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With food inflation for a median country in Latin America and the Caribbean running at 14% in 2022, its highest level in 20 years and even core inflation — excluding energy and food — running at 7%, central banks in the region have been compelled to keep interest rates aloft. This has contributed to an […]
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Since 2020, the economies of the world have been hit by a series of severe shocks, most dramatically the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As a result, after growing around 3.9% last year, Latin America and the Caribbean region now faces considerably lower growth projections for 2023, with private forecasters predicting growth […]
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With inflation in Latin America and the Caribbean running at its hottest in two decades, the issue of where that inflation comes from and what the region’s central banks might do differently has taken on great urgency. Our newly released study arrives at a hugely important conclusion: the overwhelming bulk of inflation in the region […]
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When war broke out between Russia and Ukraine at the end of February, businesses and governments in Latin America and the Caribbean worried that the war’s disruptions would cause significant harm to the region’s trade. What now seems clear is that rather than being deeply harmed, Latin America and the Caribbean has a significant opportunity […]
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After a robust economic recovery last year from the lows of the pandemic, Latin America and the Caribbean faces strong headwinds from potential new coronavirus variants, inflation-fighting efforts in advanced economies, and the war between Russia and Ukraine that could depress world growth and even push the region into recession by 2023. Riding a […]
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