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- Chapter III: Economic Overview. // Slovakia Country Review;2000, p27
Presents an overview of the economic conditions in Slovakia as of July 2000 including gross domestic product, key economic indicators, macroeconomic activity, employment by sector, finance and monetary policy, inflation, foreign exchange and trade balance.
- BRAZIL. // Latin America Monitor: Brazil Monitor;Dec2004, Vol. 21 Issue 12, p2
Presents information on the political landscape and economic condition in Brazil as of November 2004. Information on the defeat of President Luis Inacio da Silva's Worker's Party in some major run-off elections; Characteristics of the monetary policy of the Brazilian Central Bank; Information...
- The Link Is Dead. // Latin America Monitor: Mexico Monitor;Sep2005, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p1
Reports on the decision of Banixco, the central bank of Mexico, to move away from its longstanding policy of tracking U.S. interest rates. Role of deflation in the decision of Banixco; Information on the target rate of Banixco; Outlook for the interest rate increase in 2005.
- Comment. // Economia;Fall2010, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p146
The author discusses the communicational bias (c-bias) which is a means of informing the market of the future of the monetary policy rates (MPR) in Chile. He explains the information content of the c-bias which is based on the minutes and is determined by a perceptions survey of the board...
- Colombia: 50bps Down, 300bps To Go! // Emerging Markets Monitor;1/12/2009, Vol. 14 Issue 38, p11
The article discusses an economic outlook for Colombia for 2009. BanRep, the central bank of Colombia, reduced benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points to 9.50 percent. It is forecasted that interest rates will be slashed further by 300 basis points. It is predicted that the bank will remain...
- Central Africa: Rates View On Target. // Emerging Markets Monitor;7/20/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 16, p21
The article offers an outlook for the Bank of Central African States' (BEAC) interest rates policy for 2009. The 25 basis points (bps) policy rate cut is in line with the view that the bank would reduce borrowing costs by 100 bps over the course of the year. The BEAC also revised down its growth...
- Why Do Central Banks Monitor So Many Inflation Indicators? Kozicki, Sharon // Economic Review (01612387);2001 3rd Quarter, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p5
Presents a study which examined why central banks collect and analyze so many inflation indicators. Effect of monetary policy on economic activity and inflation; Potential indicators of inflationary pressures; Evaluation of the indicators; Results and conclusions.
- Fitting around the election timetable. // Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Feb2005, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p8
The article presents information on the economic developments in Slovakia. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has suggested that if Slovakia is to achieve its euro adoption timetable, it should set more ambitious budget deficit targets in 2006-07. While the Fund's advice makes sense, the...
- RISK SUMMARY: SLOVAKIA. // Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Mar2005, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p8
This article focuses on the risk factors in different sectors of Slovakia. In a sharp turnaround from the last elections in 2002, the incumbent governmentï¿½and investorsï¿½have more to fear from the populist opposition Smer party than from former authoritarian premier Vladimir Meciar's...