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Fiji and the Pacific Islands

Fiji and the Pacific Islands

Resident Representative Office in the Pacific Islands

This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Pacific Islands Countries, including the activities of the IMF Regional Resident Representative Office based in Suva, Fiji. Additional information can be found on the IMF country pages for Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with issues in Pacific Island Countries.

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Asia & Pacific Small States Monitor

April 11, 2014 click for more

High-Level Conference on Pacific Island Countries Lifting Potential Growth in the Pacific Islands

November 22, 2013 click for more

Asia and Pacific Small States - Raising Potential Growth and Enhancing Resilience to Shocks

February 20, 2013 click for more

Global Economic Outlook and the Pacific Island Economies; Apia, Samoa

Presentation by Hoe Ee Khor Assistant Director, Asia and Pacific Department November 23, 2011 click for more

Statement at the Conclusion of the IMF Mission to Fiji

IMF Staff Visit, October 24 - November 4, 2011 click for more

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Pacific Islands and the IMF

Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Asia Pacific Regional Outlook

April 12, 2014

Press release: Statement at the Conclusion of the IMF Mission to Samoa

April 8, 2014

Kiribati – 2014 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission

March 14, 2014
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments. click for more

Press Release: The Republic of Marshall Islands Begins Participation in the IMF’s General Data Dissemination System

March 10, 2014

Press Release: Statement of the IMF Mission at the Conclusion of a Staff Visit to Vanuatu

March 4, 2014

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Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific

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Asia has not been spared by the recent re-pricing of financial assets in emerging markets, encountering a wave of capital outflows in the past few months. The overall impact has, so far, been manageable although some countries have been subject to greater stress. Tighter global liquidity— and homegrown structural impediments in some countries—will weigh on growth, but for most economies the impact should be partly offset by a gradual pickup in exports to advanced economies and resilient domestic demand. If, however, conditions tighten further we are likely to see even greater differentiation across the region. Those with strong fundamentals and policy credibility will be able to offset imported tightening through lower policy rates and fiscal support. Others that have delayed reforms, left fiscal vulnerabilities untackled, or tolerated too-high inflation may be forced to respond with a procyclical policy tightening. Announcing credible medium-term reforms would rebuild confidence and ease policy trade-offs. Click for more

Resident Representative for Pacific Islands

Yongzheng Yang Yongzheng Yang
Resident Representative
Tower 7
Reserve Bank of Fiji Building
Pratt Street
GPO Box 172
Suva, Fiji
E-mail: YYANG@IMF.ORG
Tel.: (679) 330 4969