November 7, 2017 |
This year has marked a turning point for many of Latin America’s economies. The region overall is on track for modest economic growth after years of deceleration. While the outlook varies from country to country, the economic data broadly looks positive. As many countries still try to chart a path to stronger growth after the end of the commodities boom, new challenges have arisen, particularly global political uncertainty over the issue of trade. US President Donald Trump’s push to renegotiate NAFTA has cast a cloud over Mexico’s economy, which so far has showed resilience, although the peso has slumped against the dollar.
Domestic politics are also raising questions about the potential str
In a roundtable discussion hosted by LatinFinance at the IMF/World Bank annual meetings, policymakers and investors discussed the changes in the global financial and economic landscape, the future of NAFTA and upcoming elections in Latin America.