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11 July 2022 | Briefing note
In 2021, economic growth in the United States was the strongest since 1984 (5.7%) but in the first quarter of 2022 the economy contracted. Here is the economic outlook in five charts:
8 June 2022 | Briefing note
Latin American and Caribbean issuance in international debt markets broke an all-time annual record in 2021, reaching US$ 149 billion. It slowed considerably in the first four months of 2022, however: at US$ 38 billion, it was 42% lower than in the same period in 2021.
11 May 2022 | Briefing note
Fifth Regular Meeting of the Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG) toward the preparation of the IX Summit of the Americas.
20 December 2021 | Briefing note
Economic growth in the United States slowed to a 2.1% annual rate in the third quarter of 2021, from a 6.7% annual rate in the second.
30 November 2021 | Briefing note
In the first nine months of 2021, total Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) bond issuance in international markets reached US$ 124 billion, up 6% from the same period in 2020.
7 October 2021 | Briefing note
The growth in the first half of 2021, the fastest pace in 37 years, was sufficient to push the United States economy above its pre-pandemic level.
17 June 2021 | Briefing note
Capital Flows to Latin America and the Caribbean—First four months of 2021 Latin American and Caribbean debt issuers reached a milestone in the first quarter of 2021, registering the highest quarterly issuance on record in international bond markets. In the first four months of 2021, the total reached US$ 65.5 billion.
4 May 2021 | Briefing note
The United States economy contracted at a 3.5% annual rate in 2020; faster growth is expected in 2021.
10 November 2020 | Briefing note
Global financial conditions have shown signs of stabilization since end of March, due to the action of the major central banks.
23 April 2020 | Briefing note
The U.S. economy grew 2.3% in 2019; a recession is expected in 2020.
18 December 2019 | Briefing note
The U.S. economy slowed from around 3% annualized growth in 2018 to 2% in 2019.
10 July 2019 | Briefing note
In the first quarter of 2019 the U.S. economy grew at an above-trend annualized rate of 3.1%
8 May 2019 | Briefing note
The U.S. debt burden became heavier as a result of the unprecedented policy response to the global financial crisis and economic recession, and it has continued to grow.
20 December 2018 | Briefing note
The U.S. economic expansion, which is in its tenth year, is approaching record length but not strength. November marked the 113th month of growth for the U.S. economy, and there have been 38 consecutive quarters of growth. This is the second longest expansion on record, only the 1991-2001 expansion is longer, and it is expected to continue into next year and become the longest on record.
4 de September de 2018 | Briefing note
The publication Los números índices y su relación con la economía (available in Spanish only), summarizes the links between price and volume index numbers and microeconomic theory, presents recommended formulas for international measurements, and explains how to use them in international price and volume comparisons.
18 October 2017 | Briefing note
29 August 2017 | Briefing note
Latin America and the Caribbean Issued US$ 74 Billion in International Bonds in the First Half of 2017
28 November 2016 | Briefing note
The balance struck in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on intellectual property (patent and data exclusivity) protection for pharmaceutical products