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The Colombian economy will continue to consolidate its growth at a slow pace, in a context of strong external headwinds. Globally, our growth forecasts have declined for some of our trading partners due to a more negative external environment.
Colombia will continue to consolidate growth amid considerable headwinds from the foreign sector.
The trends of Colombian consumers in the last 10 years have been changing. The structure, income, purchasing power and consumption habits have been fundamental when profiling a new Colombian consumer.
Central America received more than 22 billion of US dollars in remittances in 2018. These resources are very important in El Salvador, where they equate to 21.4% of GDP; in Honduras, 20.0%; in Guatemala, 12.0%; in Nicaragua, 11.3%; and in Belize, 5.0%.
A new Congress initiative seeks to create a barrier to the active and competitive participation of economists in issues related to the profession, creating rents to particular institutions and limiting the arrival of new voices to the arena. We insist that the Congress agenda should rather be used in more urgent maters.
It's a publication of CONAPO, BBVA Foundation and BBVA Research. It presents the most relevant data on migration, refuge and remittances worldwide and in Mexico. There is an emphasis on Latin American and the Caribbean, as well as on the flow of Central Americans traveling through Mexico and the migration actions of U.S.
There are 29m Internet users in Colombia, however the use of digital banking is still low but growing. There are access gaps between rural and urban and income levels. In businesses, there is a significant gap in the use of ICTs by the size of the business, smaller business argue they don’t find a benefit in them.
The current global and regional scenarios for the Colombian economy are challenging. Volatility and uncertainty are the daily bread and we quickly move from the novel of the commercial war between the United States and China to the novel of Brexit.