Latin America Monitor

Comprehensive country-by-country macroeconomic analysis, risk appraisals, latest market data and forecasts for Latin America

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Macroeconomic Forecasts - Colombia - MAY 2016

Andean April 2016 / Colombia / Economy

Macroeconomic Forecasts

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Company Trend Analysis - Petrobras: Sharpening Focusing On Upstream Strategy - MAY 2016

Brazil April 2016 / Brazil / Economy

Petrobras' continued focus on presalt developments in 2016 will generate modest production growth, but a lack of liquidity poses downside risk to output projections. The company will increasingly prioritise cost reduction efforts to support forthcoming developments, offsetting sustained headwinds from the corruption scandal, elevated debt and continued oil price weakness.

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Macroeconomic Forecasts - Puerto Rico - MAY 2016

Caribbean April 2016 / Puerto Rico / Economy

Macroeconomic forecasts

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Economic Analysis - Regional Megatrends To 2050 - MAY 2016

Central America April 2016 / Latin America / Economy

Latin America and the Caribbean will undergo numerous political and economic changes through to 2050. Growing economic diversification will put the region on a stronger growth path in the coming decades, and we also anticipate greater economic and political integration. However, the increasingly intense effects of climate change will threaten political and economic stability.

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Economic Analysis - More Modest Growth On Fiscal And Monetary Tightening - MAY 2016

Mexico April 2016 / Mexico / Economy

Sharper monetary and fiscal tightening will weigh on Mexico's economy in the years ahead, tempering private consumption and real export growth. This will see real GDP growth relatively flat between 2015 and 2016, accelerating only gradually in 2017.

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Economic Analysis - Sharp Adjustments Point To Rising Investment In H216 - MAY 2016

Southern Cone April 2016 / Argentina / Economy

Argentine real GDP growth will accelerate starting in H216 on the back of rising investment in sectors recently liberalised by President Macri. Domestic businesses will invest in expanding housing capacity, while foreign firms will look to acquire assets in Argentina's power sector.

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