Suriname: Selected Issues Paper

Suriname: Selected Issues Paper

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This Selected Issues Paper carries out an empirical analysis of the effects of policies and external shocks on economic activity in Suriname. The estimates are broadly consistent with prior empirical findings. The results reveal a strong contemporaneous correlation between credit and demand, while the empirical link between exports and demand seems slightly weaker. The results for import demand point to a strong correlation between imports and exports. The export variable is highly significant and explains a large fraction of the total variation in imports. An increase in exports of 1 percent is associated with a 0.61 percent increase in imports.The Civil Service pension is provided to all public workers starting at age 60. ... Contribution Rates 4 percent of salary Coverage rates Benefit payments/rates 525 SRD (US$159) per month Source: World Bank, Techinical note-pension sector (2014) 1/ Full detailed information is not yet available. 90 percent of populationanbsp;...

Title:Suriname: Selected Issues Paper
Author:International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.
Publisher:International Monetary Fund - 2014-10-31


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