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Latin America’s Only Hope For Free Trade

By José Niño In a little under three months, the Pacific Alliance is set to celebrate its four-year anniversary. Founded on April 28, 2011, the Pacific Alliance is a trade bloc whose main is goal is to promote greater integration among its members through free trade. Comprised of countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Chile, the Pacific … Continue reading

China-Latin America Relations And The Fall Of Oil Prices

By Yagmur Ersan The first ministerial meeting of the Forum of China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) was held from January 8-9, 2015 in Beijing. Three presidents, President Luis Guillermo Solís of Costa Rica, President Rafael Correa of Ecuador and President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, as well as Prime Minister Perry … Continue reading

What Does A Slowdown In China Mean For Latin America?

By The World Bank Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has become increasingly dependent on activity in China, partly as a result of heavy reliance on commodity exports. A 1 percentage point deceleration of growth in China has been associated with a 0.6 percentage point slowing of growth in the LAC region. Growth … Continue reading

Lead From Behind: How Unipolarity Is Adapting To Multipolarity – OpEd

The U.S. is constructing a global system of bilateral and multilateral alliances to assist it in more efficiently projecting power throughout the 21st century. As the world moves towards multipolarity, the U.S. is prepared to exploit this trend to its geopolitical advantage. . By Sputnik News, Andrew Korybko Instead of ‘going it alone’ as Bush was prone … Continue reading

A Big Step Forward for Bolstering Financial Inclusion – IMF

By David Marston, Era Dabla-Norris, and D. Filiz Unsal Economists are paying increasing attention to the link between financial inclusion—greater availability of and access to financial services—and economic development. In a new paper, we take a closer look at exactly how financial inclusion impacts a country’s economy and what policies are most effective in promoting … Continue reading

Swiss Policy, China Reserves, Peru and Egypt Surprise

By EM Bits When we thought the day had enough excitement from central banks after India and the SNB, Peru and Egypt also surprised markets. China released its FX reserve figures yesterday showing another sharp decline. Using a back-of-the-envelope calculation, it seems like likely still strong. When we thought the day had enough excitement from … Continue reading

China To Boost Investment In Latin America To $250B Within Decade

The Chinese government will invest $250 billion in Latin American and Caribbean countries over the next 10 years in an attempt to strengthen its presence in a region dominated by the US. The volumes of bilateral trade between China and the region’s countries could reach $500 billion, said Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, at … Continue reading

Peru Boosts Spending, Cuts Red Tape, Eyes Tax Reforms To Jumpstart Economy

The Peruvian government has given a green light on Thursday for a third round of emergency spending increases this year in addition to measures to quicken environmental permitting in an effort to boost sluggish economic growth, Bloomberg reports. The Peruvian government is also considering tax reforms and has not ruled out cutting the corporate tax … Continue reading

How Latin America ETF’s Stand Against Global Emerging Markets (Alternative Technical Insight)

Emerging Markets are one of the most volatile and difficult asset classes to play. During the past three years the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) hardly delivered 10.25% which is not a lot if you take into account the amount of volatility related risk investors had to bear. Only since the recent August/September peak the EEM … Continue reading

Peru May Be Planning Return To International Capital Markets After Two-Year Absence

Peru may be planning a return to the international capital markets after a two-year absence, Reuters reported on Thursday. The Latin American nation announced a new round of investor meetings and has hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BBVA, and Morgan Stanley to arrange such meetings in the U.S. and Europe, the report said, citing sources … Continue reading

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