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  • Closer to The U.S.A. - WA#47
    Closer to The U.S.A. - WA#47

    Foreign trade third quarter

  • The IMF forecasts that imports will decline relative to the size of the economy from 20.0% of GDP in 2019 to 18.5% in 2025. This projection is consistent with an economy with a low growth rate. In nominal terms, total imports would go from $21.5 bn in 2019 to $21.0 bn in 2025. (WA#47)

  • Country risk closed October at 1029 base points (10.29 percentage points), up 14 base points for the month. So far in November, country risk is down -22 points. (WA#46)

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  • 47.- CLOSER TO THE U.S.A.

    The government continues to promote the commercial opening that was put in the back burner during the Correa administration. A 1st phase agreement is expected to be reached with the U.S. in December. It is not a complete trade agreement, but rather the approval of basic trade protocols and rules for trade. This preliminary agreement is important be...


    Data show how the $2 bn from the IMF made their way to private and public sector banks: within a couple days from having received them, Finances had used the full amount to slash arrears to a third. Immediately, deposits in private banks soared, banks increased credit, interest rates started to fall. The regulatory board eased regulations on delaye...


    The complex situation that Ecuador is going through was not caused by Covid 19. We are facing a fiscal crisis due to excess spending, a productive crisis due to lack of competitiveness due to the accelerated increase in domestic prices. The consequence of these imbalances is the inability of the economy to generate well-being for citizens, a social...