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Nicaragua Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Nicaragua

March 2010

This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Nicaragua and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Nicaragua and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and Spanish that deal with Nicaragua.

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Address to Finance Ministers of the Americas and Caribbean

By Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Lima, May 28, 2010 click for more

Good policies provide stability in Latin America

The right policies put in place before the global economic crisis helped Latin America weather the downturn and begin to recover sooner than other regions of the world. Video click for more

Transcript of a Press conference

With Nicolas Eyzaguirre, Director; David Robinson, Deputy Director; Miguel Savastano, Gilbert Terrier, and Rodrigo Valdes, Senior Advisors, in the Western Hemisphere Department; and Andreas Adriano, Media Relations Officer, in the External Relations Department Saturday, April 24, 2010 click for more

Grappling with the Global Financial Crisis: Outlook for Latin America

Presentation by Robert Rennhack, Assistant Director, Western Hemisphere Department click for more

Nicaragua and The IMF

Press Release: IMF Concludes Staff Visit to Nicaragua

May 14, 2014

Nicaragua: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation

December 27, 2013
Series: Country Report No. 13/377 click for more

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Nicaragua

December 13, 2013

Press Release: IMF Concludes 2013 Article IV Mission to Nicaragua

September 26, 2013

Nicaragua: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

September 5, 2012
Series: Country Report No. 12/256 click for more

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Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere

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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. Click for more