Republic of the Marshall Islands : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publication Date:

September 10, 2018

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The economy rebounded in FY2016 after a two-year recession, and growth is expected to remain robust driven by continued infrastructure investment. Overall risks remain tilted to the downside. The issuance of a decentralized digital currency as a second legal tender would increase macroeconomic and financial integrity risks, and elevate the risk of losing the last U.S. dollar correspondent banking relationship. Insufficient fiscal consolidation before the reduction of the U.S. Compact grant after FY2023 remains the main medium- to long-term risk.

Series:

Country Report No. 18/270

English

Publication Date:

September 10, 2018

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484375723/1934-7685

Stock No:

1MHLEA2018001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

58

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