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Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU)

This web page provides information about the work of the IMF in the ECCU and its member countries Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Anguilla and Montserrat, as well the activities of the Regional Representative Office.

At a Glance : Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) countries

News and Highlights

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Discussion on Common Policies of Member Countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

Press Release; June 19, 2014 click for more

CARTAC Technical Assistance Reports

November 4, 2013 click for more

ECCU Countries -- Technical Assistance Missions by the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department

January 1, 2010 through August 31, 2013 click for more

IMF Executive Board Concludes Macroeconomic Issues in Small States and Implications for Fund Engagement

Public Information Notice - April 1, 2013 click for more

Ambitious Reforms Needed for Growth to Return in the Caribbean

Press Release; September 5, 2012 click for more

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Eastern Caribbean Currency Union and the IMF

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$6.4 Million Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility And the Rapid Financing Instrument for St. Vincent and the Grenadines

August 1, 2014

Press Release: IMF Board Completes Final Review Under SBA for St. Kitts and Nevis, Approves US$4.5 Million Disbursement

July 15, 2014

Grenada: 2014 Article IV Consultation and Request for An Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Staff Report; and Press Release

July 14, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/196 click for more

Press Release: St. Kitts and Nevis Repays Early Some Outstanding Obligations to the IMF

July 1, 2014

The Caribbean and the IMF—Building a Partnership for the Future, by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF

June 27, 2014

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Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere

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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. Click for more

Regional Resident Representative Office in Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU)

Wayne Mitchell
Regional Resident Representative
Antigua
TEL: +1-268-562-8189
FAX: +1-268-562-8192
Email: Amitchell2@imf.org