Latin America: Macro Winners & Losers

CRISIS Brazil is seeing its worst economic performance in 25 years and highest inflation in 12 years. Here downtown Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: Francisco Anzola)

Brazil has region's worst macro environment after Venezuela and Argentina.


As Latin America faces an economic slowdown and continued pressures on major currencies, the outlook within the region varies strongly from country to country.

Two extremes are Venezuela and Panama. Venezuela will have the worst macro-economic environment the next two years, while Panama will have the best, according to a Latinvex analysis of new estimates from the International Monetary Fund and private sector consultants in Argentina.


Meanwhile, Brazil – Latin America’s largest economy – will have the third-worst macro environment in the region, while Mexico – the region’s second-largest economy – will rank in the middle.

Brazil’s economy is likely to decline by ...

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