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International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
The CBvCSM is the sole supervisory authority for all regulated financial institutions operating locally and in the offshore (or international) sector, as well as the stock exchange in Curacao and St Maarten. The financial sector comprises different types of institutions, which include banks and non-bank institutions, insurance companies (both Life, and Non-life), securities intermediaries, asset management firms, investments institutions, fund administrators, management of pension funds, reinsurers, and trust companies.
International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.
International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

IMF Country Report No. 21/186

International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.
International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.
The COVID-19 pandemic inflicted another major shock on the economies of Curaçao and Sint Maarten, which followed category 5 hurricanes in Sint Maarten in 2017 and the spillovers of the Venezuelan crisis on Curaçao. Despite the substantial response measures financed by The Netherlands, the economic contraction in 2020 was severe.
International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

1. Before the pandemic, the monetary union of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (Union) faced significant challenges. In both countries, the real GDP in 2019 was lower than in 2010 (Figure 1).1 The Union’s external current account deficit averaged nearly 16 percent of GDP in 2017–19 exerting pressure on the international reserves. Both countries faced small-island constraints, structural impediments to growth, and rising government debt, although it was lower than their peers due to a 2010 debt operation followed by a system of fiscal supervision.