Commodities dip raises LatAm growth fears

Commodities dip raises LatAm growth fears

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An end to the commodities boom of the past decade will mean sharply lower growth rates for Latin America, even if prices for natural resources stabilize at today’s levels, a leading economist has warned. Writing exclusively for LatinFinance, former IMF Western hemisphere director Claudio Loser said that if Latin America’s terms of trade were to stop improving, average GDP growth in the region would fall from 3.7% of the past decade to between 2% and 2.5%. “If terms of trade were simply to sta

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