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ECLAC will Present Its Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018

The annual report will be unveiled in a press conference and will include updated growth projections for 2019.

10 December 2018|Announcement

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will present on Thursday, December 20 its Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2018, in which it will update its growth estimates for the region’s countries in the present year and projections for 2019.

The report will be presented by Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, in a press conference at the Commission’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile, at 11:00 a.m. local time (UTC/GMT -3:00). The event will also be broadcast live on the Internet via the institution’s Web site.

The 2018 edition of the Preliminary Overview -one of ECLAC’s most important annual reports, produced by the Commission’s  Economic Development Division- will analyze the economic performance of the region throughout the year, the international context and macroeconomic policies implemented by countries, while also providing an updated outlook for 2019.

Members of the media are invited to participate in the press conference, which will be held at ECLAC’s headquarters (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile, Celso Furtado Room). Journalists must have their media credentials or their identity documents with them to gain entry.

An electronic briefing paper, including economic analysis fact sheets for each of the region’s countries, and a press release will be available on ECLAC’s web site on Thursday, December 20, as soon as the press conference has ended.

What: Launch of ECLAC’s annual report  Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2018.

Who:

  • Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC.
  • Experts from ECLAC’s Economic Development Division.

When: Thursday 20 December, 2018, 11:00 a.m. Chilean time (UTC/GMT -3:00).

Where: ECLAC headquarters. Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile (Celso Furtado Room).

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