| Shanker Satyanath and Arvind Subramanian1
IMF Working Paper
Latin American economists need to grasp the policy challenges posed by a year of “mediocrity” in the face of the slump in the oil prices, a stronger dollar and an expected hike in US rates.
Mexico has taken the lead when it comes to attracting new investors to domestic bond markets. But with rising rate expectations set to make dollar markets less attractive, there are several positive signs in the region's other local bond markets
Ambition and reforms, Peru has aplenty. But despite getting many things right, it is not being rewarded with strong growth. In the year before the next presidential election frenzy, can Peru get moving again?
Despite all those around him forecasting much lower growth for Colombia as a result of the worrying low oil price, finance minister Mauricio Cardenas tells Emerging Markets he is upbeat about the future.
Chinese growth is going to be "at least two percentage points lower" than the predicted 7.4%
Harvinder Sian, head of European macro strategy, RBS
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