Roseau, the capital of Dominica

While Dominica’s authorities’ public investment has helped the country withstand a challenging economic environment, weak demand and the outbreak of the Black Sigatoka banana disease will “continue to hold back” a recovery, according to the International Monetary Fund.

The IMF recently concluded a mission to Dominica led by Aliona Cebotari for the 2012 Article IV consultation on economic developments and macroeconomic policies in the country.

The fund said growth would remain “subdued” this year, gradually increasing to around 2 percent over the medium term.

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