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Capitalizing Central Banks

Capitalizing Central Banks »

Source: Capitalizing Central Banks : A Net Worth Approach

Volume/Issue: 2005/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alain Ize

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2005

ISBN: 9781451860344

Keywords: net worth, central bank, inflation, monetary fund, market debt,

This paper provides a simple, quantitative, net worth-based, approach to assessing the need for central bank capital. It derives a concept of "core capital" (a function of the central bank's operating expenditures...

Central Bank Financial Strength, Policy Constraints and Inflation

Central Bank Financial Strength, Policy Constraints and Inflation »

Source: Central Bank Financial Strength, Policy Constraints and Inflation

Volume/Issue: 2008/49

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Stella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2008

ISBN: 9781451869118

Keywords: Central bank, monetary fund, monetary authorities,

Central bank financial strength is positively associated with good policy performance. Financially weak central banks generate losses which undermine macroeconomic stability and call into question the credibility o...

Competitiveness and the Equilibrium Exchange Rate in Costa Rica

Competitiveness and the Equilibrium Exchange Rate in Costa Rica »

Source: Competitiveness and the Equilibrium Exchange Rate in Costa Rica

Volume/Issue: 2001/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Claudio Paiva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2001

ISBN: 9781451844047

Keywords: Equilibrium exchange rate, current account sustainability, competitiveness, external vulnerability, exchange rate, central bank, real exchange rate, current account balance,

This paper evaluates several indicators of external vulnerability and estimates the equilibrium real exchange rate for Costa Rica. While current indicators are mostly positive, declining market shares of domestic e...

Costa Rica

Costa Rica »

Source: Costa Rica : Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 1996/67

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 August 1996

ISBN: 9781451809572

Keywords: central bank, expenditure, expenditures, current account, capital expenditure

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Costa Rica

Costa Rica »

Source: Costa Rica : Recent Economic Developments

Volume/Issue: 1995/2

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 1995

ISBN: 9781451809565

Keywords: central bank, balance of payments, current account, open market, external debt

This paper analyzes economic developments in Costa Rica during the 1990s. The paper highlights that the government of Costa Rica initiated an economic program for 1991-92 aimed at lowering inflation, strengthening...

Costa Rica

Costa Rica »

Source: Costa Rica : Statistical Annex

Volume/Issue: 1999/133

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 1999

ISBN: 9781451809596

Keywords: expenditure, central bank, capital expenditure, total expenditure, current account

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Costa Rica

Costa Rica »

Source: Costa Rica : 2012 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2013/79

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2013

ISBN: 9781484382646

Keywords: inflation, central bank, public sector debt, current account, public debt

This article is an analytical report of the economic developments of Costa Rica. The economy showed rapid growth in the aftermath of the global crisis with low inflation; but for further stable growth, certain poli...

Costa Rica

Costa Rica »

Source: Costa Rica : Staff Report for the Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Volume/Issue: 2010/2

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 January 2010

ISBN: 9781451809718

Keywords: central bank, debt, public sector, deficit, interest

This paper discusses key findings of the IMF staff report for Costa Rica for the Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). Performance under the SBA has remained strong. All quantitative performance crite...

Costa Rica

Costa Rica »

Source: Costa Rica : Staff Report for the 2009 Article IV Consultation and First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement; Press Release and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Volume/Issue: 2009/303

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 October 2009

ISBN: 9781451809701

Keywords: debt, public sector, deficit, interest, central bank

Costa Rica's economy has been hit hard by the global crisis, but active policies have helped preserve stability and mitigate the negative impact on growth. This 2009 Article IV Consultation highlights that despite...

Costa Rica

Costa Rica »

Source: Costa Rica : Request for Stand-By Arrangement: Staff Report; Staff Supplement and Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Volume/Issue: 2009/134

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451809695

Keywords: debt, public sector, interest, central bank, deficit

This paper discusses the request from Costa Rica for a Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). The program seeks to enable an orderly adjustment of the Costa Rican economy to an adverse external environment, while mitigating i...