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Chile's IMACEC activity index for October, released yesterday, was well below market expectations, falling by 0.5% month-to-month, following four consecutive gains.
1st Dec 2020 18:10Latin America
Data released this week confirmed that Q3 real GDP growth in the Andes rebounded sharply, on a sequential basis, as the region's economies gradually reopened.
19th Nov 2020 18:10Latin America
The economic recovery in Brazil slowed to a sluggish pace in September, with the IBC-BR index, a monthly proxy for GDP, rising by merely 1.3% on a month-to- month basis and...
15th Nov 2020 18:20Latin America
Mexico's first estimate of third quarter GDP, released last week, confirmed that the economy is still struggling in the face of Covid-related domestic and external headwinds,...
2nd Nov 2020 18:20Latin America
While we were out, new Covid-19 cases continued to increase in Brazil and Colombia. The latest uptick in Mexico's cases seems to be peaking, though the data are not reliable,...
1st Nov 2020 18:20Latin America
Inflation data for Brazil and Chile released last week surprised to the upside, but the rebound in September mainly was driven by the effect of the reopening of the economy and...
10th Oct 2020 19:20Latin America
Brazil's retail sector has shrugged off the Covid- related shock and leading indicators suggest that activity will continue to improve over the next few months.
8th Oct 2020 19:10Latin America
The Argentinian economic recovery continues, from very depressed levels, and the rebound is confronting many setbacks.
20th Sep 2020 19:20Latin America
Recent economic activity, labour market and inflation data all have surprised Brazilian policymakers' expectations, to the upside.
17th Sep 2020 19:10Latin America
Inflation pressures in Brazil are well under control, with the August mid-month reading falling more than expected, allowing the BCB to cut interest rates in the near term if...
25th Aug 2020 17:20Latin America
New Covid-19 cases in Mexico have continued to fall steadily over this month, with deaths peaking two weeks ago, as shown in our first chart.
24th Aug 2020 17:20Latin America
The Brazilian Central Bank's policy board-- COPOM--met expectations on Wednesday, voting unanimously to cut the Selic rate by 25bp to 2.00%.
6th Aug 2020 19:10Latin America
Data released this week in Brazil underscored that the Covid-related shock on the industrial sector is finally easing, as the economy gradually reopens.
4th Aug 2020 19:10Latin America
Data released in recent days confirmed the intensity of the Covid-related shock to the Chilean economy in Q2.
3rd Aug 2020 19:10Latin America
Brazil's external accounts remain relatively solid, making it easier for the country to withstand any potential external or domestic threat.
28th Jul 2020 19:10Latin America
The coronavirus ordeal continues in LatAm as a whole.
20th Jul 2020 19:20Latin America
The Johns Hopkins database shows a mixed coronavirus picture in the Andes, with the trend in new cases still rising in Argentina and Colombia, but relatively flat for about the...
13th Jul 2020 19:20Latin America
The rate of increase of Covid-19 new cases in the Andes is still rapid, but it seems to have peaked in recent days in most countries.
7th Jul 2020 19:10Latin America
Recent economic indicators in Mexico have been terrible. The worst of the recession seems to be over, but recent hard data have underscored the severity of the shock and made it...
6th Jul 2020 19:20Latin America
Data released last week confirm that Argentina's economy remains a mess.
29th Jun 2020 19:20Latin America
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