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Latin America
			: New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Latin America : New Challenges to Growth and Stability »

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498328166.071

ISBN: 9781498328166

Keywords: debt, commodity, fiscal policy, interest, growth

Over the past fifteen years countries in Latin America made tremendous progress in strengthening their economies and improving living standards. Although output fell temporarily during the global financial crisis,...

Assessing Fiscal Space: an Update and Stocktaking

Assessing Fiscal Space: an Update and Stocktaking »

Source: Assessing Fiscal Space : An Update and Stocktaking

Volume/Issue: 2018/033

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 2018

ISBN: 9781498309042

Keywords: Fiscal space, Debt sustainability, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Fiscal rules, commodity producer, country-specific, market access, bottom-line, conjuncture

This paper reviews the experience with the fiscal space assessment framework that was piloted during 2017-18. In 2016, staff proposed an operational definition of fiscal space and a new four-stage framework for its...

IMF Board Takes Stock of Work on Fiscal Space

IMF Board Takes Stock of Work on Fiscal Space »

Source: Assessing Fiscal Space : An Update and Stocktaking

Volume/Issue: 2018/033

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 2018

ISBN: 9781498309042

Keywords: Fiscal space, Debt sustainability, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Fiscal rules, commodity producer, country-specific, market access, bottom-line, conjuncture

This paper reviews the experience with the fiscal space assessment framework that was piloted during 2017-18. In 2016, staff proposed an operational definition of fiscal space and a new four-stage framework for its...

Albania:Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions—Press Release and Staff Report

Albania:Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions—Press Release and Staff Report »

Source: Albania : Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/207

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498324069

Keywords: Real sector, External sector, Fiscal sector, Economic growth, Fiscal policy, arrears, medium-term, general government debt, PPPs, Proj

Growth was strong in 2018, backed by high electricity production. Inflation remains subdued, notwithstanding very accommodative monetary conditions. The fiscal stance in 2018 was somewhat tighter than expected, sup...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Second Post-Program Monitoring for Albania

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Second Post-Program Monitoring for Albania »

Source: Albania : Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/207

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498324069

Keywords: Real sector, External sector, Fiscal sector, Economic growth, Fiscal policy, arrears, medium-term, general government debt, PPPs, Proj

Growth was strong in 2018, backed by high electricity production. Inflation remains subdued, notwithstanding very accommodative monetary conditions. The fiscal stance in 2018 was somewhat tighter than expected, sup...

Costa Rica: 2019 Articlet IV Consultation—Press Release; Stafft Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Costa Rica: 2019 Articlet IV Consultation—Press Release; Stafft Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica »

Source: Costa Rica : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Volume/Issue: 2019/101

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498310826

Keywords: External sector, Central banks, Fiscal policy, Credit, Monetary policy, fiscal reform, unhedged, percent, percent of GDP, WEO

Costa Rica has made great strides converging towards OECD living standards, but significant vulnerabilities persist, mainly from the weak fiscal position and sizable FX lending to unhedged borrowers. Growth slowed...

Costa Rica: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Costa Rica: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Costa Rica : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Volume/Issue: 2019/101

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498310826

Keywords: External sector, Central banks, Fiscal policy, Credit, Monetary policy, fiscal reform, unhedged, percent, percent of GDP, WEO

Costa Rica has made great strides converging towards OECD living standards, but significant vulnerabilities persist, mainly from the weak fiscal position and sizable FX lending to unhedged borrowers. Growth slowed...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Costa Rica

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Costa Rica »

Source: Costa Rica : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Volume/Issue: 2019/101

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498310826

Keywords: External sector, Central banks, Fiscal policy, Credit, Monetary policy, fiscal reform, unhedged, percent, percent of GDP, WEO

Costa Rica has made great strides converging towards OECD living standards, but significant vulnerabilities persist, mainly from the weak fiscal position and sizable FX lending to unhedged borrowers. Growth slowed...

Statement by Mr. Leonardo Villar, Executive Director for Costa Rica March 27, 2019

Statement by Mr. Leonardo Villar, Executive Director for Costa Rica March 27, 2019 »

Source: Costa Rica : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Volume/Issue: 2019/101

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498310826

Keywords: External sector, Central banks, Fiscal policy, Credit, Monetary policy, fiscal reform, unhedged, percent, percent of GDP, WEO

Costa Rica has made great strides converging towards OECD living standards, but significant vulnerabilities persist, mainly from the weak fiscal position and sizable FX lending to unhedged borrowers. Growth slowed...

Canada: 2019 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; and Staff Report

Canada: 2019 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; and Staff Report »

Source: Canada : 2019 Article IV Consultation - Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/175

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 June 2019

ISBN: 9781498321006

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Fiscal indicators, Balance of payments, External sector, Real sector, trade tension, business investment, Haver, bank of Canada, net debt

Growth has slowed to a more sustainable level and financial vulnerabilities have eased. But risks remain. Household debt is high, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) awaits legislative approval, and o...