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Economy

After El Salvador posted growth of 1.4% year-on-year in Q114, we maintain our forecast for real GDP growth of 1.8% in 2013, implying only a modest acceleration in coming months. The... 2013-07-01


Economy

A recent poll showed the Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) candidate, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, in the lead ahead of El Salvador's... 2013-06-28


Economy

Salvadoran president, Mauricio Funes, has recently been forced to replace his Minister of Security & Justice as well as the Head of Migration. This came in the wake of a May... 2013-06-03


Economy

In April, El Salvador reported 0.0% year-on-year (y-o-y) consumer price inflation. While this continued a trend of low prices seen since H212, we note that with continued sluggish growth... 2013-06-03


Economy

The Salvadoran Ministry of Finance reports that it has collected US$19.8mn less in taxes in Q113 than during the same period last year. The largest reduction was in import tax, but... 2013-05-06


Economy

In the first four months of 2013, there were 45% less homicides than in the same period last year according to the National Police. This is due in large largely to the truce struck... 2013-05-06


Economy

El Salvador's real GDP growth looks set to remain sluggish in the coming years. Indeed, given our expectation for continued weak private consumption and that a virulent strain of coffee... 2013-04-24


Economy

A joint operation between the Salvadoran and Guatemalan police forces has resulting in the detention of major drug-trafficker Jorge Ernesto Uloa Sibrián (known colloquially... 2013-04-05


Economy

El Salvador recorded real GDP growth of only 1.6% in 2012, just above our own 1.5% estimate. This came on the back of gross fixed capital formation subtracting 0.2 percentage points... 2013-04-04


Industry

BMI View: Central America's energy sector is fragmented and overly reliant on expensive imported fuels and unreliable hydropower. Plans to change this include the construction of an... 2013-04-02

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