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Costa Rica: 2019 Articlet IV Consultation—Press Release; Stafft Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Costa Rica: 2019 Articlet IV Consultation—Press Release; Stafft Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica »

Source: Costa Rica : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Volume/Issue: 2019/101

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498310826

Keywords: External sector, Central banks, Fiscal policy, Credit, Monetary policy, fiscal reform, unhedged, percent, percent of GDP, WEO

Costa Rica has made great strides converging towards OECD living standards, but significant vulnerabilities persist, mainly from the weak fiscal position and sizable FX lending to unhedged borrowers. Growth slowed...

Costa Rica: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Costa Rica: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Costa Rica : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Volume/Issue: 2019/101

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498310826

Keywords: External sector, Central banks, Fiscal policy, Credit, Monetary policy, fiscal reform, unhedged, percent, percent of GDP, WEO

Costa Rica has made great strides converging towards OECD living standards, but significant vulnerabilities persist, mainly from the weak fiscal position and sizable FX lending to unhedged borrowers. Growth slowed...

IMF Executive Board Completes the Fifth Review under Sri Lanka’s Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility; Grants Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Approves US$ 164.1 million disbursement and Extension of the Arrangement1

IMF Executive Board Completes the Fifth Review under Sri Lanka’s Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility; Grants Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Approves US$ 164.1 million disbursement and Extension of the Arrangement1 »

Source: Sri Lanka : Fifth Review Under the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, Extension of the Arrangement and Rephasing of Purchases-Press Release; Staff Report and Statement by the Executive Director for Sri Lanka

Volume/Issue: 2019/135

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498315159

Keywords: External sector, Central banks, Monetary policy, Social safety nets, Flexible exchange rates, Proj, primary balance, net lend, SOEs, percent of GDP

Recent developments and outlook. Higher fuel prices and global financial volatility generated strong balance-of-payment pressures in 2018, which were exacerbated by a political crisis late in the year. The Central...

IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles and Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation

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IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles and Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Seychelles : Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets and Monetary Consultation Clause-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2019/194

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498323208

Keywords: Economic stabilization, External sector, National income, Monetary policy, Expenditures, central bank of Seychelles, Seychelles rupee, percent of GDP, SOEs, Proj

Seychelles has made noticeable progress toward economic stability and sustainability under successive Fund programs through prudent macroeconomic policies and bold reforms since the crisis in 2008. Despite signific...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Costa Rica

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Costa Rica »

Source: Costa Rica : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Volume/Issue: 2019/101

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498310826

Keywords: External sector, Central banks, Fiscal policy, Credit, Monetary policy, fiscal reform, unhedged, percent, percent of GDP, WEO

Costa Rica has made great strides converging towards OECD living standards, but significant vulnerabilities persist, mainly from the weak fiscal position and sizable FX lending to unhedged borrowers. Growth slowed...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Liberia

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Liberia »

Source: Liberia : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Liberia

Volume/Issue: 2019/169

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 June 2019

ISBN: 9781498320467

Keywords: Central banks, External sector, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Credit, CBL, PAPD, central bank of Liberia, percent of GDP, Proj

Liberia remains a fragile, post-conflict country with weak capacity and limited physical and human capital accumulation. External assistance to Liberia is winding down from its peak in 2016. To address pressing nee...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Samoa

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Samoa »

Source: Samoa : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Samoa

Volume/Issue: 2019/138

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498315647

Keywords: Central banks, Monetary policy, Gross domestic product, Financial soundness indicators, Monetary transmission mechanism, percent of GDP, AML, resilience, real GDP growth, CBR

Samoa faces several economic challenges but continues to show resilience and a high level of engagement with the Fund. Growth is expected to rebound after reaching a five-year low. Price pressures driven by tempora...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Mozambique

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Mozambique »

Source: Republic of Mozambique : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Mozambique

Volume/Issue: 2019/166

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 2019

ISBN: 9781498319997

Keywords: External sector, Economic growth, Central banks, Credit, Monetary policy, SOEs, MEF, excl, megaprojects, percent of GDP

Mozambique's economic situation had been improving until Tropical Cyclone Idai and Kenneth hit the country in March and April, respectively. Economic growth was recovering gradually and becoming broader based, and...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Uruguay

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Uruguay »

Source: Uruguay : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Republic of Uruguay

Volume/Issue: 2019/64

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484399880

Keywords: Central banks, Monetary policy, Development, Gross domestic product, Public sector, percent of GDP;medium-term;non-financial;primary balance;BCU

Uruguay has preserved macroeconomic stability in the wake of the turbulence in the region thanks to prudent policies and the accumulation of buffers over the years. The Uruguay peso depreciated since April, but the...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Regional Consultation with West African Economic and Monetary Union

IMF Executive Board Concludes Regional Consultation with West African Economic and Monetary Union »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the WAEMU

Volume/Issue: 2019/90

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 March 2019

ISBN: 9781498305907

Keywords: Central banks, Bank accounting, Monetary policy, External sector, Credit, WAEMU, BCEAO, Basel II, Eurobond, member-countries

Growth remained strong in 2018, the fiscal deficit narrowed by 1/2 percentage point of GDP, external reserves increased, and important banking reforms were put in place, including the introduction of Basel II/III s...