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Central Bank Financial Strength, Transparency, and Policy Credibility

Central Bank Financial Strength, Transparency, and Policy Credibility »

Source: Central Bank Financial Strength, Transparency, and Policy Credibility

Volume/Issue: 2002/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Stella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

ISBN: 9781451855920

Keywords: Central bank losses, credibility, central bank, inflation, monetary fund, monetary policy

A central bank is financially strong if it possesses resources sufficient to attain its fundamental policy objective(s). Once endowed with those resources, relations between government and central bank should be de...

First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Requests for Modification of Performance Criterion and Consultation Clause—Informational Annex

First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Requests for Modification of Performance Criterion and Consultation Clause—Informational Annex »

Source: Guatemala : First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Requests for Modification of Performance Criterion and Consultation Clause: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala

Volume/Issue: 2009/305

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2009

ISBN: 9781451816686

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

This paper discusses key findings of the First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement for Guatemala. The fiscal deficit is increasing owing to a sharp decline in revenues, associated with the contraction in imports...

Foreign Exchange Intervention

Foreign Exchange Intervention »

Source: Foreign Exchange Intervention : A Shield Against Appreciation Winds?

Volume/Issue: 2011/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gustavo Adler , and Camilo Tovar Mora

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

ISBN: 9781462301218

Keywords: sterilization, exchange rate, central bank,

This paper examines foreign exchange intervention practices and their effectiveness using a new qualitative and quantitative database for a panel of 15 economies covering 2004 - 10, with special focus on Latin Amer...

Guatemala

Guatemala »

Source: Guatemala : First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Requests for Modification of Performance Criterion and Consultation Clause: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala

Volume/Issue: 2009/305

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2009

ISBN: 9781451816686

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

This paper discusses key findings of the First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement for Guatemala. The fiscal deficit is increasing owing to a sharp decline in revenues, associated with the contraction in imports...

Guatemala

Guatemala »

Source: Guatemala : 2009 Article IV Consultation and Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, and Requests for Modification of Performance Criterion and Consultation Clause-Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala

Volume/Issue: 2010/36

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451816693

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

The staff report on Guatemala's 2009 Article IV Consultation and Second Review under the Stand-By Arrangement, and Requests for Modification of Performance Criterion and Consultation Clause are presented. There are...

Guatemala

Guatemala »

Source: Guatemala : Third Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala.

Volume/Issue: 2010/187

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455202492

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

The Guatemalan economy is recovering faster than anticipated during the previous program review. The economic outlook has improved since the second program review. The fiscal deficit in 2010 will decline somewhat....

Guatemala

Guatemala »

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

Volume/Issue: 2009/143

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 May 2009

ISBN: 9781451816679

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

This paper discusses a request from the Guatemalan authorities for an 18-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) with total access of SDR 630.6 million (about US$951 million). Guatemala has a strong track record of macroe...

Guatemala

Guatemala »

Source: Guatemala : Recent Economic Developments

Volume/Issue: 1998/71

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 September 1998

ISBN: 9781451816594

Keywords: central bank, current account, financial intermediaries, reserve requirements, bonds

This paper reviews economic developments in Guatemala during 1990-97. During 1992-97, Guatemala's economic performance strengthened, with growth rates averaging 4 percent helped by declining inflation, progress in...

Guatemala

Guatemala »

Source: Guatemala : Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Informational Annex; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala

Volume/Issue: 2012/146

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504330

Keywords: central bank, inflation, monetary policy, external debt, current account

This Article IV Consultation reports that macroeconomic developments in Guatemala have been broadly positive since 2010. Although the external current account deficit widened in 2011, the surplus in the capital acc...

Guatemala

Guatemala »

Source: Guatemala : Fourth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala.

Volume/Issue: 2010/309

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 October 2010

ISBN: 9781455208463

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

The natural disasters that hit the country recently caused human losses and had a negative impact on the economy; however, they did not deviate the economic recovery path. Currently, growth in exports and imports i...