Uruguay Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Uruguay
This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Uruguay and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Uruguay and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and Spanish that deal with Uruguay.
News and Highlights
Latin American countries are recovering more strongly than expected from the global recession, but the pace of that recovery varies across the region, said Nicolás Eyzaguirre, Director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department.
Uruguay and The IMF
Navigating Monetary Policy in the New Normal, Monetary Policy in a Changing Financial Landscape, Speech by Christine Lagarde at the ECB Forum on Central Banking
Press Release: Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Naoyuki Shinohara at the Conclusion of his Visit to Uruguay
February 11, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/42
Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere
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.