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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...

Beyond the Curse
			: Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resources

Beyond the Curse : Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resources »

Series: Books

Author(s): Amadou Sy , Rabah Arezki , and Thorvaldur Gylfason

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616351458.071

ISBN: 9781616351458

Keywords: natural resource, copper, inflation, commodity prices

Countries with an abundance of natural resources, many of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, often show a record of relatively poor economic performance compared with non-resource-rich countries. The chapters in this...

Chile: Selected Issues

Chile: Selected Issues »

Source: Chile : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2015/228

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 August 2015

ISBN: 9781513559858

Keywords: prices, price, copper prices, commodity price

This Selected Issues paper examines the effect of lower copper prices on Chile's growth at various time horizons. This paper discusses the copper outlook and suggests that the fall in copper prices is likely to hav...

Chile: Selected Issues

Chile: Selected Issues »

Source: Chile : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2015/228

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 August 2015

ISBN: 9781513559858

Keywords: prices, price, copper prices, commodity price

This Selected Issues paper examines the effect of lower copper prices on Chile's growth at various time horizons. This paper discusses the copper outlook and suggests that the fall in copper prices is likely to hav...

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2009, Western Hemisphere
			: Stronger Fundamentals Pay Off

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2009, Western Hemisphere : Stronger Fundamentals Pay Off »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068438.086

ISBN: 9781589068438

Keywords: foreign banks, banking, foreign bank, commodity prices, banking systems

The global crisis that began in advanced economies has sent severe shocks around the world, posing a test to the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean. The good news is that during this decade the region has...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Western Hemisphere

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Western Hemisphere »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067165.086

ISBN: 9781589067165

Keywords: inflation, commodity prices, monetary policy, terms of trade, inflation-targeting

The main focus of this report is the outlook for the region in the face of the downturn now projected for the U.S. economy and the continuing risks that affect the global outlook. Overall the region is better place...

Regional Economic Outlook, November 2007, Western Hemisphere

Regional Economic Outlook, November 2007, Western Hemisphere »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 November 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066724.086

ISBN: 9781589066724

Keywords: inflation, commodity prices, capital inflows, financial sector, bond

In spite of a slower U.S. economy and recent market turbulence, growth in the Latin America and Caribbean region has continued at a robust pace. This reports explores the resilience of the LAC region to external sh...

Regional Economic Outlook, November 2006, Western Hemisphere

Regional Economic Outlook, November 2006, Western Hemisphere »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 November 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589065949.086

ISBN: 9781589065949

Keywords: fiscal impulse, commodity prices, public debt, fiscal policy, fiscal impulses

This Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook covers the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The report reviews recent economic developments, discusses the economic outlook, and outlines ri...

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...