Honduras Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Honduras
This web page provides information on the activities of the IMF's office in Honduras, views of IMF staff, and relations between Honduras and the IMF. Additional information can be found on the Honduras and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and Spanish that deal with Honduras.
News and Highlights
Misión del FMI y el Gobierno de Honduras llegan en Principio a un Acuerdo Stand-By por US$196 Millones
Honduras and The IMF
Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director of the Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere
Growth across Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to remain subdued at 2.5 percent in 2014. The firming recovery in the advanced economies will support export activity, but this positive impulse is likely to be offset in many countries by the impact of lower commodity prices, tighter external financing conditions, and domestic supply bottlenecks. Renewed volatility in financial markets and a sharper-than-expected decline in commodity prices represent distinct downside risks. Faced with these challenges, policymakers should seek to preserve credible policy frameworks and ensure sufficient buffers to cope with adverse shocks. For fiscal policy, a neutral to tighter stance will be appropriate in most countries, while exchange rate flexibility and proactive supervision of the financial system should serve as the principal defenses against external volatility. To boost medium-term growth prospects, further efforts are needed to raise infrastructure investment, improve educational outcomes, and enhance the business environment.