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International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.
Covid-19 has exacted a tragic human, social, and economic toll on Mexico. Over 85,000 lives were lost; unofficial estimates are notably higher. Of 12 million workers that lost their jobs, most of whom came from the informal sector with a limited safety net, over 4 million remain out of the workforce. The working poverty rate jumped to 48 percent. After a historic drop in output, there has been a trade-led bounce in manufacturing. But domestic demand is weak, as is services activity that employs most of the workforce. Staff projects the economy to shrink by 9 percent this year, followed by a gradual recovery. It could take years for employment and incomes to return to pre-crisis levels, compounding the long-standing challenge of achieving strong and inclusive growth.
International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.
This 2019 Article IV Consultation with Mexico discusses that growth is expected to accelerate modestly in the near-term, reaching 0.4 percent in 2019, as macroeconomic policies become less contractionary. Monetary policy has started easing in the context of a widening negative output gap and declining inflation. The administration’s solid mandate presents an opportunity to address Mexico’s longstanding structural challenges while maintaining very strong policies and policy frameworks. Staff highlighted the need to specify credible measures to reach the announced fiscal targets while adopting a more growth-friendly and inclusive policy mix. Increasing non-oil tax revenues, paired with improving the efficiency of spending, will be an imperative in this regard. The authorities have initiated a package of reforms to strengthen financial deepening and inclusion.
International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.
A new political landscape is shaping up in Mexico following the July elections. President-elect López Obrador has promised to reduce corruption and crime, and boost social spending and public investment, while maintaining fiscal prudence. The incoming administration will inherit an economy with very strong fundamentals and policy frameworks that has exhibited resilience in the face of a complex external environment. But Mexico still confronts significant challenges—namely to strengthen growth while reducing poverty and inequality—and has yet to win the fight against corruption and crime. At the same time, uncertainty associated with the global economic environment and the policies of the incoming administration persists. Prospects hinge on the steadfast implementation of structural reforms while ensuring continued macroeconomic stability.
Mr. Eduardo Valdivia-Velarde and Ms. Tamara Razin

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Le Guide pour l’établissement de la balance des paiements et de la position extérieure globale est un document qui accompagne la sixième édition du Manuel de la balance des paiements et de la position extérieure globale (MBP6), publiée en 2009. Son objectif est de montrer comment le cadre conceptuel qui est décrit dans le MBP6 peut être appliqué dans la pratique. Il n’est pas destiné à être utilisé séparément; les utilisateurs du Guide doivent être familiarisés avec le MBP6.

International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
This Technical Note discusses the findings of the Financial Sector Assessment Program about interconnectedness and spillover in Spain’s financial system. Financial intermediaries in Spain are interconnected through conglomerate ownership, common exposures, and inter-sectoral claims. The main source of cross-sectoral connectedness appears to be insurance companies’ exposures to banks, while exposures of banks to insurers or to mutual funds appear limited at present. Empirical analysis using both exposure and market data suggest strong cross-border interconnectedness. Contagion within the domestic interbank market appears to be limited at present. There are also strong cross-sectoral linkages between banks and other parts of the financial system in Spain, but systemic risks from those linkages appear to be limited.
International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.
This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights the Mexican economy’s resilience in the face of a complex external environment. Output has continued to grow at a moderate pace while inflation has temporarily risen above the central bank’s target. The flexible exchange rate is playing a key role in helping the economy adjust to external shocks. The economy is projected to grow by 2.1 percent in 2017. Private consumption remains the main driver of activity, supported by manufacturing exports, while investment has remained weak amid uncertainty about Mexico’s future trade relationship with the United States. Growth is expected to slow slightly in 2018 before picking up speed as the uncertainty is resolved.
Mr. Jose M Cartas and Artak Harutyunyan

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This edition of Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual and Compilation Guide (Manual) updates and merges into one volume methodological and practical aspects of the compilation process of monetary statistics. The Manual is aimed at compilers and users of monetary data, offering guidance for the collection and analytical presentation of monetary statistics. The Manual includes standardized report forms, providing countries with a tool for compiling and reporting harmonized data for the central bank, other depository corporations, and other financial corporations.

Mr. Eduardo Valdivia-Velarde and Ms. Tamara Razin

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The Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Compilation Guide is a companion document to the sixth edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6) published in 2009. The purpose of the Guide is to show how the conceptual framework described in the BPM6 may be implemented in practice. The Guide is not intended to be a “stand-alone” manual; users of the Guide should be familiar with the BPM6.