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Tag: Alicia Bárcena

  • Friday, August 11th 2017 - 11:54 UTC

    Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America drops for second year running

    Big productivity gaps persist in the region and the new technological scenarios require new policies to harness FDI benefits, said Alicia Barcena

    The flows of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Latin America and the Caribbean shrank 7.9% in 2016 compared with 2015, totaling US$167.043 billion, representing a 17% decline from the peak reached in 2011, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) revealed at its headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

  • Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 - 10:59 UTC

    Partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean strategic for China

    The Presidents of Chile and China Xi Jinping and Michelle Bachelet at the ECLAC Media Summit in Santiago

    Chinese President said that his country's alliance with Latin America and Caribbean countries was of “strategic” importance as he opened the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Media Leaders Summit in Santiago.

  • Monday, October 17th 2016 - 06:53 UTC

    Mercosur founding members share same economic model and are targeting trade accords, says ECLAC

    “What is happening is that Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina have found an economic model which they share”, Alicia Barcena argued

    Tensions inside Mercosur can be attributed to the fact that Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay share a development “economic model” which distances them from Venezuela, and are prepared to advance in trade negotiations with the European Union, and even with the Pacific Alliance. Venezuela on the other hand has as its main priority putting the deteriorated economy back on the growth track, according to the UN regional economic commission ECLAC, chair Alicia Barcena.

  • Wednesday, March 16th 2016 - 07:24 UTC

    Latin American fiscal weakness and lack of 'tax culture' addressed in ECLAC forum

    The main conclusions of the Fiscal Panorama will be presented by ECLAC Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, and Chilean Finance Minister, Rodrigo Valdés

    Evasion is one of the main weaknesses of the tax systems in the Latin America and the Caribbean economies, accounting for 320 billion dollars in 2014 - according to the Fiscal Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean 2016, launched by the UN regional office, ECLAC, in Santiago de Chile.

  • Friday, December 18th 2015 - 07:55 UTC

    South America to contract 0.8% and Central America will expand 4.6% in 2016, says UN office

    “It is necessary to resume growth and reverse the investment contraction cycle in a context of slow global recovery and a decline in trade,” said Alicia Barcena

    Latin American and Caribbean economies will contract 0.4% on average in 2015 and will grow just 0.2% next year, as a result of the complex external scenario, according to new projections unveiled on Thursday by the UN Latin America and Caribbean Economic commission, ECLAC. Estimates for next year are that Central America will expand 4.6% while South America will again contract 0.8%.

  • Tuesday, July 14th 2015 - 06:07 UTC

    Caricom considering ECLAC proposal to write-off its multilateral debt

    The debt relief strategy was put forward by Alicia Barcena from the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

    The Caribbean Community, Caricom is considering a proposal for the region to pursue gradual write-off of its multilateral debt as a means of economic prosperity. The debt relief strategy was put forward by Alicia Barcena from the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), at the 36th Regular Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, held in Barbados.

  • Tuesday, May 19th 2015 - 02:05 UTC

    Latam unemployment expected to increase as economic activity weakens

    “The labor market situation in 2015 is not expected to be particularly conducive to progress in reducing poverty and inequality” said Alicia Bárcena

    The non encouraging economic outlook for the current year will likely prompt a mild increase in the regional unemployment rate to 6.2% from the 6.0% registered in 2014, according to estimates released by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labor Organization (ILO).

  • Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 06:46 UTC

    ECLAC estimates 28% of Latin America's population live in poverty

    It is estimated 2014 will reveal a similar 28% poverty, which given demographic growth would translate into an increase in absolute figures to 167 million people.

    Poverty affected 28% of Latin America’s population in 2014, revealing that its decline has stalled at around that level since 2012, while indigence rose to 12.0% from 11.3% during the same two-year period in an overall context of economic deceleration, according to the projections from a study released by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile.

  • Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 06:18 UTC

    Poverty reduction in Latin America stalls during 2014: totals 167 million

    Extreme poverty or indigence rose to 11.7% in 2013 from 11.3% in 2012, which supposes an increase of three million people raising the total to 69 million.

    Poverty affected 28% of Latin America’s population in 2014, revealing that its decline has stalled at around that level since 2012, while indigence rose to 12.0% from 11.3% during the same two-year period in an overall context of economic deceleration, according to projections from a study presented On Monday by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile.

  • Saturday, January 10th 2015 - 06:22 UTC

    Significance of China for Latam trade and investment underlined by Eclac

    “It is vital for the region to forge closer strategic ties with China in order to attract more Chinese foreign direct investment”, said Ms Barcena

    The importance of forging closer strategic ties between China and Latin America was underlined by Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), in her speech to the China-Community of Latin American and Caribbean two-day ministerial forum that took place in Beijing.

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