing costs have declined from unsustainable levels. This has led to slightly lower private borrowing costs, spurring bond issuance among some banks, and firms. Capital flight has gradually eased, bank deposits have stabilized, and Target 2 imbalances have narrowed. This has contributed to some early repayment of official liquidity support by stronger banks, though largely from core countries. Still, periphery bank risks are significantly higher than in the core.
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Series: Country Report No. 13/231
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic conditions | Economic growth | Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal reforms | Banking sector | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Euro Area
    Published:   July 25, 2013        
    ISBN/ISSN:   9781484372623/1934-7685   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   1EUREA2013012   Pages:   46
    Price:   US$18.00
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