Solomon Islands wins IMF support for ‘contractionary’ monetary policy

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) commended the Central Bank of the Solomon Islands (CBSI) for its "appropriate" monetary policy stance yesterday, but raised concerns over the country's high inflation and "overvalued" currency.

The central bank's board sets monetary policy on a biannual basis. In September 2013, it resolved to "maintain the current moderate contractionary monetary policy stance over the next six months".

In its Article IV consultation with the country, the IMF deemed this an

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