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BMI View: Nicaragua's foreign reserves may have exceeded our US$700mn estimate at end-2006. As of October, the country's international reserves excluding gold amounted to US$800mn,... 2007-01-12


Economy

Our short-term political risk rating for Nicaragua has been upgraded by four points this month, in the wake of President Daniel Ortega's inauguration as president on January 10. In... 2007-01-12


Economy

BMI View: Now that Daniel Ortega has been inaugurated as president, we think that Nicaragua will face a tricky diplomatic balancing act. On the one hand, Ortega hopes to remain... 2007-01-12


Economy

BMI View: BMI's proprietary sovereign risk rating index, which our Financial Markets team launched back in March 2006, is designed to quantify the debt servicing capabilities... 2007-01-08


Economy

BMI View: Data released by the Banco Central de Nicaragua (BCN) showed that October's inflation reading came in at a three-year low. Consumer prices registered a 6.98% y-o-y rise,... 2006-12-04


Economy

President-elect Daniel Ortega has promised to work towards achieving a more closely integrated Central America. In a meeting with Guatemalan President Oscar Berger, Ortega claimed... 2006-12-04


Economy

BMI View: In a break from his Marxist past, Nicaraguan president-elect Daniel Ortega has promised to maintain orthodox macroeconomic policies and respect foreign investment. Although... 2006-11-24


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BMI View: Preliminary results indicate that Sandinista candidate Daniel Ortega has won the Nicaraguan presidency. This is a very negative development, because although Ortega suggested... 2006-11-07


Economy

Although the final vote count is not yet complete, it appears that Daniel Ortega of the Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN, or Sandinistas) won an outright victory in... 2006-11-07


Economy

Nicaragua's export sector continues to boom. Accumulated exports in the eight months to August (not counting re-exporting free trade zones) came in at US$688mn, a 17.9% y-o-y increase,... 2006-11-03

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