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Reinvigorating Growth in Belize

Reinvigorating Growth in Belize »

Volume/Issue: 2019/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dmitry Vasilyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484392188.001

ISBN: 9781484392188

Keywords: Economic growth, Social indicators, Financial indicators, Demographic indicators, Total factor productivity, growth diagnostics;development policies;structural transformation.;growth constraint;world development indicator;TFP;IMF;Rodrik

In the 1990s and early 2000s, Belize grew faster than its regional peers. By the mid-2000s, however, economic growth had slowed down to the regional average. A vicious circle of low growth and increasing public deb...

Belize
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Informational Annex; Debit Sustainability Analysis and Statement by the Executive Director for Belize

Belize : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Informational Annex; Debit Sustainability Analysis and Statement by the Executive Director for Belize »

Volume/Issue: 2018/327

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484385401.002

ISBN: 9781484385401

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Belize

Belize's economic growth has slowed over the last five years, following decades of outperforming regional peers. As in other countries in the region, a central challenge is exiting the cycle of low growth and eleva...

Belize
			: Climate Change Policy Assessment

Belize : Climate Change Policy Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2018/329

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484385517.002

ISBN: 9781484385517

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Belize

Belize is exceptionally vulnerable to natural disasters and climate change. It already faces hurricanes, flooding, sea level rise, coastal erosion, coral bleaching, and droughts, with impacts likely to intensify gi...

Belize
			: Selected Issues Paper

Belize : Selected Issues Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2018/328

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484385470.002

ISBN: 9781484385470

Keywords: Belize, Western Hemisphere

Selected Issues Paper...

Belize's 2016-17 Sovereign Debt Restructuring - Third Time Lucky?

Belize's 2016-17 Sovereign Debt Restructuring - Third Time Lucky? »

Volume/Issue: 2018/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamon Asonuma , Michael Papaioannou , Eriko Togo , and Bert van Selm

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484357217.001

ISBN: 9781484357217

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, International financial markets, Belize, Sovereign Debt; Sovereign Defaults; Sovereign Debt Restructurings; Serial Debt Restructurings; Belize, Sovereign Debt, Sovereign Defaults, Sovereign Debt Restructurings, Serial Debt Restructurings, International Lending and Debt Problems

This paper examines the causes, processes, and outcomes of Belize's 2016-17 sovereign debt restructuring-its third episode in last 10 years. As was the case in the earlier two restructurings, in 2006-07 and in 2012...

Belize
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Informational Annex; Statement by the Executive Director for Belize

Belize : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Informational Annex; Statement by the Executive Director for Belize »

Volume/Issue: 2017/286

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484320044.002

ISBN: 9781484320044

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Belize

The macroeconomic outlook remains weak. Public debt remains elevated, at around 100 percent of GDP, despite a recent debt restructuring agreement with private external bondholders. Growth is projected at just under...

Belize
			: Selected Issues

Belize : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/287

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484320198.002

ISBN: 9781484320198

Keywords: Belize, Western Hemisphere

Selected Issues...

Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean
			: Engines of Growth and Macroeconomic Stabilizers?

Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean : Engines of Growth and Macroeconomic Stabilizers? »

Volume/Issue: 2017/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Svetlana Cerovic , Misael Galdamez , Metodij Hadzi-Vaskov , Franz Loyola , Zsoka Koczan , Bogdan Lissovolik , Jan Martijn , Yulia Ustyugova , and Joyce Wong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484303641.001

ISBN: 9781484303641

Keywords: Dominica, Dominican Republic, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Antigua and Barbuda, Asia and Pacific, Bahamas, The, Barbados, Belize, El Salvador

Outward migration has been an important phenomenon for countries in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC), particularly those in Central America and the Caribbean. This paper examines recent trends in outward migr...

Cluster Report
			: Trade Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean

Cluster Report : Trade Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2017/66

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475586015.002

ISBN: 9781475586015

Keywords: Puerto Rico, Suriname, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica

This Cluster Report explores opportunities for trade integration in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. It finds that the region can reap significant growth benefits from further trade integration. With tra...

Belize
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Excutive Director for Belize

Belize : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Excutive Director for Belize »

Volume/Issue: 2016/334

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475547986.002

ISBN: 9781475547986

Keywords: Belize, Western Hemisphere

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that the economy of Belize is facing multiple challenges. GDP growth slowed to 1 percent in 2015 owing to falling oil production and reduced output in the primary commod...

Belize
			: Selected Issues

Belize : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2016/335

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475547993.002

ISBN: 9781475547993

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Belize

This Selected Issues paper analyzes macro-financial linkages for Belize. The banking system in Belize is facing significant challenges that could have a negative impact on the wider economy. Under adverse scenarios...

Excerpt: Challenges for Central Banking
			: Perspectives From Latin America

Excerpt: Challenges for Central Banking : Perspectives From Latin America »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Yan Carriere-Swallow , Hamid Faruqee , Luis I. Jacome H. , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475539677.073

ISBN: 9781475539677

Challenges for Central Banking: Perspectives From Latin America...

Belize
			: 2015 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Director for Belize

Belize : 2015 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Director for Belize »

Volume/Issue: 2016/92

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475548723.002

ISBN: 9781475548723

Keywords: debt, budget, deficit, monetary fund, tax

This paper discusses key issues of the Belize economy. The economic condition of Belize is characterized by sluggish growth and a weak fiscal stance, which have put public debt on an unsustainable path. Social and...

Belize
			: Selected Issues

Belize : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2016/93

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475548853.002

ISBN: 9781475548853

Keywords: banks, bank, credit, banking, credit unions

This paper discusses three important sectors of Belize economy: financial, sugar market, and energy. Belize's banking system has continued to strengthen since the 2014 Article IV Consultation in June 2014. Despite...

Perspectivas económicas regionales, octubre de 2015: Departamento del Hemisferio Occidental
			: Ajustando bajo presión

Perspectivas económicas regionales, octubre de 2015: Departamento del Hemisferio Occidental : Ajustando bajo presión »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 October 2015

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513540610.086

ISBN: 9781513540610

Keywords: intereses, comercio, intercambio, tasa de interés, desarrollo financiero

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Perspectivas económicas, abril de 2015: Las Américas,
			: El Norte se recupera, el Sur aún espera

Perspectivas económicas, abril de 2015: Las Américas, : El Norte se recupera, el Sur aún espera »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2015

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484318768.086

ISBN: 9781484318768

Keywords: América Latina; exportadores de materias primas; economías que dependen del turismo; América Central y la República Dominicana; economía finacieramente integradas

Perspectivas económicas: Las Américas, abril de 2015...

Belize
			: Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Belize : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2014/280

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 September 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498311724.002

ISBN: 9781498311724

Keywords: central bank, external debt, current account

KEY ISSUES Outlook and risks. The economy will remain vulnerable over the medium term, with sluggish real GDP growth, rising public debt and widening external current account deficits. International reserves could...

Belize
			: Selected Issues

Belize : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2014/281

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 September 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498306553.002

ISBN: 9781498306553

Keywords: banking, banking system, capital adequacy, banking sector, banks ’; balance sheets

...

Sovereign Debt Restructurings in Belize
			: Achievements and Challenges Ahead

Sovereign Debt Restructurings in Belize : Achievements and Challenges Ahead »

Volume/Issue: 2014/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamon Asonuma , Gerardo Peraza , Kristine Vitola , and Takahiro Tsuda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498369510.001

ISBN: 9781498369510

Keywords: Inter-Creditor Equity, debt exchange, sovereign debt, public debt, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper examines the causes, processes, and outcomes of the two Belize sovereign debt restructurings in 2006-07 and in 2012-13 that occurred outside of an IMF-supported program. It finds that the motivation for...

Perspectivas económicas regionales, abril de 2014: Departamento del Hemisferio Occidental

Perspectivas económicas regionales, abril de 2014: Departamento del Hemisferio Occidental »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2014

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484346129.086

ISBN: 9781484346129

Los cinco informes sobre las perspectivas económicas regionales (informes REO) que el FMI publica semestralmente abarcan Asia y el Pacífico, Europa, Oriente Medio y Asia Central, África sub-sahariana y las Américas...

Belize
			: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation

Belize : Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2013/227

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484348642.002

ISBN: 9781484348642

Keywords: central bank, debt management, public debt, current account, debt exchange

This IMF staff report on Belize's 2013 Article IV Consultation highlights economic developments and macroeconomic outlook. Macroeconomic developments in 2012 were underpinned by robust output growth but clouded by...

Belize
			: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation

Belize : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2011/340

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 December 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463929206.002

ISBN: 9781463929206

Keywords: public debt, current account, central bank, external debt

The 2011 Article IV Consultation report concludes that Belize has weathered the financial crisis relatively well when compared with Caribbean Community peers. Executive Directors have commended the authorities for...

Belize
			: 2010 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Informational Annex; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Belize

Belize : 2010 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Informational Annex; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Belize »

Volume/Issue: 2011/18

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455213771.002

ISBN: 9781455213771

Keywords: debt, interest, external debt, interest rate, public sector

The economy of Belize in recent years has been vulnerable to adverse shocks owing to its weak external position, policy rigidities, and reduced access to external financing. Executive Directors commended the author...

Belize
			: 2009 Article IV Consultation:  Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Belize

Belize : 2009 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Belize »

Volume/Issue: 2009/155

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 May 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805581.002

ISBN: 9781451805581

Keywords: debt, interest, external debt, interest rate

Belize's economy is projected to decelerate in 2009 owing to the global downturn. Real GDP growth is projected at 1 percent, reflecting the impact of declining tourism, remittances, and foreign direct investment in...

Belize
			: Use of Fund Resources:  Request for Emergency Assistance:  Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Belize

Belize : Use of Fund Resources: Request for Emergency Assistance: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Belize »

Volume/Issue: 2009/69

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 February 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805574.002

ISBN: 9781451805574

Keywords: debt, interest, public sector, public debt

The staff report for Belize's use of Fund Resources and Request for Emergency Assistance is examined. Economic growth has been sustained largely by rising oil production, while inflation has remained under control....

The Caribbean
			: Enhancing Economic Integration

The Caribbean : Enhancing Economic Integration »

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Sanjaya Panth , Paul Cashin , and W. Bauer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067936.087

ISBN: 9781589067936

Keywords: tax incentives, fdi, preference erosion, trade preferences, exporting countries

The Caribbean has made substantial progress in recent years in implementing economic reforms, both at the national and regional level. The Caribbean: Enhancing Economic Integration examines the product of the effor...

Belize
			: 2008 Article IV Consultation:  Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion by the Executive Director for Belize

Belize : 2008 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion by the Executive Director for Belize »

Volume/Issue: 2008/88

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 March 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805550.002

ISBN: 9781451805550

Keywords: debt, interest, interest rate, external debt, public sector

Belize's near-term macroeconomic prospects have improved over the past year. The main risks to growth and financial stability arise from fiscal challenges and deterioration in the global outlook. Despite data limit...

Belize
			: Selected Issues

Belize : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2008/92

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 March 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805567.002

ISBN: 9781451805567

Keywords: debt, debt ratios, debt service, external debt, debt ratio

Belize should reduce debt ratios to comfortable levels for smooth market access, and reduce liquidity risks by stabilizing debt service. Streamlined management of the oil fund should be considered. Fiscal measures...

Debt Sustainability under Catastrophic Risk
			: The Case for Government Budget Insurance

Debt Sustainability under Catastrophic Risk : The Case for Government Budget Insurance »

Volume/Issue: 2008/44

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eduardo Cavallo , Eduardo Borensztein , and Patricio Valenzuela

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451869064.001

ISBN: 9781451869064

Keywords: Natural Disasters, disasters, disaster, hurricane, reconstruction,

Natural disasters are an important source of vulnerability in the Caribbean region. Despite being one of the more disaster-prone areas of the world, it has one of the lowest levels of insurance coverage. This paper...

FMI Bulletin Vol.36, No.5 Mars 2007

FMI Bulletin Vol.36, No.5 Mars 2007 »

Volume/Issue: 36/5

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2007

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451946338.023

ISBN: 9781451946338

Keywords: monetary fund, financial globalization, globalization, monetary system

With its keen focus on the IMF's work and top macroeconomic and international financial issues, the IMF Survey provides analyses of country, regional, and global developments; insights into Fund operations, policie...

Belize - Assessment Letter for the International Financial Community

Belize - Assessment Letter for the International Financial Community »

Volume/Issue: 2006/067

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 December 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498331951.007

ISBN: 9781498331951

Keywords: Development, Statistics, Economic growth, Economic conditions, Financial regulation and supervision, adjustment effort, percent of GDP, adjustment, GDP, expenditure cut

Assessment letters or statements may be prepared for member countries with Fund-supported programs; receiving Fund emergency assistance; with staff-monitored programs; or surveillance-only cases. They are typically...

Belize
			: Staff Report for the 2006 Article IV Consultation

Belize : Staff Report for the 2006 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2006/369

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805536.002

ISBN: 9781451805536

Keywords: debt, interest, external debt, interest rate, debt service

Overly expansionary macroeconomic policies contributed to a widening of current account deficits, an unsustainable buildup of public debt, and the erosion of international reserves. The Belize government has alread...

Belize
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Belize : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2006/370

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805543.002

ISBN: 9781451805543

Keywords: trade preferences, preference erosion, world market, export supply, partial equilibrium

The erosion of EU trade preferences for bananas and sugar will have immediate negative implications for Belize's economy. This paper suggests ways to enhance public debt management in Belize. The vulnerability of t...

Belize
			: 2005 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Belize : 2005 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion »

Volume/Issue: 2005/352

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805512.002

ISBN: 9781451805512

Keywords: debt, public sector, interest, balance of payments, central bank

This 2005 Article IV Consultation highlights that the Belizean economy grew by 41/2 percent in 2004, mainly reflecting strong performance in the agriculture, fisheries, and tourism sectors. Inflation remained subdu...

Belize
			: Selected Issues

Belize : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2005/353

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805529.002

ISBN: 9781451805529

Keywords: central bank, external debt, public sector debt, debt service, public and publicly guaranteed

This Selected Issues paper on Belize reviews the external competitiveness, balance sheet currency mismatch, and public sector debt. Belize is a small, open economy and highly dependent on external trade. Real wages...

Belize
			: Assessment of the Supervision and Regulation of the Financial Sector-Review of Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision

Belize : Assessment of the Supervision and Regulation of the Financial Sector-Review of Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision »

Volume/Issue: 2004/373

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805505.002

ISBN: 9781451805505

Keywords: banking, money laundering, banking supervision, law enforcement, internal controls

This paper highlights key finding of the assessment of financial sector regulation and supervision in Belize. The assessment reveals that banking supervision in Belize complies with or is largely compliant with mos...

Belize
			: Staff Report for the 2003 Article IV Consultation

Belize : Staff Report for the 2003 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2004/102

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805499.002

ISBN: 9781451805499

Keywords: debt, public sector, central bank, interest, balance of payments

There is an urgent need to re-establish a viable external position through a comprehensive, swift, and sustained policy adjustment. The fiscal adjustment will need to rest on both wide-ranging tax revenue measures...

Belize
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Belize : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2004/101

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805468.002

ISBN: 9781451805468

Keywords: foreign exchange, exchange rate, balance of payments, international monetary fund, current account

An illegal parallel market for foreign exchange is prevalent in Belize. Its emergence and continued existence is attributed to the pervasive exchange controls, attempts to avoid banking fees, as well as the prevale...

Belize
			: Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation

Belize : Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2002/255

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 November 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805451.002

ISBN: 9781451805451

Keywords: debt, public sector, deficit, interest, external debt

This 2002 Article IV Consultation highlights that Belize's economic growth accelerated to 11 percent in 2000, but declined to 5 percent in 2001 as a result of several hurricanes, terrorist attacks in the United Sta...

Belize
			: Statistical Appendix

Belize : Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2002/256

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 November 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805482.002

ISBN: 9781451805482

Keywords: expenditure, central bank, capital expenditure, total expenditure, external debt

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Belize
			: Staff Report for the 2001 Article IV Consultation

Belize : Staff Report for the 2001 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2001/152

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805475.002

ISBN: 9781451805475

Keywords: debt, public sector, central bank, deficit, interest

The authorities' economic policy seeks to sustain strong economic growth mainly through low taxes, large public investment, and the provision of credit to the private sector through the state-owned Development Fina...

Belize
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Belize : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2001/151

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805444.002

ISBN: 9781451805444

Keywords: public sector, debt, external debt, central bank, international monetary fund

This paper provides background information and analysis of recent economic developments and relevant issues in Belize. The main differences between the high growth experiences in the late 1980s and during 1999-2000...

Belize
			: Statistical Appendix

Belize : Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2000/75

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805437.002

ISBN: 9781451805437

Keywords: central bank, public sector, interest, debt, capital expenditure

In this paper, the following statistical data are presented in detail: selected economic indicators, indices of industrial products, central government revenues and expenditure, interest rates, commercial bank's li...

Belize
			: Recent Economic Developments

Belize : Recent Economic Developments »

Volume/Issue: 1998/109

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 October 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805420.002

ISBN: 9781451805420

Keywords: central bank, bank building, banking, current expenditure, capital expenditure

This paper describes economic developments in Belize during the 1990s. Economic activity slackened in 1993-97, with a sharp slowdown in domestic investment and a sluggish performance of services following the withd...

Belize
			: Statistical Appendix

Belize : Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 1997/51

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805413.002

ISBN: 9781451805413

Keywords: expenditure, central bank, capital expenditure, total expenditure, current account

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Belize
			: Recent Economic Developments

Belize : Recent Economic Developments »

Volume/Issue: 1996/49

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 June 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805406.002

ISBN: 9781451805406

Keywords: expenditure, central bank, capital expenditure, current account, total expenditure

This paper describes economic developments in Belize during the 1990s. Following a strong performance in the late 1980s, Belize's economy weakened in 1991-93, mainly because of a substantial deterioration in the fi...

Belize
			: Recent Economic Developments

Belize : Recent Economic Developments »

Volume/Issue: 1995/14

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805390.002

ISBN: 9781451805390

Keywords: expenditure, central bank, capital expenditure, total expenditure, current account

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Public Education Expenditure and Other Determinants of Private Investment in the Caribbean

Public Education Expenditure and Other Determinants of Private Investment in the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 1994/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joaquim Levy , and Benedict Clements

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854428.001

ISBN: 9781451854428

Keywords: private investment, public investment, real interest rates, private capital

This paper presents an analysis of the determinants of private investment in the Caribbean region, using data for the 1977-91 time period. Drawing on the endogenous growth literature, a model is developed to captur...