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Latin America: FX, risk, carry and central banks

Latin American currencies remain at the mercy of external factors and in particular global liquidity and central bank policy. And that is unlikely to change in the coming year.

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Latin America: locked up in the middle-income trap?

Latin American countries not appear to be breaking out of the middle-income trap. Productivity growth has been disappointingly low in recent decades. There are several big structural issues, such as severe human capital and infrastructure constraints.

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Latin America: agricultural perspectives

Latin America is an agricultural powerhouse and is likely to remain so given significant resources of unexploited land. The region has achieved respectable productivity growth in the past and it is important to sustain such gains in the future.

Country Report

Country Report Costa Rica

Intel has announced that it will relocate its production plant to Asia, severely denting Costa Rica’s GDP. Furthermore, with the government failing to address structural fiscal problems, Moody’s has downgraded the sovereign to below investment grade.

Country Report

Country Report Costa Rica

Although Costa Rica’s economic performance is still good, the deterioration of public finances and the inability of the government to implement consolidation measures are reason for concern.