Guedes: Finance Minister of the Year

Guedes: Finance Minister of the Year

It was unanimous. After close calls over the years for LatinFinance’s Finance Minister of the Year Award in Latin America and the Caribbean, this time every analyst made the same pick for the best in 2019. “There’s almost no contest,” says Pedro Tuesta, senior Latin America economist at Continuum Economics, a London-based research firm. “It is very difficult to find someone who has done better.” After weighing his and other expert opinions, and a survey of LatinFinance Daily Brief readers, LatinFinance has chosen Brazilian Economy Minister Paulo Guedes as the region’s top finance minister. The nod wasn’t for Brazil’s economic performance, which grew a meagre 1.1% in 2019 as it inches out of

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