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Published on Monday, August 12, 2019

LATAM: recovery delayed again

The recovery of growth in Latin America has not materialized for several quarters and the return to average growth rates above 2% has been consistently delayed. The second quarter of 2019 was no exception.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • On the external front, uncertainty about the future of US-China trade relations is already having a significant impact on the delay in investment decisions.
  • The shift of the central banks in the US and Europe, and the stimulus policies in China, could counter—in part and temporarily—the impact that the trade war is having on growth in these regions.
  • But, without a doubt, we are in a more uncertain world and one with limited risk appetite (especially for long-term investments), which means an unfavorable environment for Latin America.

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