Video: Alejandro Werner on the Economic Climate in the Hemisphere at #LABC19

Latin America is set to grow faster in 2019, in part because of Brazil's economic expansion and a smaller contraction in Argentina.


  • Alejandro Werner, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Latin America's GDP is set to grow 2 percent in 2019, a jump from 1 percent last year. "It’s a reflection of the Brazilian economy expanding at a faster pace and Argentina contracting by less than it did in 2018," said the IMF's Alejandro Werner at the Latin America Business Conference 2018. Werner went on to explain the various factors affecting growth, from a move away from 2018's global financial tightening to the change in commodity prices.

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