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Capital Economics

The leading macroeconomic research consultancy

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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Fed sends markets reelingSlower growth to become the new normGrowth softensDomestic demand offsets external weaknessExporters still strugglingBrazil 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 Brazil
Persistent imbalances in the drivers of growthBrazil still strugglingWeaker Chinese demand starting to weigh on exportsFrom currency war to currency routInflation has further to fallMarkets 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 immune
Growth slows in the “big two”Markets take another poundingMarket rout focuses attention on risks to growthInterest rates close to peakingMarkets continue to struggleDomestic 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 fade
Growth 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 2011Data 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 recovery
Inflation 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 recoveryRates on hold, for nowRecovery set to disappointLatin America slides into recessionIndustrial production and exports continue to fallThe economic boom comes to an end