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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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067592.086

ISBN: 9781589067592

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

The ongoing global turmoil represents a confluence of negative shocks for Latin America and the Caribbean: a freeze in global credit markets, weaker external demand, and lower commodity prices. But the region is ex...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

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 ongoing global turmoil represents a confluence of negative shocks for Latin America and the Caribbean: a freeze in global credit markets, weaker external demand, and lower commodity prices. But the region is ex...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

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 ongoing global turmoil represents a confluence of negative shocks for Latin America and the Caribbean: a freeze in global credit markets, weaker external demand, and lower commodity prices. But the region is ex...

V. Corporate Vulnerability: Have Firms Reduced Their Exposure to Currency Risk?

V. Corporate Vulnerability: Have Firms Reduced Their Exposure to Currency Risk? »

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

Firms Facing More Currency Volatility Foreign currency financing can be a doubleedged sword for companies in emerging markets. Foreign currency borrowing (usually in dollars) give fi...

VI. Boosting Private Investment in the Long Term

VI. Boosting Private Investment in the Long Term »

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

Investment Still Lagging The long-run growth record in the LAC region has been disappointing. 37 This reflects many factors, including a history of...