Executive Board
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on Colombia:

April 29, 2016
May 18, 2015
January 23, 2013
May 4, 2012
July 20, 2011

Article IV Staff Reports

Financial Sector Assessment Program

Projected % Change
   2016  2017
Real GDP 2.5 3
Consumer Prices 7.3 3.4
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2016)
Please refer to more recent Press Release/Staff reports on this country for possible revisions.

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Colombia and the IMF
Updated May 20, 2016

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on April 29, 2016. Listed below are items related to Colombia, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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May 20, 2016 -- New Colombia : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Colombia
Series: Country Report No. 16/129
May 05, 2016 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Colombia
April 16, 2016 -- Transcript of G-24 Press Briefing
April 15, 2016 -- IMF Survey : Structural Reforms Necessary, Politically Difficult
Reforms to the structure of a country’s economy to make it more productive and boost long-term growth are among the toughest to achieve, given opposition from vested interests, the rise of populism, and competing views about which reforms to undertake, when, and how.
April 13, 2016 -- Colombia : Technical Assistance Report-Detailed Assessment of Observance of Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions-Pilot of the Draft Assessment Methodology
Series: Country Report No. 16/99
March 18, 2016 -- Colombia: Concluding Statement of the 2016 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.
February 05, 2016 -- Press Release: Statement by Christine Lagarde, IMF’s Managing Director on her Meeting with Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia
December 17, 2015 -- Emerging Market Portfolio Flows : The Role of Benchmark-Driven Investors
Author/Editor: Serkan Arslanalp | Takahiro Tsuda
Series: Working Paper No. 15/263
November 24, 2015 -- IMF Survey : Designing Flexible Fiscal Regimes to Protect Revenues
Protecting the tax base of extractive industries, moving toward more responsive and flexible fiscal regimes, and improving international cooperation have become priorities in the Andean region, as commodity prices and revenues from extractive industries continue to decline, participants at a recent IMF conference heard.
October 09, 2015 -- Statement by José Darío Uribe, Governor, Banco de la República, Colombia
On behalf of: Colombia, Costa Rica, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, República Bolivariana de Venezuela. PDF File Size: 236Kb
October 09, 2015 -- Statement by the Hon. Mauricio Cardenas Santamaria, Governor of the World Bank Group for Colombia
PDF File Size: 352Kb
October 08, 2015 -- Transcript: Press Briefing of The Managing Director
October 08, 2015 -- G-24 PRESS BRIEFING
October 07, 2015 -- Transcript of the Western Hemisphere Department Press Briefing
October 06, 2015 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference
August 03, 2015 -- Colombia: Arrangement Under the Flexible Credit Line and Cancellation of the Current Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Colombia
Series: Country Report No. 15/206
June 17, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves New Two-Year US$5.45 Billion Flexible Credit Line Arrangement for Colombia
June 08, 2015 -- Colombia: 2015 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Colombia
Series: Country Report No. 15/142
June 08, 2015 -- Colombia: Selected Issues Paper
Series: Country Report No. 15/143
June 08, 2015 -- IMF Survey : Drop in Oil Prices Poses Challenges for Colombia
The sharp drop in oil prices poses significant challenges to Colombia’s near-term outlook, but strong economic policies are expected to moderate the growth slowdown in 2015, said the IMF in its annual assessment of the Colombian economy.

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