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Latin America And The Caribbean: Looking Ahead After The Millennium Development Goals

This report gives an overview of the progress made in relation to the Millennium Development Goals and will serve as a starting point for a more analytical reflection in relation to what must be achieved by 2030.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Foreign Direct Investment In Latin America And The Caribbean 2015

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean fell by 16% in 2014 to US$ 158.803 billion. Outflows of FDI from the region were also down, by 8%. Both these trends were driven by the decline in prices of export commodities and the economic slowdown in the region. Nevertheless, FDI remains very important for the economies in the region, especially for smaller Caribbean economies.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The New Digital Revolution : From The Consumer Internet To The Industrial Internet

After more than a decade of policies to encourage greater access to and use of these technologies, the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have made significant progress in terms of access to telecommunications services and the use of applications and social networks, as well as the implementation of policies and programmes for e-education, e-health and e-government and the adoption of the relevant regulatory frameworks.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Latin America And The Caribbean And China

The timing is right for Latin America and the Caribbean to take a qualitative leap in its relations with China. The Cooperation Plan 2015-2019 is a necessary and important first step in this direction, as it defines an institutional framework and general groundlines. Now the Plan needs to be endowed with specific content, which in turn means agreeing upon a regional agenda of priorities, affording a prime role to multi-country initiatives.

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Monday, May 25, 2015
Foreign Direct Investment In Latin America And The Caribbean 2013

Latin America and the Caribbean notched a new historic high in 2013 upon receiving 184.92 billion dollars in foreign direct investment (FDI), 5% more than in 2012 in nominal terms.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Creative Industries In The Caribbean: A New Road For Diversification And Export Growth

The present paper argues that creative industries provide an avenue for economic diversification and export growth for the Caribbean.
Creative industries have become a new engine of growth and development in the world economy. This dynamic sector, which ranges from traditional arts to...

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Monday, July 2, 2012

ECLAC Predicts Latin America and the Caribbean will Grow by 2.7% in 2014.
This report updates the analysis set out in the Preliminary Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean 2013, released in December 2013, on the basis of official data published by the countries in the region in the...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Preliminary Overview Of The Economies Of Latin America And The Caribbean 2013

The Latin American and Caribbean region recorded GDP growth of 2.6% in 2013, down from 3.1% in 2012, testifying to the continuation of the economic slowdown apparent in the region since 2011. The countries’ growth rates differed significantly, however.
In 2014 the global economy will...

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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