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High energy prices: who is most affected and why?
Energy prices rose sharply over the last year, a trend that was exacerbated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Although energy prices are expected to decrease by 11% in 2023, if that projection materializes, they would still be 75% higher than the average of the last five years in Latin America.
World Bank projects regional economy to grow 1.3% in 2023
The World Bank explained that after a 6.9% rebound in 2021, the regional economy grew 3.6% in 2022 and is expected to grow 1.3% in 2023.
Tackling fragmentation where trade and debt matter most: IMF
Policymakers and business leaders gathered these days at the World Economic Forum in Davos face a Gordian knot of problems.
When debt crises occur, don't just blame the pandemic
According to the World Bank, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, global debt has increased. Today, 58% of the world's poorest countries are over-indebted or at high risk of becoming so, and the danger is spreading to some middle-income countries as well.
IICA to present new study on the state of rural connectivity
The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) will launch this Thursday, December 1, the study "Rural connectivity in Latin America and the Caribbean: status, challenges and actions for digitization and sustainable development," in a virtual event with the participation of ministers and secretaries of agriculture of countries in the region and representatives of the private sector.
Central American farmers to obtain insurance for crop damages
According to Bloomberg magazine, close to 2 million small farmers in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras who operate without insurance despite the increased frequency of hurricanes in recent months, will receive support from international institutions such as the World Bank.
El Salvador's GDP to grow 2.4% in 2022 and 2.0% in 2023: World Bank
According to the World Bank, El Salvador has experienced modest economic growth in recent decades, with annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth exceeding 3 percent only twice between 2000 and 2020.
Is the world prepared for the coming wave of debt crisis?
According to an analysis conducted by the World Bank, between higher inflation, slower growth, tighter financial conditions, there is a fourth element, however, that could make the situation explosive and that is the high debt of emerging markets and developing economies.
El Salvador signs US$100 million in financing with the World Bank
The minister of Finance, Alejandro Zelaya, signed a US$100 million retroactive financing agreement with the Banco Internacional de Reconstrucción y Fomento (BIRF), an institution of the World Bank Group through its new representative in El Salvador, Carine Clert.
World Bank and IICA seek actions in response to rising food prices and production
Ministers and Vice Ministers of Agriculture of Latin America and the Caribbean discussed the emergency policies that their countries are implementing to mitigate the impact of increases in the price of food and the inputs needed to produce it due to the war in Eastern Europe.