An IMF mission recently visited Uruguay to discuss with local authorities economic developments, including recovery from the pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the country's policy priorities. The report released on return of the IMF mission to Wahsington pointed out that the economic recovery continues at a firm pace supported by high agricultural commodity prices and strong investment.Add your comment!
Brazil's Central Bank (BCB) CEO Roberto Campos Neto said Monday that the worst part of inflation in his country was over, after the proper tools to curb the process had been taken.Add your comment!
The United States Federal Reserve Wednesday announced a 0.75% rate hike to between 1.5% and 1.75%, in a move to curb rising consumer prices. It is the first time since 1994 that the Fed has raised the rate this much.
Argentina's National Institute for Statistics and Census (Indec) Thursday announced that inflation for the month of April of 2022 had reached 6% for a total of 58% in the last 12 months, which turned out to be the country's highest figure in 30 years.
Inflation in the United States seems to have started to taper off, as the rapid cost of goods and services did not change much in April compared to March. Consumer prices rose by 0.3% in April after having risen by 1.2% in March, according to data the Bureau of Labor Statistics released on Wednesday.
The weekly survey of market expectations, REM, from the Central Bank anticipates a worsening of the inflation situation in Argentina, which once the April index is officially made public this week could represent 65% for the twelve months of 2022.
Venezuela's Central Bank Friday reported April's inflation had reached 4.4% in April, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE). The new figures were significantly higher than the National Consumer Price Index (INPC) recorded in March but still notoriously better than 24.% from April 2021.
As anticipated Brazil's central bank, in a unanimous decision, raised interest rates by 1% to 12,75%, the highest in five years, to contain double digit inflation. However policymakers suggested their tenth straight rate increase would not be the last in what has been one of the world’s most aggressive ongoing rate hike cycles.
The Bank of England on Thursday increased for the fourth consecutive time the base rate interest to 1% in an attempt to contain inflation and despite admitting the prospect of recession. The energy crunch, the Russian war in Ukraine, and lesser household incomes are expected to contribute to weaker growth.
Uruguay's interannual inflation during the month of April of 2022 reached nearly 9.4%, as prices rose below projections thanks to sharp decreases in fruits, vegetables, and meat.