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3. Foreign Exchange Market Intervention: How Good a Defense Against Appreciation Winds?

3. Foreign Exchange Market Intervention: How Good a Defense Against Appreciation Winds? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2011, Western Hemisphere : Watching Out for Overheating

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2011

ISBN: 9781616350659

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, central bank, foreign exchange, monetary policy

Emerging markets have increasingly relied on foreign exchange intervention to confront currency appreciation pressures arising from “easy external financing conditions.”Focusing on the last seve...

1. Global, U.S., and Canadian Outlook

1. Global, U.S., and Canadian Outlook »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2011, Western Hemisphere : Watching Out for Overheating

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2011

ISBN: 9781616350659

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, central bank, foreign exchange, monetary policy

The global economy continues to expand, though heterogeneity and downside risks persist. The recovery in most advanced economies—where output remains below trend—is proceeding on...

I. Global, U.S., and Canadian Outlook

I. Global, U.S., and Canadian Outlook »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2008, Western Hemisphere : Grappling with the Global Financial Crisis

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067592

Keywords: inflation, food prices, exchange rate, monetary policy, foreign currency

Global Outlook The world economy continues to be buffeted by the burgeoning downdraft of the financial crisis and volatile commodity prices. As such, the outlook poin...

I. Overview: Navigating Financial Turbulence

I. Overview: Navigating Financial Turbulence »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Western Hemisphere

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067165

Keywords: inflation, commodity prices, monetary policy, terms of trade, inflation-targeting

1. U.S. and Global Outlook: Financial Shocks Weakening Prospects The global slowdown is largely attributable to developments in the advanced economies and, in particular, the United...

II. Latin American and Caribbean Outlook

II. Latin American and Caribbean Outlook »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2008, Western Hemisphere : Grappling with the Global Financial Crisis

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067592

Keywords: inflation, food prices, exchange rate, monetary policy, foreign currency

The regional outlook is being increasingly clouded by the deepening global financial turmoil. Growth is expected to slow markedly as the global slowdown and tightening financial conditions take...

II. Latin American Linkages to Global Financial Market Turbulence

II. Latin American Linkages to Global Financial Market Turbulence »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Western Hemisphere

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067165

Keywords: inflation, commodity prices, monetary policy, terms of trade, inflation-targeting

Resilience So Far, but Global Context Weak As described in Chapter 1, the region’s financial markets have so far been much less affected by the global turmoil originating in the Unit...

III. Keeping Inflation Under Control

III. Keeping Inflation Under Control »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2008, Western Hemisphere : Grappling with the Global Financial Crisis

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067592

Keywords: inflation, food prices, exchange rate, monetary policy, foreign currency

Rising Inflation The recent inflationary episode in Latin America and the Caribbean has been the first real test of the region’s commitment to low inflation, especially for the count...

III. World Commodity Prices and LAC Inflation

III. World Commodity Prices and LAC Inflation »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Western Hemisphere

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067165

Keywords: inflation, commodity prices, monetary policy, terms of trade, inflation-targeting

Inflation Is Rising Across the LAC Region As discussed in Chapter 1, the recent surge in inflation poses a risk for what is perhaps the region’s most important macroeconomic accompli...

IV. Elevated Food Prices and Vulnerable Households: Fiscal Policy Options

IV. Elevated Food Prices and Vulnerable Households: Fiscal Policy Options »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2008, Western Hemisphere : Grappling with the Global Financial Crisis

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067592

Keywords: inflation, food prices, exchange rate, monetary policy, foreign currency

Elevated Food Prices Trigger Policy Debate The sharp run-up in food prices between 2006 and mid-2008 has set off a debate about how to deal with the adverse effects on low-income hou...

Main Economic Indicators

Main Economic Indicators »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Western Hemisphere

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067165

Keywords: inflation, commodity prices, monetary policy, terms of trade, inflation-targeting

Output Growth Inflation External Current Account...