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Fitch Ratings Revises CAF’s Outlook to Positive; Affirms at ‘A+’
2022-01-17 10:30:00
Fitch Ratings has revised the outlook on Corporación Andina de Fomento’s (CAF) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to Positive from Stable and affirmed the IDR at ‘A+’. KEY RATING DRIVERS CAF’s rating is driven by its Standalone Credit Profile (SCP) at ‘a+’. The SCP is underpinned by the bank’s solvency...
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For whom the bells toll: the new social model – A column by Ingo Plöger
2022-01-04 13:46:00
We came out of the pandemic richer, poorer, more digitized, and less globalized. Inequality becomes evident not based on who you are, but where you are. The richest regions have received vaccines while the poorest received far fewer. The global inflation that started from the supply crisis is hitting harder...
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The “Lingering Effects” and Political Impacts of COVID-19 in Latin America: Cynthia J. Arnson
2021-12-22 09:32:00
The economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean continued into its second grinding year, wreaking havoc on lives and livelihoods and roiling politics throughout the hemisphere.  If, according to the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL), 2020 witnessed the worst economic...
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WTCA Prime Office Index LATAM November 2021
2021-12-02 09:50:00
The WTCA PRIME OFFICE INDEX – LATAM, November 2021 edition, is the latest effort by the region’s World Trade Centers (WTC) to measure experts’ expectations of various variables, including the behavior and/or performance of occupancy, sale and lease prices and other indicators relating to “prime” office buildings. The WTCA  PRIME...
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The Day After: Social and Economic Issues in a ‘Post-Pandemic’ World in 2022 – A column by Ingo Plöger
2021-11-26 15:29:00
We are going into the new year of 2022 coming out of pandemic and global agreements about the future of our planet. We went back to planning and wanting to anticipate the future for our activities. Developed countries have already vaccinated most of their citizens and are in the third...
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Nearshoring: Panacea, Quick Fix or Something in Between?
2021-11-23 13:56:00
Ever since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, proponents of trade and investment liberalization have found themselves in the gun sights, metaphorically speaking, of both the left and the right. Globalization has been their piñata. Both Republicans and Democrats have adopted and inward-looking, populist orientation with corresponding policies, resulting in a...
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Latin Trade Week. Day 4. “Prospects on international trade: Is Latam drifting away?” (video)
2021-11-20 18:18:00
A recent analysis by the Atlantic Council reveals a region slipping on its trade engagement with every region in the world towards 2035, including intra-regional trade. Since 2017, exports have consistently shown a yearly decrease in value. Covid made things worse, taking the dip to 13% and exposing how disadvantaged...
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Latin Trade Week. Day 4. “Business opportunities and the regulatory environment” (video)
2021-11-19 20:52:00
Opportunities that will open up, and those that will disappear with changes in regulation. How will governments facilitate or hinder the action of the private sector? Speakers • Yosbel Ibarra, Co-Managing Shareholder Miami office, Greenberg Traurig, Miami • Plínio Barbosa, Founding partner, Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão, Rio de Janeiro • Adriana...
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Latin Trade Week. Day 3. “The social and political environment” (video)
2021-11-18 14:52:00
Social unrest in the region will probably be kindled by tax increases, new episodes of corruption, more incidents of crime, police brutality, gender and racial discrimination, feuds over natural resources, unemployment, and greater demands on the healthcare system. In some countries, elections will also promote protests around economic and social...
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Latin Trade Week. Day 2. “Corporate strategies” (video)
2021-11-17 16:49:00
Trends in some of the key industries in the region. How will major non-financial companies deploy their strategies to best profit from the social, political, and business environment of 2022. Speakers: • Marcos Schmidt, Associate Managing Director, Moody’s Investors Service • Joe Bormann, Managing Director, Deputy Regional Group Head Latin...
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