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Cross-Country Report on Minimum Wages

Cross-Country Report on Minimum Wages »

Source: Cross-Country Report on Minimum Wages : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2016/151

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 2016

ISBN: 9781475528374

Keywords: minimum wage, minimum wages, minimum wage hikes, workers, labor

This paper provides a cross-country report on minimum wages. In the past few years, many countries in Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) have increasingly turned to minimum wage policies. Throughout th...

1. Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

1. Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

Activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, but at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. The external environment has become less supportive, with slow...

Executive Summary

Executive Summary »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

Economic activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. Domestic demand, supported by stronger employment...

The Fund's Financing Role - Reform Proposals on Liquidity and Emergency Assistance

The Fund's Financing Role - Reform Proposals on Liquidity and Emergency Assistance »

Source: The Fund's Financing Role - Reform Proposals on Liquidity and Emergency Assistance

Volume/Issue: 2011/088

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 October 2011

ISBN: 9781498338332

Keywords: Access limits, Access to Fund general resources, Balance of payments need, Emergency assistance, Fund role, General Resources Account, Precautionary Credit Line, Rapid Credit Facility, Access to international capital markets, International reserves

The possible global repercussions from the ongoing turmoil in the Euro Area and recent calls for enhanced emergency assistance in the Middle East and North African region are reminders of the urgent need for a more...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Latvia

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Latvia »

Source: Republic of Latvia : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia

Volume/Issue: 2018/266

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484375242

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal policy, Inclusive growth, Financial intermediation, Fiscal reforms, Financial sector, Economic indicators, Debt sustainability analysis, Press releases, Staff Reports

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that Latvia's government revenues overperformed in 2017, buoyed by strong economic activity and wage growth. Nonetheless, the 2017 general government structural balance...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Latvia

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Latvia »

Source: Republic of Latvia : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2017/194

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484308042

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Economic growth, Financial crisis, Fiscal policy, Public debt, Credit expansion, External sector, Economic indicators, Debt sustainability analysis, Press releases

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights that Latvia's economic growth eased to 2 percent in 2016, as gross investment contracted significantly by 11.7 percent on the back of lower than expected absorption of E...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Latvia

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Latvia »

Source: Republic of Latvia : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia

Volume/Issue: 2016/171

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 2016

ISBN: 9781498304467

Keywords: monetary fund, market, inflation, tax, economic developments

This paper focuses on the key issues related to the economy of Latvia. Growth picked up somewhat last year despite a weak external environment. GDP growth rose to 2.7 percent, up about 1/4 percent over the previous...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Latvia

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Latvia »

Source: Republic of Latvia : Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2015/110

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 2015

ISBN: 9781484355626

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Bank supervision, Bank credit, Economic indicators, Staff Reports, Press releases, Latvia, inflation

This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that Latvia's strong recovery has recently slowed in the face of sluggish growth in the euro area and deteriorating economic conditions in Russia amid rising geopolitica...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Latvia

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Latvia »

Source: Republic of Latvia : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/264

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 August 2019

ISBN: 9781513509983

Keywords: Balance of payments, Economic indicators, Financial crises, National accounts, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, ISCR, CR, wage growth, percent of GDP, Haver

This 2019 Article IV Consultation with Republic of Latvia highlights that the economy continued to expand rapidly in 2018, as growth surprised with a strong construction-driven upswing. Fiscal and current account d...

The Fund's Financing Role - Reform Proposals on Liquidity and Emergency Assistance

The Fund's Financing Role - Reform Proposals on Liquidity and Emergency Assistance »

Volume/Issue: 2011/088

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 October 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498338332.007

ISBN: 9781498338332

Keywords: Access limits, Access to Fund general resources, Balance of payments need, Emergency assistance, Fund role, General Resources Account, Precautionary Credit Line, Rapid Credit Facility, Access to international capital markets, International reserves

The possible global repercussions from the ongoing turmoil in the Euro Area and recent calls for enhanced emergency assistance in the Middle East and North African region are reminders of the urgent need for a more...