Costa Rica : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publication Date:

March 22, 2013

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This article is a synopsis on Costa Rica’s international spillovers, potential estimates, fiscal challenges, and banking systems. Spillovers are originated by cross-country trade and financial linkages, and also by the impact of global fiscal consolidation. The banking sector has about one-third foreign bank assets, and these foreign investments are controlled by the United States. So a shock in the United States or China will have adverse effects on Costa Rica. To have a medium- and long-term sustainability, Costa Rica needs to have some fiscal adjustments.

Series:

Country Report No. 13/80

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 22, 2013

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484319413/1934-7685

Stock No:

1CRIEA2013002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

24

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