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Chapter 11. Housing Markets in Latin America: Do We Need to Worry About a Bubble?

Chapter 11. Housing Markets in Latin America: Do We Need to Worry About a Bubble? »

Source: Latin America : New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498328166

Keywords: debt, commodity, fiscal policy, interest, growth

Easy financing conditions and favorable terms of trade have fueled credit and domestic demand in much of Latin America for more than a decade, with only a short interruption during...

Chapter 1. Latin America: Rising to New Challenges

Chapter 1. Latin America: Rising to New Challenges »

Source: Latin America : New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498328166

Keywords: debt, commodity, fiscal policy, interest, growth

Over the past 15 years, the countries of Latin America have made tremendous progress in strengthening their economies and improving living standards. A growing and vibrant middle class has emerged. The weigh...

Chapter 2. Potential Growth in Latin America

Chapter 2. Potential Growth in Latin America »

Source: Latin America : New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498328166

Keywords: debt, commodity, fiscal policy, interest, growth

Highly favorable external conditions—interrupted only temporarily during the 2008–09 global financial crisis—coupled with prudent macroeconomic policies bolstered GDP growth in most of Latin America during t...

Chapter 8. Riding Global Waves: The Impact of External Financial Shocks on Emerging Market Economies

Chapter 8. Riding Global Waves: The Impact of External Financial Shocks on Emerging Market Economies »

Source: Latin America : New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498328166

Keywords: debt, commodity, fiscal policy, interest, growth

Several years have passed since the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers marked the beginning of a global storm that put many advanced economies on the verge of a financial meltdown. Finan...

Chapter 10. Spillovers to Latin America from the Normalization of U.S. Monetary Policy

Chapter 10. Spillovers to Latin America from the Normalization of U.S. Monetary Policy »

Source: Latin America : New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498328166

Keywords: debt, commodity, fiscal policy, interest, growth

Since the beginning of 2014, the U.S. Federal Reserve has started to reduce the scale of its bond purchases. Although the Federal Reserve’s stance remains highly expansionary, this...

Chapter 5. Terms-of-Trade Booms: Saving-Investment Patterns and a New Metric of Income Windfall

Chapter 5. Terms-of-Trade Booms: Saving-Investment Patterns and a New Metric of Income Windfall »

Source: Latin America : New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498328166

Keywords: debt, commodity, fiscal policy, interest, growth

Commodity-exporting countries across the world have benefited significantly from the commodity price boom of the past decade, which has enabled them to strengthen their economic fundamentals markedly along m...

Colombia: 2019 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Colombia

Colombia: 2019 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Colombia »

Source: Colombia : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Colombia

Volume/Issue: 2019/106

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498311786

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Economic recovery, Central banks, National income, External sector, percent of GDP, output gap, migration flow, non-oil, GDP

Supported by very strong policy frameworks and well-executed policies, Colombia's recovery strengthened. The demand-led pick-up in growth is moving the economy toward internal balance but away from external balance...

Colombia: Review Under the Flexible Credit Line Arrangement—Press Release and Staff Report

Colombia: Review Under the Flexible Credit Line Arrangement—Press Release and Staff Report »

Source: Colombia : Review Under the Flexible Credit Line Arrangement-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/141

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498316309

Keywords: Flexible exchange rates, Economic recovery, Fiscal policy, Lines of credit, Monetary policy, FCL, policy framework, percent of GDP, flexible exchange rate, deflator

Colombia's recovery is gaining momentum on the back of strong domestic demand, with a wider current account deficit. As a key external shock, migration flows from Venezuela accelerated in 2018 and by end-December 1...

Colombia: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Colombia: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Colombia : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Colombia

Volume/Issue: 2019/106

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498311786

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Economic recovery, Central banks, National income, External sector, percent of GDP, output gap, migration flow, non-oil, GDP

Supported by very strong policy frameworks and well-executed policies, Colombia's recovery strengthened. The demand-led pick-up in growth is moving the economy toward internal balance but away from external balance...

Costa Rica: 2019 Articlet IV Consultation—Press Release; Stafft Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Costa Rica: 2019 Articlet IV Consultation—Press Release; Stafft Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica »

Source: Costa Rica : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Volume/Issue: 2019/101

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498310826

Keywords: External sector, Central banks, Fiscal policy, Credit, Monetary policy, fiscal reform, unhedged, percent, percent of GDP, WEO

Costa Rica has made great strides converging towards OECD living standards, but significant vulnerabilities persist, mainly from the weak fiscal position and sizable FX lending to unhedged borrowers. Growth slowed...