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Beyond the Recovery

Competing for Market Share in the Digital Era
Trade and Integration Monitor : Beyond the Recovery: Competing for Market Share in the Digital Era
Publisher: 
IDB
City: 
Washington D.C.
Volume, number, page: 
566, 111 p.
Category: 
Abstract: 
The Trade and Integration Monitor 2017 analyzes the current trade recovery and assesses the capacity of the region to compete in global markets. It argues that, having overcome the longest trade contraction in recent history, Latin American and Caribbean countries face a trade outlook substantially less favorable than the one prevailing before the crisis. The end of the commodity price super cycle signals the urgent need for policies aimed at boosting competitiveness and at taking advantage of the opportunities provided by disruptive technologies such as e-commerce. - See more at: https://publications.iadb.org/handle/11319/8642#sthash.zwColfIU.dpuf

Routes to growth in a new trade world.

Publisher: 
IDB
City: 
Washington D.C.
Volume, number, page: 
pp.1-115
Category: 
Abstract: 
The 2017 Macroreport considers recent developments in the global economy and how they may affect Latin America and the Caribbean. It reviews how countries are adapting to external conditions and how those policies may be improved. This year, the report focuses particularly on deeper and smarter regional integration as an attractive route to boost productivity and growth.

The New Boom in South-South Cooperation: The Experience of Ibero-America.

Publisher: 
IDB
City: 
Buenos Aires
Volume, number, page: 
17:36, pp. 25-38
Considered Countries: 
Abstract: 
The article reviews and characterizes the recent boom in South-South Cooperation (SSC) by focusing
on a specific experience: that of the member countries of the Ibero-American Conference and, in
particular, the nineteen Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Latin American countries (from Mexico to
Chile, including Cuba and Dominican Republic), plus Spain and Portugal. It seeks to understand a
kind of cooperation that is expanding under various different guises and gaining in importance in the
international development cooperation agenda with each passing year. Accordingly and in constant
reference to this specific case, the article first explores the way this kind of SSC is evolving, its new
scope, and its main features. Next, it reconstructs the bloc’s political discourse regarding SSC, as
well as the way it is pervading the international debate. With this in mind, it draws on the various
editions of the Report on South-South Cooperation in Ibero-America, prepared by the Ibero-American
General Secretariat (SEGIB), an analytical tool that, in addition to providing information, constitutes,
both in itself and by structure, an intergovernmental, horizontal, and collective instance of SSC.

The Euro Experience: A Review of the Euro Crisis, Policy Issues, Issues Going Forward and Policy Implications for Latin America

Publisher: 
IDB
City: 
Washington DC
Volume, number, page: 
167
Category: 
Abstract: 
This policy brief reviews the experience of the countries under the Euro currency,
focusing on those that have been under significant pressure in recent years—
Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain, referred to as “emerging” economies. At
first they experienced stable growth and converged to the most advanced
countries, but subsequent adjustment has proven elusive due to macroeconomic
conditions, worsening structural deficiencies, and incomplete integration. The
conditions for the survival of the Euro zone are complex and still far from
fulfillment. While Latin America has recently experienced a similar period of
stable growth, there is no room for complacency. The main lesson from Europe’s
experience is that Latin America must take advantage of the current context of
growth, stability and optimism in order to carry out much-needed reforms that
will leave countries adequately prepared to face a downturn in the world
economy.
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