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Macroeconomic Forecasts - Bolivia - SEPT 2014

Andean July 2014 / Bolivia / Economy

Macroeconomic Forecasts

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Risk Summary - Brazil - SEPT 2014

Brazil July 2014 / Brazil / Economy

Investment into healthcare will remain one of the Brazilian government's tools to head off significant social instability and help bolster support for President Dilma Rousseff's October re-election bid. With USD1,024 per capita annual healthcare spending, the Brazilian healthcare sector has surpassed many developing countries in terms of healthcare standards and service coverage.

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Macroeconomic Forecasts - Trinidad & Tobago - SEPT 2014

Caribbean July 2014 / Trinidad & Tobago / Economy

Macroeconomic Forecast

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Risk Summary - Costa Rica - SEPT 2014

Central America July 2014 / Costa Rica / Economy

Costa Rica's Short-Term Political Risk Rating held steady at 69.4 this month, and we expect it to remain relatively stable in the coming months. Costa Rica's high scores in the 'policy continuity' and 'policymaking' components bolster its overall rating.

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Economic Analysis - Growth To Accelerate In 2014 And 2015 - SEPT 2014

Mexico July 2014 / Mexico / Economy

The Mexican economy will accelerate in 2014 and 2015, driven by a recovery in public investment, as well as by an acceleration in export and private consumption growth. We expect the construction sector to return to growth in 2014 after contracting last year, and manufacturing to be a top performing sector in the coming years, bolstered by stronger US demand.

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Political Risk Analysis - V?zquez Still Most Likely Successor To Presidency - SEPT 2014

Southern Cone July 2014 / Uruguay / Political Risk

We maintain our view that the ruling Frente Amplio party will retain the presidency following the general election scheduled for October, with former president Tabaré Vázquez at the helm. Vázquez won his primary decisively in June, and we believe that while opposition support is on the rise, it will remain too fractured to mount an effective challenge. We expect broad continuity in terms of policymaking.

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