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Latin America Chart Book

Aims to give a monthly snapshot view of the Latin America economy in chart form.

Sample - Markets suffer as Brazil elections deliver more of the same

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China still the key risk for Lat AmLat Am markets shrug off threat of Fed hikesBrazil’s fiscal plans take shapeRecovery faltersCurrency sell-off puts paid to further policy looseningLatin America has turned a corner, but recovery is unevenBrazil’s inflation outlook diverges from the packLat Am markets suffer end-year jittersInflation peaks in Brazil and MexicoMarkets suffer as Brazil elections deliver more of the same
Growth concerns come to the foreMexico turning the cornerArgentina teeters on the brink of another defaultWorld Cup proving a welcome distraction for BrazilGDP growth slowed in Q1, likely to remain sluggishInflation concerns resurface in BrazilA Slow start to 2014Venezuela’s economic crisis deepensArgentina devalues as Lat Am markets routed againMarkets resist “Taper Tantrum”
Growth relapses in the third quarterInflation eases backGrowth accelerates in Q2 but falters at start of Q3Exporters beginning to benefit from weaker currenciesRates to stay lower than the market expectsFed sends markets reelingSlower growth to become the new normGrowth softensDomestic demand offsets external weaknessExporters still struggling
Brazil bucks the inflation slowdownGrowth picking up, but 2013 set to be a testing yearA better end to the yearCurrency concerns start to resurfaceStimulus starting to take hold in BrazilPersistent imbalances in the drivers of growthBrazil still strugglingWeaker Chinese demand starting to weigh on exportsFrom currency war to currency routInflation has further to fall
Markets pause for breathSigns of a return to “two-speed” growthA flying start, but can it last?Growth concerns to dominate in first half of 2012Better placed, but not immuneGrowth slows in the “big two”Markets take another poundingMarket rout focuses attention on risks to growthInterest rates close to peakingMarkets continue to struggle
Domestic demand drives decent Q1 growthRising inflation pushes 'currency wars' to the backburnerCommodity price spike adds fuel to the inflation firePolicymakers tighten the screwInflation concerns refuse to fadeGrowth to stay strong in 2011 but imbalances will widenNot in a bubble... yetCapital controls back on the agendaRunning into global headwindsOn course for a weaker 2011
Data starting to soften but recovery still on trackMarkets hammered by flight to safetyDivergences in the inflation outlook open upBrazil continues to lead the wayMarkets rattled by concerns over the global recoveryInflation remains benign despite clear signs of recoveryDivisions in growth outlook come to the foreStill some upside left for financial marketsInflation still falling despite signs of recoveryThe rocky road to recovery
Rates on hold, for nowRecovery set to disappointLatin America slides into recessionIndustrial production and exports continue to fallThe economic boom comes to an end