Bolivia : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publication Date:

December 21, 2018

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

After years of impressive growth and poverty reduction, Bolivia is facing a more challenging period. Accommodative fiscal and monetary policies combined with lower gas and minerals prices have contributed to continued large twin deficits, foreign reserve losses, and a sharp increase in public debt. External competitiveness has been negatively affected by the appreciating US dollar, high wage growth, and domestic policies that have hindered private sector investment. A definitive change in the policy stance is warranted to restore external balance, minimize a further buildup in vulnerabilities, and promote broad based growth.

Series:

Country Report No. 18/379

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 21, 2018

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484392041/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BOLEA2018001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

79

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