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January 27, 2020

Colombia | Financial health shapes consumer welfare

The ability to cope with financial shocks from one's own resources is called financial vulnerability. It is measured as the period of time that individuals can survive by covering their needs if they lose their main source of income and without using credit.

January 27, 2020

Peru | Financial health shapes consumer welfare

The ability to cope with financial shocks from one's own resources is called financial vulnerability. It is measured as the period of time that individuals can survive by covering their needs if they lose their main source of income and without using credit.

January 23, 2020

China Economic Outlook. First Quarter 2020

Chinese economic growth has slightly recovered in the last quarter of 2019, although it continued its medium-to-long-term slowdown trend amid unsettled trade war and domestic structural obstacles. The 2019 whole year GDP growth reached 6.1%, the lowest growth rate for the past three decades.

January 14, 2020

DiGiX 2019: Tracking Digital Evolution

DiGiX is a composite index that measures the degree of digitization in 99 countries around the world. It classifies information into three broad categories, supply conditions, demand conditions, and institutional environment.

January 14, 2020

Turkey | IP confirms the expected recovery in 4Q19

Industrial Production (IP) increased by 5.1% yoy in calendar adjusted terms, parallel to the market expectation of 5.5% in November. Thus, IP grew by 4.5% yoy in October-November period. We expect GDP growth in 4Q19 at around 5%, implying 0.8% growth in 2019. Our baseline forecast for 2020 GDP growth remains at 4%.

January 13, 2020

Scaling without mass: a model to foster SMEs' growth and productivity

The New Digital Economy (mobile internet and cloud use) has the potential to transform the way in which SMEs combine capital and labor to obtain improvements in productivity levels, so that size could no longer be a limitation under this scenario.

December 6, 2019

Colombia | The world still has much to do for the quality of education

They published the results of the PISA 2018 tests which are a great indicator of the abilities of students from 79 countries in the world in reading, mathematics, and science. These show great challenges for countries of all income levels but also give hope for those who are not doing so well.

December 2, 2019

Turkey | First Positive Growth since 3Q2018

Turkish Economy grew by 0.9% yoy in 3Q19 (Consensus; 1%), the first positive YoY growth since 3Q18. The GDP grew by 0.4% in quarterly terms, signaling some momentum loss comparing 1.2% qoq in 2Q19. We maintain a prudent GDP growth forecast of 0.3% for 2019 with some upside risk and a neutral 3% for 2020.