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Industry Trend Analysis - More Gas Exports Shifting To Argentina - JUNE 2017

Andean May 2017 / Bolivia / Industry

Bolivia's growing supplies of natural gas will increasingly be sent to Argentina. Midstream developments and favourable pricing dynamics will boost trade ties and service growing Argentine demand.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Licensing Round Ramp-Up Offers Fresh Start For Brazil - JUNE 2017

Brazil May 2017 / Brazil / Industry

More frequent oil and gas licensing rounds across Brazil's vast resource base will offer the industry an opportunity to start anew. Increasingly business-friendly contract terms and favourable project economics will attract significant investment into the sector over the next three years.

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Economic Analysis - Surplus To Remain Sizeable In Coming Years - JUNE 2017

Caribbean May 2017 / Puerto Rico / Economy

Weak internal demand will see Puerto Rico's current account remain in surplus in the years ahead. Additionally, low investor interest in Puerto Rican assets will see the territory's negative net international position shrink relative to GDP.

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Macroeconomic Forecasts - Costa Rica - JUNE 2017

Central America May 2017 / Costa Rica / Economy

Macroeconomic forecasts

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Economic Analysis - Commitment To Consolidation Will Narrow Budget Deficit - JUNE 2017

Mexico May 2017 / Mexico / Economy

The Mexican government's commitment to fiscal consolidation will drive a slight narrowing of the fiscal deficit this year and help to arrest the rise in public sector debt. The latter will remain the administration's major focus, having driven a deterioration in Mexico's sovereign credit rating outlooks in 2016.

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Industry Forecast - Banking Sector: Improvement On The Horizon - JUNE 2017

Southern Cone May 2017 / Chile / Industry

Loan growth will accelerate in Chile in the coming quarters on lower interest rates and a broad economic recovery. The sector will remain Latin America's most stable in the years ahead, supported by recovering credit growth and conservative lending practices.

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