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 - JULY 2016

Andean June 2016 / Colombia / Economy

Macroeconomic Forecasts

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Macroeconomic Forecasts - Brazil - JULY 2016

Brazil June 2016 / Brazil / Economy

Macroeconomic data and forecasts

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Political Risk Analysis - Leadership Rhetoric Points To Sluggish Pace Of Reform - JULY 2016

Caribbean June 2016 / Cuba / Economy

Cuban government will remain wary of rapid structural changes to the country's economic system, which authorities view as a threat to the country's broader political philosophy. Nevertheless, optimism for change is climbing among ordinary Cubans, and this, along with a change in tone on the part of the US, will compel Cuban policymakers forward.

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Macroeconomic Forecasts - Panama - JULY 2016

Central America June 2016 / Panama / Economy

Macroeconomic Forecasts

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Economic Analysis - Political Headwinds Dimming Reform Prospects - JULY 2016

Mexico June 2016 / Mexico / Economy

Mexico's reform drive is still poised to lay the groundwork for stronger economic growth; however, the initiatives have begun to lose momentum on several fronts, suggesting that the timeline for President Enrique Pe?a Nieto's agenda will stretch longer than anticipated. Public approval of the administration will continue to falter amid high-profile corruption scandals and an uptick in violent crime, weighing on the president's political capital and making it difficult to pass further legislation.

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Economic Analysis - ARS: Capital Inflows Support Gradual Appreciation - JULY 2016

Southern Cone June 2016 / Argentina / Economy

The Argentine peso will trade above its Q116 lows for the remainder of the year as export growth and capital inflows drive demand for the unit. Positive investor sentiment and a widening export base will support a long-term appreciatory trend.

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