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August 23, 2019

Mexico | Low economic growth impacts the current account during the first half of the year

Having stood at USD 20.1 billion in 2017, the current account deficit increased to USD 22.0 billion in 2018.

June 20, 2019

Mexico | How's Foreign Direct Investment Looking?

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a very important variable for the performance of the economy. It is investment that generates jobs and, according to most academic studies, stimulates greater economic growth.

May 27, 2019

Mexico | Current account deficit in the first quarter confirms lower economic dynamism

Considerable decrease in the current account deficit in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period of the previous year, mainly due to lower deficits in primary income and service balances.

June 29, 2018

Foreign Direct Investment into Argentina

Direct investment flows to Argentina have historically been around 2% of GDP, with the exception of the 1990s when, due to the privatisations of public companies, they were higher. In our ranking of reception and potential attraction of FDI, it is evident that Argentina has not been favoured with large capital flows.

September 14, 2015

Spain | Potential channels of contagion of economic shocks in China and Greece

China and Greece face the worsening of their growth expectations. Given the low importance of trade flows with both countries, the effect of these shocks on the spanish economy will be limited. If these shocks become a significant downturn in global trade flows or trigger an uncertainty increase in financial markets, the im…

April 12, 2012

Trade in services: East Asian and Latin American Experiences

This paper investigates the trend and characteristics of trade in services in two fertile regions where different forms of trade integration have taken place: East Asia and Latin America.

April 13, 2011

General Equilibrium Long-Run Determinants for Spanish FDI: A Spatial Panel Data Approach

This paper aims to provide further insights into long-run determinants of Spanish FDI by considering not only bilateral but also spatially weighted third-country determinants.