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Paraguay: Addressing the Stagnation and Instability Trap

Paraguay: Addressing the Stagnation and Instability Trap »

Source: Paraguay : Addressing the Stagnation and Instability Trap

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Alejandro Santos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2009

ISBN: 9781589068520

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

Paraguay: Addressing the Stagnation and Instability Trap provides an overview of the analytical insights and policy challenges that a country faces while on the path to sustained growth with stability. It covers a...

Suriname: Toward Stability and Growth

Suriname: Toward Stability and Growth »

Source: Suriname : Toward Stability and Growth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Masahiro Nozaki , Tobias Roy , Pawel Dyczewski , Bernhard Fritz-Krockow , Fanny Torres Gavela , Gamal El-Masry , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 March 2009

ISBN: 9781589068087

Keywords: exchange rate, foreign currency, inflation, foreign exchange, monetary policy

This paper analyzes the economic growth and stability in Suriname. The paper highlights that in recent years, the outlook has turned substantively more positive. The favorable external environment and the stability...

Exchange Rate Developments and Policies in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Exchange Rate Developments and Policies in the Caucasus and Central Asia »

Source: Exchange Rate Developments and Policies in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Volume: 16

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Mark Horton , Hossein Samiei , Natan Epstein , and Kevin Ross

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2016

ISBN: 9781513543031

Keywords: currency, central bank, inflation, monetary policy, central banks

Since late 2014, exchange rates (ERs) and ER regimes of the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) countries have come under strong pressure. This reflects the decline of oil and other commodity prices, weaker growth in R...

Tanzania: The Story of an African Transition

Tanzania: The Story of an African Transition »

Source: Tanzania : The Story of an African Transition

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Roger Nord , Yuri Sobolev , David G. Dunn , Alejandro Hajdenberg , Niko Hobdari , Samar Maziad , and Stéphane Roudet

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2009

ISBN: 9781589068223

Keywords: foreign exchange, monetary policy, exchange rate, inflation, banking

This volume documents Tanzania's remarkable turnaround from severe economic distress in 1985, and reviews the economic policies that twenty years later contributed to a successful reversal. Tanzania still faces man...

1 Overview

1 Overview »

Source: Paraguay : Addressing the Stagnation and Instability Trap

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Alejandro Santos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2009

ISBN: 9781589068520

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

One could be excused for believing that there is a deep understanding of the Paraguayan economy. After all, a quick Google search of Paraguay’s economy reveals 7½ mi...

2 Assessing Macroeconomic Policies

2 Assessing Macroeconomic Policies »

Source: Paraguay : Addressing the Stagnation and Instability Trap

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Alejandro Santos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2009

ISBN: 9781589068520

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

The main macroeconomic problem in Paraguay is the persistence of high unemployment and low growth for an extended period of time. Over the past 50 years, Paraguay ha...

3 Recurrent Financial Crises: Causes, Costs, and Consequences

3 Recurrent Financial Crises: Causes, Costs, and Consequences »

Source: Paraguay : Addressing the Stagnation and Instability Trap

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Alejandro Santos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2009

ISBN: 9781589068520

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

Paraguay had a series of recurrent financial crises in the eight years from 1995 to 2003. During that period, more than half of the banks and two-thirds of nonbank f...

4 Reforming the Financial System

4 Reforming the Financial System »

Source: Paraguay : Addressing the Stagnation and Instability Trap

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Alejandro Santos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2009

ISBN: 9781589068520

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

The macroeconomic stability of recent years in Paraguay provides a window of opportunity to address key vulnerabilities in the financial sector that would otherwise be an obstacle to growth. Aft...

5 Strengthening the Central Bank

5 Strengthening the Central Bank »

Source: Paraguay : Addressing the Stagnation and Instability Trap

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Alejandro Santos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2009

ISBN: 9781589068520

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

Paraguay’s external vulnerability, in a region that has experienced large macroeconomic shocks, calls for a strong central bank that is capable of delivering prudent...

6 Restructuring the National Development Bank

6 Restructuring the National Development Bank »

Source: Paraguay : Addressing the Stagnation and Instability Trap

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Alejandro Santos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2009

ISBN: 9781589068520

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

The National Development Bank (Banco Nacional de Fomento, BNF) has experienced a successful reform process, passing from being a systemic risk institution within the...