Sectoral and Digital Economy Analysis & Industrial Organization
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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.
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.
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%.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The mortgage burden is low, but should increase in 2020. FIBRAs and the real estate market in Mexico. Mortgage sector contractions in Mexico.