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Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic Regional Resident Representative Site

Regional Resident Representative Office in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

January 2010

This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic, including the activities of the IMF Regional Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the IMF country pages of the enlarged Central American region (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama), including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and Spanish that deal with Central America as a region and with each of its countries.

News and Highlights

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Press Release: Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic: Challenges Following the 2008-09 Global Crisis

January 21, 2013 click for more

Letter of Condolence of the IMF Deputy Managing Director, Naoyuki Shinohara, to Guatemala's IMF Governor, Bank of Guatemala's President Edgar Barquín

November 12, 2012 click for more

Elected president meets IMF authorities

XI Annual Regional Conference on Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic; July 26-27, 2012 click for more

Danilo Medina discuss possible agreement with IMF

XI Annual Regional Conference on Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic; July 26-27, 2012 click for more

Danilo Medina takes on agreement with IMF

XI Annual Regional Conference on Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic; July 26-27, 2012 click for more

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Central America and The IMF

Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of the 2014 Article IV Mission to Honduras

April 8, 2014

Press Release: IMF Concludes Mission on the Article IV consultation with the Dominican Republic

March 17, 2014

Press Release: IMF Concludes 2014 Article IV Mission to Panama

February 24, 2014

Panama: Detailed Assessment Report—FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

February 18, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/54 click for more

Panama: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes—FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

February 18, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/55 click for more

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Regional Economic Outlook Update: 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

Regional Resident Representative for Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Mario Garza

Mario Garza
Regional Resident Representative
7a Ave. 22-01, Zona 1
Central Bank of Guatemala
Guatemala City
PBX IMF (502) 2390-6060
PBX BANGUAT: (502) 2429-6000 Ext. 7760
Email: ca-office@imf.org