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5. Advancing Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

5. Advancing Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2015: Western Hemisphere Department : Adjusting Under Pressure

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513575209

Keywords: Trade integration, Fiscal consolidation, Commodity prices, Exchange rate flexibility, interest, trade, exchange, interest rates, financial development

In recent years, many Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries have made significant efforts to develop their financial systems. This chapter examines the current state of financial developm...

Chapter 3. After the Boom: Commodity Prices and Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

Chapter 3. After the Boom: Commodity Prices and Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: Latin America : New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498328166

Keywords: debt, commodity, fiscal policy, interest, growth

Following a decade of rapid, broad-based gains, international commodity prices peaked in mid-2011 and have fallen somewhat since then (Figure 3.1). Many analysts now argue that the upward phase of the commod...

Chapter 4. Commodity Price Cycles: The Perils of Mismanaging the Boom

Chapter 4. Commodity Price Cycles: The Perils of Mismanaging the Boom »

Source: Latin America : New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498328166

Keywords: debt, commodity, fiscal policy, interest, growth

Commodity-exporting countries have benefited significantly from the commodity price boom of recent years. At the current juncture, however, uncertain global economic prospects raise questions about these cou...

Chapter 6. External Conditions and Debt Sustainability in Latin America

Chapter 6. External Conditions and Debt Sustainability in Latin America »

Source: Latin America : New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498328166

Keywords: debt, commodity, fiscal policy, interest, growth

Over the past decade, and particularly during 2003–08, Latin America experienced an impressive strengthening of key macroeconomic fundamentals that ended with the global financial c...

Chapter 9. Global Financial Shocks and Gross Capital Flows in Latin America

Chapter 9. Global Financial Shocks and Gross Capital Flows in Latin America »

Source: Latin America : New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498328166

Keywords: debt, commodity, fiscal policy, interest, growth

Global financial markets have been a source of sizable shocks over the past decade, with broad repercussions across emerging markets. Stark examples are the crisis triggered by the...

Chapter 7. Has Fiscal Policy Become Less Procyclical in Latin America?

Chapter 7. Has Fiscal Policy Become Less Procyclical in Latin America? »

Source: Latin America : New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498328166

Keywords: debt, commodity, fiscal policy, interest, growth

Fiscal policy in Latin America has been procyclical for many decades. The easy availability of funds during periods of economic expansion, against a backdrop of major social and inf...

Chapter 11. Housing Markets in Latin America: Do We Need to Worry About a Bubble?

Chapter 11. Housing Markets in Latin America: Do We Need to Worry About a Bubble? »

Source: Latin America : New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498328166

Keywords: debt, commodity, fiscal policy, interest, growth

Easy financing conditions and favorable terms of trade have fueled credit and domestic demand in much of Latin America for more than a decade, with only a short interruption during...

Chapter 1. Latin America: Rising to New Challenges

Chapter 1. Latin America: Rising to New Challenges »

Source: Latin America : New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498328166

Keywords: debt, commodity, fiscal policy, interest, growth

Over the past 15 years, the countries of Latin America have made tremendous progress in strengthening their economies and improving living standards. A growing and vibrant middle class has emerged. The weigh...

Chapter 2. Potential Growth in Latin America

Chapter 2. Potential Growth in Latin America »

Source: Latin America : New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498328166

Keywords: debt, commodity, fiscal policy, interest, growth

Highly favorable external conditions—interrupted only temporarily during the 2008–09 global financial crisis—coupled with prudent macroeconomic policies bolstered GDP growth in most of Latin America during t...

Chapter 8. Riding Global Waves: The Impact of External Financial Shocks on Emerging Market Economies

Chapter 8. Riding Global Waves: The Impact of External Financial Shocks on Emerging Market Economies »

Source: Latin America : New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498328166

Keywords: debt, commodity, fiscal policy, interest, growth

Several years have passed since the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers marked the beginning of a global storm that put many advanced economies on the verge of a financial meltdown. Finan...