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Paraguay Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Paraguay

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

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Latin America and Caribbean Experiencing a Swift but Uneven Economic Rebound, IMF Report says

The recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is advancing faster than anticipated but at different speeds across countries, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its latest Regional Economic Outlook – Western Hemisphere report, click for more

Paraguay: Addressing the Stagnation and Instability Trap

Paraguay: Addressing the Stagnation and Instability Trap provides an overview of the analytical insights and policy challenges that a country faces while on the path to sustained growth with stability. click for more

Como Fortalecer el Mercado de Capitales: Desafíos para el Futuro

Presentación para el 30º aniversario del BVPASA, 31 de Octubre, 2008 click for more

Panel discussion with the IMF Resident Representative in Asunción

Courtesy of "La Nación", June 15, 2008 click for more

Paraguay podría lograr lo que hizo Irlanda

Interview with the IMF Resident Representative in Asunción, courtesy of "Foco - Economía & Negocios", December 2007 click for more

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Paraguay and The IMF

Transcript of the Western Hemisphere Department Press Briefing

October 10, 2014

Paraguay: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC)—Data Module

August 18, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/248 click for more

Press Release: Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Naoyuki Shinohara at the Conclusion of his Visit to Paraguay

February 26, 2014

Paraguay: 2013 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release

February 21, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/60
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Paraguay: Selected Issues

February 21, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/61
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Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere

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Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has slowed down more than anticipated, as weak dynamics in South America have outweighed an incipient recovery in Mexico. Lower-than-expected external demand and softer terms of trade explain some of the weakness, but domestic supply-side bottlenecks and policy uncertainties have also weighed on confidence and private demand in several economies. Notwithstanding the projected pick-up in activity over the period ahead, growth is projected to be as low as 1.3 percent in 2014 and 2.2 percent in 2015. Spare capacity remains limited, however, underscoring the urgency of supply-side reforms to boost productivity and potential growth. Monetary policy and exchange rate flexibility should continue to serve as the first line of defense against adverse shocks, while a looser fiscal stance is unwarranted in most countries, especially those with weak public finances. Financial sector risks bear close monitoring, as the confluence of lower growth, rising U.S. interest rates, and geopolitical tensions could pose a considerable challenge. Click for more

2014 Annual Meetings

Resident Representative for Peru and Paraguay

Kevin Ross
Kevin Ross
IMF Paraguay Office
Banco Central del Paraguay, Edificio Cultural, Sub-Suelo 1
Sargento Marecos y Federación Rusa
Asunción – Paraguay
Tel: +595-21-6192788
Fax: +595-21-6192559
E-mail: KROSS@imf.org