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IMF's Alejandro Werner on Latin America's Economic Outlook

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

January 26, 2016
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AS/COA will host a discussion on Latin America's economic outlook with Alejandro Werner, director of the Western Hemisphere Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). With external factors such as low oil prices, the slowdown of the Chinese economy, higher interest rates, and political upheaval in the region, the forecast for Latin America in 2016 remains uncertain. Werner will discuss the challenges and opportunities for economic growth in the hemisphere amid such unknowns.

Speakers:

  • Alejandro Werner, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund
  • Jimena Zuniga, Latin America Economist, Bloomberg Intelligence (Moderator)

Registration fee: This event is complimentary for all registrants, though prior registration is required.

Event Information: Ernesto Aguilar | eaguilar@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8393
COA Corporate Membership Information: Monica Vieira | mvieira@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8344
AS Individual Membership Information: Felipe Marin | fmarin@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8342
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | alarotta@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8384
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at jserrano@counciloftheamericas.org before 3:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25.

Jimena Zuniga

Latin America Economist, Bloomberg Intelligence

Jimena Zuniga is a Latin America economist for Bloomberg Intelligence, a real-time research platform that provides context on industries, companies, and the global economy, available on the Bloomberg Professional service. She joined Bloomberg in 2015 and provides insights and analysis on Latin American political and economic developments. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Zuniga founded Bastion Digital, a media start-up featuring political and economic developments in Argentina and Latin America.

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