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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...

Challenges to Central Banking from Globalized Financial Systems

Challenges to Central Banking from Globalized Financial Systems »

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Andrea Schaechter , Piero Ugolini , and Mark Stone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062177.072

ISBN: 9781589062177

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, central bank, financial stability, foreign currency

Increasing global financial market integration is presenting new challenges to central banks as they seek to attain low inflation and financial stability. This volume is based on a conference hosted by the IMF in S...

Financial Fragilities in Latin America
			: The 1980s and 1990s

Financial Fragilities in Latin America : The 1980s and 1990s »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Steven Weisbrod , and Liliana Rojas-Suárez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557755025.084

ISBN: 9781557755025

Keywords: banking, banking system, central bank, foreign exchange, reserve requirements

By reviewing the experiences of Latin American countries with the restructuring of their financial sectors since 1982, this paper derives lessons regarding the most effective ways to deal with banking difficulties...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2011, Western Hemisphere
			: Watching Out for Overheating

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2011, Western Hemisphere : Watching Out for Overheating »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616350659.086

ISBN: 9781616350659

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

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...

Sequencing Financial Sector Reforms

Sequencing Financial Sector Reforms »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757791.071

ISBN: 9781557757791

Keywords: financial sector, banking, central bank, foreign exchange, financial institutions

Financial sector liberalization can spur economic growth and development, but reforms to liberalize the financial sector can also entail risks if they are not properly designed and implemented. One of the central q...

The Role of the Exchange Rate in Inflation-Targeting Emerging Economies
			: Targeting Emerging Economies

The Role of the Exchange Rate in Inflation-Targeting Emerging Economies : Targeting Emerging Economies »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Anna Nordstrom , Scott Roger , Mark Stone , Seiichi Shimizu , Turgut Kisinbay , and Jorge Restrepo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067967.084

ISBN: 9781589067967

Keywords: Developing countries, Central bank role, Emerging markets, Exchange rates, Inflation targeting, exchange rate, foreign exchange, inflation, monetary policy

This paper explores the role of exchange rates in emerging economies with inflation-targeting regimes, an issue that has become especially germane during the current episode of financial turmoil and volatile capita...

Perspectivas Econômicas, November 2007
			: As Américas

Perspectivas Econômicas, November 2007 : As Américas »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2007

Language: Portuguese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066960.086

ISBN: 9781589066960

Keywords: inflation, commodity prices, capital inflows, financial sector, bond, expenditure, financial institutions, bank credit, expenditures, financial markets

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...

Chile

Chile »

Source: Chile : Financial Sector Assessment Program-Detailed Assessment of Observance of the IMF Code of Good Practices on Transparency in Monetary and Financial Policies

Volume/Issue: 2004/326

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2004

ISBN: 9781451807615

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

This paper focuses on key findings of the Detailed Assessment of Observance of the IMF Code of Good Practices on Transparency in Monetary and Financial Policies on Chile. The assessment reveals a high degree of com...

I. Global, U.S., and Canadian Outlook

I. Global, U.S., and Canadian Outlook »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589068438

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

Global and U.S. Outlook Just two years ago, things were completely different. Growth was strong, house prices and equity markets soared, the world was awash with liquidity, and the g...

II. Latin American and Caribbean Outlook

II. Latin American and Caribbean Outlook »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589068438

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

The region is now feeling a “double squeeze” from external shocks to the capital and current accounts of the balance of payments. In tandem with worsening external c...