Maldives:2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Maldives

Publication Date:

December 1, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights that Maldives’ economy grew by 3.9 percent in 2016 and continues to improve in 2017 on a recovery in tourism and a continued strength in construction. The fiscal deficit widened in 2016 driven by lower-than-expected revenue and large arrears clearance despite unchanged current spending. Public debt as a share of GDP rose nearly 11.5 percentage points from 2014–16. The outlook is for a strengthening recovery in the near term, with low inflation, loose financial conditions, but with significant downside risks from a fragile fiscal and external position. Growth is projected to recover in 2017 and stabilize over the medium term.

Series:

Country Report No. 2017/357

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484330999/1934-7685

Stock No:

1MDVEA2017001

Pages:

88

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