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August 13, 2019

Colombia | Is inflation target in danger this year?

The DANE published the inflation figure for the month of July, with a variation of 0.22% above that anticipated by analysts. With this figure, annual inflation reached 3.79%, already very close to the ceiling of the target range defined by the Issuer. On the other hand, the exchange rate returned to historical highs.

August 6, 2019

Colombia | Lowering Rates Not for Everyone

The Federal Reserve reduced its policy rate on July 31, turning its speech earlier this year when it argued the need for additional increases. Similar steps have been taken by other economies, should Colombia follow? Not necessarily because the reality facing Colombia is different.

July 29, 2019

Colombia | Two Faces of the Same Economy

Economic sentiment indicators where published, showing mixed signals that make reading the economy more complex than usual. Consumer confidence continued deteriorating while industrial and commercial confidence improve and are in positive territory.

July 19, 2019

Colombia | Gradual recovery in a challenging international and local context

Over the last few weeks we have been reviewing our global and local economic outlook scenario and the year economic performance has been especially challenging due to the change in international conditions, mainly.

July 18, 2019

Colombia Economic Outlook. Third Quarter 2019

Economic growth will continue to be led by investment in view of the expected stabilisation in consumption spending. We estimate GDP growth in 2019 and 2020 will be at 3.0% each year and inflation at 3.3% and 3.2%, respectively. The Central Bank will keep its interest rates stable for a long time.

July 12, 2019

Colombia | Keeping an eye on the job market

For several months, we have seen with concern a deterioration in the labor market that has been reflected in a higher unemployment rate, less job creation and/or a change in workers seeking employment, mainly.

July 11, 2019

Colombia Automotive Outlook 2019

This presentation deals with the recent performance and outlook for 2019-2020 of the Colombian economy and automotive sector. Households that buy cars and motorcycles in Colombia are profiled from the Household Budget Survey published in 2018 by DANE.

May 31, 2019

Colombia | The economy in its gradual recovery process

Last week they published data on the growth of the Colombian economy in the first quarter of the year and the large figures show a gradual and orderly recovery as expected. Within the recovery highlights positively the progress in investment in machinery and equipment and civil works.