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Real GDP 3.8 4.4
Consumer Prices 1.5 2.5
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Republic of Latvia and the IMF
Updated April 11, 2014

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on January 23, 2013. Listed below are items related to the Republic of Latvia, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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April 29, 2001 -- Statement by Mr. Sauli Niinistö, Minister of Finance, Finland, On behalf of the Nordic and Baltic countries at the International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting April 29, 2001
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden.
April 29, 2001 -- IMFC-Development Committee Joint Meeting, April 29, 2001 Statement by Mr. Bosse Ringholm, Minister of Finance, Sweden on behalf of the Nordic and Baltic countries
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden
April 27, 2001 -- Republic of Latvia: Request for Stand-by Arrangement -- Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement on Behalf of the Authorities of the Republic of Latvia
Series: Country Report No. 01/66
April 20, 2001 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Stand-By Loan for Latvia
March 29, 2001 -- Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes: Republic of Latvia—Fiscal Transparency
This report provides an assessment of fiscal transparency practices in Latvia in relation to the requirements of the IMF.
March 29, 2001 -- Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes: Republic of Latvia — Table of Contents
This report assesses current transparency practices in Latvia.
March 21, 2001 -- Latvia Letter of Intent and Memorandum of Economic Policies, March 21, 2001
This Letter of Intent of the government of Latvia describes the policies that Latvia intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
January 03, 2001 -- Pension Reform in the Baltics: Issues and Prospects
Author/Editor: Schiff, Jerald Alan | Hobdari, Niko | Schimmelpfennig, Axel | Zytek, Roman
Series: Occasional Paper No. 200
January 03, 2001 -- Pension Reform in the Baltics: Issues and Prospects
Author/Editor: Schiff, Jerald Alan | Hobdari, Niko | Schimmelpfennig, Axel | Zytek, Roman
Series: Occasional Paper No. 200
November 03, 2000 -- Transition Economies: An IMF Perspective on Progress and Prospects -- An IMF Issues Brief
The race to transform centrally planned economies into market economies has led, ten years later, to one group of countries approaching the finish line, others languishing at various points along the track, and a few barely off the starting blocks.
September 27, 2000 -- Statement by the Hon. Vytautas Dudenas, Governor of the World Bank for the Republic Of Lithuania, on behalf of the Bank Baltic Group at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 22, 2000 -- Transcript of an IMF Press Conference: From Transition to EU Membership -- The Challenges in Developing Macroeconomic Frameworks
The countries that have succeeded rather well in the transition have not only had good macroeconomic policies, they have also given great attention to the structural reforms that underpin those macroeconomic policies-things like the hard budget constraint and the enterprise sector and cleaning up the banking system.
September 01, 2000 -- Finance & Development, September 2000 - Building Treasury Systems
By Barry H. Potter and Jack Diamond: Most OECD countries rely on treasury systems operated by their finance ministries to manage government finances. The Baltics, Russia, and other countries of the former Soviet Union, which did not have comparable systems, are building them from scratch.
September 01, 2000 -- Finance & Development, September 2000 - Latvia: Focus on Country Development
By Einars Repse: Latvia has made considerable progress over the past decade in transforming its centrally planned economy into a market-oriented one. What role has its central bank played in this transition, and what steps is it taking to promote the country's continuing economic development?
August 18, 2000 -- Republic of Latvia: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 00/100
July 11, 2000 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Latvia
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
July 11, 2000 -- Republic of Latvia: Staff Report for the 2000 Article IV Consultation and First Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 00/78
Notes: Included with the Staff Report are the text of Public Information Notice No. 00/48 -- IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Latvia and a statement by Olli-Pekka Lehmussaari, Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia, June 30, 2000
June 30, 2000 -- News Brief: IMF Completes Latvia Review
June 15, 2000 -- Latvia Letter of Intent and Supplementary Memorandum of Economic Policies, June 15, 2000
This Letter of Intent of the government of Latvia describes the policies that Latvia intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
April 16, 2000 -- Speech by Mr. Sauli Niinistö, Minister of Finance, Finland on behalf of the Nordic and Baltic countries at the International Monetary and Financial Committee meeting on April 16, 2000
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden

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