IMF Mission visits CNB

Published: 25/2/2008

An International Monetary Fund mission, headed by Robert Feldman, today visited the Croatian National Bank as part of its two-week visit to Croatia while carrying out regular annual consultations with member countries.

On this occasion, high central bank representatives, headed by Vicegovernor Relja Martić, briefed the mission on the latest economic indicators, trend forecasts and CNB measures to maintain economic stability and restrain inflation.

During its stay in Croatia, the IMF mission will also hold talks with several government and scientific institutions, banks, trade unions, employers, etc. In addition to compiling a report pursuant to Article IV of the Articles of Agreement of the IMF, with which Croatia currently has no arrangement in place, this year the Mission will also be examining the efficiency of government outlays on social security relative to those of other countries, the impact of fiscal incentives on credit growth, and Croatia's external vulnerability.