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Fiji and the Pacific Islands

Fiji and the Pacific Islands

Resident Representative Office in the Pacific Islands

This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Pacific Islands Countries, including the activities of the IMF Regional Resident Representative Office based in Suva, Fiji. Additional information can be found on the IMF country pages for Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with issues in Pacific Island Countries.

News — Highlights


Asia & Pacific Small States Monitor

Quarterly Bulletin; Issue 05/2015; August 21, 2015 click for more

High-Level Dialogue: Enhancing Macroeconomic Resilience to Natural Disasters in the Pacific Islands

Nadi, Fiji, June 25, 2015 click for more

Asia & Pacific Small States Monitor

Quarterly Bulletin; Issue 01/2015; April 17, 2015 click for more

Pacific Island Countries (PICs): Key Macro Challenges and Linkages to the Technical Assistance (TA) Program

Presentation by Tubagus Feridhanusetyawan; IMF Resident Representative for Pacific Islands Countries; March, 2015 click for more

Prospects and Challenges in the Asia and Pacific Small States

Presentation by the IMF Resident Representative for Pacific Islands, South Pacific Govenors Meeting, December 4-6, 2014 click for more

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Pacific Islands and the IMF

Papua New Guinea: Selected Issues

November 18, 2015
Series: Country Report No. 15/319 click for more

Papua New Guinea: 2015 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Papua New Guinea

November 18, 2015
Series: Country Report No. 15/318 click for more

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Papua New Guinea

November 18, 2015

Press Release: IMF Staff Completes 2015 Article IV Mission to Fiji

October 29, 2015

Statement by the Hon. Patrick Pruaitch, Governor of the World Bank Group and the IMF for Papua New Guinea

October 9, 2015
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Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific

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While Asia's growth has recently disappointed, the region is expected to grow at a steady 5.4 percent in 2015-16, remaining the global growth leader. Asia's growth should benefit from relatively strong labor markets and disposable income growth along with the ongoing gradual recovery in major advanced economies. Across most major Asian economies, lower commodity prices should help consumption. Negative risks to growth dominate, especially the possibility of a sharper slowdown in China or larger spillovers from the changing composition of China's demand. In addition, further U.S. dollar strength accompanied by a sudden tightening of global financial conditions, weaker growth in Japan, and weaker regional potential growth could also dim Asia's growth prospects. High leverage could amplify shocks, and lower commodity prices will also hurt corporate investment in key commodity-producing sectors. All in all, despite its resilient outlook, Asia is facing a challenging economic environment. This calls for carefully calibrated macroeconomic policies and a renewed impetus on structural reforms to facilitate investment and improve economic efficiency, bolstering economic resilience and potential growth. Click for more