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November 11, 2020

China | Understanding the 14th Five-Year Plan and the 2035 long-term development target

The Fifth Plenum of 19th Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee was held in Beijing during October 26-29, in which the outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan for 2021-2025 has been reviewed and approved. In addition, the meeting also discussed the long-term economic and social development target to be accomplished by 2035.

November 11, 2020

China | The impact of Biden’s victory on Chinese economy and the Sino-US relationship

A cautiously positive attitude might be more adoptable regarding the short-term Sino-US relation; however, for the long-term perspective, we do not have sufficient reasons so far to deny any pessimism on the bilateral relationship going forward.

November 11, 2020

U.S. | Difficult road ahead for Biden administration, but light at the end of the tunnel

Preliminary results from the 2020 general election map a trajectory in which Democrats have narrowly flipped the “blue wall” states which went to Trump in 2016 and created a buffer by winning Nevada, Arizona and Georgia.
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November 10, 2020

Mexico | Perspectives for financial inclusion and education in 2020

Regarding the National Financial Education Week, we recover the main advances, setbacks and changes that Mexico has had in financial inclusion and education. We present the most notable aspects of the National Policy for Financial Inclusion 2020, along with the latest figures of the country in financial inclusion.

October 30, 2020

U.S. Elections Chartbook. October 2020

Motivating disaffected voters in key swing states could determine the election. Preliminary data suggests Democrats have commanding lead in early mail-in voting. Available early in-person voting shows Republicans have an edge.
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  • USA

September 24, 2020

U.S. Elections Chartbook. September 2020

President’s approval ratings continue recovering, but remain below pre-Covid levels. With most states taking steps to accommodate the Covid-19 crisis, 78% of voters will have the option to cast an absentee ballot without any limitation.
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  • USA

August 6, 2020

Colombia | The challenge of building the recovery

The economic challenges for President Duque's remaining term are great and urgent, given the need to provide welfare for those who have lost their jobs and sources of income to the virus. Although the Government has acted swiftly to reach the most vulnerable, recovery measures need to be expedited.

August 3, 2020

China | Understanding the policy signals of the July CPC Politburo meeting

The July Politburo meeting emphasized the importance of the domestic market for Chinese economy amid COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the meeting also confirmed that the stimulus policy will be gradually normalized with ongoing rollout of targeted fiscal stimulus and more conservative monetary policy stance.