Nacion.com reports: "The requirements, the amounts, and the duration of the benefits are details that will be announce when the president presents the economic measures to deal with the effects of the crisis."
Proposals from Fosdeh (Social Forum on Foreign Debt and Development in Honduras) to the Honduran Congress.
“The economic, social and political crisis in the country has never been as evident and generalized as now, and we’ve never had such a thin margin for errors as we do now. We urgently need to reach consensus through real dialogue”.
The Central Bank forecasts growth of 4.3% for 2014 for exports of goods and inflation of 6.5%.
From an executive summary of the Central Monetary Program report issued by the Central Bank of Honduras (BCH):
The Central Bank of Honduras, with the powers conferred by law, presents the Monetary Program for the period 2014-2015, as an instrument for guidance on and dissemination of measures related to the monetary, credit and exchange policies that it will implement in order to meet the objective of ensuring the maintenance of internal and external value of the national currency. This program was developed taking into account the assumptions for the performance of the national and international economy, factors which could alter; for this reason the BCH regularly monitors the development of such behavior in order to revise such estimates if necessary.
Businessmen from the private sector have offered several considerations for the Government's economic and social policies, during the celebration for the Entrepreneur's Day.
This time around, instead of talking about competitiveness, value chains, productivity, or production costs, business persons and the Government have focused on the high levels of poverty in the country and they agree that the answer must not come from just one side.
Businesses from the National Development Foundation (Funde) indicate that, after two years of rule by Mauricio Funes, the country’s economy lacks clear direction.
With an eye on the threat of a new global recession, the government is being accused of failing to take advantage of the surge in tax revenues and remittances from abroad to do work "that will generate productivity, instead of the contrary, spending all its income on subsidies and salaries for public employees. "
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