RaboResearch - Economic Research

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Sub-Saharan Africa: the Long Road up Mount Progress

Sub-Saharan Africa is facing headwinds from lower commodity prices, China’s slower growth, and normalization of monetary policy in the US. This has made the region’s economic outlook challenging, though not imminently gloomy.

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Latin America: the tide has turned

Latin America is slowing down and lower commodity prices play a prominent role. The region is vulnerable to external environment developments, but fairly resilient. Domestic factors give most countries little firepower against external shocks.

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Latin America after the commodity boom

Throughout history Latin America’s fortunes have been tightly linked with commodity prices. It seems we are currently at the end of yet another commodity price cycle. Where does Latin America stand now?