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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 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