economic recovery

Ecuador, Mexico, and Paraguay: 2020's first rebound was from foreign trade

Jue, 05/13/2021 - 18:47 -- anegrete

The world economy came to a standstill during the second quarter of 2020, when different governments imposed various measures of productive shutdown and social distancing around the world. This caused aggregate demand and supply to grind to a halt, causing the European Union's GDP to fall -6.12%, the G7 -2.10% and Latin America -7.01%.

In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, fiscal and monetary stimulus was expanded in almost all Latin American economies, with the aim of boosting recovery, although not all countries responded immediately.

In Ecuador, Mexico and Paraguay, the implementation of a small economic package was accompanied by increased economic activity. The COVID-19 crisis has shown that the speed of GDP recovery led by foreign trade is faster in the context of falling imports.

Growth prospects in the latin american economies

Vie, 01/22/2021 - 15:24 -- cdeleon

The Latin American countries that improved the most during the third quarter of 2020 are those that will continue to grow in 2021. Economic performance is influenced by previous growth, restrictions to avoid contagion from covid-19 and fiscal and monetary policies. 

Costa Rica, Argentina, Jamaica, Ecuador and Chile had problems with large company exits, social unrest, dependence on the oil sector and tourism, making them the slowest rebounders in the third quarter of 2020. Mexico recovered a little less than half, the best performer among the least rebounding. Those that improved the most are Brazil, Nicaragua, Colombia and Peru. 

The main risks to the 2021 improvement are: the evolution of the pandemic and vaccine availability; premature withdrawal of fiscal and monetary stimulus measures; global financial conditions allowing access to cheap financing; and the upward trend in commodity prices.

China's recovery from the pandemic

Mié, 10/14/2020 - 12:24 -- anegrete

The outbreak of COVID-19 began in China in late December 2019, with quarantine and confinement beginning in January. The health regulations stopped many global value chains, mainly those of pharmaceuticals, automobiles, aeronautics, electronics and telecommunications.

Faced with the problem, the Chinese government immediately implemented policies to prevent the economy from collapsing. What happened to the economy during the pandemic? Has it recovered?

Economic policy actions have mitigated the downturn and boosted the recovery of the Chinese economy. This makes it the only country in the world with a reliable "V" shape recovery, with real quarterly growth annualized in 2020.

Covid-19: the beginning of the domino effect

Lun, 04/13/2020 - 12:52 -- anegrete

The effects of COVID-19 on the real economy are beginning to materialize around the world. Since the second half of March, the first symptoms of the deterioration of confidence and uncertainty in the economy appeared when the stock market indices of the main countries fell to a minimum during the year.
The situation that will inevitably be seen for most countries in the world will be: falling output, unemployment despite the efforts of economic authorities. This time with a generalized impact for all countries, sectors and with a direct risk for the human being.
The domino effect has already started and now the situation that occurred in February in China is present in the rest of the economies in March. The effect, scope and horizon of normalisation of all activity seem to be far away and are uncertain.

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