Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2015

Challenges in Boosting the Investment Cycle to Reinvigorate Growth

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Published since 1948, this report examines various aspects of the previous year’s macroeconomic situation in the region and makes projections for the coming months. The 2015 edition of this report outlines the region’s economic performance in 2014 and analyses trends in the first half of 2015, as well as the outlook for the rest of the year. It also analyses the dynamics of investment in Latin America and the Caribbean, the relationship between investment and the business cycle, the role of public investment, infrastructure gaps and the challenges in financing private investment.

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Regional overview

Projections for global economic growth have been revised downward. The world economy was affected during 2014 and the first half of 2015 by a sharp drop in commodity prices, while international financial variables have been somewhat volatile in a context where major risks remain in a number of areas, not just economic and financial, but geopolitical as well.

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