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Jamaica Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Jamaica

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This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Jamaica and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Jamaica and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Jamaica.

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Positioning Jamaica to Ride a Rising Global Tide

By Bert van Selm, IMF Resident Representative in Jamaica; March 2014 click for more

Jamaica’s Economic Programme in a Global Perspective

By Bert van Selm, IMF Resident Representative in Jamaica; January 24, 2014 click for more

2014: A Crucial Year For Jamaica’s Economy

By Bert van Selm, IMF Resident Representative in Jamaica; January 2014 click for more

Statement by Bert van Selm, IMF Resident Representative in Jamaica

September 24, 2013 click for more

Statement by an IMF Mission to Jamaica

Issued by Jan Kees Martijn, IMF mission chief for Jamaica click for more

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Jamaica and The IMF

Jamaica: Third Review Under the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director

March 25, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/85 click for more

Press Release: IMF Completes Third Review under the Extended Fund Facility Arrangement for Jamaica and Approves US$71.4 Million Disbursement

March 19, 2014

Jamaica -- Letter of Intent, Supplementary Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, March 04, 2014

March 4, 2014
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Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Staff Mission to Jamaica

February 13, 2014

Jamaica: Second Review Under the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

December 27, 2013
Series: Country Report No. 13/378 click for more

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Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere

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Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) remains in low gear, reflecting a less supportive external environment and, in some cases, domestic supply-side constraints. The region's output is projected to expand by 2¾ percent in 2013, with domestic demand remaining the main driver. The growth rate is expected to edge up to 3 percent in 2014 as external demand strengthens gradually, but will remain below the average growth rate of the last decade. In countries with low inflation and anchored inflation expectations, monetary policy should be the first line of defense if downside risks to the baseline materialize. Fiscal consolidation remains appropriate for countries with tight capacity constraints or limited fiscal space; it will also help constrain the continued widening of current account deficits. Safeguarding financial stability is a key priority in an environment of tighter global financial conditions and increased asset price volatility. Click for more