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Nicaragua Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Nicaragua

March 2010

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

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Address to Finance Ministers of the Americas and Caribbean

By Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Lima, May 28, 2010 click for more

Good policies provide stability in Latin America

The right policies put in place before the global economic crisis helped Latin America weather the downturn and begin to recover sooner than other regions of the world. Video click for more

Transcript of a Press conference

With Nicolas Eyzaguirre, Director; David Robinson, Deputy Director; Miguel Savastano, Gilbert Terrier, and Rodrigo Valdes, Senior Advisors, in the Western Hemisphere Department; and Andreas Adriano, Media Relations Officer, in the External Relations Department Saturday, April 24, 2010 click for more

Grappling with the Global Financial Crisis: Outlook for Latin America

Presentation by Robert Rennhack, Assistant Director, Western Hemisphere Department click for more

Nicaragua and The IMF

Nicaragua: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation

December 27, 2013
Series: Country Report No. 13/377 click for more

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Nicaragua

December 13, 2013

Press Release: IMF Concludes 2013 Article IV Mission to Nicaragua

September 26, 2013

Nicaragua: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

September 5, 2012
Series: Country Report No. 12/256 click for more

Nicaragua: Selected Issues

September 5, 2012
Series: Country Report No. 12/257 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