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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

Excerpt: Foreign Exchange Intervention in Inflation Targeters in Latin America

Excerpt: Foreign Exchange Intervention in Inflation Targeters in Latin America »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/FXILAEAEX.073

ISBN: FXILAEAEX

Foreign exchange intervention is widely used as a policy tool, particularly in emerging markets, but many facets of this tool remain limited, especially in the context of flexible exchange rate regimes. The Latin...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Western Hemisphere Department
			: An Uneven Recovery

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Western Hemisphere Department : An Uneven Recovery »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375365.086

ISBN: 9781484375365

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Western Hemisphere, economic outlook, economic growth, Latin America and the Caribbean, labor markets, trade, oil prices, structural reforms

Amid escalating trade tensions, tighter financial conditions, and volatile commodity markets, economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean has both moderated and become more uneven....

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Western Hemisphere Department
			: An Uneven Recovery

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Western Hemisphere Department : An Uneven Recovery »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2018

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484376843.086

ISBN: 9781484376843

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, economic growth, Latin America and the Caribbean, labor markets, trade, oil prices, structural reforms

Amid escalating trade tensions, tighter financial conditions, and volatile commodity markets, economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean has both moderated and become more uneven....

St. Lucia
			: Climate Change Policy Assessment

St. Lucia : Climate Change Policy Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2018/181

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484362747.002

ISBN: 9781484362747

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Western Hemisphere, Saint Lucia

This paper takes stock of St. Lucia's plans to manage climate change, from the perspective of their macroeconomic implications, and suggests macro-relevant reforms that could strengthen the likelihood of success of...

St. Lucia
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for St. Lucia

St. Lucia : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for St. Lucia »

Volume/Issue: 2018/179

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484362617.002

ISBN: 9781484362617

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Western Hemisphere, Saint Lucia

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights 3 percent GDP growth in St. Lucia reached in 2017, sustained by robust activity in several sectors. Favorable external conditions, coupled with hotel expansions and the...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Western Hemisphere Department
			: Seizing the Momentum

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Western Hemisphere Department : Seizing the Momentum »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484339879.086

ISBN: 9781484339879

The world economy and global trade are experiencing a broad-based cyclical upswing. Since October 2017, global growth outcomes and the outlook for 2018-19 have improved across all regions, reinforced by the expecte...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Western Hemisphere Department
			: Seizing the Momentum

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Western Hemisphere Department : Seizing the Momentum »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2018

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484348925.086

ISBN: 9781484348925

The world economy and global trade are experiencing a broad-based cyclical upswing. Since October 2017, global growth outcomes and the outlook for 2018-19 have improved across all regions, reinforced by the expecte...

Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484315194.071

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

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...

Problem Loans in the Caribbean: Determinants, Impact and Strategies for Resolution

Problem Loans in the Caribbean: Determinants, Impact and Strategies for Resolution »

Volume/Issue: 2017/230

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Thomas Dowling , Dmitriy Kovtun , Franz Loyola , Alla Myrvoda , Joel Chiedu Okwuokei , Inci Ötker , and Jarkko Turunen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484326572.001

ISBN: 9781484326572

Keywords: Trinidad and Tobago, Western Hemisphere, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica

The high level of nonperforming loans (NPLs) in the Caribbean has been, in large part, a legacy of the global financial crisis, but their persistence owes much to the weak economic recovery in the region, as well a...

Loss of Correspondent Banking Relationships in the Caribbean
			: Trends, Impact, and Policy Options

Loss of Correspondent Banking Relationships in the Caribbean : Trends, Impact, and Policy Options »

Volume/Issue: 2017/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Trevor Alleyne , Jacques Bouhga-Hagbe , Thomas Dowling , Dmitriy Kovtun , Alla Myrvoda , Joel Chiedu Okwuokei , and Jarkko Turunen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484320686.001

ISBN: 9781484320686

Keywords: Dominica, Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, Asia and Pacific, Bahamas, The, Barbados, Small states, Grenada, Haiti, Western Hemisphere

Banks across the Caribbean have lost important Correspondent Banking Relationships (CBRs). The macroeconomic impact has so far been limited, in part because banks either have multiple relationships or have been suc...