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Renewables: The answer is blowin’ in the wind

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The prevalence of fossil fuels in the production of electricity is being challenged by the rapid expansion of renewable sources such as wind and solar. Around the world, wind energy capacity has increased fivefold since 2007, reaching 487GW in 2016

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An Index of Regulatory Practices for Financial Inclusion in Latin America

Document Number 17/15

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The index assesses and compares the quality of regulations that influence financial inclusion in 8 Latin American countries. It defines three categories of regulatory practices: the enablers, which determine the overall quality of the financial environment; the promoters, which deal with specific market frictions; and the preventers which create distortions and barriers.

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Chile Economic Outlook. Second quarter 2017

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We are continuing to forecast growth of 1.6% this year, although risks are tilted to the downside. Inflation will continue to fluctuate below 3% yoy for most of the year. Our baseline scenario envisages a depreciation of the peso. The monetary policy rate will be around 2.5% at the end of the first semester and we estimate a growth in public spending by 4%.

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Chile Economic Outlook. First Quarter 2017

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Growth projection for 2017 has been corrected to 1.6% in view of the weakness observed at the beginning of the year. The exchange rate is close to intervention level. Limited inflationary pressures are confirmed, which creates room for cuts in the monetary policy rate to 2.5%. The medium-term fiscal situation is becoming more complex and will require an adjustment.

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Chile | Fundamentals of the Chilean Economy

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The aim of this presentation goes beyond the short-run economic outlook with relevant data on different dimensions of the Chilean economy. It seeks to provide information to frequent questions from both foreign and domestic investors.

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Chile Economic Outlook. Fourth Quarter 2016

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We are maintaining our growth projections for 2016-17. Inflation would end the year close to the Central Bank’s target and to fluctuate below 3% in 2017. We are projecting at least two cuts in the Monetary Policy Rate by 1Q17. Cuts in the Monetary Policy Rate are needed in order to bring about a more competitive exchange rate and to anchor inflation.

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Chile Economic Outlook. Third Quarter 2016

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We adjusted downwards our GDP growth forecast for 2017 to 1.8%, following the materialisation of external and internal risks. Currency appreciation has been excessive, making recovery difficult and with a potential risk of generating significant disinflationary pressures. We foresee two cuts in the MPR in the next 12 months. The first would occur in 4Q16.

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Analyzing the impact of monetary policy on financial markets in Chile

Document Number 16/14

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During the past few years, monetary policy communication has become a hot topic in as far as it seems to have become a very relevant way for central banks to guide markets, beyond actual monetary policy decisions.

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Chile | Public spending slows down in June but is going to play a major role in 2H16

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Public spending grew by 1.7% in June and is expected to grow by 4.6% during the 2H16. This increase in spending would support internal demand and go in line with the budgeted 4.2% fiscal expansion for this year. Meanwhile, incomes are still weak due to the slow dynamics in internal demand and the low price of copper.

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Chile | Service Exports: great potential with need of investment

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The leaders of service exports around the world are Europeans and Asians, while South Americans represents a small portion of the world commerce with Chile loosing participation over the last few years. Australia and Canada are the best examples on how Chile could increase their service exports; specifically Chile has great potential in the tourism industry.

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Chile | Fiscal spending accelerates in May. TR would avoid a worse fiscal deficit

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Public spending increased by 8.4% YoY in May with a surge in public investment. Meanwhile, mining incomes and VAT suffer a strong decline, however, TR revenues compensates for the losses. To comply with the yearly goal spending growth will require moderation in 2H16, as a result, reducing its contribution on aggregate demand.

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Chile: Digital context

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Chile’s digital status is similar to some developed countries, such as Spain and Luxembourg. Increasing number of people are using internet and with higher frequency. Mobile devices are gaining momentum to access internet. High cost is the main barrier to access internet for the 48% of households without internet, particularly for younger ones.

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Chile | An attractive country for Latin-American migration

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Immigration in Chile has been rising during recent years and now they represent more than 2% of overall population. For 2015, estimates pointed to half million immigrants, mainly from South America in both stock and flow measures, while recent figures show an increasing wave of immigration coming from Central America.

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Chile | Fiscal revenues declined during April while public expenditure accelerates

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In April, fiscal expenditure accelerated to7.6% YoY, mainly driven by government consumption. Meanwhile, fiscal revenues declined by 13.5% YoY, driven mainly by lower tax collection from mining. Hence, the effective fiscal balance reached the figure of 1.2% of GDP, a figure not seen since 2012. This is also paving the way towards the highest effective deficit since 2009.

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Chile Economic Outlook. Second Quarter 2016

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In Chile, we adjusted downwards our growth projection for 2017 due to materialisation of risks that moderate the slope of the recovery. Inflation will settle at 3% in 2H16 and will fluctuate below that level in the base scenario without changes in the central bank’s key interest rate.

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