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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...

I. The Global Economy and the Outlook for the United States and Canada

I. The Global Economy and the Outlook for the United States and Canada »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, November 2007, Western Hemisphere

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 November 2007

ISBN: 9781589066724

Keywords: inflation, commodity prices, capital inflows, financial sector, bond

Global Outlook The global economy continues to grow strongly, although the recent turbulence in financial markets has reduced growth prospects for 2008 and increased downside risks....

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...

II. The Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean

II. The Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, November 2007, Western Hemisphere

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 November 2007

ISBN: 9781589066724

Keywords: inflation, commodity prices, capital inflows, financial sector, bond

Overall Developments and Prospects The region has weathered the recent market turbulence well so far and the economic outlook for 2007–08 remains generally robust. Ho...

III. How Resilient Is Latin America’s Expansion?

III. How Resilient Is Latin America’s Expansion? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, November 2007, Western Hemisphere

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 November 2007

ISBN: 9781589066724

Keywords: inflation, commodity prices, capital inflows, financial sector, bond

A striking fact of Latin America’s economic history is the frequency and regularity with which growth, once under way, has suffered setbacks. Expansions have often been short lived, ending with crises or pro...

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. Revenue Growth and the Strength of Underlying Fiscal Positions

IV. Revenue Growth and the Strength of Underlying Fiscal Positions »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, November 2007, Western Hemisphere

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 November 2007

ISBN: 9781589066724

Keywords: inflation, commodity prices, capital inflows, financial sector, bond

Fiscal balances in many Latin American countries improved steadily between 2002 and 2006. Initially, this reflected a reduction in expenditures as a share of GDP, which reached a low around 2004. Although sp...

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...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Western Hemisphere

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067165.086

ISBN: 9781589067165

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

The main focus of this report is the outlook for the region in the face of the downturn now projected for the U.S. economy and the continuing risks that affect the global outlook. Overall the region is better place...

Regional Economic Outlook, November 2007, Western Hemisphere

Regional Economic Outlook, November 2007, Western Hemisphere »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 November 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066724.086

ISBN: 9781589066724

Keywords: inflation, commodity prices, capital inflows, financial sector, bond

In spite of a slower U.S. economy and recent market turbulence, growth in the Latin America and Caribbean region has continued at a robust pace. This reports explores the resilience of the LAC region to external sh...