Financial Stability Reports in Latin America and the Caribbean

42 Pages Posted: 12 May 2017

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Cheng Hoon Lim

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Alexander Klemm

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Sumiko Ogawa

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Marco Pani

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Middle East and Central Asia Department

Claudio Visconti

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Date Written: March 2017

Abstract

Many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean now publish financial stability reports. This study reviews their latest issues to assess their content, quality, and transparency. While some reports provide a strong analysis of risks and vulnerabilities, there are significant cross-country differences, and many reports could be improved by adopting a more comprehensive, forward-looking, and thematic assessment of financial stability. A well thought out communication strategy, including a regular and predictable publication schedule and an easily accessible website, is also important to enhance the impact of the reports. Data gaps, particularly at the disaggregated level, are material and need to be urgently addressed.

Keywords: Bahamas, The, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Western Hemisphere, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Financial crises, Financial Stability Report; Financial Supervision, Financial Stability Report, Financial Supervision, Government Policy and Regulation

JEL Classification: G01, G18, G28

Suggested Citation

Lim, Cheng Hoon and Klemm, Alexander and Ogawa, Sumiko and Pani, Marco and Visconti, Claudio, Financial Stability Reports in Latin America and the Caribbean (March 2017). IMF Working Paper No. 17/73, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2967428

Cheng Hoon Lim (Contact Author)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

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Washington, DC 20431
United States

Alexander Klemm

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Sumiko Ogawa

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Marco Pani

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Middle East and Central Asia Department ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Claudio Visconti

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

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