Peru Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Peru
This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Peru and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Peru and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and Spanish that deal with Peru.
News and Highlights
In Latin America and the Caribbean, countries that followed sound policies fared the crisis rather well but as the recovery advances they face challenges associated with strong capital inflows and overheating, IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said.
IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn will travel to Brazil and Peru from May 25-28, 2010 to meet with government leaders, leading figures from the private sector, and with students and academics. Strauss-Kahn's trip is part of efforts to engage more closely with stakeholders in the region and raise awareness about how the Fund is adapting to serve its members in Latin America.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is launching an online conversation with university students from Peru and other countries in the region. The IMF wants to hear first-hand from the youth of South America about their concerns and interests, and their suggestions about how the IMF can serve the region better.
Peru and The IMF
February 11, 2015
Author/Editor: Melesse Tashu
Series: Working Paper No. 15/26
December 12, 2014
Author/Editor: Melesse Tashu
Series: Working Paper No. 14/217
Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Conclusion of her Visit to Peru
October 10, 2014
Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean has slowed more than anticipated, as weak growth in South America has outweighed an incipient recovery in Mexico, according to the IMF’s latest forecast for the region.
Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere
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.