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October 4, 2022

National Accounts in a world of Naturally Occurring Data

Presentation for the Conference on Non-traditional Data, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing in Macroeconomics hosted by Sveriges Riksbank and jointly organized with the Federal Reserve Board, the Bank of Italy, and the Bank of Canada.

October 3, 2022

Peru | Inflation rebounds slightly due to local supply problems

The Consumer Price Index of the city of Lima increased 0.52% m/m in September. The result was driven by the rise in food prices and water utilities, offset by lower transportation prices.
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  • Peru

October 3, 2022

Spain | Private debt, a situation better than in the past

Private debt among Spanish companies and households, according to the Bank of Spain’s Financial Accounts for the Spanish Economy, currently stands at 135% of GDP, in line with the eurozone (137%). While both economies now find themselves at a similar juncture, they have followed very different paths.

September 29, 2022

Banco de la República raised its monetary policy rate to 10.0%. With a 6 to 1 split vote

At its September meeting, Banco de la República increased the monetary policy rate by 100 basis points, bringing it to 10.0%, in line with BBVA Research's expectations. The decision was split, with one vote in favor of a 50 bp increase.

September 19, 2022

Peru | At the pace of the FED: will it be different this time?

In the last 30 years, some Latin American economies have developed macroeconomic strengths that will help them face the financial turmoil caused by the Fed's monetary tightening
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  • Peru

September 15, 2022

Financial Inclusion and Digitalization: Dynamics in LATAM

Both the processes of financial inclusion and digitalization have great potential for dissemination in LATAM, both of which are key to promoting well-being and productivity in the region.

September 12, 2022

Mexico | Troubled shadow banks do not represent a significant risk for the banking system

Recent troubles at some shadow banks show the vulnerabilities of its funding model and could translate into liquidity problems for the sector. However, at present, this situation does not represent a risk for the financial system as a whole.

September 7, 2022

Mexico | Monthly Report on Banking and the Financial System. September 2022

In July 2022, the balance of the current credit portfolio granted by commercial banks to the non-financial private sector (NFPS) grew at a real annual rate of 3.2%, while traditional bank deposits (demand + term) registered a real annual growth rate of 1.9%.