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Economy

Our short-term political risk rating continues to feel the brunt of surging inflation, with the consumer price index increasing by a rapid 23.7% y-o-y in July. Social unrest and widespread... 2008-09-04


Economy

Rising wage costs, high commodity prices, administrative costs ahead of regional elections and increased subsidies in 2008 have exacerbated Nicaragua's fiscal weaknesses. Fiscal... 2008-07-31


Economy

According to local newspaper La Prensa, several key leaders of the Colombian rebel group Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) were spotted in Managua meeting with President... 2008-07-31


Economy

Nicaragua continues to post some of the ugliest inflation figures in the region. Headline prices grew by 11.7% in H108 (and an unprecedented 23.1% y-o-y in June) - almost double the... 2008-07-29


Economy

BMI View: Faced with mounting energy bills and shrinking popular support, an increasing number of Central American and Caribbean governments have turned to Venezuelan leader Hugo... 2008-07-22


Economy

BMI View: Whether fixed or crawling, Central America's dollar pegs are feeling the pressures of deteriorating external conditions. In the absence of meaningful adjustment mechanisms,... 2008-07-04


Economy

Nicaragua's supreme electoral court has annulled the status of two political parties - the Movimiento Renovador Sandinista (MRS) and centre-right Partido Conservador (PC) - in a move... 2008-07-02


Economy

BMI View: At the risk of repeating ourselves, inflation remains the number one concern in Nicaragua, and latest data show that price growth is really starting to accelerate. Headline... 2008-07-02


Economy

The upward march of consumer price inflation continues to cause us considerable concern in Nicaragua. Headline prices rose by 19.3% y-o-y in April, the fifth consecutive month of... 2008-06-09


Economy

BMI View: We are concerned about the spike seen in Central America's cumulative trade deficit in recent years caused by robust domestic demand and soaring global commodity prices.... 2008-06-09

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