Latin America and Caribbean single free trade agreement would reap $11 billion windfall, IDB study shows

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 14:22
Report urges action by major regional economies Argentina, Mexico and Brazil, amid challenging trade environment Latin America and the Caribbean could add an additional $11 billion in annual trade flows by blending 33 separate agreements into a single regional free trade bloc, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Latin American and Caribbean export recovery continues, with signs of slowdown: IDB

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 09:51
Lower commodity prices dampening export growth The value of Latin American and Caribbean exports rose 10.6 percent in the first quarter of 2018 against the same period last year, bolstered by higher demand from its main trading partners, particularly from other countries within the region and the European Union, according to a report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Business Forum brings together private and public sector leaders to promote infrastructure investment and integration

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:41
Argentine ministers and Mendoza governor take part in event held ahead of IDB Annual Meeting MENDOZA, Argentina – The III Business Forum opened today with the participation of nearly 900 business leaders and government officials from 30 countries, who convened to discuss an ambitious agenda focused on boosting investments in infrastructure, promoting regional economies, and speeding up regional integration in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Italy to contribute to IDB Transparency Fund

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 13:47
Italy is joining Norway, Canada and MasterCard as a partner and contributor to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Transparency Fund , a vital tool to help countries strengthen their anti-corruption and pro-transparency reforms. The government of Italy has donated €1 million. 

Brazilian states will boost tax revenues, improve competitiveness with PROFISCO II

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 19:00
IDB approves $900 million conditional credit line for the PROFISCO II program Ceará will be the first Brazilian state to benefit, with $70 million loan The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $900 million credit line to support Brazilian states’ efforts to modernize their fiscal management and improve tax administration and public spending management.

IDB supports Colombia’s efforts to fight and prevent corruption

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 19:00
Colombia will strengthen public surveillance and promote its institutions’ transparency and integration by boosting up the effectiveness of the Public Prosecutor's Office (PGN, after its Spanish initials) with help from a $40 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB presents study that identifies opportunities for Mexican trade diversification

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 03:12
MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Mexico should take full advantage of its large network of free trade agreements to diversify its overseas sales and reduce its heavy dependence on the North American market, according to a new study whose conclusions were released today.

The IDB approves two loans to Argentina for a total of $220 million

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:10
The IDB will finance an infrastructure and road safety program in the Province of Buenos Aires and the implementation of Argentina’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy Road network capacity and safety in Argentina’s Buenos Aires Province

77 percent of Latin Americans favor economic integration, study shows

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 19:00
A new INTAL/Latinobarómetro survey gauges public perceptions of integration, new technologies, social inclusion, and the environment Mexico City – Today, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) presented the results of a research study that its Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL) carried out in partnership with Latinobarómetro.

IDB Group and Civil Society discuss sustainable development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 19:00
More than 500 civil society representatives from 26 nations and international experts share knowledge on innovation from the perspective of future jobs, intelligent cities, the digital economy and social innovation SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia – More than 500 representatives from Latin American and Caribbean Civil Societies organizations met in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, with senior Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) officials to discuss ways to put innovation at the service of sustainable development.