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Title Republic of San Marino : 2019 Article IV consultation-press release ; staff report ; and statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of San Marino
Published Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 2019


Description 1 online resource (61 pages)
Series IMF Country Report ; No. 19/85
IMF country report ; no. 19/85.
Summary This Article IV Consultation highlights Bulgaria's economic performance, which remains robust, but risks to the outlook are tilted to the downside amid slowing external demand. Sound macroeconomic policies notwithstanding, Bulgaria faces a sizable income gap vis-a-vis the EU average and unfavorable demographic prospects. The main policy challenge is to raise growth potential, which calls for broad-based structural reforms to improve public goods provision and institutions. The Article IV discussions focused on medium-term reforms to improve public goods provision and raise potential growth and on near-term policies to enhance financial sector stability. Fiscal policy is broadly appropriate, but the efficiency of spending and revenue administration could be further improved. Stronger public investment management would improve investment efficiency and transparency. Better performance of state-owned enterprises would help raise growth potential and mitigate fiscal risks. Bank profits have risen and nonperforming loan levels have continued to decline, although they are still high among EU countries. The central bank should ensure that banks with high levels nonperforming loans have adequate capital buffers
Notes Print version record
Subject International Monetary Fund -- San Marino
SUBJECT International Monetary Fund fast
Subject Banks and banking.
Banks and banking
San Marino
Form Electronic book
Author International Monetary Fund, issuing body.
ISBN 1498304885