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Latin America Outlook Update: Converging Toward Potential Growth

The region will converge to potential growth in 2011 after an extraordinary 2010, with fast-growing economies decelerating and laggards closing negative output gaps. Central banks will miss their mid-point inflation targets, while monetary policy rates are approaching neutral levels. A weak U.S. recovery, deceleration in Asia or fiscal risks in the eurozone represent the main risks to Latin America’s economic performance.

Read the latest Latin America Outlook

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Latin America Channel

“Good-Bye” to the U.S. Dollar? Financial De-Dollarization in Latin America

Mercedes Garcia-Escribano & Sebastian Sosa Apr 11, 2011

Latin America Channel

Peru’s Central Bank Tightens Further

Bertrand Delgado Mar 11, 2011

Latin America Channel

Colombia: Central Bank Surprises Markets by Hiking Rates

Bertrand Delgado & Renzo Merino Feb 28, 2011

Latin America Channel

Higher-Than-Expected Inflation in Peru

Bertrand Delgado & Juan Lorenzo Maldonado Feb 2, 2011

Latin America Channel

Colombia’s Leading Economic Indicators Still Diverge

Bertrand Delgado Jan 18, 2011

Geostrategy Channel

Chilean Macroeconomic and Financial Outlook - LAC Development and the Bicentennial

Guillermo Le Fort Oct 13, 2010

Latin America Channel

Currency Wars

Walter Molano Oct 5, 2010

RGE Analysts

Colombia’s Central Bank Stays on Hold

Bertrand Delgado & Juan Lorenzo Maldonado Sep 27, 2010

RGE Analysts

Colombia’s Central Bank to Stay on Hold

Bertrand Delgado Sep 20, 2010

Geostrategy Channel

Peru: Attention K-Mart Shoppers

Walter Molano Sep 8, 2010

RGE Analysts

Urban Unemployment Increases in Colombia

Bertrand Delgado & Juan Lorenzo Maldonado Sep 2, 2010

RGE Analysts

Peru’s Economic Activity Pushes GDP Growth to 12.74%

Bertrand Delgado & Juan Lorenzo Maldonado Aug 18, 2010

RGE Analysts

Peru: Domestic Demand Supporting Growth

Bertrand Delgado & Juan Lorenzo Maldonado Aug 16, 2010

RGE Analysts

Peru’s Central Bank Increases Reserve Requirements

Bertrand Delgado & Juan Lorenzo Maldonado Aug 11, 2010

Geostrategy Channel

Colombia: Revenge of the “Nerds”

Walter Molano Apr 27, 2010

Geostrategy Channel

Taxes on Companies

Eduardo Lora Mar 26, 2010

Geostrategy Channel

Productivity Is a Question of Credit

Eduardo Lora Mar 24, 2010

Geostrategy Channel

Colombia: Setting the Stage

Walter Molano Mar 18, 2010

RGE Analysts

Latin America: A Closer Look at Inflation and Growth Dynamics in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia

Bertrand Delgado, Juan Lorenzo Maldonado & Christian Menegatti Feb 23, 2010

RGE Analysts

LatAm Update: Brazil Inflation Tops Expectations, Peru GDP Grows Robustly

Bertrand Delgado Feb 16, 2010

Latin America Channel

Brazil, Inc.

Walter Molano Feb 16, 2010

Geostrategy Channel

A New Latin American Boom Seems to be Starting but it will be Plagued with Risks

Eduardo Lora Feb 2, 2010

Geostrategy Channel

In Praise of Roads

Walter Molano Jan 14, 2010

Geostrategy Channel

Peru: Hands across the Amazon

Walter Molano Jan 12, 2010

RGE Analysts

Latin American CDS: Fully Recovered, What are the Risks?

Alejandro Rivera, Elisa Parisi-Capone & Bertrand Delgado Nov 17, 2009

Latin America Channel

On the Links to a Recovery in Latin America

Javier Guillermo Gomez Pineda Sep 8, 2009

Daily Digest

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Colombia Peso Falls to 2-Week Low as Drop in Shares Hurts Demand

Bloomberg  Andrea Jaramillo Aug 26, 2011

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Moody's could upgrade Peru rating before year's end

Reuters  Magdalena Morales Aug 25, 2011

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Pacific Rubiales shares down as regulators open inquiry

Colombia Reports  Dan Molinski Aug 25, 2011

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Oil industry 'needs security, exploration investments' .

Colombia Reports  Sarah Cast Aug 25, 2011

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Banco De Occidente Sets Subscription Price of 33,000 Pesos

Bloomberg  Blake Schmidt Aug 25, 2011

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Colombian Stocks: Empresa de Energia Falls; Rubiales Advances

Bloomberg  Blake Schmidt Aug 25, 2011

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Colombia's Davivienda sells $280.5 mln in bonds

Reuters  Eduardo Garcia Aug 25, 2011

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UPDATE 2-Colombia Ecopetrol misses share sale goal

Reuters  Nelson Bocanegra Aug 25, 2011

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Colombia Yields Fall to Record Low on Rate Pause, Inflation Bets

Bloomberg  Andrea Jaramillo Aug 23, 2011

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Colombia May Raise Rate for Seventh Month to Check Credit Surge

Bloomberg  Helen Murphy Aug 19, 2011

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Petrobras reopens Argentina refinery after fatal blast

Reuters  Luis Andres Henao Aug 18, 2011

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Colombia’s Peso Gains for Seventh Day on Bets for Higher Inflows

Bloomberg  Andrea Jaramillo Aug 17, 2011

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Chile, Colombia Seek Integration as ‘Turbulence’ Increases

Bloomberg  Randall Woods Aug 17, 2011

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Colombian Stocks: Avianca Taca, Bancolombia, ETB, Rubiales

Bloomberg  Blake Schmidt Aug 17, 2011

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Colombian Stocks: Cementos Argos, Pacific Rubiales, ETB Rise

Bloomberg  Blake Schmidt Aug 17, 2011

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Colombia Davivienda OKs $350 mln foreign bond issue

Reuters  Jack Kimball Aug 17, 2011

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Colombia maintains 5.5-6 pct GDP growth view-Santos

Reuters  Alexandra Ulmer and Moises Avila Aug 17, 2011

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UPDATE 1-Latam needs coordinated cbank FX intervention-Santos

Reuters  Alexandra Ulmer and Moises Avila Aug 17, 2011

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UPDATE 1-Peru, miners in pact to change royalties-sources

Reuters  Teresa Cespedes and Patricia Velez Aug 17, 2011

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Peru GDP Rises Slowest in 17 Months on Humala Concerns

Bloomberg  John Quigley Aug 15, 2011

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Venezuela paid off $820M in debts, still owes $450M: Colombia .

Colombia Reports  Adriaan Alsema Aug 15, 2011

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Colombian food prices increase more than expected

Colombia Reports  Natalie Dalton Aug 15, 2011

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Camp Says Canada-Colombia Free Trade Puts U.S. at Disadvantage

Bloomberg  Eric Martin Aug 15, 2011

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Colombia Bank’s Global Concerns Boosts Chance for Pause

Bloomberg  Andrea Jaramillo and Helen Murphy Aug 15, 2011

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Colombia Peso Gains to One-Week High on Increased Inflow Bets

Bloomberg  Andrea Jaramillo Aug 15, 2011

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Colombia Imports Rose 45.9% in June From Year Earlier

Bloomberg  Helen Murphy Aug 15, 2011

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UPDATE 2-Colombian cbank not unanimous on rate hike -minutes

Reuters  Luis Jaime Acosta and Eduardo Garcia Aug 12, 2011

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Colombia's industrial exports grow despite weak dollar

Colombia Reports  Toni Peters Aug 11, 2011

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'Colombia among most dynamic economies in the hemisphere'

Colombia Reports  Adriaan Alsema Aug 11, 2011

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Colombia Peso Gains for Third Day on Drop in U.S. Jobless Claims

Bloomberg  Andrea Jaramillo Aug 11, 2011

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Colombia’s Peso Strengthens Most in 10 Weeks as Oil Advances

Bloomberg  Andrea Jaramillo Aug 11, 2011

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Colombia currency seen maintaining firm trend in 2011

Reuters  Nelson Bocanegra Aug 11, 2011

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Colombia bank postpones bond issue

Reuters  Nelson Bocanegra Aug 11, 2011

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Colombian stocks' rebound led by banks, oil Firms; Peso gains

Colombia Reports  Dan Molinski Aug 10, 2011

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Colombia's Energia de Bogota to issue shares

Reuters  Luis Jaime Acosta Aug 10, 2011

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UPDATE 1-Pacific Rubiales Q2 soars on higher Colombian output

Reuters  Maneesha Tiwari Aug 10, 2011

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Colombian stock market drop costs nearly $11 billion

Colombia Reports  Travis Mannon Aug 09, 2011

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Avianca-Taca boss sees 12% growth in Colombia airline industry

Colombia Reports  Toni Peters Aug 09, 2011

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July car sales rise 27% on year to 26,799 units

Colombia Reports  Dan Molinski Aug 09, 2011

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Colombian Peso Advances Most in a Week Ahead of Fed Meeting

Bloomberg  Andrea Jaramillo Aug 09, 2011

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Colombia's Echeverry: Local Economy Solid, 'Protected' From Global Woes

The Wall Street Journal  Dan Molinski Aug 08, 2011

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Colombia spends $195M to offset dollar decline

Colombia Reports  Toni Peters Aug 08, 2011

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Colombia’s Peso Drops Most in Three Months on U.S. Downgrade

Bloomberg  Andrea Jaramillo Aug 08, 2011

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Colombia Consumer Prices Rose 0.14% in July From Month Ago

Bloomberg  Helen Murphy Aug 08, 2011

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UPDATE 1-Colombia finmin sees peso weakening to 1,800 vs dlr

Reuters  Andrew Cawthorne and Jack Kimball Aug 08, 2011

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Colombian stock index falls 2 pct on global worries

Reuters  Nelson Bocanegra Aug 08, 2011

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Colombian central bank anticipates losses of $200 million

Colombia Reports  Matt Snyder Aug 05, 2011

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Unions Oppose Congress Action on Korea, Colombia Trade Deals

Bloomberg  Holly Rosenkrantz Aug 05, 2011

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Colombia’s Peso Falls the Most in Seven Weeks on Global Growth Concern

Bloomberg  Andrea Jaramillo Aug 05, 2011

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Colombia, Brazil see booming trade, investment

Reuters  Luis Jaime Acosta and Jack Kimball Aug 05, 2011

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US Congress leaders agree on path to Colombia FTA

Colombia Reports  Doug Palmer Aug 04, 2011

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Colombia's Santos hopes to make a deal with Venezuela

El Universal  Mayte Navarro Aug 03, 2011

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Colombia Peso Bond Yields Drop as Budget Surplus Boosts Demand

Bloomberg  Andrea Jaramillo Aug 03, 2011

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Bill filed to allow sale of Colombia's Ecopetrol shares

Colombia Reports  Toni Peters Aug 03, 2011

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US, Mexico, and France top investors in Colombia

Colombia Reports  Matt Snyder Aug 03, 2011

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Colombia hopes to produce 1.35 million barrels per day by 2013

Colombia Reports  Toni Peters Aug 03, 2011

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Colombia to build new ethanol plant

Colombia Reports  Matt Snyder Aug 03, 2011

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Colombia prepares for FTA

Colombia Reports  Matt Snyder Aug 02, 2011

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Colombia Peso Bond Yields Fall to 9-Month Low on Inflation Bets

Bloomberg  Andrea Jaramillo Aug 02, 2011

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UPDATE 1-PREVIEW-Colombia July inflation seen at 0.13 pct

Reuters  Nelson Bocanegra Aug 02, 2011

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UPDATE 1-PREVIEW-Colombia July inflation seen at 0.13 pct

Reuters  Nelson Bocanegra Aug 02, 2011

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Colombia's Santos vows to keep up currency measures

Reuters  Jack Kimball Jul 27, 2011

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Colombia's Ecopetrol may expand share offer on high demand

Reuters  Rodrigo Campos Jul 27, 2011

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UPDATE 2-Kirk hopes for Sept approval of U.S. trade deals

Reuters  Doug Palmer Jul 27, 2011

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UPDATE 2-Colombia cenbank seen raising rate to 4.5 pct-poll

Reuters  Nelson Bocanegra Jul 26, 2011

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Colombia Peso Falls on Sura Acquisition, Ecopetrol Dividend

Bloomberg  Blake Schmidt Jul 26, 2011

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Republican senators won't block FTA retraining program

Colombia Reports  Travis Mannon Jul 25, 2011

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'There are symptoms of Dutch disease in Colombia': Central Bank

Colombia Reports  Stephen Manker Jul 25, 2011

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UPDATE 4-ING sells LatAm insurance for 2.6 billion euros

Reuters  Gilbert Kreijger Jul 25, 2011

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UPDATE 1-Colombia's Ecopetrol to offer $1.4 bln in shares

Reuters  Rodrigo Campos Jul 25, 2011

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IMF sees Colombia yearly growth 4.5 pct through 2015

Reuters  Rodrigo Campos Jul 25, 2011

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Colombia Peso Declines Most in a Week on Intervention Concern

Bloomberg  Blake Schmidt Jul 22, 2011

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World Bank lends Colombia $654 million

Colombia Reports  Matt Snyder Jul 22, 2011

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Action on Trade Pacts Likely Delayed, McConnell Says

The Wall Street Journal  Siobhan Hughes and Elizabeth Williamson Jul 22, 2011

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Free-Trade Agreements Said to Be Delayed by Obama Amid Worker-Aid Dispute

Bloomberg  Mark Drajem and Eric Martin Jul 22, 2011

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Humala Names Castilla Peru’s Next Finance Minister in Bid to Woo Investors

Bloomberg  Alex Emery and Helen Murphy Jul 21, 2011

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UPDATE 2-Colombian forces take over oil field after protest

Reuters  Luis Jaime Acosta and Jack Kimball Jul 20, 2011

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Trade deals could slip into September: AP

El Universal  Julie Pace Jul 20, 2011

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Colombia Peso Rises as Investment Reaches Record in Oil, Mining

Bloomberg  Blake Schmidt Jul 19, 2011

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Santos invites Spanish firms to improve Colombian infrastructure

Colombia Reports  Matt Snyder Jul 19, 2011

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Colombia's Ecopetrol may issue $1.71 bln in shares

Reuters  Nelson Bocanegra and Jack Kimball Jul 18, 2011

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