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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, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 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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ECCU Countries -- Technical Assistance Reports by the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department

June 2009 through June 2014 click for more

CARTAC Technical Assistance Reports

July 2014 click for more

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

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

Transcript of the Western Hemisphere Department Briefing

April 17, 2015

Press Release: IMF Staff Completes Mission for the Third Post-Program Monitoring to Antigua and Barbuda

March 19, 2015

Press Release: Statement at the End of a Staff Visit to Grenada

February 26, 2015

Antigua and Barbuda: Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Performance Assessment

February 4, 2015
Series: Country Report No. 15/27 click for more

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

January 29, 2015

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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

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