The Indian Ocean tourist paradise would go the board of the IMF on April 22 requesting rapid credit facility. 29 million credit facility would be requested from Maldives Monetary authority.
In response to the following the Director of Asia Pacific, Changyong Rhee stated that they would want to process quickly.
The IMF forcasts that the Maldives would see a 8.1 percent drop as tourism collapse due to the Corona virus pandemic and hopes to see a strong recovery in 2021 with 13.1 percent. MMA has been given to be one of the most stable bank status with strong economic growth with absolute level of dollar peg helping to grow the per capita income to 13200 dollars with the freest trade in the region.
Currently the peg is under treat periodically with more looser monetary policy both open market operations and MMA credit to government though printed money such a way and providing means of advance.
As such the Rufiyaa is now at 15.4 to the US dollar. Which is down from an original 4.70 to the USD dollar (at par with Indian) rupee like most South Asian nations.
However, dollarization percent being about 48 percent indicates that MMA has less ability of destroying saving and deny capital for re-investment is much less compare countries with lesser Forex deposits. But even with this strength’s the Maldives is under threat with debts and state own enterprise.
With pandemic having bringing economic shrink 8.0 percent due to tourism collapse. The situation would worsen in the coming months.