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Includes historical data for the Venezuela’s Gross Domestic Product growth, debt-to-GDP ratio and more, as well as information on trade,...

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Venezuela: Deflation Strikes

Prices falling in Venezuela? Yes, for the moment. In February, President Nicolas Maduro’s ravaged economy saw its first month of...

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.


Latin America Back On Track

A nascent global recovery is improving prospects across Latin America and the Caribbean—albeit unevenly.Foreign direct investment is increasing, commodity prices have bottomed out, and six countries will hold presidential elections through the end of October.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Venezuela Skirts US Sanctions By Issuing The Petro

To get around sanctions, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is issuing an oil-and-reserves-backedcryptocurrency. If it succeeds, the ICO should provide the government with access to $6 billion. But cryptos are dicey.


Slow-Growth Mode In Latin America

Several of the region’s economies are gasping for breath or treading water—but not going under. Investors have simply discounted the bad news.

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Eyes On New Legislature For Venezuela

The opposition party in Venezuela won the majority of seats in the National Assembly (Venezuela’s parliament) in national elections early in December.