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August 24, 2020

Digitization in Latin America: a challenge that cannot be delayed

The disparate and slow digitization process in Latin America has contributed significantly to the slowdown in the region's economic and health recovery amid the COVID-19 health crisis.

August 3, 2020

U.S. Auto Sales Chartbook. July 2020

New vehicle sales were stronger than expected in 2Q, resulting in an upward revision to our annual forecast. However, sales were still 33.7% below the levels observed in 2Q19, the worst decline since 2Q09.
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July 2, 2020

Spain| Historical drop in employment in 2Q, despite the ERTE & the positive figure in June

Social Security enrolment increased by 68,200 people (-4.6% p/a) in June and unemployment rose by 5,100 (28.1% p/a). Adjusted for seasonality, employment grew by 27,400 people, but unemployment continued to rise (80,900). In 2Q20, affiliation fell by 4.7 t/t CVEC and the number of unemployed rose by 18.8%.

June 23, 2020

Uruguay | Labor Market: what we can expect (and do) once the coronavirus is gone

Unemployment in Uruguay reached 10.1% in March, reflecting the effect of measures implemented to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus, in a poorly performing labour market. We expect the unemployment rate to rise to 14.2% this quarter. What are the challenges for the labor market in the wake of the pandemic?

June 15, 2020

Europe | Innovation: Important and Urgent

A recent European Commission report highlights the relevance of research and innovation policies are playing to lead two of the largest challenges that we are embarking upon globally: (social, environmental and economic) sustainability and digitization.

June 5, 2020

Spain | Catalonia sees an unprecedented and heterogeneous fall in consumption

The drop in household spending is unprecedented. BBVA's credit card spending data went from an increase of around 10% in Catalonia before the state of alarm to a drop of almost 60% following its implementation.

June 1, 2020

Global | From FinTech to BigTech: an evolving regulatory response

The digital transformation of financial services has opened up the market to new providers: FinTech start-ups and BigTechs. In this article, we explain how policymakers’ mindset should evolve towards a comprehensive response to ensure the financial sector remains safe, stable and open to competition.

May 26, 2020

Mexico Real Estate Outlook. First half 2020

The mortgage burden is low, but should increase in 2020. FIBRAs and the real estate market in Mexico. Mortgage sector contractions in Mexico.