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Front Matter »

Source: Excerpt: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484322154

Keywords: Caribbean, Eastern Caribbean Currency Union, Economic growth, Economic integration, Financial analysis, Inclusive growth, International financial cooperation, International financial markets, Regional integration, Financial integration

This book provides a diagnosis of the central economic and financial challenges facing Caribbean policymakers and offers broad policy recommendations for promoting a sustained and inclusive increase in economic wel...

4. Exchange Rate Pass-Through in Latin America

4. Exchange Rate Pass-Through in Latin America »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Western Hemisphere Department : Managing Transitions and Risks

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498329996

Keywords: Latin America, Central America, Caribbean, Commodity price fluctuations, Currency exchange rates, Central banks, Exchange rate pass-through, Commodity prices, Exchange rate policy, Oil prices

Recent currency depreciations are expected to create inflation pressure across Latin America, though more modest than in the past. Improvements in monetary frameworks over the past two decades h...

Executive Summary

Executive Summary »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Western Hemisphere Department : Managing Transitions and Risks

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498329996

Keywords: Latin America, Central America, Caribbean, Commodity price fluctuations, Currency exchange rates, Central banks, Exchange rate pass-through, Commodity prices, Exchange rate policy, Oil prices

The global economy remains in transition, reflected in a slower pace of global activity. Recovery in advanced economies continues to be modest and uneven. In the United States, an expanding economy driven by...

Explaining High Unemployment in ECCU Countries

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Explaining High Unemployment in ECCU Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2019/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ronald James , Jemma Lafeuillee , Mike Xin Li , Gonzalo Salinas , and Yevgeniya Savchenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498318709.001

ISBN: 9781498318709

Keywords: Caribbean, labor market factors, unemployment

In recent years, unemployment rates in some ECCU countries have been among the highest globally. This paper evaluates several factors that could explain them, finding that high unit labor costs, in a context of str...

Explaining High Unemployment in ECCU Countries

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Explaining High Unemployment in ECCU Countries »

Source: Explaining High Unemployment in ECCU Countries

Volume/Issue: 2019/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ronald James , Jemma Lafeuillee , Mike Xin Li , Gonzalo Salinas , and Yevgeniya Savchenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498318709

Keywords: Caribbean, labor market factors, unemployment

In recent years, unemployment rates in some ECCU countries have been among the highest globally. This paper evaluates several factors that could explain them, finding that high unit labor costs, in a context of str...

Financial Development and Inclusion in the Caribbean

Financial Development and Inclusion in the Caribbean »

Source: Financial Development and Inclusion in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2018/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chuan Li , and Joyce Wong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2018

ISBN: 9781484345306

Keywords: Caribbean, Financial systems, Jamaica, Latin America, Western Hemisphere, Financial inclusion, Financial Development, General, Government Policy and Regulation, General

Many Caribbean financial systems are relatively well developed for their size but benefits are concentrated in a small part of the population. In several large countries, the financial development levels are below...

Financial Interconnectedness and Financial Sector Reforms in the Caribbean

Financial Interconnectedness and Financial Sector Reforms in the Caribbean »

Source: Financial Interconnectedness and Financial Sector Reforms in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2013/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sumiko Ogawa , Joonkyu Park , Diva Singh , and Nita Thacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2013

ISBN: 9781484307830

Keywords: financial interconnectedness, financial sector in the Caribbean region, regulatory and supervision system, banking, banking sector, consolidated supervision, deposit insurance, banking system, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, BUS069020

Financial sector linkages have increased continuously in the Caribbean with cross border capital flows and financial conglomerates dominating the financial system. While the greater interconnectedness can heighten...

Flying to Paradise

Flying to Paradise »

Source: Flying to Paradise

Volume/Issue: 2016/33

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sebastian Acevedo Mejia , Lu Han , Marie Kim , and Nicole Laframboise

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 February 2016

ISBN: 9781498375108

Keywords: airlift supply factors, tourist, tourist arrivals, airlines, tourists, Time-Series Models, Models with Panel Data,, Aviation, Caribbean, United States

This paper studies the role of airlift supply on the tourism sector in the Caribbean. The paper examines the relative importance of U.S.-Caribbean airlift supply factors such as the number of flights, seats, airlin...

1. Global Economy in Transition and the Outlook for the United States and Canada

1. Global Economy in Transition and the Outlook for the United States and Canada »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Western Hemisphere Department : Managing Transitions and Risks

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498329996

Keywords: Latin America, Central America, Caribbean, Commodity price fluctuations, Currency exchange rates, Central banks, Exchange rate pass-through, Commodity prices, Exchange rate policy, Oil prices

As the world economy undergoes key transitions, the pace of global activity has slowed amid higher financial market volatility. In advanced economies, a modest recovery continues, but unevenly....

Global Financial Regulatory Reform

Global Financial Regulatory Reform »

Source: Global Financial Regulatory Reform : Implications for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

Volume/Issue: 2009/19

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Robert Rennhack

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2009

ISBN: 9781462378791

Keywords: Financial institutions, Financial systems, Bank reforms, Bank regulations, Banking sector, Bank supervision, Basel Core Principles, Caribbean, Central banks, Governance

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has weathered the global financial crisis reasonably well so far, although tighter global financial conditions began to take their toll on trade, capital flows and econo...