| Tadao Chino, president, ADB
The importance of closer of regional co-operation and integration. By Tadao Chino, president of the Asian Development Bank
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.
LatAm delegates who struggled with the 40-hour journey to get the IADB meetings in Busan are likely to return with harsh lessons on trade tariffs rather than a recipe to replicate South Korea’s economic miracle.
Uruguay is working hard to diversity its economy, which is certain to be hit by the recessions in its two large neighbours, Brazil and Argentina
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
Now that the a decade-long economic boom has come to an end, Latin American countries are looking to engage with the World Bank to deal with development challenges amid more complex external conditions
As a commodities exporter, Chile is exiting a very favourable decade and now there has to be a rebalance away from internal demand to other sectors of the economy
Luis Óscar Herrera, BTG Pactual
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