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Exclusive: BPO Signings Up 60% in LATAM this Year

Exclusive: BPO Signings Up 60% in LATAM this Year

While the European BPO market stagnates, business in the Americas is booming, with LATAM recording a 60% rise in signings so far this year. The telecoms sector continues to drive much of the growth, while the region is providing an ...

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Report: Income Inequality Rises in Mexico and Chile

By Narayan Ammachchi The gulf between haves and have-nots is widening at a rapid pace in Mexico and Chile, shows a recent OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) survey conducted in 33 countries across the world. The international organization ...

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IMF Calls on LatAm Governments to Create More Employment

IMF Calls on LatAm Governments to Create More Employment

Alejandro Werner, IMF’s new Director of the Western Hemisphere, says he expects the economic growth in Latin America to remain strong in 2013, but he has asked the governments in the region to focus on ‘growth-enhancing and employment-generating’ policies to ...

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How Times Have Changed: Latin America’s Fiscal Policy Wins More Recognition

By Michael Shifter Una versión de este artículo en español se encuentra aquí. Twenty years ago it would have been hard to imagine that all Latin American and Caribbean governments would have created an organization that excluded the United States.   ...

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IMF Says LatAm Economies are “Over-heated”: Fiscal Austerity is Necessary

Source: MercoPress IMF warned inflation is threatening South America but also admitted countries had a dilemma since increasing interest rates could further worsen the appreciation of local currencies vis-à-vis the US dollar. “Inflation is growing” said IMF Director for the ...

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Will Colombia Join the OECD? President Santos Wants In to Elite LatAm Club with Chile and Mexico

Source: World Politics Review Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos recently submitted his country’s application to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In an e-mail interview, Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, discussed the prospect of Colombia’s OECD membership. ...

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World Bank Says LATAM has Learned from Past Mistakes, Economies are More Resilient

SOURCE: LatinBusinessChronicle BY PAMELA COX, Vice President for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region A year ago, things looked pretty gloomy in Latin America. World demand had taken a nose-dive, and exports from Latin America and the Caribbean had ...

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