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Mexico's trade deficit increased in June, due mostly to rising oil imports, thanks to higher prices.
Exports are also performing strongly, particularly manufactured goods, but risks have emerged.
Colombia's BanRep will likely hike by another massive 150pbs today, and more tightening is coming.
Colombia’s near-term outlook is deteriorating; the COP’s sell-off highlights the pessimistic scenario.
Retail sales remain above pre-Covid levels, but momentum is petering out, due to high inflation.
A recession is not our base case, for now; improving services activity and resilient manufacturing will help.
The inflation picture in Chile has deteriorated markedly, forcing the BCCh to increase rates boldly...
...But the rapid tightening failed to bring the CLP under control, prompting FX intervention last week.
Volatility likely will ease in the near term, but further rate hikes in the short run will be needed.
Brazil’s retail sector performed solidly in Q2, despite challenging conditions, including high inflation.
Activity in the services sector continues to gather speed, as virus restrictions are gone.
The IBC-Br index is raising red flags, but the bigger picture is what counts; the recovery continues.
In one line: The tightening continues, and more is coming.
Industrial production in Mexico remains resilient, thanks mainly to solid manufacturing activity.
Activity in mining and construction continues to lag; deteriorating domestic conditions remain a drag.
AMLO is starting to bet on nearshoring, but he will have to stop clashing with businesses first.
Brazil’s inflation in June was in line with expectations; the downtrend will resume in Q3, but risks remain.
The inflation picture is still terrible in Chile, but we see a marginal improvement in the sequential data.
Peru’s BCRP steady march at 50bp per month will continue in the near term as inflation is a headache.
In one line: The steady march at 50bp per month will continue.
Inflationary pressures remain elevated in Mexico, but the headline rate will probably peak soon.
Banxico minutes emphasize that policymakers are determined to bring down inflation in H2.
Inflation in Colombia is rising rapidly; the near-term outlook remains challenging, due to strong demand.
Mexican Peso — Global growth worries prevail
Colombian Peso — Down despite a moderated Petro
Chilean Peso — Hit by global recession fears
Output in Brazil’s industrial sector continues to rebound, helping to offset weakness elsewhere.
Increased fiscal support to families, an improving labour market, and the reopening are key drivers.
The near-term outlook, however, remains cloudy, due to high inflation and tighter financial conditions.
High inflation, political noise, and worsening external conditions are hitting Chile’s economic prospects.
It is no surprise that President Boric’s approval is on the floor; pessimism and dissatisfaction are rising.
The labour market remains solid, though, but survey data are consistent with employment growth slowing.
Mexico’s deficit in May remained very large by past standards, due mainly to high energy prices.
The value of imports likely will continue to rise in Q3, but weaker domestic demand will be a drag later on.
Labour market conditions deteriorated, at the margin, in May, but enough to make Banxico uneasy.
The rebound in commodity prices supported LatAm in H1, but external conditions are worsening rapidly.
Argentina’s economic recovery consolidated in Q1, but the near-term outlook is negative.
Inflation is still rising rapidly, and inflation expectations are heading north; rates will be hiked further.
Inflation is finally starting to show signs of softening in Brazil, but upward pressures in the core persist.
Core CPI inflation likely will peak soon, allowing the COPOM to stop the tightening cycle in August.
Mexico’s economic activity gathered speed in April, but the current pace is unsustainable.
Banxico delivers a bold 75bp rate hike, and leaves the door wide open for more during the second half.
Inflation continued to rise in Q2, darkening the economic outlook over the next few months.
Banxico will hike more than the Board and AMLO would have allowed under normal conditions.
Banxico likely will accelerate its pace of tightening tomorrow, and will keep the door open for more hikes.
The inflation picture continues to deteriorate, due mainly to challenging external conditions.
Risk of a more frontloaded Fed hiking cycle will keep Mexican policymakers on a tightening path.
Gustavo Petro makes history after being elected Colombia's first leftist president.
A fragmented and divided Congress will cap his room for action; this will limit the market sell-off.
Mr. Petro will face tough challenges, included a deep- ly divided country, and worried business community.
The COPOM eased the pace of tightening, but has left the door open to further hikes in Q3.
The deteriorating external inflation outlook has been forcing the Board to tweak its plans since May.
We now expect a final rate hike in August to anchor inflation expectations, if external conditions improve.
Peru’s BCRP will continue to hike in the near term, as core inflation will remain too high for comfort.
The COPOM likely will hike the rate to 13.25% tomorrow, where it should stay through the rest of the year.
Technical tie between Petro and Hernández just days before the presidential elections in Colombia.
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