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Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2015: Challenges in boosting the investment cycle to reinvigorate growth

August 2015 | Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean
Publication cover
Corporate author:
  • NU. CEPAL
UN symbol.:
LC/G.2645-P
Pages:
198 p.
Editorial:
ECLAC
Type:
Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean
Collection:
  • Flagships
    • Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean

Description

The 2015 edition of the Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean consists of three parts. Part I 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.
Part II 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.
Part III of this publication may be accessed on the web page of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (http://www.cepal.org/en/node/33006). It contains the notes relating to the economic performance of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2014 and the first half of 2015, together with their respective statistical annexes, which present the main economic indicators of the countries of the region.
The cut-off date for updating the statistical information in this publication was 30 June 2015.

Table of contents

Foreword and executive summary .-- Part I: The economic situation in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2014 and 2015 .-- Chapter I: Regional overview .-- Part II: Challenges in boosting the investment cycle to reinvigorate growth .-- Chapter II: Gross fixed capital formation in Latin America and the Caribbean:
stylized facts and long-term growth implications .-- Chapter III: A bridge to the future: boosting investment in the public sphere .-- Chapter IV: Economic infrastructure in Latin America: a persistent challenge for progress
towards sustainable development .-- Chapter V: Financing investment in Latin America and the Caribbean: the issues and main challenges .-- Statistical annex.