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Consumer Prices 4.8 4.0
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Trinidad and Tobago and the IMF
Updated April 11, 2014

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on June 14, 2013. Listed below are items related to Trinidad and Tobago, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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April 11, 2014 -- New IMFC Statement by Mr. Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance of Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Cabo Verde, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 103Kb
April 02, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Concludes 2014 Article IV Mission to Trinidad and Tobago
October 12, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by the Honorable Alexandre Tombini, Governor, Central Bank of Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Cabo Verde, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 227Kb
October 03, 2013 -- Trinidad and Tobago: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 13/306
September 20, 2013 -- "Caribbean Challenges, Growth, and Progress on the Small States Initiative" by Nemat (Minouche) Shafik, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
August 12, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation Discussions with Trinidad and Tobago
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
April 20, 2013 -- IMFC Statement Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance, Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Cabo Verde, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 142Kb
March 28, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Concludes Article IV Mission to Trinidad and Tobago
October 13, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Guido Mantega Minister of Finance, Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 368Kb
June 01, 2012 -- Trinidad and Tobago: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation.
Series: Country Report No. 12/127
June 01, 2012 -- Trinidad and Tobago: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 12/128
April 27, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation Discussions with Trinidad and Tobago
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
April 21, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance of Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 335Kb
February 10, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to Trinidad and Tobago
September 24, 2011 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance of Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 101Kb
April 16, 2011 -- IMFC Statement by Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance, Ministerio da Fazenda, Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 336Kb
March 30, 2011 -- Trinidad and Tobago: 2010 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report, Supplement, Staff Statement, Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion, and Statement by the Executive Director for Trinidad and Tobago
Series: Country Report No. 11/73
March 30, 2011 -- Trinidad and Tobago: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 11/74
February 07, 2011 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Trinidad and Tobago
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
November 09, 2010 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to Trinidad and Tobago
October 09, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance, Ministerio da Fazenda, Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 282Kb
April 24, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by Guido Mantega Minister of Finance, Ministerio da Fazenda Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 329Kb
October 04, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by the Honourable Guido Mantega
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 293Kb
April 25, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance of Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 197Kb
March 03, 2009 -- Trinidad and Tobago: 2008 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Trinidad and Tobago
Series: Country Report No. 09/78
February 06, 2009 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2008 Article IV Consultation with Trinidad and Tobago
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
November 17, 2008 -- Press Release: Press Statement Issued by the IMF Mission for the 2008 Article IV Consultation Discussions with Trinidad and Tobago
October 11, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance of Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 343Kb
April 12, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Guido Mantega Minister of Finance of Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 292Kb
February 01, 2008 -- External Tariff Liberalization in CARICOM: A Commodity-Level Analysis
Author/Editor: Sadikov, Azim M.
Series: Working Paper No. 08/33
January 28, 2008 -- Trinidad and Tobago: 2007 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Trinidad and Tobago.
Series: Country Report No. 08/36
October 20, 2007 -- IMFC Statement by Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance, Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 176Kb
October 11, 2007 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with Trinidad and Tobago
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
July 20, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to Trinidad and Tobago
January 08, 2007 -- Trinidad and Tobago: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 07/8
January 08, 2007 -- Trinidad and Tobago: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 07/9
January 08, 2007 -- Trinidad and Tobago: 2006 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 07/10
December 11, 2006 -- IMF Survey:
IMF work agenda; Debt sustainability framework upgraded; interview on IMF financial work; Costa Rica, Trinidad & Tobago; IMF surveillance framework and IMF role; China: growth; Korea: knowledge-based economy; Research conference; fiscal federalism. PDF File Size: 757Kb
October 26, 2006 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2006 Article IV Consultation with Trinidad and Tobago
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
September 19, 2006 -- Statement by the Hon. Conrad Enrill, Governor of the World Bank Group for Trinidad and Tobago, on behalf of the Joint Caribbean Group at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 329Kb
September 17, 2006 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance of Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 218Kb
July 21, 2006 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to Trinidad and Tobago
May 01, 2006 -- Regional Integration in a Globalizing World: Priorities for the Caribbean, Key note speach by Agustín Carstens, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
At the Biennial International Conference on Business, Banking and Finance
February 21, 2006 -- Press Release: First Regional Meeting between the Caribbean Congress of Labour, the World Bank, the IMF and the Inter-American Development Bank Held in Trinidad and Tobago
February 01, 2006 -- Trinidad and Tobago: Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics, Banking Supervision, and Payment Systems
Series: Country Report No. 06/29
February 01, 2006 -- Trinidad and Tobago: 2005 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Trinidad and Tobago
Series: Country Report No. 06/32
February 01, 2006 -- Trinidad and Tobago: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 06/33
November 30, 2005 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with Trinidad and Tobago
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
October 13, 2005 -- Global Context and Regional Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean, Presented by Anoop Singh, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
At a symposium sponsored by the Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Colombia
October 01, 2005 -- Trinidad and Tobago: The Energy Boom and Proposals for a Sustainable Fiscal Policy
Author/Editor: Velculescu, Delia | Rizavi, Saqib | International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.
Series: Working Paper No. 05/197
September 25, 2005 -- Statement by the Hon. Denzil Douglas, Governor of the World Bank for St. Kitts and Nevis, on behalf of the Joint Caribbean Group, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 350Kb
January 05, 2005 -- Trinidad and Tobago: 2004 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Trinidad and Tobago
Series: Country Report No. 05/4
January 05, 2005 -- Trinidad and Tobago: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 05/6
December 08, 2004 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2004 Article IV Consultation with Trinidad and Tobago
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
October 12, 2004 -- Press Release: Trinidad and Tobago Formally Begins Participation in the IMF's General Data Dissemination System
July 01, 2004 -- Caribbean Business Cycles
Author/Editor: Cashin, Paul
Series: Working Paper No. 04/136
June 14, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Deputy Managing Director Takatoshi Kato's Statement at a Seminar in Trinidad and Tobago
June 12, 2004 -- The Role of the IMF in the Caribbean, Remarks by José Fajgenbaum, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
At a seminar on Developmental Challenges Facing the Caribbean, Port of Spain, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
August 04, 2003 -- Trinidad and Tobago: 2003 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Trinidad and Tobago
Series: Country Report No. 03/232
August 04, 2003 -- Trinidad and Tobago: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 03/233
July 10, 2003 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2003 Article IV Consultation with Trinidad and Tobago
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
September 29, 2002 -- Statement by the Hon. Anthony Boatswain, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank for Grenada, on behalf of the Joint Carribean Group, at the Joint Annual Discussion of the Boards of Governors of the IMF and World Bank, September 29, 2002
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September 28, 2002 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Pedro Malan, Minister of Finance of Brazil, on behalf of the Constituency comprising Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the Constituency comprising Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago
September 27, 2002 -- Transcript of a Press Conference of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development
Ministers expressed concern about the deterioration in the world economy, and noted that risks to the outlook remained on the downside. In particular, there was much concern about the fragility in investor confidence and the decline in the equity markets, which has been due in part to problems in corporate governance in industrial countries.
September 01, 2002 -- Trade and Integration in the Caribbean
Author/Editor: Egoumé-Bossogo, Philippe | Mendis, Chandima
Series: Working Paper No. 02/148
May 07, 2002 -- Economic Outlook for the Americas, An Address by Anne Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
Council of the Americas, U.S. State Department, Washington DC
April 20, 2002 -- Statement by Mr. Pedro Malan, Minister of Finance of Brazil to the International Monetary and Financial Committee, Washington, D. C., April, 20, 2002
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the constituency comprising Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Venezuela
November 17, 2001 -- Statement by Mr. Pedro Malan, Minister of Finance of Brazil, at the International Monetary and Financial Committee, Ottawa, November 17, 2001
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago
August 31, 2001 -- Corrected: News Brief: IMF to Coordinate New Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Center
August 13, 2001 -- IMF Survey:
IMF support for Turkey, Argentina, Brazil; IMF conditionality conference; UNDP Human Development Report; Trinidad & Tobago PDF File Size: 936Kb
July 24, 2001 -- Trinidad and Tobago: 2001 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Authorities of Trinidad and Tobago
Series: Country Report No. 01/107
July 24, 2001 -- Trinidad and Tobago: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 01/108
July 24, 2001 -- Trinidad and Tobago: 2001 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Authorities of Trinidad and Tobago
Series: Country Report No. 01/107
July 24, 2001 -- Trinidad and Tobago: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 01/108
July 17, 2001 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Trinidad and Tobago
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.
April 29, 2001 -- Statement by Mr. Pedro Malan, Minister of Finance of Brazil to the International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting April 29, 2001
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago
September 27, 2000 -- Statement by the Hon. Ambrose George, Governor of the IMF for Dominica, on behalf of the Commonwealth Caribbean States who are members of Caricom
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September 24, 2000 -- Statement by Carlos Saito G-24 Chairman to the Second Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, September 24, 2000
Speaking as the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Group of 24 on International Monetary Affairs
May 26, 2000 -- Growth and Stability in Latin America and the Caribbean: Challenges for the Epoch of Globalization--Lecture by Eduardo Aninat
delivered at the Eric Williams Memorial Lecture, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
March 16, 2000 -- Trinidad and Tobago Letter of Intent, March 16, 2000
This memorandum describes the policies that Trinidad and Tobago is implementing in the framework of a staff-monitored program. A members's staff-monitored program is an informal and flexible instrument for dialogue between the IMF staff and a member on its economic policies. A staff-monitored program is not supported by the use of the Fund's financial resources; nor is it subject to the endorsement of the Executive Board of the IMF.
March 01, 2000 -- Caribbean Approaches to Economic Stabilization
Author/Editor: Hilaire, Alvin
Series: Working Paper No. 00/73
July 19, 1999 -- Trinidad and Tobago Selected Issues, Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 99/67
June 21, 1999 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Trinidad and Tobago
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.
June 21, 1999 -- Trinidad and Tobago Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 99/48
Notes: Contains the text of Public Information Notice No. 99/49- IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Trinidad & Tobago and a Statement by Mr. Portugal and Mr. Dhanpaul on Trinidad and Tobago on June 9, 1999.
September 23, 1998 -- Trinidad and Tobago - Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 98/80
June 24, 1998 -- Press Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Trinidad and Tobago
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.
September 24, 1997 -- Statement by the Hon. William C. Allen, Governor of the IMF for The Bahamas on behalf of the Caricom Countries, at the Joint Annual Discussion.
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September 23, 1997 -- Statement by the Hon. Carlos A. Massad, Governor of the World Bank and the Fund for Chile on behalf of the Latin American Governors of the Fund, at the Joint Annual Discussion.
PDF File Size: 34Kb
June 01, 1997 -- Unemployment Persistence and Capital Shortage: The Case of Trinidad and Tobago
Author/Editor: Braumann, Benedikt
Series: Working Paper No. 97/77
May 27, 1997 -- Trinidad & Tobago-Selected Issues
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 97/41
June 21, 1996 -- Trinidad and Tobago - Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 96/50
Notes: This report was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.
March 14, 1995 -- Trinidad and Tobago - Economic Developments and Selected Background Issues
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 95/16
Notes: This report on economic developments and selected background issues in Trinidad and Tobago was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.
August 01, 1994 -- External Shocks, The Real Exchange Rate, and Tax Policy
Author/Editor: Tokarick, Stephen
Series: Working Paper No. 94/88
Notes: Also published in Staff Papers, Vol. 42, No. 1, March 1995.
August 01, 1994 -- External Shocks, The Real Exchange Rate, and Tax Policy
Author/Editor: Tokarick, Stephen
Series: Working Paper No. 94/88
Notes: Also published in Staff Papers, Vol. 42, No. 1, March 1995.

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