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Source: Belize : 2008 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion by the Executive Director for Belize

Volume/Issue: 2008/88

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451805550

Keywords: debt, interest, interest rate, external debt, public sector

Belize's near-term macroeconomic prospects have improved over the past year. The main risks to growth and financial stability arise from fiscal challenges and deterioration in the global outlook. Despite data limit...

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Source: Belize : Use of Fund Resources: Request for Emergency Assistance: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Belize

Volume/Issue: 2009/69

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 February 2009

ISBN: 9781451805574

Keywords: debt, interest, public sector, public debt

The staff report for Belize's use of Fund Resources and Request for Emergency Assistance is examined. Economic growth has been sustained largely by rising oil production, while inflation has remained under control....

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Source: Belize : 2009 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Belize

Volume/Issue: 2009/155

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 May 2009

ISBN: 9781451805581

Keywords: debt, interest, external debt, interest rate

Belize's economy is projected to decelerate in 2009 owing to the global downturn. Real GDP growth is projected at 1 percent, reflecting the impact of declining tourism, remittances, and foreign direct investment in...

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Source: Belize : 2010 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Informational Annex; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Belize

Volume/Issue: 2011/18

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2011

ISBN: 9781455213771

Keywords: debt, interest, external debt, interest rate, public sector

The economy of Belize in recent years has been vulnerable to adverse shocks owing to its weak external position, policy rigidities, and reduced access to external financing. Executive Directors commended the author...

Belize

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Source: Belize : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2011/340

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 December 2011

ISBN: 9781463929206

Keywords: public debt, current account, central bank, external debt

The 2011 Article IV Consultation report concludes that Belize has weathered the financial crisis relatively well when compared with Caribbean Community peers. Executive Directors have commended the authorities for...

Belize

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Source: Belize : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2008/92

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451805567

Keywords: debt, debt ratios, debt service, external debt, debt ratio

Belize should reduce debt ratios to comfortable levels for smooth market access, and reduce liquidity risks by stabilizing debt service. Streamlined management of the oil fund should be considered. Fiscal measures...

Belize

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Source: Belize : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2016/335

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2016

ISBN: 9781475547993

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Belize

This Selected Issues paper analyzes macro-financial linkages for Belize. The banking system in Belize is facing significant challenges that could have a negative impact on the wider economy. Under adverse scenarios...

Belize

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Source: Belize : Climate Change Policy Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2018/329

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484385517

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Belize

Belize is exceptionally vulnerable to natural disasters and climate change. It already faces hurricanes, flooding, sea level rise, coastal erosion, coral bleaching, and droughts, with impacts likely to intensify gi...

Belize

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Source: Belize : Selected Issues Paper

Volume/Issue: 2018/328

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484385470

Keywords: Financial systems, Balance sheets, Banking sector, Foreign exchange, Monetary policy, Selected issues

This Selected Issues paper analyzes Belize's correspondent banking relationships (CBR). All affected banks have found some replacements CBRs and alternative ways of processing cross border transactions. The analysi...

Belize

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Source: Belize : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/287

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484320198

Keywords: Banking sector, Financial intermediation, Anti-money laundering, Combating the financing of terrorism, Offshore financial centers, Financial stability, Selected issues, Belize

This paper highlights the stock of recent developments in Belize's financial system. The financial system remains sizable, at 157 percent of GDP in March 2017. The importance of macrofinancial linkages justifies th...