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October 18, 2019

Colombia continues to recover with few external tailwinds

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.

October 17, 2019

Colombia Economic Outlook. Fourth Quarter 2019

Colombia will continue to consolidate growth amid considerable headwinds from the foreign sector.

October 10, 2019

A New Colombian Consumer: Habits and Trends

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.

October 7, 2019

Infographic Migration and Remittances in Central America

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%.

September 27, 2019

Colombia| Economic analysis: competition and work more than welcome

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.

September 23, 2019

Mexico | Yearbook of Migration and Remittances 2019

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.

September 19, 2019

Use of technology in the daily life of the Colombian economy

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.

September 16, 2019

Colombia | Global and regional scenario in one word

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.