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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Western Hemisphere Department
			: Managing Transitions and Risks

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Western Hemisphere Department : Managing Transitions and Risks »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498329996.086

ISBN: 9781498329996

Keywords: Latin America, Central America, Caribbean, Commodity price fluctuations, Currency exchange rates

The United States has seen an improvement in economic activity, driven by consumption, and has taken a first step toward gradual normalization of interest rates. The U.S. recovery continues to support activity in M...

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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513575209.086

ISBN: 9781513575209

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

Economies in the Western Hemisphere are generally seeing a slowdown in growth. The U.S. economy regained momentum after a slow start at the beginning of the year, while in Latin America and the Caribbean economic a...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2015:  Western Hemisphere Department
			: Northern Spring, Southern Chills

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2015: Western Hemisphere Department : Northern Spring, Southern Chills »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498312127.086

ISBN: 9781498312127

Keywords: investment, commodity, prices, exchange, debt

The economic outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean remains very challenging. Regional growth is projected to decline for a fifth consecutive year in 2015, dipping below 1 percent. Weakness is concentrated amo...

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2014, Western Hemisphere

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2014, Western Hemisphere »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484360118.086

ISBN: 9781484360118

Keywords: bond yields, bond, fiscal policy, commodity prices, commodity exporters

The five Regional Economic Outlooks published biannually by the IMF cover Asia and Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere. In each volume, recent econo...

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2013, Western Hemisphere 
			: Time to Rebuild Policy Space

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2013, Western Hemisphere : Time to Rebuild Policy Space »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484347928.086

ISBN: 9781484347928

Keywords: tfp, current account, external shocks, commodity prices, public debt

Despite some global risks, external conditions for Latin America should remain stimulative. With monetary policy in advanced economies expected to stay accommodative, external financing conditions will remain favor...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2012, Western Hemisphere

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2012, Western Hemisphere »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 April 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616352530.086

ISBN: 9781616352530

Keywords: commodity prices, mortgage, financial integration, capital inflows, public debt

Growth in much of Latin America remains solid, although it slowed during the second half of 2011 as result of the combined effects of policy tightening and global uncertainties. Under our baseline, we expect growth...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2011, Western Hemisphere
			: Shifting Winds, New Policy Challenges

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2011, Western Hemisphere : Shifting Winds, New Policy Challenges »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 November 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616351304.086

ISBN: 9781616351304

Keywords: terms of trade, commodity prices, inflation, terms of trade shocks, fiscal consolidation

Despite the recent deterioration in the global economic environment, projections for the region involve only a modest worsening of the outlook. The October 2011 Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere caution...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2011, Western Hemisphere
			: Watching Out for Overheating

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2011, Western Hemisphere : Watching Out for Overheating »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616350659.086

ISBN: 9781616350659

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, central bank, foreign exchange, monetary policy

Despite the recent deterioration in the global economic environment, projections for the region involve only a modest worsening of the outlook. The October 2011 Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere caution...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2010, Western Hemisphere
			: Heating Up in the South, Cooler in the North

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2010, Western Hemisphere : Heating Up in the South, Cooler in the North »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 October 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069534.086

ISBN: 9781589069534

Keywords: reserve requirements, bond, central bank, international financial statistics, financial system

Heating Up in the South, Cooler in the North broadly describes the economic scene for the Western Hemisphere. The report emphasizes how a mixed environment--with slow recovery in the United States and other advance...

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2010, Western Hemisphere
			: Taking Advantage of Tailwinds

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2010, Western Hemisphere : Taking Advantage of Tailwinds »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069213.086

ISBN: 9781589069213

Keywords: commodity prices, capital inflows, domestic demand, exchange rate, commodity exporters

A multispeed global recovery is under way, with some emerging markets in the lead and the major advanced economies growing more slowly. This macroeconomic setting has brought a return to easy global financial condi...