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September 6, 2019

Challenging global and regional scenario for Colombia

As a small economy, Colombia is not immune to the reality of the global context. Short- and medium-term scenarios can be affected by exchange rate volatility, weakening investment, fiscal deficit, current account deficit and informality in the labor market.

September 3, 2019

Mexico | Oaxaca Pact: Infrastructure for the South & Southeast

The Oaxaca Pact aims at attracting investment and create industrial and commercial infrastructure that would translate into greater jobs and GDP growth in the South and Southeast of Mexico.

March 28, 2019

Peru | New home and prime office market in Lima Metropolitana

Sales of new apartments in Lima continued to recover in 2018 in a context of improved formal employment, attractive interest rates, and some government incentives. We estimate that sales improvement will keep consolidating this year. On the prime office market side, the supply of previous years is gradually being digested a…
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November 21, 2018

Argentina | Financing the infrastructure gap

Budgetary constraints in the public sector and the poor development of the financial system make it convenient to involve the private sector in investment in infrastructure. The regulatory framework mitigates risks but does not completely isolate the effects of country risk volatility, knowledge about past corruption and la…

November 22, 2017

Peru | Advances in digitalisation

Peru is still lagging behind the region in the process of digitalisation. However, there have been advances such as the increased use of the internet by families, a reduction in the concentration of companies offering internet services and improvements in infrastructure. Going forward, it is anticipated that these favourabl…
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  • Peru

October 4, 2017

Earthquakes in Mexico: we are not changing our 2017 growth forecast

Besides the economic losses caused by this natural disaster, the palpable effects are limited and only relevant to very specific regions and do not represent a major change in the economic growth rates at a national level. The earthquakes did not damage the productive capacity of the economy, as productive infrastructure wa…

August 14, 2017

Electric vehicles: has their time come?

Did you know that the electric vehicle (EV) was invented in the nineteenth century, around fifty years before the internal combustion equivalent? In the 1910s, a third of automobiles circulating in the US were electric.

April 1, 2017

Infrastructure & economic growth from a meta-analysis approach: do all roads lead to Rome?

In a context of extended global economic fragility, multilateral institutions and governments have been recommending to increase infrastructure investment to spur economic growth. However, the impact of this policy can widely differ depending on many aspects