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Economy

Prices rose by 0.34% m-o-m in June 2006, compared with 0.72% m-o-m in June 2005. That brings year-on-year inflation to 9.5% at the end of June, against 9.9% y-o-y in May 2006. The... 2006-08-21


Political Risk

The latest polls ahead of the November presidential elections show that ex-president Daniel Ortega of the left-wing FSLN remains in the lead, a position he has held since May 2006.... 2006-08-14


Economy

In an apparent U-turn, the Sandinista party of ex-president Daniel Ortega has proposed eliminating a series of controversial constitutional changes that the party helped push through... 2006-08-11


Economy

Prices rose by 0.34% m-o-m in June 2006, compared with 0.72% m-o-m in June 2005. That brings year-on-year inflation to 9.5% at the end of June, against 9.9% y-o-y in May 2006. The... 2006-08-11


Political Risk

Herty Lewites, the former mayor of Managua, who had broken away from the Sandinista party to present himself as candidate for the presidency, has died from an unexpected heart attack.... 2006-07-17


Economy

Family remittances are set to rise to US$700mn by the end of the year, according to research commissioned by the central bank. In the period from January to April 2006, remittances... 2006-07-14


Economy

The latest polls puts the conservative Eduardo Montealegre in the lead in the race for the presidency, but his nearest rival, ex-president Daniel Ortega, appears to be closing the... 2006-06-16


Economy

BMI View: The consumer price index, CPI, rose by 1.4% m-o-m during April, against a 1.7% monthly rise in April 2005. Year-on-year inflation reached 9.8% at the end of the fourth month,... 2006-06-14


Political Risk

Five candidates have now officially lined up for the all-important presidential contest in November, which promises to be the closest the country has ever seen. The latest opinion... 2006-06-14


Economy

Nicaragua secured a key investment project from a major US company, largely thanks to it having signed up to the trade pact, DR-CAFTA ahead of its Central American neighbour, Guatemala.... 2006-05-17

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