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Caribbean: Stormy Recovery Path

The 2017 hurricane season hit the Caribbean hard, leaving a trail of destruction and death—sometimes wiping out whole settlements. It also sparked fresh doubts that turquoise waters and sandy beaches will draw enough tourists or the investment and spending that goes with a robust tourism industry.

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Latin America: Back on Track

Good news from Latin America: With Brazil and Argentina coming out of the 2015-2016 recession, the region has returned to expansion mode and is expected to gain economic strength this year and next. The return of capital inflows and an apparent change in foreign direct investment (FDI) are the most evident signs that investors’ views of South and Central America have tilted more to the positive of late. The region is back on track.

Data

Latin America And The Caribbean: Stormy Recovery Path

Despite hurricane damage, average economic growth in the Caribbean is expected to top the Latin American average according to the IMF. However, Dominica's GDP is expected to decline and weak growth is likely in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands where pre-existing macroeconomic weaknesses were compounded by storm damage.

Data

Stormy Recovery Path for the Caribbean

Despite hurricane damage, average economic growth in the Caribbean is expected to top the Latin American average according to the IMF. However, Dominica's GDP is expected to decline and weak growth is likely in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands where pre-existing macroeconomic weaknesses were compounded by storm damage.

Awards

ANNUAL SURVEY: WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

In our 21st annual survey, Global Finance identifies the best banks in 150 countries and eight regions. The winners are not always the biggest banks, but rather, the best—those with the qualities that corporations should look for when choosing a bank.

Awards

BEST BANKS 2014: LATIN AMERICA

While Latin American banks continued to expand their client base and footprints, the sector still faced important challenges.
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