Brazil's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted 0.1% in the 2nd quarter of 2021, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) reported Wednesday.
A new “Economic Study of Latin America and the Caribbean” report released Tuesday by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) raised its growth forecast for the region from 5.2% in July to 5.9%.
Mexico’s economy contracted 8.5% in 2020, the largest single-year drop since 1932 and the second consecutive year of economic contraction, worsened due to the Covid-19’s pandemic. Latin America's second economy, the gross domestic product grew 3.1% in the final three months of the year, according to preliminary data released on Friday by the National Statistics and Geography Institute.
IMF projects China's economy will grow 8.1% in 2021 and 5.6% in 2022. The global growth is expected to be 5.5% in 2021 and 4.2% in 2022 after an estimated 3.5% contraction in 2020, according to the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) released on Tuesday.
The global economy is set to lose over US$ 22 trillion between 2020 and 2025, due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday. The economy will likely see a strong rebound this year, but the pandemic is causing severe damage said IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath.
The Brazil Central bank rate setting committee, Copom, unanimously decided on Wednesday to maintain the Selic rate at 2.00% for the fourth time running, but anticipating that inflation expectations for the next two years have risen and uncertainty surrounds the Brazilian economy in the short term.
Brazilian financial and market analysts upgraded their economic growth forecast for 2021, from 3.41% to 3.45%, and maintained the projection at 2.5% for 2022, the Central Bank of Brazil announced Monday.
The global economy is expected to expand 4% in 2021, with China's economy expected to expand by 7.9% this year, World Bank said on Tuesday, assuming an initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout becomes widespread throughout the year.
Economic growth in China is expected to slow to 2% this year, before rebounding to 7.9% in 2021 as private investment and consumption heat up, a World Bank report released on Wednesday projected.
Latin American corporate credit indicators point to an improving economic and operating environment for most countries across the region in 2021, according to a series of new reports from Fitch Ratings.