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30 Jan. 2015 Plunging Oil Prices Boost Chile's Consumers - Businesses Still Weak

Chile's economy is showing the first reliable signs of improvement, at last. December retail sales rose 1.9% year-over-year, up from 0.4% in November, indicating that...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)29th Jan 2015 19:00Latin America

28 Jan. 2015 Economic Momentum Means no Easing in Mexico this Year

Mexico's central bank, Banxico, will hold its first monetary policy meeting of this year tomorrow. It will break with tradition, holding the meeting on Thursday at 1:00 p.m,...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)28th Jan 2015 04:49Latin America

26 Jan. 2015 Banxico on Hold, Thanks to Slowing Inflation--But No Easing

Mexican inflation fell sharply in the first two weeks of January, dipping by 0.2% from two weeks earlier, thanks to lower energy prices and a reduction in long-distance phone...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)26th Jan 2015 06:11Latin America

23 Jan. 2015 Brazil Continues to Combat Expectations for Surging Inflation

Brazil's central bank is finally decisively facing its demon, persistently high inflation. The eight-member policy board, known as Copom, decided unanimously on Wednesday to...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)22nd Jan 2015 19:00Latin America

21 Jan. 2015 Colombia Will Lose Momentum in 2015, But Don't Panic Just Yet

Colombia is one of the few larger economies in Latin America to have enjoyed solid, positive economic growth over the past two years. But lower commodity prices and last...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)20th Jan 2015 19:00Latin America

19 Jan. 2015 Peru's Central Bank Committed to Boost Economic Growth

In a surprise move, Peru's central bank, BCRP, succumbed to the current weakness of the economy and cut interest rates by 25bp to 3.25% last Thursday, for the first time...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)18th Jan 2015 19:00Latin America

16 Jan. 2015 Private Consumption Jumped in Brazil in Q4, But Only Temporarily

This week's economic activity data for Brazil have been upbeat, indicating that the economy is recovering after a recession in the first half of 2014, but at a very gradual...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)15th Jan 2015 19:00Latin America

14 Jan. 2015 Industrial Production: A Tale of the Two Major LatAm Economies

On Monday we highlighted the grim state of the Brazilian industrial sector, where output fell by a huge 5.8% year-over-year in November. By contrast, the outlook for Mexico's...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)13th Jan 2015 19:00Latin America

12 Jan. 2015 Recent Data Point to Downside Risks for the Brazilian Economy

Economic growth in Brazil is not likely to improve significantly this year. Our pessimism was underscored by the November industrial production data last week, showing a...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)11th Jan 2015 19:00Latin America

9 Jan. 2015 Inflation Under Control, But Currency Depreciation Still a Risk

Colombia's annual inflation rate closed last year at 3.7% year-over-year, unchanged from November, and within Banrep's target, 2%-to-4%. Core inflation, ex-food and fuel,...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)8th Jan 2015 19:00Latin America

7 Jan. 2015 The Sharp Slowdown In Chile's Economy Is Almost Over

Chile's economic outlook remains challenging. Overall, 2015 will likely mark the second consecutive year of disappointing growth, but it will be better than 2014, a year to...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)6th Jan 2015 19:00Latin America

5 Jan. 2015 An Era of Outstanding Economic Growth in Brazil Appears To Be Over

Dilma Rousseff was sworn in for a second term as Brazil's president last Thursday, vowing to extend social welfare programmes and promising to investigate the Petrobras...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)4th Jan 2015 19:00Latin America

22 Dec. 2014 LatAm's Currencies and Economies are Telling Different Stories

The sharp drop in commodity prices, especially oil prices, has dampened the growth prospects for most countries in Latin America. But the most damage, so far, is in the...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)21st Dec 2014 19:00Latin America

19 Dec. 2014 Further Signs of Diverging Growth Paths in Mexico And Brazil

This year has proved to be challenging for retailers in Mexico. The combination of fiscal reform, the economic slowdown over the first half of the year, and the collapse of...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)18th Dec 2014 19:00Latin America

17 Dec. 2014 Colombia's Robust Domestic Demand is Limiting the Oil Price Hit

Colombia is more vulnerable to falling oil prices than most other LatAm economies. That's why the COP has dropped by 20% since June, outpaced only by the rouble, which has...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)16th Dec 2014 19:00Latin America

15 Dec. 2014 Don't Tar All of LatAm With The Same Brush on Weak Oil Prices

We have set out in recent Monitors the differences in the economic and political environment across Latin America, but the plunge in oil prices adds a new element to the analysis.

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)14th Dec 2014 19:00Latin America

12 Dec. 2014 Mexico's Data have been Upbeat but Downside Risks are Growing

Recent Mexican data have been upbeat, supporting our view that a gradual recovery is underway. In the key auto sector, for example, production increased 11.4% year-over-year in...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)11th Dec 2014 19:00Latin America

10 Dec. 2014 Venezuela's Default Risk Increases as Oil Prices Continue Falling

2015 is set to be another grim year for Venezuela, and we have no hope things will improve further down the road, barring huge changes in policy.

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)9th Dec 2014 19:00Latin America

5 Dec. 2014 The BCB Speeds Up The Pace, But Signals Smaller Move Ahead

Brazil's central bank doubled the pace of rate increases last Wednesday, in the wake of the re-elected Rousseff government's promise to tackle the severe inflation problem.

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)4th Dec 2014 19:00Latin America

3 Dec. 2014 Colombia's Central Bank Will Remain Neutral in H1 Nex t Year

Colombia's central bank--Banrep--decided last Friday to leave its benchmark interest rate at 4.5% for the third consecutive month, concerned by the slowdown in oil...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)2nd Dec 2014 19:00Latin America

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