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Economy

The Paraguayan guarani (PYG) slid to PYG4440.0/US$ at the end of August, a 5.8% depreciation since hitting a 2012 high of PYG4195.0/US$ in March. The bulk of the sell off came in May... 2012-08-31


Political Risk

BMI View: We have downgraded Paraguay's short-term political risk rating after the impeachment of former President Fernando Lugo, a development that met with international censure for... 2012-08-23


Economy

The ousting of former Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo will likely exacerbate an already poor business environment. Despite some respite offered by a relatively small public sector,... 2012-08-07


Economy

The political climate has calmed somewhat after the turmoil surrounding the destitution of former President Fernando Lugo in June, with his successor, Federico Franco having survived... 2012-08-07


Economy

Inflation fell 0.4% month-on-month (m-o-m) in June, according to the Central Bank of Paraguay, continuing a trend of easing price pressures this year. Annual inflation stood at 3.9%,... 2012-08-07


Economy

BMI View: Although too early to adequately assess the longer-term economic fallout from Paraguay's ongoing political crisis, the impact on growth in 2012 will likely be negative.... 2012-07-05


Economy

BMI View: After trending lower at the start of 2012, consumer price inflation in Paraguay rose in May, to 3.8% y-o-y from 3.3% the previous month. This is line with our forecast... 2012-06-27


Economy

Paraguay's low score in our short-term political risk ratings, which is the weakest in the region, has been justified following President Fernando Lugo's recent ousting from power.... 2012-06-27


Economy

BMI View: Paraguay's foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached US$4.8bn in March, according to the International Monetary Fund. As we expect the country's subdued export sector... 2012-05-22


Economy

BMI View: Paraguay's consumer price inflation continued to lose steam in March, coming in at 0.5% m-o-m and just 3.3% y-o-y. The collapse of meat prices in the wake of two foot-and-mouth... 2012-04-27

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