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Areas for cooperation in the Americas Building opportunities for inclusive development

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UN symbol.: LC/L.3986 42 p. Editorial: ECLAC March 2015


This work is a contribution made by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) to the Seventh Summit of the Americas (Panama City 10 and 11 April 2015), at the request of the Summit Chair. It summarizes the most salient economic ties between the countries of the Americas and highlights the importance
of cooperation for progress towards realizing the shared aspiration of greater well-being for all.

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Foreword .-- I. The global economic environment. A. Growth, poverty and income distribution. B. Major global transformations .-- II. Trade and investment links in the Americas. A. The search for new markets. B. Trade. C. Value chains. D. Foreign direct investment .-- III. Migration .-- IV. Infrastructure and energy .-- V. Final reflections. A. Trade and investment. B. Migration. C. Energy. D. Infrastructure.

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