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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Western Hemisphere Department

An Uneven Recovery

Amid escalating trade tensions, tighter financial conditions, and volatile commodity markets, economic recovery in LAC has both moderated and become more uneven

Banking Crises
			: Cases and Issues

Banking Crises : Cases and Issues »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557751874.071

ISBN: 9781557751874

Keywords: financial institutions, financial system, central bank, banking system

The condition of banking systems in developing countries strongly influences the design and effectiveness of economic adjustment policies. Bank portfolio weakness can limit the flexibility of interest rate policy,...

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1992

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1992 »

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451944853.011

ISBN: 9781451944853

Keywords: balance of payments, general resources account, repurchases, repayments, inflation

The Annual Report to the Board of Governors reviews the IMF's activities and policies during any given year. There are five chapters: (1) Overview, (2) Developments in the Global Economy and Financial Markets, (3)...

Regional Trade Arrangements

Regional Trade Arrangements »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557752277.084

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

Regional trade arrangements have recently attracted growing interest, as existing schemes are either being extended or revived and new groupings are being formed. This study reviews recent initiatives and the exper...

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1993

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1993 »

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1993

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451944891.011

ISBN: 9781451944891

Keywords: inflation, balance of payments, monetary policy, monetary fund, world economy

The Annual Report to the Board of Governors reviews the IMF's activities and policies during any given year. There are five chapters: (1) Overview, (2) Developments in the Global Economy and Financial Markets, (3)...

Liberalization of the Capital Account
			: Experiences and Issues

Liberalization of the Capital Account : Experiences and Issues »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Liliana Rojas-Suárez , and Donald Mathieson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1993

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557752802.084

ISBN: 9781557752802

Keywords: capital controls, exchange rate, capital account convertibility, capital flows, capital inflows

This study explores the industrial and developing countries use of capital controls since World War II, including their rationales for using them, and describes their experiences with relaxing controls as part of b...

Statuts du
			: Fonds monétaire international

Statuts du : Fonds monétaire international »

Series: Articles of Agreement

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1993

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557753731.013

ISBN: 9781557753731

Keywords: voting, voting power, exchange arrangements, election, exchange rates, voting rights, exchange restrictions, general resources account, exchange transactions, gold

Revised in 1993, this edition incorporates the Third Amendment of the Articles of Agreement. Reprinted in December 2004. Reprinted in January 2008 (200 copies)...

International Trade Policies
			: The Uruguay Round and Beyond, Volume I. Principal Issues

International Trade Policies : The Uruguay Round and Beyond, Volume I. Principal Issues »

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): Arvind Subramanian , Richard Harmsen , Peter Uimonen , Naheed Kirmani , and Michael Leidy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 February 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557754691.083

ISBN: 9781557754691

Keywords: trade liberalization, uruguay round, international trade, exchange rate, trade restrictions

This paper analyzes the achievements of the Uruguay Round, and issues with the post-Uruguay Round agenda. The paper highlights that the conclusion of the Uruguay Round is a major achievement in international trade...

International Trade Policies
			: Volume II The Uruguay Round and Beyond:  Background Papers

International Trade Policies : Volume II The Uruguay Round and Beyond: Background Papers »

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): Peter Uimonen , Arvind Subramanian , Naheed Kirmani , Nur Calika , Michael Leidy , and Richard Harmsen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 February 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557754578.083

ISBN: 9781557754578

Keywords: competition, free trade, trade diversion, competition policy, competition policies

This study reviews major issues and developments in trade and their implications for the work of the IMF. Volume I, The Uruguay Round and Beyond: Principal Issues, gives an overview of the issues and developments i...

The Uruguay Round and the Arab Countries

The Uruguay Round and the Arab Countries »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557754974.071

ISBN: 9781557754974

Keywords: trade in services, international trade, market access, national treatment, round agreement

The benefits and challenges of the liberalization measures encompassed under the Uruguay Round were the subject of aseminar sponsored by the IMF, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the Arab Monetary...

Quasi-Fiscal Operations of Public Financial Institutions

Quasi-Fiscal Operations of Public Financial Institutions »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): George Mackenzie , and Peter Stella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 October 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557755834.084

ISBN: 9781557755834

Keywords: central bank, inflation, monetary fund, central banks, exchange rate

Central banks and other public financial institutions act as agents of fiscal policy in many countries. Their "quasi-fiscal" operations and activities can affect the overall public sector balance without affecting...