Colombia can reach developed country status in the next 12 years, but maintaining production in the oil sector will be vital, says finance minister
Brazil’s government will be confronted with an unappetizing list of reforms to sharpen up the country’s growth and investment environment after the election, say private sector economists. By Thierry Ogier
José Darío Uribe is recognized for Colombia’s moves to hike rates early, anticipating a strong rebound in economic growth in the Andean nation. By Phil Thornton
As growth booms, Colombia’s newly reappointed finance minister says the benefits will extend over the long term. By Lucien Chauvin
Colombia is on its way to developed-market status, according to Mauricio Cárdenas, the country’s finance minister. Peace with guerillas and new roads will help.
Solid growth has spurred Costa Rica in recent years, but now pressure is on the incoming administration to balance the budget.
By Ivan Castano
Changing trends in global capital flows may make it harder for populist governments to opt out of international capital markets. But as Argentina’s default shows, the path to pro-market policies is a complicated one. By Katie Llanos-Small
Newly elected presidents have taken on the leadership of three of the region’s economies. They all must confront important fiscal, institutional, and infrastructure hurdles.
After presidential elections in October, the country has the opportunity to stage a turnaround. But things could get worse before they get better.
The rules have been set for energy and telecommunications. Now, private firms must work out how to play the new game.
Panama’s new president inherits a country with Chinese-style growth levels, but maintaining that expansion, and realizing the country’s ambitions as a logistics hub, will require careful attention. By Lucy Conger
Mexico boasts three elements that will shelter it against a turn in the global interest rate cycle, argues central bank governor Agustín Carstens
Peru’s government has taken decisive action to counter a sharp growth slowdown. But the measures have risks, as well as benefits.
By Lucien Chauvin
The Gasoducto Sur Peruano project will mark a turning point for Peru, say proponents. That depends on growth in supply and demand for gas.
By Lucien Chauvin
If government stimulus measures work, investors can forget about the sharp economic slowdown in the first half of 2014. If not, Peru may face tough years ahead.
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Are populist governments like Venezuela & Argentina turning pragmatic?
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"[While] it’s good to build more infrastructure and increase investment, you have to be conscious about the macro effects of too big an increase in domestic demand, including of course public expenditure."
Julio Velarde, Peru central bank
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