Latvia Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Latvia
This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Latvia, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Latvia and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Latvia.
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Latvia and the IMF
Press Release: IMF Staff Conclude Mission for Pilot Report Clustering Assessment of Baltic Countries
December 19, 2013
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.
Press Release: High-Level Conference: “Nordic-Baltic Financial Linkages and Challenges” December 13, 2013 in Tallinn, Estonia
May 13, 2013
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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The October 2013 Regional Economic Issues Report (REI) discusses the implications of the recent turmoil in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE)'s emerging markets.
What are the implications of the turmoil in emerging markets for Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE)? Why have some countries been more affected than others? The October 2013 CESEE Regional Economic Issues (REI) assesses the macroeconomic outlook for the region in light of the latest global economic and financial developments. The REI also focuses on prospects for longer-term potential growth, and the policies and reforms that will be needed to boost growth and bring down on a sustained basis the relatively high rates of unemployment across much of the region.