Jamaica : Fifth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement-Press Release and Staff Report

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publication Date:

April 23, 2019

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Sustained improvements in macroeconomic outcomes. The economy has expanded for the past 15 quarters; unemployment is at historic lows; international reserve coverage is consistently high; inflation is subdued—albeit below the BOJ targe 4–6 percent range; the stock market was the globe’s best performer in 2018; and Fitch recently upgraded Jamaica’s credit rating. A slow pick-up in private investment, however, is still pointing to the need to reinvigorate the effort to remove supply-side impediments to growth and job creation.

Series:

Country Report No. 19/105

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 23, 2019

ISBN/ISSN:

9781498311311/1934-7685

Stock No:

1JAMEA2019001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

83

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