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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, 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 2007, Western Hemisphere

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Western Hemisphere »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066427.086

ISBN: 9781589066427

Keywords: world growth, commodity prices, bond, per capita income, terms of trade

The past year has been one of strong economic performance for the Western Hemisphere, notwithstanding somewhat slower growth in the United States in recent quarters. Can this performance be sustained, and what chal...

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...

1. The United States, Canada, and the World: Outlook and Policy Challenges

1. The United States, Canada, and the World: Outlook and Policy Challenges »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781498312127

Keywords: investment, commodity, prices, exchange, debt

Alongside weaker prospects, lower oil prices, and currency swings, global growth remains modest and uneven. The outlook and policy challenges in Western Hemisphere economies are shaped by many o...

2. Outlook and Policy Challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean

2. Outlook and Policy Challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781498312127

Keywords: investment, commodity, prices, exchange, debt

Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean slowed to 1.3 percent in 2014 and is projected to dip below 1 percent in 2015. The downturn in global commodity markets remains an important drag on Sou...

3. The Commodity Price Bust: Fiscal and External Implications for Latin America

3. The Commodity Price Bust: Fiscal and External Implications for Latin America »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781498312127

Keywords: investment, commodity, prices, exchange, debt

The impact of the recent sharp drop in commodity prices on Latin America’s major economies will have important implications for their fiscal and external positions g...

4. Recent Investment Weakness in Latin America: Is There a Puzzle?

4. Recent Investment Weakness in Latin America: Is There a Puzzle? »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781498312127

Keywords: investment, commodity, prices, exchange, debt

After peaking in 2010–11, real investment has decelerated in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), in line with developments in other emerging markets. Coming down...

5. Long-Run Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Role of Economic Diversification and Complexity

5. Long-Run Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Role of Economic Diversification and Complexity »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781498312127

Keywords: investment, commodity, prices, exchange, debt

Economic diversification and complexity—relating to the range of products that a country produces and how sophisticated these products are—matter for long-term growt...

Executive Summary

Executive Summary »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781498312127

Keywords: investment, commodity, prices, exchange, debt

Global growth remained modest and uneven last year—amid further downgrades in medium-term growth forecasts and a sharp decline in the price of oil—and is projected to strengthen only gradually over the perio...