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Republic of Latvia and the IMF
Updated April 11, 2014

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Annual Meetings Speeches
September 23, 2011 -- Statement by the Hon. Andris Vilks, Governor of the World Bank Group for Republic of Latvia, on behalf of the Nordic and Baltic Countries
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September 19, 2006 -- Statement by the Hon. Eero Heinaluoma, Governor of the World Bank Group for Finland, on behalf of the Bank Nordic Countries at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 19, 2006 -- Statement by the Hon. Irena Krumane, Alternate Governor of the IMF for Republic of Latvia, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 19, 2006 -- Statement by the Hon. Stefan Ingves Governor of the Fund for Sweden, on behalf of the Nordic Baltic Countries, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 25, 2005 -- Statement by the Hon. Svein Gjedrem, Alternate Governor of the Fund for Norway, on behalf of the Nordic-Baltic Constituency, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 25, 2005 -- Statement by the Hon. Aivar Soerd, Governor of the World Bank for the Republic of Estonia, on behalf of the Baltic Countries, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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October 04, 2004 -- Statement by the Hon. Vitas Vasiliauskas, Governor of the World Bank for the Republic Of Lithuania, on behalf of the Baltic Countries, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 23, 2003 -- Statement by the Hon. Valdis Dombrovskis, Governor of the World Bank for the Republic Of Latvia, on behalf of the Bank Baltic Group, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 29, 2002 -- Statement by the Hon. Madis Uurike, Governor of the World Bank for the Republic Of Estonia, on behalf of the World Bank Baltic 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 29, 2002 -- Statement by the Hon. Bodil Nyboe Andersen, Alternate Governor of the IMF for Denmark, on behalf of the Fund Nordic-Baltic 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 27, 2000 -- Statement by the Hon. Vytautas Dudenas, Governor of the World Bank for the Republic Of Lithuania, on behalf of the Bank Baltic Group at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 29, 1999 -- Statement by the Hon. Robert Zile, Governor of the World Bank for the Republic Of Latvia, on behalf of the Bank Baltic Group, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 29, 1999 -- Statement by the Hon. Svein Ingvar Gjedrem, Governor of the IMF for Norway, on behalf of the Fund Nordic and Baltic Countries, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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October 07, 1998 -- Statement by the Hon. Mart Opmann, Governor of the World Bank for Republic Of Estonia, on behalf of the Baltic Group, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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October 06, 1998 -- Statement by the Hon. Matti Vanhala, Governor of the IMF for Finland, on behalf of the Fund Nordic and Baltic Countries, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 24, 1997 -- Statement by the Hon. Algirdas G. Semeta, Governor of the World Bank for the Republic Of Lithuania on behalf of the Bank Baltic Group, at the Joint Annual Discussion.
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Article IV Staff Reports
December 09, 2010 -- Republic of Latvia 2010 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia
Series: Country Report No. 10/356
October 12, 2006 -- Republic of Latvia: 2006 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia
Series: Country Report No. 06/353
August 10, 2005 -- Republic of Latvia: 2005 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Republic of Latvia
Series: Country Report No. 05/282
August 16, 2004 -- Republic of Latvia: 2004 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia
Series: Country Report No. 04/260
April 28, 2003 -- Republic of Latvia: 2003 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia
Series: Country Report No. 03/113
January 25, 2002 -- The Republic of Latvia: 2001 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia
Series: Country Report No. 02/10
January 25, 2002 -- The Republic of Latvia: 2001 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia
Series: Country Report No. 02/10
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Finance & Development
June 01, 2001 -- Finance & Development, June 2001 - Latvia on the Way to the European Union
By Roberts Zile and Inna Steinbuka - Having met most of the criteria for membership in the European Union, Latvia is addressing a few remaining challenges. These include closing the income gap and achieving structural, fiscal, and monetary convergence.
September 01, 2000 -- Finance & Development, September 2000 - Building Treasury Systems
By Barry H. Potter and Jack Diamond: Most OECD countries rely on treasury systems operated by their finance ministries to manage government finances. The Baltics, Russia, and other countries of the former Soviet Union, which did not have comparable systems, are building them from scratch.
September 01, 2000 -- Finance & Development, September 2000 - Latvia: Focus on Country Development
By Einars Repse: Latvia has made considerable progress over the past decade in transforming its centrally planned economy into a market-oriented one. What role has its central bank played in this transition, and what steps is it taking to promote the country's continuing economic development?
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IMF Survey Online
December 19, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Conference Probes Links Between Nordic-Baltic Banks
The central banks of Estonia and Sweden and the IMF hosted a conference on “Nordic-Baltic Financial Linkages and Challenges” in Tallinn, Estonia, where policymakers and bank executives examined financial integration and cross-border collaboration in light of the euro area’s nascent banking union.
January 28, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Latvia’s Recovery Continues As It Eyes Euro Adoption
Despite the recession in the euro area, Latvia’s GDP growth is projected to have exceeded 5 percent for the second year in a row in 2012. The labor market is improving, but unemployment remains too high.
June 11, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Latvia's Successful Recovery Not Easy to Replicate
While Latvia’s recovery sets an example for other European governments struggling to reduce national debt and get out of recession, the country—as well as Baltic neighbors Lithuania and Estonia—still needs to make structural changes, a conference in Riga, Latvia hears.
February 07, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Latvia Emerges Stronger As International Support Winds Down
When Latvia asked for financial support from the IMF and the European Union in Demceber 2008, it was one of the first countries to suffer the full consequences of the global economic crisis. Today, three years later, Latvia has successfully completed its IMF- and EU-supported program.
April 15, 2011 -- IMF Survey: IMF Support Helping Restore Growth but Key Risks Ahead
A new study finds that countries which sought financial support from the IMF in late 2008, after the failure of Lehman Brothers, are experiencing a return to growth. IMF financing helped countries stabilize their economies when their access to financial markets was seriously curtailed.
February 18, 2010 -- IMF Survey: After Severe Recession, Stabilization in Latvia
Latvia has suffered one of the deepest recessions in the world. But an international support package helped the country through the worst of the crisis, and recovery is projected for late 2010. IMF Latvia mission chief Mark Griffiths looks at the Baltic state’s prospects.
December 10, 2009 -- IMF Survey: 'Baltic Tiger' Plots Comeback
Even though Estonia is battling falling output and rising unemployment, the east European country’s government is confident it can ride out the global economic crisis. So confident, in fact, that it announces it is close to meeting all the criteria for adopting the euro.
December 04, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Reforms Should Follow Stabilization in EU's New Members
European Union countries in central and eastern Europe worst hit by the global financial crisis have successfully stabilized their economies and now should focus on reforms to put them back on the road to convergence with other EU members.
October 28, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Agreement with Banks Limits Crisis in Emerging Europe
In an interview, Erik Berglöf (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and Anne-Marie Gulde (IMF) discuss the impact of the European Bank Coordination Initiative, which has played a key role in helping emerging Europe avert systemic crisis.
July 28, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Latvia Struggles to Overcome Economic Downturn
An IMF mission and the Latvian government have agreed on a new policy package that will give the Baltic country access to about $278 million in new financing. In an interview, mission leaders Anne-Marie Gulde and Mark Griffiths explain the rationale for the policy measures.
May 28, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Latvia Caught in Vicious Economic Downturn
Latvia is in a deep recession, with the economy projected to contract this year by more than 15 percent. Plunging revenues are opening up a wide fiscal gap, which the new government is trying to plug. Mark Griffiths and Christoph Rosenberg talk about the huge challenges that face Latvia today.
April 24, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Financial Sector Key to European Recovery: IMF
While there is room for cautious optimism that Europe’s economy will turn the corner in mid-2010, the financial sector holds the key to recovery and governments must act more forcefully to clean up banks, Marek Belka, head of the IMF’s European Department, says.
April 15, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Inflexible Budget Curbs Options as Estonia Faces Recession
Estonia is experiencing a severe economic downturn brought on by mounting internal and external imbalances, and worsened by the global slowdown. The task for policymakers now is to reestablish the basis for balanced economic growth, external sustainability, and adoption of the euro.
January 14, 2009 -- IMF Survey: IMF Helping Counter Crisis Fallout in Emerging Europe
The financial crisis has hit Europe hard. In an interview, IMF European Department head Marek Belka talks about Europe's prospects for recovery and the principles that guide the Fund as it seeks to help Europe's emerging economies counter the fallout of the crisis.
December 19, 2008 -- IMF Survey: IMF Set to Lend $2.4 Billion to Latvia
The IMF announces plans to lend $2.4 billion to Latvia to support the country's ambitious plan for stabilizing the economy. The loan is subject to final approval but could be discussed before year-end under the IMF's fast-track emergency financing procedures.
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IMF Surveys
August 29, 2005 -- IMF Survey:
Iraq's priorities; IMF reviews of Latvia, Sri Lanka, Angola, United Arab Emirates, Slovenia; IT in low-income countries; African currency blocs; Legacy of Soviet empire; Indonesia looks to keep pace with Asia; Bhutan's national happiness; IMF governance. PDF File Size: 494Kb
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IMFC Statements
April 11, 2014 -- IMFC Statement by Ms. Jutta Urpilainen, Minister of Finance, Finland
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 183Kb
October 12, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by Rimantas Šadžius, Minister of Finance, Lithuania
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 150Kb
April 20, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by Anders Borg, Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance, Sweden
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 156Kb
October 13, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Anders Borg, Minister of Finance, Sweden
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 523Kb
April 21, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Margrethe Vestager, Minister for Economic Affairs and the Interior, Denmark
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September 24, 2011 -- IMFC Statement by Nils Bernstein, Governor and Chairman of the Board of Governors, Danmarks Nationalbank, Denmark
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 271Kb
April 16, 2011 -- IMFC Statement by Sigbjoern Johnsen, Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance, Norway
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 470Kb
October 09, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by Sigbjoern Johnsen, Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance, Norway
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 456Kb
April 24, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by Jyrki Katainen, Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance, Finland
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 344Kb
October 04, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by Anders Borg, Minister of Finance, Sweden
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 405Kb
April 25, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by H.E. Anders Borg, Minister of Finance, Sweden
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 479Kb
October 11, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by Stefan Ingves, Governor, Sveriges Riksbank
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 365Kb
April 12, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by the Honourable Statement by Anders Borg, Minister of Finance of Sweden
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 355Kb
October 20, 2007 -- IMFC Statement by Jyrki Katainen Minister of Finance, Finland
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 199Kb
April 14, 2007 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Eero Heinäluoma, Minister of Finance, Finland
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 145Kb
September 17, 2006 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Eero Heinäluoma, Minister of Finance of Finland
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 286Kb
April 22, 2006 -- IMFC Statement by H.E. Eero Heinäluoma, Minister of Finance, Finland
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 54Kb
September 24, 2005 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Per-Kristian Foss, Minister of Finance of Norway
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 58Kb
April 16, 2005 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Per-Kristian Foss, Minister of Finance, Norway
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 53Kb
October 02, 2004 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Per-Kristian Foss, Minister of Finance of Norway
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 576Kb
April 27, 2004 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Foss, Minister of Finance, Norway
On behalf of: Denmark, Republic of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Norway, Sweden. PDF File Size: 589Kb
September 21, 2003 -- Statement by Geir H. Haarde, Minister of Finance, Iceland, on behalf of the Nordic and Baltic countries i.e. Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden, to the IMFC Meeting in Dubai, September 21, 2003
April 12, 2003 -- IMFC Statement by Geir H. Haarde, Minister of Finance, Iceland, April 12, 2003
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the of the constituency comprising Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden
September 28, 2002 -- Statement by Mr. Geir H. Haarde, Minister of Finance of Iceland, on behalf of the Nordic and Baltic countries, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden to the IMFC Meeting in Washington, September 28, 2002
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Nordic and Baltic countries, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden
April 20, 2002 -- Statement by Mr. Geir H. Haarde, Minister of Finance, Iceland, on behalf of the Nordic and Baltic countries to the IMFC-meeting in Washington, April 20, 2002
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the constituency comprising Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden
November 17, 2001 -- Statement by Mr. Sauli Niinistö, Minister of Finance of Finland, on behalf of the Nordic and Baltic countries, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee meeting in Ottawa, November 17, 2001
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the constituency comprising Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden
April 29, 2001 -- Statement by Mr. Sauli Niinistö, Minister of Finance, Finland, On behalf of the Nordic and Baltic countries at the International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting April 29, 2001
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden.
April 16, 2000 -- Speech by Mr. Sauli Niinistö, Minister of Finance, Finland on behalf of the Nordic and Baltic countries at the International Monetary and Financial Committee meeting on April 16, 2000
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden
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Issues Briefs
November 03, 2000 -- Transition Economies: An IMF Perspective on Progress and Prospects -- An IMF Issues Brief
The race to transform centrally planned economies into market economies has led, ten years later, to one group of countries approaching the finish line, others languishing at various points along the track, and a few barely off the starting blocks.
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Joint Meeting of the IMFC and the Development Committee
April 29, 2001 -- IMFC-Development Committee Joint Meeting, April 29, 2001 Statement by Mr. Bosse Ringholm, Minister of Finance, Sweden on behalf of the Nordic and Baltic countries
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden
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Letters of Intent
December 08, 2011 -- Republic of Latvia -- Letter of Intent, December 08, 2011
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May 09, 2011 -- Republic of Latvia -- Letter of Intent, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, May 09, 2011
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July 05, 2010 -- Republic of Latvia -- Letter of Intent and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, July 05, 2010
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January 22, 2010 -- Republic of Latvia -- Letter of Intent and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, January 22, 2010
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July 27, 2009 -- Republic of Latvia -- Latvia: Letter of Intent, July 27, 2009
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June 27, 2002 -- Republic of Latvia -- Letter of Intent, Supplementary Memorandum of Economic Policies, June 27, 2002
This Letter of Intent of the government of Republic of Latvia describes the policies that the Republic of Latvia intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
March 21, 2001 -- Latvia Letter of Intent and Memorandum of Economic Policies, March 21, 2001
This Letter of Intent of the government of Latvia describes the policies that Latvia intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
June 15, 2000 -- Latvia Letter of Intent and Supplementary Memorandum of Economic Policies, June 15, 2000
This Letter of Intent of the government of Latvia describes the policies that Latvia intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
November 10, 1999 -- Latvia Letter of Intent, November 10, 1999
This Letter of Intent of the government of Latvia describes the policies that Latvia intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
September 29, 1998 -- Latvia Letter of Intent, September 29, 1998
This Letter of Intent of the government of Latvia describes the policies that Latvia intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF. The document, which is the property of Latvia, is being made available on the IMF website by agreement with the member as a service to users of the IMF website.
March 09, 1998 -- Latvia Letter of Intent, March 9, 1998
This Letter of Intent of the government of Latvia describes the policies that Latvia intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
September 08, 1997 -- Latvia Letter of Intent, September 8, 1997
This Letter of Intent of the government of Latvia describes the policies that Latvia intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
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Mission Concluding Statements
March 10, 2014 -- Republic of Latvia - Concluding Statement of the 2014 Article IV Mission
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
May 13, 2013 -- IMF Staff Visit to Latvia, May 7-13, 2013- Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
November 26, 2012 -- Republic of Latvia: 2012 Article IV and Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
June 06, 2006 -- Republic of Latvia - 2006 IMF Article IV Consultation Mission -- Preliminary Conclusions
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
December 02, 2005 -- Republic of Latvia -- Aide-Mémoire, IMF Staff Visit to the Republic of Latvia
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
April 25, 2005 -- Republic of Latvia -- 2005 Article IV Consultation Mission, Preliminary Conclusions
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
October 15, 2004 -- Republic of Latvia -- Aide-Memoire, IMF Staff Visit to Latvia
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
April 29, 2004 -- Latvia -- 2004 Article IV Consultation, Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
December 18, 2002 -- Latvia -- 2002 Article IV Consultation, Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
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News Briefs
July 12, 2002 -- News Brief: IMF Completes First and Second Review of Latvia Under Stand-By Arrangement
June 30, 2000 -- News Brief: IMF Completes Latvia Review
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Other
September 11, 2009 -- European Banking Group Coordination Meeting for Latvia - Concluding Statement by Participating Parent Banks
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Press Releases
March 04, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Staff Conclude Mission for Pilot Report Clustering Assessment of Baltic Countries
November 14, 2013 -- Press Release: High-Level Conference: “Nordic-Baltic Financial Linkages and Challenges” December 13, 2013 in Tallinn, Estonia
April 02, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Announces Closure of Resident Representative Office in Latvia
December 10, 2012 -- Press Release: IMF Statement on Latvia's Announcement about Early Repayment to the IMF
September 14, 2012 -- Press Release: Latvia Makes Early Repayment to the IMF
May 16, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of the First Post-Program Monitoring Mission to Latvia
May 08, 2012 -- Press Release: Bank of Latvia, IMF Announce Joint Conference on the Recovery in the Baltics
December 21, 2011 -- Press Release: IMF Concludes Fifth and Final Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Latvia
December 08, 2011 -- Press Release: Statement by the IMF and EC on the Fifth and Final Review to Latvia
May 26, 2011 -- Press Release: IMF Completes Fourth Review Under Stand-By Arrangement With Latvia
April 15, 2011 -- Press Release: Joint IMF-EC Statement on Latvia on the Review Mission
December 16, 2010 -- Press Release: Joint Statement at the Conclusion of a Staff Visit to Latvia
July 21, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF Completes Third Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Latvia and Approves €105.8 Million Disbursement
June 07, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on Third Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Latvia
February 17, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF Completes Second Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Latvia and Approves €200.3 Million Disbursement
November 27, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF Welcomes Latvia's Efforts on Budget, Prepares Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement
September 14, 2009 -- Press Release: Joint IMF, EC Press Release on the European Banking Group Coordination Meeting on Latvia
August 27, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF Completes First Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Latvia and Approves €195.2 Million Disbursement
July 27, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF Reaches Staff-Level Agreement with the Latvian Authorities on First Review Under Stand-By Arrangement
June 16, 2009 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky on Latvia
December 23, 2008 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves €1.68 Billion (US$2.35 Billion) Stand-By Arrangement for Latvia
December 19, 2008 -- Press Release: IMF Announces Staff-Level Agreement with Latvia on a €1.7 Billion Stand-By Arrangement as Part of Coordinated Financial Support
December 07, 2008 -- Press Release: IMF Statement on Latvia
November 21, 2008 -- Statement by IMF Managing Director Strauss-Kahn on Latvia
May 04, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Mission to Latvia on 2007 Article IV Consultation Discussions
April 20, 2001 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Stand-By Loan for Latvia
December 10, 1999 -- Press Release: IMF Approves US$45 Million Stand-By Credit for Latvia
October 10, 1997 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Stand-By Credit for Latvia
May 24, 1996 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Stand-By Credit for the Republic of Latvia
April 21, 1995 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Stand-by Credit for Latvia
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Public Information Notices
January 28, 2013 -- Republic of Latvia IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation and Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions, and Ex-Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2008 Stand-By Arrangement
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
July 16, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes First Post-Program Monitoring Discussions with the Republic of Latvia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
August 12, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation and Third Review of the Stand-By Arrangement with the Republic of Latvia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
October 12, 2006 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2006 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Latvia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
August 10, 2005 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Latvia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
August 06, 2004 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2004 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Latvia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
April 28, 2003 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2003 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Latvia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
January 25, 2002 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2001 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Latvia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
July 11, 2000 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Latvia
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.
August 10, 1999 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Latvia
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 14, 1998 -- Press Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Latvia
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.
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Publications
January 28, 2013 -- Republic of Latvia: 2012 Article IV Consultation and Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions
Series: Country Report No. 13/28
January 28, 2013 -- Republic of Latvia: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 13/29
January 28, 2013 -- Republic of Latvia: Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2008 Stand-By Arrangement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia
Series: Country Report No. 13/30
July 16, 2012 -- Republic of Latvia: First Post-Program Monitoring Discussions
Series: Country Report No. 12/171
February 07, 2012 -- Republic of Latvia: Fifth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Financing Assurances Review, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion, and Proposal for Post-program Monitoring
Series: Country Report No. 12/31
June 08, 2011 -- Republic of Latvia: Fourth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Financing Assurances Review, Request for Rephasing of Purchases Under the Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion
Series: Country Report No. 11/126
April 01, 2011 -- Corporate and Household Debt Distress in Latvia: Strengthening the Incentives for a Market-Based Approach to Debt Resolution
Author/Editor: Erbenova, Michaela | Liu, Yan | Saxegaard, Magnus
Series: Working Paper No. 11/85
December 09, 2010 -- Republic of Latvia Third Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Financing Assurances Review, Request for Rephasing of Purchases Under the Arrangement, and Request for Waiver of Applicability of a Performance Criterion
Series: Country Report No. 10/357
November 01, 2010 -- Assessing the Risk of Private Sector Debt Overhang in the Baltic Countries
Author/Editor: Herzberg, Valerie
Series: Working Paper No. 10/250
September 01, 2010 -- Adjustment under a Currency Peg: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania during the Global Financial Crisis 2008-09
Author/Editor: Purfield, Catriona | Rosenberg, Christoph B.
Series: Working Paper No. 10/213
March 15, 2010 -- Republic of Latvia: Second Review and Financing Assurances Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Extension of the Arrangement and Rephasing of Purchases Under the Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance and Applicability of Performance Criteria
Series: Country Report No. 10/65
September 30, 2009 -- Republic of Latvia: First Review and Financing Assurances Review Under the Stand By Arrangement, Requests for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Rephasing of Purchases Under the Arrangement
Series: Country Report No. 09/297
June 01, 2009 -- Decoupling from the East Toward the West? Analyses of Spillovers to the Baltic Countries
Author/Editor: Obiora, Kingsley I
Series: Working Paper No. 09/125
April 17, 2009 -- Republic of Latvia: Stand-By Arrangement - Interim Review Under the Emergency Financing Mechanism
Series: Country Report No. 09/125
January 09, 2009 -- Republic of Latvia: Request for Stand-By Arrangement - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia
Series: Country Report No. 09/3
April 01, 2008 -- Current Account Developments in New Member States of the European Union: Equilibrium, Excess, and EU-Phoria
Author/Editor: Rahman, Jesmin
Series: Working Paper No. 08/92
October 26, 2007 -- Financial Integration in the Nordic-Baltic Region: Challenges for Financial Policies
Author/Editor: Tieman, Alexander F. | Khamis, May Y. | Haas, François | Schoenmaker, Dirk
June 04, 2007 -- Republic of Latvia: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Series: Country Report No. 07/188
June 04, 2007 -- Republic of Latvia: Detailed Assessment Report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Series: Country Report No. 07/189
November 22, 2006 -- Czech Republic, Republic of Estonia, Hungary, Republic of Latvia, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Poland, Slovak Republic, and Republic of Slovenia - Export Structure and Credit Growth
Series: Country Report No. 06/414
October 12, 2006 -- Republic of Latvia: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 06/354
August 10, 2005 -- Republic of Latvia: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 05/277
August 16, 2004 -- Republic of Latvia: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 04/261
July 07, 2004 -- The Baltics: Competitiveness on the Eve of EU Accession
Author/Editor: Burgess, Robert | Fabrizio, Stefania | Xiao, Yuan
July 01, 2004 -- Republic of Latvia: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes--Data Module, Response by the Authorities, and Detailed Assessments Using Data Quality Assessment Framework
Series: Country Report No. 04/185
January 14, 2004 -- Capital Markets and Financial Intermediation in The Baltics
Author/Editor: Schipke, Alfred | Beddies, Christian H. | George, Susan Mary | Sheridan, Niamh
Series: Occasional Paper No. 228
November 01, 2003 -- Early Birds, Late Risers, and Sleeping Beauties: Bank Credit Growth to the Private Sector in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Balkans
Author/Editor: Cottarelli, Carlo | Dell'Ariccia, Giovanni | Hollar, Ivanna Vladkova
Series: Working Paper No. 03/213
September 01, 2003 -- Reforming Tax Systems: Experience of the Baltics, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union
Author/Editor: Stepanyan, Vahram
Series: Working Paper No. 03/173
April 28, 2003 -- Republic of Latvia: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 03/112
April 28, 2003 -- Competitiveness in the Baltics in the Run-Up to EU Accession
Series: Country Report No. 03/114
April 28, 2003 -- Capital Markets and Financial Intermediation in the Baltic States
Series: Country Report No. 03/115
July 18, 2002 -- Republic of Latvia: First and Second Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for a Waiver of a Performance Criterion--Staff Report; Staff Statement; News Brief on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia
Series: Country Report No. 02/149
July 18, 2002 -- Republic of Latvia: First and Second Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for a Waiver of a Performance Criterion--Staff Report; Staff Statement; News Brief on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia
Series: Country Report No. 02/149
April 12, 2002 -- The Baltic Countries: Medium-Term Fiscal Issues Related to EU and NATO Accession
Author/Editor: Mueller, Johannes | Beddies, Christian H. | Burgess, Robert | Kramarenko, V. | Mongardini, Joannes
Series: Occasional Paper No. 213
April 12, 2002 -- The Baltic Countries: Medium-Term Fiscal Issues Related to EU and NATO Accession
Author/Editor: Mueller, Johannes | Beddies, Christian H. | Burgess, Robert | Kramarenko, V. | Mongardini, Joannes
Series: Occasional Paper No. 213
March 22, 2002 -- The Republic of Latvia: Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics: Banking Supervision; Payment Systems; Securities Regulation; Insurance Regulation; and Monetary and Financial Policy Transparency
Series: Country Report No. 02/67
March 22, 2002 -- The Republic of Latvia: Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics: Banking Supervision; Payment Systems; Securities Regulation; Insurance Regulation; and Monetary and Financial Policy Transparency
Series: Country Report No. 02/67
January 25, 2002 -- The Republic of Latvia: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 02/11
January 25, 2002 -- The Republic of Latvia: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 02/11
January 24, 2002 -- The Baltics: Medium-Term Fiscal Issues Related to EU and NATO Accession
Series: Country Report No. 02/07
January 24, 2002 -- The Baltics: Medium-Term Fiscal Issues Related to EU and NATO Accession
Series: Country Report No. 02/07
September 01, 2001 -- A Model of Exchange Rate Regime Choice in the Transitional Economies of Central and Eastern Europe
Author/Editor: Klyuev, Vladimir
Series: Working Paper No. 01/140
September 01, 2001 -- A Model of Exchange Rate Regime Choice in the Transitional Economies of Central and Eastern Europe
Author/Editor: Klyuev, Vladimir
Series: Working Paper No. 01/140
April 27, 2001 -- Republic of Latvia: Request for Stand-by Arrangement -- Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement on Behalf of the Authorities of the Republic of Latvia
Series: Country Report No. 01/66
January 03, 2001 -- Pension Reform in the Baltics: Issues and Prospects
Author/Editor: Schiff, Jerald Alan | Hobdari, Niko | Schimmelpfennig, Axel | Zytek, Roman
Series: Occasional Paper No. 200
January 03, 2001 -- Pension Reform in the Baltics: Issues and Prospects
Author/Editor: Schiff, Jerald Alan | Hobdari, Niko | Schimmelpfennig, Axel | Zytek, Roman
Series: Occasional Paper No. 200
August 18, 2000 -- Republic of Latvia: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 00/100
July 11, 2000 -- Republic of Latvia: Staff Report for the 2000 Article IV Consultation and First Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 00/78
Notes: Included with the Staff Report are the text of Public Information Notice No. 00/48 -- IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Latvia and a statement by Olli-Pekka Lehmussaari, Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia, June 30, 2000
February 29, 2000 -- Current Account and External Sustainability in the Baltics, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union
Author/Editor: McGettigan, Donal
Series: Occasional Paper No. 189
February 01, 2000 -- The Great Contractions in Russia, the Baltics and the Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union - A View from the Supply Side
Author/Editor: de Broeck, Mark | Koen, Vincent
Series: Working Paper No. 00/32
September 20, 1999 -- Latvia--Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 99/99
August 30, 1999 -- Tax Reform in the Baltics, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union
Author/Editor: Ebrill, Liam P.
Series: Occasional Paper No. 182
August 10, 1999 -- Latvia - Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 99/77
Notes: Included with the Staff Report are the text of Public Information Notice No. 99/71--IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Latvia and a Statement by Mr. Hansen, Executive Director, on July 28, 1999.
May 06, 1999 -- Transforming Financial Systems in the Baltics, Russia and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union
Author/Editor: Knight, Malcolm D. | Petersen, Arne B. | Price, Robert T.
January 06, 1999 -- Macroeconomic Developments in the Baltics, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union, 1992-97
Author/Editor: Valdivieso, Luis
Series: Occasional Paper No. 175
November 25, 1998 -- The Baltic Countries: From Economic Stabilization to EU Accession
Author/Editor: Berengaut, Julian | López-Claros, Augusto | Le Gall, Françoise | Schiff, Jerald Alan | Jones, Dennis | Stern, Richard E. | Westin, Kerstin | Psalida, L. Effie | Garibaldi, Pietro
Series: Occasional Paper No. 173
June 04, 1998 -- Republic of Latvia - Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 98/47
May 01, 1998 -- Government Expenditure Arrears - Securitization and Other Solutions
Author/Editor: Ramos, Alberto M.
Series: Working Paper No. 98/70
September 01, 1997 -- Monetary Impact of a Banking Crisis and the Conduct of Monetary Policy
Author/Editor: García-Herrero, Alicia
Series: Working Paper No. 97/124
January 23, 1997 -- Republic of Latvia - Recent Economic Developments
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 96/143
July 01, 1996 -- Recent Trade Policies and an Approach to Further Reform in the Baltics, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union
Author/Editor: Leidy, Michael P. | Ibrahim, Ali
Series: Working Paper No. 96/71
April 15, 1996 -- Agricultural Credit in the Baltics, Russia, and Other States of the Former Soviet Union
Author/Editor: Lahiri, Ashok | Sobolev, Yuri Vladimirovich
Series: Papers on Policy Analysis and Assessment No. 96/2
December 19, 1995 -- Latvia - Recent Economic Developments
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 95/125
Notes: This report on recent economic developments in Latvia was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. As such, the views expressed in this document are those of the staff team and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Government of Latvia, or the Executive Board of the IMF.
September 26, 1995 -- Road Maps of the Transition: The Baltics, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Russia
Author/Editor: Banerjee, Biswajit | Koen, Vincent | Krueger, Thomas | Lutz, Mark Scott | Marrese, Michael | Saavalainen, Tapio
Series: Occasional Paper No. 127
February 01, 1995 -- Setting up a Treasury in Economies in Transition
Author/Editor: Ter-Minassian, Teresa | Parente, Pedro Pullen | Martínez-Méndez, Pedro
Series: Working Paper No. 95/16
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Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes
March 29, 2001 -- Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes: Republic of Latvia—Fiscal Transparency
This report provides an assessment of fiscal transparency practices in Latvia in relation to the requirements of the IMF.
March 29, 2001 -- Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes: Republic of Latvia — Table of Contents
This report assesses current transparency practices in Latvia.
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Speeches
June 05, 2012 -- Latvia and the Baltics—a Story of Recovery By Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
December 02, 2009 -- “The impact of the crisis on new EU member states” Role and Contribution of the Fund in the Crisis, Keynote remarks by Marek Belka,Director, European Department, Brussels, December 2, 2009
January 29, 2009 -- 10 Years of the Euro: A Perspective from the IMF, by Sean Hagan at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt
April 14, 2007 -- Opening Remarks by Michael Deppler, Director, European Department, International Monetary Fund, at a Press Briefing on Economic Outlook and Issues in Europe
March 20, 2006 -- Striving For Success: Growth, Globalization and Economic Policy Reform, by Anne O. Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
Address to the Institute for the Economy in Transition, Moscow, delivered on Ms Krueger's behalf by Mr Poul Thomsen, Senior Advisor, European Department
November 03, 2003 -- Toward a Stronger Europe in the Global Economy, Speech by Horst Köhler, Managing Director, IMF
Given at the East-West Conference, Vienna
September 28, 2002 -- Press Briefing on Developments in Baltic and CIS Countries, Opening Remarks by John Odling-Smee, Director, European II Department, IMF
October 03, 1997 -- Lithuania in the New Global Context
Speech given at a Conference on The Changing Role of Central Banks in Europe, Vilnius, Lithuania
January 09, 1995 -- Remarks by Michel Camdessus
Remarks at the Opening Dinner of the 1995 Pew Economic Freedom Fellows Program, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
December 21, 1994 -- Supporting Transition in Central and Eastern Europe: An Assessment and Lessons from the IMF's Five Years' Experience -- Address by Michel Camdessus
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Transcripts
December 21, 2011 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the Fifth and Final Review Under a Stand-By Arrangement with Latvia
September 24, 2011 -- Transcript of Press Conference on Europe, Antonio Borges, head of the IMF European Department
June 09, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
July 23, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
July 22, 2010 -- Transcript of Conference Call On Latvia, Resident Representative in Riga
October 03, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the October 2009 Regional Economic Outlook for Europe
August 28, 2009 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the Completion of the First Review Under Latvia's Stand-By Arrangement
August 27, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations, IMF
July 30, 2009 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Staff-Level Agreement on First Review of Latvia's Stand-By Arrangement
July 16, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations, IMF
June 19, 2009 -- Transcript of IMF's Bi-Weekly Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director of External Relations Department
June 04, 2009 -- Transcript of IMF's Bi-Weekly Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director of External Relations Department
May 07, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Senior Advisor, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
April 24, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on European Outlook by Marek Belka, Director of the IMF's European Department with Ajai Chopra, Deputy Director of the European Department, and Anne-Marie Gulde-Wold, Senior Advisor in the European Department
March 26, 2009 -- Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
December 04, 2008 -- Transcript of Regular Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department
October 06, 2004 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum, Rules-Based Fiscal Policy In Emerging Markets
May 04, 2004 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum: Adopting the Euro in the New Member states: the next step in European integration
September 22, 2000 -- Transcript of an IMF Press Conference: From Transition to EU Membership -- The Challenges in Developing Macroeconomic Frameworks
The countries that have succeeded rather well in the transition have not only had good macroeconomic policies, they have also given great attention to the structural reforms that underpin those macroeconomic policies-things like the hard budget constraint and the enterprise sector and cleaning up the banking system.
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Views & Commentaries
February 20, 2008 -- Avoiding the Portuguese Trap, by Christoph B. Rosenberg, IMF Senior Regional Representative for Central Europe and the Baltics
Published in The Baltic Times
February 08, 2006 -- Why Lithuania and Estonia Could Fare Well in Eurozone, by Ashoka Mody, Assistant Director, European Department, and Christoph Rosenberg, Senior Resident Representative for Central Europe and the Baltics