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Andrea Deghi, Mr. Fabio M Natalucci, and Mahvash S Qureshi

, possibly contributing to the increased variation in CRE prices. 23 Price momentum—captured by lagged CRE price growth—is also important in explaining the variation in commercial property prices. Thus, cities that experienced higher price growth in the runup to the pandemic were less affected in the initial phase of the pandemic and have subsequently experienced faster price growth, controlling for other possible factors. 24 CRE prices have varied widely both across regions and segments during the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis in this note suggests that regions with

Andrea Deghi, Mr. Fabio M Natalucci, and Mahvash S Qureshi
International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept
This 2014 Article IV Consultation highlights that the real GDP growth of Lao People’s Democratic Republic is expected to moderate from 8 percent in 2013 to 7.5 percent in 2014. Domestic activity has slowed, and credit growth has declined from excessive levels. Inflation has declined to 3 percent from 6.5 percent at end-2013, largely owing to weaker food and fuel price momentum. To address vulnerabilities, Executive Directors have emphasized the need for continued fiscal consolidation, greater exchange rate flexibility, tighter monetary conditions, strengthened financial supervision, and improved bank resolution and crisis prevention frameworks.
International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

On January 14, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation 1 with Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Real GDP growth is expected to moderate from 8 percent in 2013 to 7½ percent in 2014. Domestic activity has slowed, and credit growth has declined from excessive levels. Inflation has declined to 3 percent from 6½ percent at end-2013, largely due to weaker food and fuel price momentum. However, the current account deficit is expected to remain large at 25 percent of GDP in 2014; and, at 1 month

International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

’s projection of 7.2 percent. On the other hand, the CPI inflation had been under control at 2.8 percent in November 2014 from 6.6 percent a year ago, largely due to weaker food and fuel prices momentum. It is expected to moderate at 5.6 percent in 2015. 5. Fiscal consolidation remained a priority in 2014 given stress in foreign exchange reserves and rising public debts. As such, budget deficit declined to 4.2 percent of GDP in 2014 from 5.6 percent of GDP a year ago given the authorities effort of maintain public spending close to the target and strengthening public

International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

This 2014 Article IV Consultation highlights that the real GDP growth of Lao People’s Democratic Republic is expected to moderate from 8 percent in 2013 to 7.5 percent in 2014. Domestic activity has slowed, and credit growth has declined from excessive levels. Inflation has declined to 3 percent from 6.5 percent at end-2013, largely owing to weaker food and fuel price momentum. To address vulnerabilities, Executive Directors have emphasized the need for continued fiscal consolidation, greater exchange rate flexibility, tighter monetary conditions, strengthened financial supervision, and improved bank resolution and crisis prevention frameworks.

International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

This 2014 Article IV Consultation highlights that the real GDP growth of Lao People’s Democratic Republic is expected to moderate from 8 percent in 2013 to 7.5 percent in 2014. Domestic activity has slowed, and credit growth has declined from excessive levels. Inflation has declined to 3 percent from 6.5 percent at end-2013, largely owing to weaker food and fuel price momentum. To address vulnerabilities, Executive Directors have emphasized the need for continued fiscal consolidation, greater exchange rate flexibility, tighter monetary conditions, strengthened financial supervision, and improved bank resolution and crisis prevention frameworks.