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Economy

BMI View: Costa Rica's decision to dissolve its diplomatic ties with Taiwan has heightened speculation that other Central American and Caribbean allies may follow suit. In our view,... 2007-06-22


Economy

BMI View: Global food prices are on the rise. This has hit Central America particularly harshly, given the heavy weighting of key agricultural goods in national price baskets. For... 2007-06-12


Economy

BMI View: The current account was in deficit to the tune of US$161.5mn in Q107, which represented the smallest quarterly shortfall since Q105. The key was a sharp rise in exports... 2007-06-07


Economy

President Daniel Ortega claimed in May that Spanish energy company Union Fenosa, which is Nicaragua's main electricity distributor, has offered to sell its assets back to the Nicaraguan... 2007-06-07


Economy

BMI View: Nicaragua has been one of the top destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Central America over the past two years. While the stable economy should ensure further... 2007-05-21


Economy

BMI View: A three-way battle over a proposed hike in the minimum wage is underway between the labour unions, the business community, and the Ortega government. The acrimonious nature... 2007-05-10


Economy

Nicaragua scores near the bottom rung in Central America under our new short- and long-term political ratings methodology. The 67.1 short-term rating is ahead of only Guatemala, where... 2007-05-09


Economy

BMI View: The Banco Central de Nicaragua released its annual debt report for 2006 in April, highlighting the US$820.8mn fall in the country's public external debt load last year,... 2007-05-03


Political Risk

Over the past six months, BMI has undertaken a review of our Short-Term and Structural Political Ratings. This is an ongoing process which will be fully completed by the end of... 2007-04-25


Economy

The civic organisation Movement For Nicaragua says that President Daniel Ortega is failing to govern democratically, citing examples of 'authoritarian tendencies', ranging from verbal... 2007-04-16

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