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Consumer Prices -1.0 3.0
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Samoa and the IMF
Updated April 8, 2014

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on June 15, 2012. Listed below are items related to Samoa, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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April 08, 2014 -- New Press release: Statement at the Conclusion of the IMF Mission to Samoa
November 22, 2013 -- Welcome Remarks at the High-Level Pacific Islands Conference Lifting Potential Growth in the Pacific Islands
June 14, 2013 -- Samoa: Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Samoa
Series: Country Report No. 13/162
May 16, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$8.6 Million Disbursement Under Rapid Credit Facility for Samoa
April 26, 2013 -- Samoa -- Letter of Intent, April 26, 2013
PDF File Size: 140Kb
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
March 26, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Reaches Staff-Level Agreement with Samoa on Economic Recovery Program to be Supported under Rapid Credit Facility
October 14, 2012 -- Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu’s Opening Remarks at the Pacific Seminar
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
September 25, 2012 -- Press Release: Samoa Begins Participation in the IMF’s General Data Dissemination System
August 29, 2012 -- Samoa: 2012 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report, Informational Annex, Debt Sustainability Analysis, Public Information Notice, Statement by the Executive Director for Samoa
Series: Country Report No. 12/250
June 29, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Samoa
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
June 01, 2012 -- Global and Regional Spillovers to Pacific Island Countries
Author/Editor: Sheridan, Niamh | Tumbarello, Patrizia | Wu, Yiqun
Series: Working Paper No. 12/154
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
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.
March 07, 2012 -- Press Release: IMF Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu to Address IMF-Samoa Conference on Pacific Islands Issues
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
July 16, 2010 -- Samoa: 2010 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Joint World Bank/IMF Debt Sustainability Analysis; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Samoa
Series: Country Report No. 10/214
July 16, 2010 -- Samoa: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 10/215
July 12, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Samoa
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
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
February 19, 2010 -- Samoa: Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid-Access Component of the Exogenous Shocks Facility - Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Samoa
Series: Country Report No. 10/46
December 08, 2009 -- IMF Survey: IMF Supports Samoa After Tsunami Devastates Nation
The IMF approves a loan of $9.3 million to help spur recovery and reconstruction in Samoa following the September 2009 earthquake and tsunami, which severely damaged the island nation. The assistance will bolster reserves and help cover expected shortfalls in export earnings.
December 07, 2009 -- Press Release:IMF Executive Board Approves US$9.3 Million Disbursement for Samoa Under the Exogenous Shocks Facility
November 18, 2009 -- Samoa -- Letter of Intent, November 18, 2009
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October 06, 2009 -- Statement by the Hon. Nickel Lee Hang, Governor of the World Bank Group for Samoa on behalf of the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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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
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
October 21, 2008 -- IMF Survey: High Food, Fuel Prices a Threat Where Protection Limited
Inflation has been rising in the Pacific Islands on the back of strong increases in commodity prices. Although commodity prices have declined from recent peaks, food and fuel prices remain a concern in the islands as most have only limited social protection systems.
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
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
June 29, 2007 -- Samoa: Assessment of Financial Sector Supervision and Regulation including Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes on Banking Supervision
Series: Country Report No. 07/221
June 29, 2007 -- Samoa: Detailed Assessment of Compliance with the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision
Series: Country Report No. 07/222
June 01, 2007 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with Samoa
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
June 01, 2007 -- Samoa: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 07/184
June 01, 2007 -- Samoa: 2007 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion for Samoa
Series: Country Report No. 07/185
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
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
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
January 13, 2006 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum -- Growth and Poverty Reduction in Armenia
September 25, 2005 -- Statement by the Hon. Jefferson Barton, Governor of the World Bank for the Republic of the Marshall Islands, on behalf of Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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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
August 01, 2005 -- IMF Survey:
Sustained strong growth in Belarus; Egypt's policies; Samoa outpaces comparators; Bahamas needs fiscal tightening; Georgia's oil/gas transit revenues; Mauritius must improve competitiveness; Tanzania's growth/poverty reduction; Making surveillance more effective. PDF File Size: 456Kb
June 29, 2005 -- Samoa: 2005 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Samoa
Series: Country Report No. 05/220
June 29, 2005 -- Samoa: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 05/221
June 27, 2005 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with Samoa
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
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 02, 2005 -- Samoa : Report on Observance of Standards and Codes--Fiscal Transparency Module
Series: Country Report No. 05/70
October 04, 2004 -- Statement by the Hon. Nick L. Andon, Governor of the Fund for the Federated States Of Micronesia, on behalf of the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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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
June 24, 2004 -- Samoa: Assessment of the Supervision and Regulation of the Financial Sector-Review of Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision
Series: Country Report No. 04/171
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
September 24, 2003 -- Statement by the Hon. Casmir Remengesau, Governor of the World Bank for Republic Of Palau, and on behalf of the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands (Republic of ), Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu at the Joint Annual Discussion
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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
June 30, 2003 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2003 Article IV Consultation with Samoa
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
June 30, 2003 -- Samoa: 2003 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Samoa
Series: Country Report No. 03/195
June 30, 2003 -- Samoa: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 03/196
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.
September 29, 2002 -- Statement by the Hon. Misa Telefoni Retzlaff, Governor of the IMF for Samoa, on behalf of Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanatu, at the Joint Annual Discussion of the Boards of Governors of the IMF and World Bank, September 29, 2002
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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.
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
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
July 11, 2001 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Samoa
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.
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.
September 27, 2000 -- Statement by the Hon. Beniamina Tinga, Governor of the IMF for Kiribati, on behalf of the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Palau and Samoa, 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
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
September 29, 1999 -- Statement by the Hon. Sela Molisa, Governor of the World Bank and the Fund for Vanuatu, on behalf of the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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May 27, 1999 -- Western Samoa-Recent Economic Developments
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 97/42
April 08, 1999 -- Samoa - Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 99/28
March 12, 1999 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Samoa
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. Bartholomew Aba'au Ulufa'alu, Governor of the World Bank for Solomon Islands, on behalf of the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Western Samoa, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 24, 1997 -- Statement by the Hon. Tuilaepa S. Malielegaoi, Governor of the IMF for Samoa on behalf of Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, at the Joint Annual Discussion.
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December 19, 1995 -- Western Samoa - Statistical Annex
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 95/118
Notes: This statistical annex on Western Samoa was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. As such, the views expressed in this document are those of the staff team and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Government of Western Samoa, or the Executive Board of the IMF.
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.
May 15, 1994 -- Western Samoa - Recent Economic Developments
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 94/13
Notes: This report on recent economic developments in Western Samoa 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.
June 15, 1989 -- Economic Development in Seven Pacific Island Countries
Author/Editor: Browne, Christopher | Scott, Douglas A.
June 15, 1989 -- Economic Development in Seven Pacific Island Countries
Author/Editor: Browne, Christopher | Scott, Douglas A.

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