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Below is a list of our Latin America Publications for the last 6 months. If you are looking for reports older than 6 months please email info@pantheonmacro.com, or contact your account rep

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30 July 2021 Mr Castillo's Bittersweet Speech Packs Few Punches for Markets

Left-wing Mr. Castillo is sworn in as president of Peru; the inaugural speech provokes mixed reviews... ...But the opposition will lead Congress, easing the risks of populist...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

28 July 2021 Mexico's Recovery Gathered Speed in May, Despite Temporary Shocks

Mexico's economic recovery continued to gather traction in Q2, thanks to improving services activity. Manufacturing is struggling, due to supply issues, but conditions likely...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

26 July 2021 Inflation in Brazil Started Q3 Badly; Electricity Tariffs Remain a Problem

Inflation in Brazil started Q3 badly, due mainly to higher electricity tariffs as weather conditions bite. Mexico's retail sector remains resilient, thanks to the reopening of...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

21 July 2021 Inflation Pressures are Easing in Argentina, but the Outlook is Grim

Argentina's inflation pressures continue to ease on a sequential basis, improving the ruling party's chances of performing well in the mid-term elections, slated for November.

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

19 July 2021 Colombia's Economy was on the Ropes in Q2, due to the Protests

May's activity data underline the dramatic effect of the social unrest in Colombia's economic growth. The latest data show that retail sales, excluding the volatile fuel and...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

16 July 2021 Chile's Central Bank Joins the Monetary Tightening

Chile's central bank has joined the bandwagon of monetary policy normalisation that started in the region with Brazil and Brigade has expanded, more recently, to Banxico. 

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

14 July 2021 Rising Commodity Prices are Helping LatAm's Economic Upturn

Continued improving global growth and its impact on the goods sector are particularly beneficial in LatAm, where the rapid recovery of commodity prices poses added upside risks...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

12 July 2021 Will Brazil's Private Consumption Recovery Continue in H2?

May's official retail sales figures in Brazil have supported renewed optimism on the outlook for the sector, following a downtrend in Q1.

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

7 July 2021 Mexico's Capex Recovery Stuttered in Early Q2, but it will Improve Soon

Recent private consumption indicators in Mexico have been positive, thanks to the gradual reopening of the economy, due to decent progress in vaccine rollout and lower Covid...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

6 July 2021 Brazil's Industrial Recovery Resumed in May, and the Outlook is Benign

razil's industrial sector gathered momentum in mid-Q2, following a downtrend in the previous three months, when the sector was struggling with the worsening of the pandemic, and...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

2 July 2021 Argentina's Recovery is Stalling, and the Second Half Looks Tough

Argentina's April economic activity report unsurprisingly showed that activity remained greatly depressed by lockdown rules--restrictions have been tightened significantly since...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

28 June 2021 Brazil's Inflation Jumps Above 8%, but the Downshift will Resume Soon

In Brazil, bad inflation news was the main economic highlight last week. The data confirm that the central bank will continue to hike interest rates, by at least 75bp, at its...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

25 June 2021 Banxico Hikes Interest Rates, Trying to Lower Inflation Expectations

Mexican policymakers have voted by a majority to increase the main rate by 25bp to 4.25%, to counter underlying inflation pressures, as the recovery is gathering speed and...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

16 June 2021 Andean Economies Struggled in Early Q2 Amid Domestic Headwinds

Andean economies have been struggling recently, owing to the worsening of the pandemic, rising political risk, and social unrest.

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

15 June 2021 Brazil's Recovery will Continue, Despite a Soft Start to Q2

The economic data flow in Brazil remains positive; private spending is improving in response to the gradual reopening of the economy, the lagged effect of solid monetary and...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

11 June 2021 Inflation Pressures Continue to Mount in Brazil and Mexico

LatAm as a whole is gradually recovering from the Covid shock, despite a temporary bump in late Q1 and April.

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

10 June 2021 Pain in the Andes Driven by Political Uncertainty

Chile -- Heightened economic and political uncertainty Peru -- Leftist Castillo close to win the election Colombia -- Social tensions easing at the margin

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

9 June 2021 Solid Retail Sales Numbers in Brazil; the Outlook Remains Positive

The economic data flow in Brazil remains upbeat, following a temporary blip in late Q1, due to the worsening of the pandemic, which triggered localised lockdown measures and...

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

8 June 2021 Markets Breath a Sigh of Relief in Mexico and--Probably--in Peru

LatAm financial markets likely will rebound over the coming weeks following the result of the mid-term elections in Mexico and the presidential run-off in Peru. 

Andres Abadia (Senior International Economist)Latin America

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