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Chapter 4: Economic Growth

Chapter 4: Economic Growth »

Source: The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union : Macroeconomics and Financial Systems

Series: Books

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , Aliona Cebotari , and Nita Thacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616352653

Keywords: debt restructuring, banking, central bank, eastern caribbean central bank, public debt

Growth in the countries of the Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union (OECS/ECCU) has been on a declining trend since the 1990s, exacerbated by the global slowdown that began in 2008. The region has b...

Chapter 3: Economic Integration and the Institutional Setup of the OECS/ECCU

Chapter 3: Economic Integration and the Institutional Setup of the OECS/ECCU »

Source: The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union : Macroeconomics and Financial Systems

Series: Books

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , Aliona Cebotari , and Nita Thacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616352653

Keywords: debt restructuring, banking, central bank, eastern caribbean central bank, public debt

On January 21, 2011, the Eastern Caribbean took an important step toward the deepening of the Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union (OECS/ECCU) by ratifying a revised union treaty (the Treaty of Bass...

Chapter 14. Emigration and Remittances in the Caribbean

Chapter 14. Emigration and Remittances in the Caribbean »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction Outward migration has been an important phenomenon for countries in the Caribbean, where emigrants account for more than 20 percent of the region’s population, compared...

Chapter 13. Energy Diversification: Macro-Related Challenges

Chapter 13. Energy Diversification: Macro-Related Challenges »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction The cost of electricity in the Caribbean has been persistently high over the past two decades, and has eroded competitiveness. This situation is largely due to serious i...

Chapter 6: Enhancing Fiscal Revenue

Chapter 6: Enhancing Fiscal Revenue »

Source: The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union : Macroeconomics and Financial Systems

Series: Books

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , Aliona Cebotari , and Nita Thacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616352653

Keywords: debt restructuring, banking, central bank, eastern caribbean central bank, public debt

Fiscal adjustment will be one of the main forces shaping policies in the countries of the Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union (OECS/ECCU) in the near to medium term. 1 A...

Chapter 9: Experiences with Sovereign Debt Restructuring: Case Studies from the OECS/ECCU and Beyond

Chapter 9: Experiences with Sovereign Debt Restructuring: Case Studies from the OECS/ECCU and Beyond »

Source: The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union : Macroeconomics and Financial Systems

Series: Books

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , Aliona Cebotari , and Nita Thacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616352653

Keywords: debt restructuring, banking, central bank, eastern caribbean central bank, public debt

When countries are faced with very high public debt levels, fiscal adjustments alone are frequently not enough to close financing gaps and put debt on a sustainable path, especially if growth also remains we...

Chapter 17: External Competitiveness

Chapter 17: External Competitiveness »

Source: The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union : Macroeconomics and Financial Systems

Series: Books

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , Aliona Cebotari , and Nita Thacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616352653

Keywords: debt restructuring, banking, central bank, eastern caribbean central bank, public debt

The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union’s (OECS/ECCU’s) current account balance has been deteriorating for decades, partly reflecting declining performance in the export and tourism sectors. The re...

Chapter 9. Financial Development and Inclusion in the Caribbean

Chapter 9. Financial Development and Inclusion in the Caribbean »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction Financial development, by providing agents with better market access, liquidity, and diversity of instruments, has the potential to unleash new growth sources and help c...

Chapter 10. Financial Interconnectedness in the Caribbean: Challenges for Financial Stability

Chapter 10. Financial Interconnectedness in the Caribbean: Challenges for Financial Stability »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction The global financial crisis of 2008–09 and, in the Caribbean, the crisis stemming from the collapse of Trinidad and Tobago–based CL Financial Group in 2009, raised aware...

Chapter 5. Fiscal Challenges in the Caribbean: Coping with Natural Disasters

Chapter 5. Fiscal Challenges in the Caribbean: Coping with Natural Disasters »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction The Caribbean economies face difficult fiscal challenges, reflected in their high and rising levels of deficits and debt. Large fiscal deficits and debt have been built...