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  • Friday, July 6th 2018 - 08:12 UTC

    FDI in Latin America falls for the third year running, says ECLAC

    Alicia Barcena called on governments to promote quality FDI that is compatible with sustainable development, to promote a change in productive structures

    Despite an international context characterized by stronger growth in the global economy, abundant international liquidity, high corporate returns and optimism in financial markets, the flows of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean – on average, and with great heterogeneity within the region – fell for the third year in a row in 2017 to total US$ 161.673 billion dollars, down 3.6% from the previous year and 20% below the level reached in 2011.

  • Friday, August 4th 2017 - 11:27 UTC

    Latam and Caribbean forecasted to expand 1.1%, but South America, 0.6%

    ”Financial policy must target credit stabilization and a monetary policy that supports investment, beyond instruments such as interest rate,” Alicia Bárcena said

    Latin America and Caribbean countries will grow 1.1% on average in 2017 after two consecutive years of contraction, thanks to an international context that shows improved growth expectations despite geopolitical risks, and better prices for the commodities that the region exports, according to a new annual report that ECLAC presented on Thursday in Santiago, Chile.

  • Thursday, October 22nd 2015 - 07:42 UTC

    Latin America's 2013/15 exports, worst performance in eight decades says ECLAC

    “The region is at a crossroads” warns ECLAC’s Alicia Barcena who underlined more international insertion is needed.

    The value of Latin America’s exports will continue to decline through 2015 by 14%, with Argentina faring slightly worse with a reduction of 17%, says the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) report, which also indicated that the value of imports to Argentina are set to fall by a smaller 10%.

  • Wednesday, December 12th 2012 - 08:12 UTC

    Latam poised for stronger growth in 2013 pushed by Brazil and Argentina

    ECLAC head Alicia Bárcena said the challenge now is for deep structural change and slowing domestic demand stimuli

    Latin America and the Caribbean will experience stronger economic growth, despite ongoing uncertainties at international level (particularly difficulties faced by Europe, the United States and China), according to new estimates released Tuesday in Santiago de Chile, by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

  • Tuesday, November 6th 2012 - 06:28 UTC

    Latam labour market ‘fairly resilient’ to the slowdown of the regional economy in 2012

    The report was presented by ECLAC chief Alicia Bárcena and Elizabeth Tinoco, Regional Director of the ILO Office

    According to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), labour markets in Latin America and the Caribbean were fairly resilient to the slowdown in the regional economy in the first half of 2012, which bodes well for a positive outcome in this year's employment and unemployment indicators.

  • Friday, June 29th 2012 - 01:24 UTC

    China offers 15 billion dollars for infrastructure and better trade terms with Latin America

    The Chinese Premier and host ECLAC director general Alicia Bárcena

    China has offered to set up a 10 billion dollars credit line for Latin American countries to support infrastructure projects in the region. The proposal was made by China's Premier Wen Jiabao as he wrapped up his visit to the region with a conference at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean, ECLAC, main offices in Santiago de Chile.

  • Tuesday, December 6th 2011 - 18:51 UTC

    Forum to promote trade and investment relations Latam-India

    India posed to become this year the world’s third largest economy in GDP terms

    The potential of India for Latinamerican exports and investment opportunities was underscored during the presentation of a report “India and Latin America and the Caribbean, opportunities and challenges in trade and investment relations” sponsored by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC.

  • Tuesday, December 6th 2011 - 04:22 UTC

    Latam forecasted to expand 4.4% this year and 3.5% in 2012

    Alicia Barcena, ECLAC Executive Secretary

    The Executive Secretary from the UN Economic Commission for Latinamerica and the Caribbean, ECLAC, Alicia Barcena said that the European crisis is beginning to be felt but nevertheless growth in the region will continue this year and in the coming twelve months at levels above 3.5%.

  • Tuesday, November 22nd 2011 - 22:49 UTC

    EU and Latam leaders call for quick conclusion of the EU/Mercosur trade accord

    Salafranca expects a fair, balanced agreement with special consideration for the sensitive EU agriculture interests

    European Union and Latin American leaders called for a quicker pace in concluding the EU/Mercosur cooperation and trade negotiations. The statement took place during the meeting in Brussels of the Euro-Latinamerica Parliamentary assembly.

  • Tuesday, November 22nd 2011 - 17:30 UTC

    EU/Latinamerica address bilateral relations and the growing influence of China

    Tajani, EC Vice President, ‘Europe will emerge stronger and more competitive”

    European and Latinamerican leaders agreed in Brussels that the two continents should continue to strengthen links in spite of the serious financial and economic situation facing the European Union.

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