Tag Archives: Latin America and the Caribbean

Regional Risks for Doing Business 2018

The World Economic Forum has been publishing The Global Risks Report since 2006, highlighting each year the vulnerability of our increasingly networked and interconnected world to volatility and disruption. The relevance of the risk perspective has only increased with time. Globally, we have been living through a period of unprecedented improvements in living standards, but …
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IMF’s Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook

The IMF has just launched the report “Western Hemisphere: Heating up in the South, Cooler in the North”, which emphasizes how a mixed environment is producing disparate outlooks for the diverse economies of Latin America and the Caribbean. Real GDP in the Latin America and Caribbean region is set to expand by 5.7 percent in …
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Female Entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean

(CC) IUCNweb/Flickr Most companies in Latin America are founded and run by men. Nevertheless, the number of women entrepreneurs is on the rise across the region, according to the recent report “Mujeres emprendedoras en América Latina y el Caribe: realidades, obstáculos y desafíos” (Femail entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean: Realities, Obstacles and Challenges), …
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Latin America and the Caribbean economic situation

The Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA) has just published the “Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2009.” This annual publication is one of the leading sources of statistical information on the region and contains social, economic and environmental data. The report is divided into four sections, which focus on: -Demographic and social …
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The Employment situation in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have released its second bulletin, “The Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Crisis in Labour Markets and Countercyclical Responses.” The ECLAC/ILO bulletin describes the impact of the crisis on labour markets, beginning with a brief review of …
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