Republic of Moldova : Article IV Consultation and Second Reviews under the Extended Fund Facility and Extended Credit Facility Arrangements-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Moldova

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publication Date:

December 21, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Following the 2014 crisis, Moldova has experienced a period of relative economic and financial stability, but still faces significant challenges. Growth has returned, inflation pressures have been contained, and fiscal performance has improved. Financial sector rehabilitation is underway, but further steps are needed to strengthen banks’ governance and balance sheets, which are critical to restore credit growth. Faster growth is needed if Moldova is to lift per capita income, which is the lowest in the region. • To accelerate growth and improve living standards while maintaining macroeconomic stability, policies should continue to focus on: (i) decisively strengthening the banking sector to facilitate deeper financial intermediation; (ii) bolstering the inflation targeting framework to help improve the transmission mechanism, while continuing to allow for exchange rate flexibility; (iii) maintaining fiscal discipline, while providing for growth-friendly priority public investment and safeguarding debt sustainability; and (iv) advancing structural reforms for sustainable and inclusive growth.

Series:

Country Report No. 17/398

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 21, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484334850/1934-7685

Stock No:

1MDAEA2017003

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

103

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