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Financial Integration in Central America
			: Prospects and Adjustment Needs

Financial Integration in Central America : Prospects and Adjustment Needs »

Volume/Issue: 2003/3

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Jorge Canales Kriljenko , Padamja Khandelwal , and Alexander Lehmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451974195.003

ISBN: 9781451974195

Keywords: Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Trade liberalization, CAFTA, Trade in Financial Services

We assess the current barriers to trade in financial services in the six Central American countries seeking a free trade agreement with the United States (the CAFTA) and examine the relative merits of regional and...

The Role of Structural Reforms in Raising Economic Growth in Central America

The Role of Structural Reforms in Raising Economic Growth in Central America »

Volume/Issue: 2011/248

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Swiston , and Luis Barrot

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463923273.001

ISBN: 9781463923273

Keywords: Structural Reform, Factor Accumulation, System GMM, financial system, domestic financial system, growth rates, growth rate, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Other, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

Central America experienced moderate growth during the last decade, including in the years leading up to the global financial crisis, but the rate of convergence toward advanced country income levels has still been...

El Salvador
			: Financial System Stability Assessment

El Salvador : Financial System Stability Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2014/44

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 February 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475513790.002

ISBN: 9781475513790

Keywords: Capital markets, Bank supervision, Banks, Basel Core Principles, El Salvador, Article IV consultation reports, Bank soundness, Bank legislation, Economic indicators, Financial sector

This paper presents an assessment of financial sector stability in El Salvador. The findings reveal that the financial system of El Salvador was resilient in the face of the global shocks and political uncertainty...