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Economy

Honduran President Porfirio Lobo's battle to reduce corruption in the country's police force continued, with the swearing in of a new chief of police on May 22. This is the third police... 2012-05-25


Economy

BMI View: In light of the Central Bank of Honduras' (BCH) recent 100 basis point rate hike from 6.0% to 7.0%, we are revising up our end-2012 forecast. Whereas previously we had... 2012-05-25


Political Risk

BMI View: We expect Honduran President Porfirio Lobo to implement increasingly hard-line anti-cartel policies in the run-up to the country's 2013 elections, in an attempt to strengthen... 2012-05-23


Economy

Honduran President Porfirio Lobo has appointed Isaac Ramon Santos Aguilar as the new director of the country's anti-narcotics ministry. We believe Santos has a daunting task ahead of... 2012-05-08


Economy

BMI View: Inflation in Honduras continues to rise, from 5.4% y-o-y in January to 5.7% in March, in line with our forecast for average inflation of 6.4% for 2012. This is slightly below... 2012-05-07


Economy

BMI View: The gap between our proprietary sovereign risk ratings and investors' perceptions of regional sovereign risk has increased since our last update. This implies significant... 2012-05-02


Economy

BMI View: We are revising up our forecast for Honduras' real GDP growth from 3.4% to 4.0% in 2012. We believe the country's telecommunications, construction and retail sectors will... 2012-04-09


Economy

In March, media outlets indicated the possible introduction of a tax on foreign currency purchases in the country. However we are skeptical about whether such a tax is likely as many... 2012-03-30


Economy

BMI View: Honduras' economic activity indicator (IMAE) fell slightly in November from 5.16% y-o-y to 5.07% y-o-y, bringing the January through November average to 5.0% y-o-y. This... 2012-03-04


Economy

Inflation in Honduras continues to fall, hitting 5.4% y-o-y as of January 2012 from an August 2011 high of 7.7%. This is in large part due to moderating imported price pressure, with... 2012-03-01

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