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Australia and the IMF
Updated February 23, 2014

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on February 10, 2014. Listed below are items related to Australia, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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February 23, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Applauds G20 Growth Agenda
February 12, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Australia
February 12, 2014 -- Australia: Staff Report for 2013 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Australia
Series: Country Report No. 14/51
February 12, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Australia on Path to Broader-based Growth, says IMF
Australia’s mining investment boom has passed its peak, and the country is now confronting the need to generate broader-based growth, says the IMF in its annual assessment of the Australian economy.
November 21, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director of the Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
November 20, 2013 -- Australia-2013 Article IV Consultation Preliminary Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
October 11, 2013 -- Statement by the Hon. Joe Hockey, Governor of the World Bank Group and the IMF for Australia
PDF File Size: 393Kb
June 13, 2013 -- Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities - Government of Australia Subaccount for Selected Fund Activities
Subject: Framework Administered Account | Australia | External financing | Technical assistance | Executive Board decisions | Lapse of time approval
April 20, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by Oh-Seok Hyun, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Tuvalu, Republic of Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 169Kb
December 13, 2012 -- "Fiscal Federations: Lessons for the Design of a European Fiscal Union" By Carlo Cottarelli
November 21, 2012 -- Australia: Financial Safety Net and Crisis Management Framework—Technical Note
Series: Country Report No. 12/310
November 21, 2012 -- Australia: Addressing Systemic Risk Through Higher Loss Absorbency—Technical Note
Series: Country Report No. 12/311
November 21, 2012 -- Australia: Insurance Core Principles—Detailed Assessment of Observance
Series: Country Report No. 12/312
November 21, 2012 -- Australia: Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision—Detailed Assessment of Observance
Series: Country Report No. 12/313
November 21, 2012 -- Australia: IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation—Detailed Assessment of Implementation
Series: Country Report No. 12/314
November 15, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Australia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
November 15, 2012 -- Australia: 2012 Article IV Consultation—Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Australia
Series: Country Report No. 12/305
November 15, 2012 -- Australia: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC)—Summary Assessments
Series: Country Report No. 12/307
November 15, 2012 -- Australia: Financial System Stability Assessment
Series: Country Report No. 12/308
November 15, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Strong Commodity Demand, Sound Policies Support Australia
The Australian economy has demonstrated considerable resilience in the face of the global financial crisis, and is in a strong position to respond to any external shocks, says the IMF in its annual assessment of the country’s economy.
November 15, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Australia's Banks Sturdy, Closely Connected
Five years after the global economic crisis, Australia's financial sector continues to outperform most of its peers, but the country will need to manage risks from high household debt and house prices, reliance on funding from overseas, and a highly concentrated and interconnected banking system.
October 13, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Wayne Swan, Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer of Australia
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Tuvalu, Republic of Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 478Kb
October 12, 2012 -- Statement by the Hon. Wayne Swan, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank Group for Australia
PDF File Size: 484Kb
September 20, 2012 -- 2012 Article IV Consultation with Australia -- Preliminary Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
April 21, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Wayne Swan, Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer of Australia
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Tuvalu, Republic of Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 298Kb
April 20, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Pledges by Australia, Korea, Singapore and the United Kingdom to Increase IMF Resources by About US$41 Billion
March 22, 2012 -- Enhancing Resilience to Shocks and Fostering Inclusive Growth in the Pacific Islands by Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
March 21, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Sheer Distance a Factor as Pacific Islands Seek to Boost Growth
The Pacific islands must address the impact of their remoteness and other unique economic issues as they seek to regain income levels prevailing before the global economic crisis. A conference in Samoa will look at how to make the islands more resilient to economic shocks.
January 30, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Economic Outlook For Asian Countries
January 13, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Big Financial Sectors Under Review in 2012 By IMF
There's one thing all countries learned in the recent crisis: problems in the financial system can have devastating consequences for economic health. In 2012 the IMF will examine some of the world’s biggest financial sectors to help them spot any trouble on the horizon.
January 01, 2012 -- Bank Capital Adequacy in Australia
Author/Editor: Jang, B. | Sheridan, Niamh
Series: Working Paper No. 12/25
October 07, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Australia’s Booming Exports Could Help Secure Future
Despite increasing uncertainty about the state of the global economy, Australia’s booming commodities sector gives the country an almost unprecedented opportunity to protect itself against future shocks, says the IMF in its annual report on the state of the Australian economy.
October 06, 2011 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Australia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
October 06, 2011 -- Australia; Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 11/300
October 06, 2011 -- Australia; Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 11/301
September 23, 2011 -- Statement by the Hon. Wayne Swan, Governor of the World Bank Group and the IMF for Australia
PDF File Size: 472Kb
August 01, 2011 -- Australia: 2011 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
May 09, 2011 -- New Zealand: Selected Issues Paper
Series: Country Report No. 11/103
May 01, 2011 -- From West to East: Estimating External Spillovers to Australia and New Zealand
Author/Editor: Sun, Yan
Series: Working Paper No. 11/120
December 01, 2010 -- What Drives House Prices in Australia? A Cross-Country Approach
Author/Editor: Tumbarello, Patrizia | Wang, Shengzu
Series: Working Paper No. 10/291
November 30, 2010 -- Australia: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes-Data Module
Series: Country Report No. 10/343
November 01, 2010 -- Emerging Asia’s Impact on Australian Growth: Some Insights From GEM
Author/Editor: Hunt, Ben
Series: Working Paper No. 10/262
October 28, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Australia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
October 28, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference Call on the International Monetary Fund's Article IV Staff Report on Australia
October 28, 2010 -- Australia: 2010 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 10/331
October 28, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Mining Boom Bodes Bright Future for Australia
Australia has weathered the global financial crisis far better than many other developed economies, thanks to strong demand from emerging Asia and decisive policy responses, but the country now needs to manage a predicted mining boom to prevent the economy from overheating.
October 09, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by Jeung-Hyun Yoon, Minister of Strategy and Finance, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 349Kb
October 08, 2010 -- Statement by the Hon. Wayne Swan, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank Group for Australia
PDF File Size: 479Kb
October 01, 2010 -- Australian Banking System Resilience: What Should Be Expected Looking Forward? An International Perspective
Author/Editor: Bologna, Pierluigi
Series: Working Paper No. 10/228
September 28, 2010 -- Australia -- 2010 Article IV Consultation, Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
May 04, 2010 -- Australia: Basel II Implementation Assessment
Series: Country Report No. 10/107
May 01, 2010 -- Potential Growth of Australia and New Zealand in the Aftermath of the Global Crisis
Author/Editor: Sun, Yan
Series: Working Paper No. 10/127
April 24, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Jeung-Hyun Yoon, Minister of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 353Kb
March 03, 2010 -- Recovering from the Global Crisis: Exit Policies and Challenges Ahead, by Murilo Portugal, IMF Deputy Managing Director, at the Australian School of Business
March 02, 2010 -- Outlook for the World Economy and Policy challenges Ahead: A Multi-speed Recovery, Keynote Address by Murilo Portugal, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE), Outlook 2010 Conference, Canberra
January 22, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Australian, New Zealand Banks Remain Sound During Global Crisis
Australian and New Zealand banks remain sound by international standards, two recent IMF studies said. But the studies encouraged supervisors in both countries to step up stress tests to assess bank resilience to deterioration in economic and financial conditions.
January 01, 2010 -- Public Debt Sustainability and Management in a Compound Option Framework
Author/Editor: Chan-Lau, Jorge | Santos, Andre
Series: Working Paper No. 10/2
October 06, 2009 -- Statement by the Hon. Nicholas Sherry, Governor of the World Bank Group and the IMF for Australia, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 314Kb
October 04, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by Jeung-Hyun Yoon, Minister of Strategy and Finance of Korea,Rep.of
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 396Kb
October 01, 2009 -- Australian Bank and Corporate Sector Vulnerabilities--An International Perspective
Author/Editor: Takáts, Elöd | Tumbarello, Patrizia
Series: Working Paper No. 09/223
August 07, 2009 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Australia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
August 07, 2009 -- Australia: 2009 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion;
Series: Country Report No. 09/248
August 07, 2009 -- Australia: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 09/249
June 24, 2009 -- Australia -- 2009 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
April 25, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Kyung-Wook Hur,First Vice Minister, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Korea on behalf of the Hon. Jeung-Hyun Yoon, Finance Minister of the Republic of Korea
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 350Kb
February 06, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Stimulus Measures Bolstering Demand Amid Crisis, IMF Says
Most of the world's leading advanced and emerging market economies have adopted stimulus measures to counter the growing financial and economic crisis, according to an analysis by the IMF that estimates the collective impact on growth of around ½ -1¼ percentage points.
January 29, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Report Updates
January 01, 2009 -- The Declining Importance of Tradable Goods Manufacturing in Australia and New Zealand: How Much can Growth Theory Explain?
Author/Editor: Hunt, Ben
Series: Working Paper No. 09/16
January 01, 2009 -- Australia and New Zealand Exchange Rates: A Quantitative Assessment
Author/Editor: Edison, Hali J. | Vitek, Francis
Series: Working Paper No. 09/7
November 06, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook Update by Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counselor and Director of Research, and Jörg Decressin, Chief of the World Economic Outlook Studies Division, IMF
October 13, 2008 -- Statement by the Hon. Wayne Swan, M.p., Governor of the IMF and the World Bank Group for Australia, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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October 11, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by Wayne Swan, Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 353Kb
September 23, 2008 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2008 Article IV Consultation with Australia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
September 23, 2008 -- Australia: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 08/311
September 23, 2008 -- Australia: 2008 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Australia
Series: Country Report No. 08/312
July 09, 2008 -- AUSTRALIA -- 2008 Article IV Consultation, Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
April 12, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by Hon. Wayne Swan, Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 52Kb
April 09, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Simon Johnson, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, on the Spring 2008 World Economic Outlook
January 01, 2008 -- Does Technological Diffusion Explain Australia's Productivity Performance?
Author/Editor: Tressel, Thierry
Series: Working Paper No. 08/4
December 12, 2007 -- Challenges and Opportunities from Financial Globalization for Fund Managers and Policy Makers in the Asia-Pacific Region, Remarks by Takatoshi Kato, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
At The Business Forum, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
September 12, 2007 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with Australia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
September 12, 2007 -- Australia: 2007 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 07/314
July 26, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
July 01, 2007 -- Conquering Fear of Floating--Australia's Successful Adaptation to a Flexible Exchange Rate
Author/Editor: Beaumont, Craig | Cui, Li
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 07/2
April 14, 2007 -- IMFC Statement by the Honourable Peter Costello, Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 40Kb
March 01, 2007 -- Country Focus - Australia - Finance & Development, March 2007
As one of the world's leading exporters of mining commodities such as coal and iron ore, Australia has been adjusting its macroeconomic policies to the recent large rise in international commodity prices.
December 12, 2006 -- Australia: Financial Sector Assessment Program - Technical Note - Investor Protection, Disclosure, and Financial Literacy
Series: Country Report No. 06/437
December 01, 2006 -- Financial Integration in Asia: Estimating the Risk-Sharing Gains for Australia and Other Nations
Author/Editor: Mercereau, Benoît
Series: Working Paper No. 06/267
November 30, 2006 -- Australia: Mutual Evaluation Report - FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Series: Country Report No. 06/424
November 21, 2006 -- Australia: Financial Sector Assessment Program - Detailed Assessment of Observance of Standards and Codes
Series: Country Report No. 06/415
November 20, 2006 -- Australia: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes - FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Series: Country Report No. 06/409
November 18, 2006 -- Energy Policy in the Global Economy -- Speech by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, IMF
At the Energy and Minerals Business Council Meeting, Melbourne, Australia
November 17, 2006 -- Press Release: Press Statement by IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato Ahead of the G-20 Meeting in Melbourne, Australia, November 17, 2006
October 23, 2006 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2006 Article IV Consultation with Australia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
October 23, 2006 -- Australia: Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics: Banking Supervision, Insurance Regulation, Securities Regulation, and Payment Systems
Series: Country Report No. 06/372
October 23, 2006 -- Australia: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 06/373
October 23, 2006 -- Australia: 2006 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 06/374
October 23, 2006 -- Australia: Information Note on Fiscal Data
Series: Country Report No. 06/375
September 19, 2006 -- Statement by the Hon. Peter Costello, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank Group for Australia, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 328Kb
September 17, 2006 -- IMFC Statement by the Hon. Okyu Kwon, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Korea
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 303Kb
June 26, 2006 -- IMF Survey:
IMF work program; de Rato in Australia, New Zealand; Improving the IEO; Swaziland, Philippines briefs; Inequality in Panama; Namibia: poverty and inequality; Gabon: post-oil era; Growth in Indian states; HIV/AIDS effect; China and India: emerging giants. PDF File Size: 677Kb
June 14, 2006 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato at the Conclusion of his Visit to Australia
June 14, 2006 -- Meeting the Challenges of 21st Century Globalization: The IMF's Medium-Term Strategy, Speech by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
At the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australia
June 13, 2006 -- The Changing Role of the IMF in Asia and the Global Economy, Speech by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
At the National Press Club, Canberra, Australia
June 09, 2006 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato to Visit Australia and New Zealand
June 01, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director of External Relations Department, IMF
April 22, 2006 -- IMFC Statement by Honorable Tae-Shin Kwon, Vice Minister, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Republic of Korea
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 217Kb
March 28, 2006 -- Address to the Tripartite Review Committee Meeting of the Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre by Agustín Carstens, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
March 20, 2006 -- Striving For Success: Growth, Globalization and Economic Policy Reform, by Anne O. Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
Address to the Institute for the Economy in Transition, Moscow, delivered on Ms Krueger's behalf by Mr Poul Thomsen, Senior Advisor, European Department
November 04, 2005 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum--Reforming the IMF: Governance and the Executive Board
October 31, 2005 -- IMF Survey:
De Rato visits China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Belgium; Economic reviews of Ghana,The Gambia; Truman on IMF governance; Australia's economic expansion; Bahamas' monetary framework; Agricultural safeguards; Aid and NGOs; IMF promotes transparency. PDF File Size: 419Kb
October 27, 2005 -- A Response to the President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), by David Burton, Director of the Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
This letter was sent in reply to Ms. Burrow's letter to the Managing Director of the IMF, which may be read at www.actu.asn.au
September 24, 2005 -- IMFC Statement by The Hon. Duck-Soo Han, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Korea
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 180Kb
September 24, 2005 -- Statement by the Hon. Peter Costello, Governor of the World Bank and the Fund for Australia, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 403Kb
September 12, 2005 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with Australia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
September 12, 2005 -- Australia: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 05/330
September 12, 2005 -- Australia: 2005 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 05/331
April 16, 2005 -- IMFC Statement by The Hon. Duck-Soo Han Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Korea
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 683Kb
March 01, 2005 -- On Cyclicality in the Current and Financial Accounts: Evidence from Nine Industrial Countries
Author/Editor: Clausen, Jens R. | Kandil, Magda E.
Series: Working Paper No. 05/56
January 14, 2005 -- Shared Experience: What Reforming Economies Have in Common, Remarks by Anne O. Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
At a Public Lecture of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), Delhi, India
November 08, 2004 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2004 Article IV Consultation with Australia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
November 08, 2004 -- Spreading Prosperity and Resisting Economic Divergence: The Significance of Richard Snape's Academic Legacy, Speech by Anne O. Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Richard Snape Memorial Lecture, Melbourne
November 08, 2004 -- Australia: 2004 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 04/353
November 08, 2004 -- Australia: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 04/354
November 04, 2004 -- Agricultural Trade Reform: The Role of Economic Analysis, Remarks by Anne O. Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
To Conference Organized by the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Research, Canberra
October 02, 2004 -- Statement by The Hon. Peter Costello, Treasurer of Australia
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 96Kb
August 03, 2004 -- Euro Area Policies: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director on Euro Area Policies
Series: Country Report No. 04/234
August 01, 2004 -- Regional Economic Disparities in Australia
Author/Editor: Ramakrishnan, Uma | Cerisola, Martin D.
Series: Working Paper No. 04/144
July 27, 2004 -- The Challenges Facing the IMF -- Speech by Agustín Carstens, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
Given at the Australian Treasury, Canberra
July 01, 2004 -- An Approach to Long-Term Fiscal Policy Analysis
Author/Editor: Dunaway, Steven Vincent | N'Diaye, Papa M'B. P.
Series: Working Paper No. 04/113
April 24, 2004 -- IMFC Statements Hon. Peter Costello, MP, Australian Treasurer
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 575Kb
October 29, 2003 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2003 Article IV Consultation with Australia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
October 29, 2003 -- Australia: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 03/336
October 29, 2003 -- Australia: 2003 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 03/337
September 23, 2003 -- Statement by the Hon. Peter Costello, Governor of the World Bank and the Fund for Australia, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 139Kb
September 21, 2003 -- Statement by The Hon. Peter Costello, M.P. Treasurer of Australia, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Meeting, September 21, 2003
On behalf of the constituency comprising Australia, Kiribati, Korea (Republic of), Marshall Islands (Republic of the), Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, New Zealand, Palau (Republic of), Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
August 13, 2003 -- Dismantling Barriers and Building Safeguards: Achieving Prosperity in an Age of Globalization, by Anne O. Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
Heinz Arndt Memorial Lecture, Canberra
May 01, 2003 -- Foreign Exchange Intervention and the Australian Dollar: Has it Mattered?
Author/Editor: Edison, Hali J. | Cashin, Paul | Liang, Hong
Series: Working Paper No. 03/99
April 12, 2003 -- IMFC Statement by Senator the Hon. Ian Campbell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer of Australia, April 12, 2003
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Australia, Kiribati, Korea, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
October 04, 2002 -- Australia: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 02/215
September 29, 2002 -- Statement by the Hon. Peter Costello, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank for Australia, at the Joint Annual Discussion of the Boards of Governors of the IMF and World Bank, September 29, 2002
PDF File Size: 127Kb
September 28, 2002 -- Statement by The Hon. Peter Costello, M.P., Treasurer of Australia, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee, Washington, D.C., September 28, 2002
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Australia, Kiribati, Korea (Republic of), Marshall Islands (Republic of the), Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, New Zealand, Palau (Republic of), Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
September 18, 2002 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2002 Article IV Consultation with Australia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
September 18, 2002 -- Australia: 2002 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 02/201
April 20, 2002 -- IMFC Statement by Senator The Hon. Ian Campbell Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer of Australia, April 20, 2002
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the constituency comprising Australia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
February 01, 2002 -- Assessing Accuracy and Reliability: A Note Based on Approaches Used in National Accounts and Balance of Payments Statistics
Author/Editor: Carson, Carol S. | Laliberté, Lucie
Series: Working Paper No. 02/24
February 01, 2002 -- Commodity Currencies and Empirical Exchange Rate Puzzles
Author/Editor: Chen, Yu-chin | Rogoff, Kenneth
Series: Working Paper No. 02/27
February 01, 2002 -- Assessing Accuracy and Reliability: A Note Based on Approaches Used in National Accounts and Balance of Payments Statistics
Author/Editor: Carson, Carol S. | Laliberté, Lucie
Series: Working Paper No. 02/24
February 01, 2002 -- Commodity Currencies and Empirical Exchange Rate Puzzles
Author/Editor: Chen, Yu-chin | Rogoff, Kenneth
Series: Working Paper No. 02/27
November 17, 2001 -- Statement by The Hon. Peter Costello, Treasurer of Australia to the International Monetary and Financial Committee, Ottawa, November 17, 2001
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the constituency comprising Australia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
November 01, 2001 -- Key Features of Australian Business Cycles
Author/Editor: Cashin, Paul | Ouliaris, Sam
Series: Working Paper No. 01/171
November 01, 2001 -- Key Features of Australian Business Cycles
Author/Editor: Cashin, Paul | Ouliaris, Sam
Series: Working Paper No. 01/171
June 29, 2001 -- Reflections on Globalization, Spain, and the IMF -- Speech by Eduardo Aninat
Given at the General Meeting of ELKARGI, San Sebastian
April 28, 2001 -- Statement by the Hon. Peter Costello, Treasurer of Australia, to the Development Committee , April 30, 2001
On behalf of the constituency comprising Australia, Cambodia, Kiribati, Korea (Republic of), Marshall Islands (Republic of), Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, New Zealand, Palau (Republic of), Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
April 28, 2001 -- Statement by the Hon. Peter Costello, Treasurer of Australia, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee, April 29, 2001
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the constituency comprising Australia, Kiribati, Korea (Republic of), Marshall Islands (Republic of), Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, New Zealand, Palau (Republic of), Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
April 28, 2001 -- Statement by the Hon. Peter Costello, Treasurer of Australia - International Monetary and Financial Committee and Development Committee, April 29, 2001
On behalf of the World Bank constituency comprising Australia, Cambodia, Kiribati, Korea (Republic of), Marshall Islands (Republic of), Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, New Zealand, Palau (Republic of), Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu and the IMF constituency comprising Australia, Kiribati, Korea (Republic of), Marshall Islands (Republic of), Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, New Zealand, Palau (Republic of), Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, the Seychelles, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
April 09, 2001 -- Australia: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 01/55
March 21, 2001 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Australia
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
March 21, 2001 -- Australia: 2000 Article IV Consultation -- Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 01/49
January 01, 2001 -- Monetary Independence in Emerging Markets: Does the Exchange Rate Regime Make a Difference?
Author/Editor: Borensztein, Eduardo | Zettelmeyer, Jeromin | Philippon, Thomas
Series: Working Paper No. 01/1
September 27, 2000 -- Statement by the Hon. Rod Kemp, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank for Australia, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 24, 2000 -- Statement by Senator the Hon. Rod Kemp Assistant Treasurer of Australia to the International Monetary and Financial Committee
August 01, 2000 -- The Impact of Monetary Policy on the Exchange Rate - Evidence from Three Small Open Economies
Author/Editor: Zettelmeyer, Jeromin
Series: Working Paper No. 00/141
April 16, 2000 -- Statement by Senator the Hon. Rod Kemp, Assistant Treasurer of Australia, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee, April 16, 2000
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Australia, Kiribati, Korea, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu
March 06, 2000 -- Australia: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report no. 00/24
February 15, 2000 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Australia
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
September 28, 1999 -- Statement by the Hon. Peter Costello, Governor of the World Bank and the Fund for Australia, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 08, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the 1999 International Capital Markets Report
We focus in the report on the global or international capital markets, developments and issues in these markets. This report is based extensively on discussions with private market participants, in addition to national authorities.
June 24, 1999 -- Transcript of IMF Economic Forum on Dollarization: Fad or Future for Latin America
This Economic Forum was held on June 24, 1999
April 15, 1999 -- IMF Staff Involvement in the Preparation of a Pilot Transparency Report for Australia
This report compares country practices in Australia with internationally recognized standards and codes in the areas of data dissemination, fiscal transparency, monetary and financial policy transparency, and banking supervision, and in some instances, one or all of the following: securities markets, insurance regulations, and accounting and auditing standards. In reviewing countries' observance of standards, the report covers disclosure practices and also discusses issues related to the quality of the information released.
February 18, 1999 -- Australia - Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 99/01
January 11, 1999 -- IMF Survey:
World Economic Outlook and Capital Markets update; Euro launch and IMF; Fischer on international lender of last resort; lessons from Argentine banking crisis, Australia's economic reforms; and conference on liberalizing markets in Africa PDF File Size: 639Kb
December 01, 1998 -- International Capital Flows and National Creditworthiness-Do the Fundamental Things Apply as Time Goes By?
Author/Editor: Cashin, Paul | McDermott, C. John
Series: Working Paper No. 98/172
November 20, 1998 -- Australia: Benefiting from Economic Reforms
Author/Editor: Singh, Anoop | Felman, J. | Brooks, R. | Callen, Tim | Thimann, Christian
November 16, 1998 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Australia
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
October 07, 1998 -- Statement by the Hon. Rod Kemp, Governor of the World Bank for Australia, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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May 05, 1998 -- Australia and Asia in the Global Economy--Address by Michel Camdessus
Address at the Australia Unlimited Round Table, Melbourne, Australia
May 04, 1998 -- IMF Press Briefing on First Review of Indonesia's Economic Program
Welcome to this briefing by Mr. Stanley Fischer, First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF on the completion this afternoon by the IMF's Executive Board of the first review under the standby arrangement for Indonesia.
September 24, 1997 -- Statement by the Hon. Peter Costello, M.p., Governor of the World Bank and the Fund for Australia, at the Joint Annual Discussion.
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April 17, 1997 -- Australia-Recent Economic Developments
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 97/22
April 17, 1997 -- Australia-Selected Issues
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 97/23
August 01, 1996 -- Are Australia's Current Account Deficits Excessive?
Author/Editor: Cashin, Paul | McDermott, C. John
Series: Working Paper No. 96/85
May 16, 1996 -- Australia - Recent Economic Developments
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 96/37
Notes: This report was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.
May 10, 1995 -- Australia - Background Material
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 95/29
Notes: This background material on Australia was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.
March 01, 1995 -- Paradise Lost? Growth, Convergence and Migration in the South Pacific
Author/Editor: Cashin, Paul | Loayza, Norman
Series: Working Paper No. 95/28
Notes: Also published in Staff Papers, Vol. 42, No. 3, September 1995.
March 01, 1995 -- Paradise Lost? Growth, Convergence and Migration in the South Pacific
Author/Editor: Cashin, Paul | Loayza, Norman
Series: Working Paper No. 95/28
Notes: Also published in Staff Papers, Vol. 42, No. 3, September 1995.
August 01, 1992 -- Stock Market Response to Unexpected Macroeconomic News: The Australian Evidence
Author/Editor: Sadeghi, Mahdi
Series: Working Paper No. 92/61
Notes: Empirical study on the relationship between unexpected changes in macroeconomic variables and Australian stock returns over the period 1980-1991.

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