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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2008, Western Hemisphere
			: Grappling with the Global Financial Crisis

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2008, Western Hemisphere : Grappling with the Global Financial Crisis »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 October 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067592.086

ISBN: 9781589067592

Keywords: inflation, food prices, exchange rate, monetary policy, foreign currency

The ongoing global turmoil represents a confluence of negative shocks for Latin America and the Caribbean: a freeze in global credit markets, weaker external demand, and lower commodity prices. But the region is ex...