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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chilean Peso Rallies as Central Bank Keeps Rates Unchanged

    The Chilean peso gained against the US dollar on February 12 on the back of the unchanged monetary policy by its central bank and a surge in commodities.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Chile’s Mining Strike Means for a Highly Privatized Economy

    Chile had been known as the best-managed economy in Latin America—until recently.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investor Sentiment Favors Peru, Chile, and Brazil

    Investor sentiment with respect to Latin American economies has definitely been changing since the beginning of the year.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Colombian Stocks Are Surging in 2017

    As the third-largest economy in Latin America, Colombia is expected to recover from its subdued growth of ~2% in 2016—its lowest figure since 2009.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Miscellaneous

    How Were China’s Copper Imports in January?

    Looking at copper import data, Chinese copper demand is not as weak as many are expecting.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Sluggish Mining Sector and Chile’s Trade Surplus in June

    Chile’s economy is highly dependent on copper mining activities. The recent long strike at BHP Billiton’s Escondida copper mine continues to impact Chile.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Miscellaneous

    What’s Driving Recent Strength in Copper Prices?

    Copper prices have shown strength in the last few weeks. Copper started 2017 on a positive note amid supply-side concerns.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did Chile’s Copper Mine Strike Impact Its Economic Growth in 1Q17?

    Chile’s economy grew 0.1% on a year-over-year basis in 1Q17, lower than the 0.5% expansion in 1Q16.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Miscellaneous

    Mid-Year Review: What Could Drive Copper Miners in 2H17

    Copper’s story has essentially been a supply-side-driven deficit. We’ve seen significant supply disruptions this year.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Markets in India Are Scaling New Heights in 2017

    India’s equity markets are soaring so far in 2017, pushing valuations above their long-term averages. India’s economy is scoring well due to high GDP growth and government reforms.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Latin Aug
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Latin American Markets Rise, Chile Records Slower Inflation

    Latin American markets were trading higher on August 8—taking cues from a rise in commodity and crude prices globally.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Colombia Hikes Rates, Chile’s Industrial Production Contracts

    Colombia’s central bank increased the benchmark interest rates for the 11th consecutive meeting by 25 basis points to bring the rate to 7.8%.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Does Latin America Need to Improve Competitiveness?

    In many Latin American (ILF) (ECH) countries, higher growth and development have been accompanied by loss of competitiveness and a decline in productivity.

    By Armando Senra
  • uploads///Latin july
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Latin American Markets Rise as Inflation Levels Ease in Brazil

    Latin American markets were trading higher on July 9—taking cues from other emerging markets. Brazil’s inflation rate was released lower at 8.8% in June.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Can Latin America Keep Up Inclusive Growth?

    The Latin American (ILF) (EWW) economy contracted in the second half of 2015. The fourth quarter registered the biggest fall in six years.

    By Armando Senra
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Mobile Banking Boosts Financial Inclusion in Latin America

    World Bank data reveal that since 2011, more than 60 million people in Latin America have opened bank and mobile money accounts.

    By Armando Senra
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is Technology Connecting Lives in Latin America?

    Statista data show that the mobile penetration rate in Latin America reached a new high of about 126% in 2015.

    By Armando Senra
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Disruptive Innovation Is Changing Latin America

    Changing demographics in Latin America are driving innovations. Young people, which account for 25% of the total population, are more likely to accept innovation.

    By Armando Senra
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Central Bank of Chile Keeps Rates Constant, Monitors Inflation Levels

    The banking sector in Chile got a boost as Banco Santander Chile (BSAC) and Banco De Chile (BCH) rose by more than 1% on June 17.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Driving China’s Copper Imports in 2016?

    In May, China imported 430,000 metric tons of unwrought copper and copper products. Although imports fell 4.4%, they have risen more than 18% YoY.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Could Record Chinese Copper Imports Support Freeport-McMoRan?

    China’s copper imports seem to defy any slowdown fears in the country.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chilean Peso Fell: What Does Inflation Have to Do with It?

    The Chilean peso gave away losses against the US dollar on February 8, 2016. Inflation rates increased beyond expected levels in January.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///CLP Jan
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chilean Peso Falls on Weak Economic Data

    The Chilean peso depreciated against the US dollar on January 29, 2016, as reports indicated that copper production fell 5.5% in December 2015.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Investor’s Guide to Glencore’s Key Operations

    Glencore (GLNCY) is among some of the most diversified natural resources (GNR) companies. Its operations span around the world.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Copper Resumes Downside but Manages to Hold Crucial Levels

    On September 25, spot copper closed at $5,098 per metric ton on the London Metals Exchange. Copper prices had hit their six-year closing low of $4,888 per MT on August 24.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Copper’s Long-Term Outlook Looks Better

    Most analysts have long-term positive views on copper. Copper does not face massive overcapacity like iron ore and steel.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///Copper CLP Sep
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The High Correlation between the Chilean Peso and Copper Prices

    Any variation in copper demand or supply directly affects the value of the Chilean peso against the US dollar.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Would Supply Disruptions Lend Support to Copper Prices in 2H15?

    Copper prices are testing their six-year lows. Copper miners such as Freeport-McMoRan and BHP Billiton are now rethinking their business plans to tackle the low commodity price scenario.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///china copper production
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Refined Copper Production Increased 6% in May

    In the last four months of 2014, China’s refined copper production averaged more than 700,000 tons. This sent inventory surging.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Copper Production in Peru, Chile Falls in First 3 Months of 2015

    According to the World Bureau of Metal Statistics, Peru’s refined copper production declined in the first three months of the current year.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Copper Production Will Be Affected by Unions’ Strike in Peru

    Peru’s refined copper production declined over the last few years. Peru was the world’s second largest copper producer in 2007. Currently, it’s ranked third.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chilean Refined Copper Production Falls to 2-Year Low

    On a year-over-year basis, Chilean refined copper production fell by more than 1%. Incessant rains causing flooding are behind the decline in February’s copper production.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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