Country Report Maldives

  • ID: 4745471
  • Country Profile
  • Region: Maldives
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the new president, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), to serve a full term, ending in 2023. However, given the country's history of political instability, risks to this outlook are significant.

Mr Solih's term is likely to be marked by intense competition between India and China to exert strategic influence on the Maldives. The new government's efforts to confirm and manage the amount of debt owed to China will strain diplomatic ties with that nation.

The new government will pursue policies designed to put the country's public finances back on a more sustainable footing after a bout of intense spending on infrastructure under the previous presidential administration of Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.
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Country Report Maldives

Briefing sheet
Political and economic outlook
Key changes since previous report
The quarter ahead

Basic data
Land area
Major islands
Weather in Malé (altitude 2.4 metres)
Fiscal year
Public holidays

Political structure
Official name
Form of state
The executive
Head of state
National legislature
Legal system
National elections
National government
Main political parties
Key ministers
Central bank governor

Economic structure: Annual indicators

Economic structure: Quarterly indicators

Outlook for 2019-20: Political stability

Outlook for 2019-20: Election watch

Outlook for 2019-20: International relations

Outlook for 2019-20: Policy trends

Outlook for 2019-20: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2019-20: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2019-20: International assumptions

Outlook for 2019-20: Economic growth

Outlook for 2019-20: Inflation

Outlook for 2019-20: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2019-20: External sector

Outlook for 2019-20: Forecast summary
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