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Thursday 20 April 2017
Apia, Samoa
Samoa is leading the Asia Pacific region in statistical data transparency becoming the first country in the area to launch a new National Summary Data Page (NSDP), a one-stop statistics shop for publishing essential macroeconomic data, critical for monitoring economic conditions and policies.
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Friday 31 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a preliminary statement this week that Tonga’s “economic activity is expanding and likely to remain relatively strong into the next couple of years”. However, the IMF found that there was a lack of recent statistical information available such as government finance, inflation, balance of payments, and national accounts data for their assessment of economic development.
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Wednesday 13 April 2016
Washington D.C., U.S.A
The Republic of Nauru (pop. 10,500) officially joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 12 April 2016, after applying for membership in April 2014 becoming its 189th member. Nauru’s initial quota in the IMF is around US$2.8 million.
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Thursday 7 August 2014
Washington, USA
A need to continue to improve the business environment in Tonga and to bolster confidence is stressed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its 2014 country report for Tonga released today, which also notes that the Tongan economy is rebounding supported by agricultural exports and post-cyclone reconstruction activity.
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Friday 26 April 2013
London, UK
IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton (yesterday, 25 April) called on European policy makers to take decisive and sustained actions to strengthen the continent’s prospects for growth and avoid the risk of stagnation.
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Wednesday 27 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan economy is stuck in a "development trap", according an International Monetary Fund (IMF) report on the current state of the Tongan economy that was released on Monday, March 25.
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Thursday 3 May 2012
Washington DC, USA
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Welcomes Progress towards Using US$1.1 Billion of Gold Profits as part of a strategy to Boost Concessional Lending to Low-Income Countries and Calls on More Members to Join Effort.
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Friday 13 April 2012
Washington, USA
The global economy must help deliver the right type of growth and the jobs that people need. That is not happening on the scale needed right now and therefore some fundamental issues need to be addressed, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, said in an address to the Brookings Institute, on April 12, when she called on strengthened cooperation and a strengthened IMF to help take advantage of "the tectonic shifts taking place in the global economy", and to achieve equitable and inclusive growth.
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Thursday 22 March 2012
Washington, USA
Mr. Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will visit Apia, Samoa, on March 23, 2012 to address a high-level conference co-hosted with the Government of Samoa on "Fostering Inclusive Growth and Building Resilience" in the Pacific islands.
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Monday 16 January 2012
Washington DC,USA
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is looking to work ever more closely with Asia to lessen the impact of the global crisis on the region and to help promote sounder and stronger growth globally, David Lipton, IMF First Deputy Managing Director, said today.
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Wednesday 7 April 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's high inflation rate of 12 per cent, is a stumbling block for economic recovery, and a major cause of misery for ordinary Tongans, and urgently needs to be reduced. Martin Cerisola, the leader of an International Monetary Fund delegation, winding-up their annual visit to Tonga on April 2, said that high inflation had the most adverse affect on low income earners. "It affects the poor the most, and I emphasised that inflation should be brought down to a sustainable level.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
During 2002 inflation accelerated to about 10 per cent and price pressures increased, as Tonga’s expansionary macroeconomic policies resulted in a marked decline in net foreign assets, a weaker pa‘anga and higher inflation, according to a new IMF report. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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