Belize : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publication Date:

October 27, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper analyzes macro-financial linkages for Belize. The banking system in Belize is facing significant challenges that could have a negative impact on the wider economy. Under adverse scenarios, the loss of correspondent banking relationships (CBRs) could have a sizeable impact on Belize’s economy and financial stability as fewer CBRs, different local banks’ business models, or stricter due diligence requirements could kick many economic agents out of formal trade and finance channels. Threats to the financial system, including those related to money laundering and terrorist financing, should be tackled on multiple fronts, including through closer coordination with regional and global public and private partners.

Series:

Country Report No. 16/335

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 27, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475547993/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BLZEA2016004

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

61

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