LEO NEWS n°9 Nov.-Dec. 2008



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The Latin American Economic Outlook 2009, released at the XVII Iberoamerican Summit of San Salvador, has been published throughout the world. In this issue of the newsletter, learn more about the 2009 International Economic Forum Latin American & the Caribbean 2009, to be held on 26 January in Paris. See you there!


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Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean to take place next January

The OECD Development Centre’s Latin America and Caribbean Desk is co-organising the International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean with the French Ministry of Finance, the Inter-American Development Bank and UBIFRANCE. This unique high-level event in Paris next 26 January will bring together a select group of people from both the public and private sectors to discuss key economic issues for Latin America: the regional macroeconomic outlook, the role of fiscal policy in fostering development, the building of transatlantic business partnerships, and the emergence of Latin American multinationals.


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Check out the agenda at the Forum's website.
Register online.

The Latin American Economic Outlook 2009 stirs debate on fiscal policy in the region

The launch of the Latin American Economic Outlook 2009 at the XVIII Iberoamerican Summit of San Salvador was the fist of a series of presentations and policy dialogue events aimed at creating debate between  economists, policy makers, business leaders and civil society representatives on how Latin American countries can maximise fiscal policy’s untapped potential as a development tool.
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El Salvador
Santiago de Chile
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Making Fiscal Policy Work for Development in Latin America

Are Latin American governments making the most of fiscal policy to boost economic growth and combat poverty and inequality? Or could governments be making  better use of debt management, tax systems and public spending to foster development? Download this Policy Brief.

Wall Street and Elections in Latin American Emerging Economies

Political cycles represent a core issue for capital markets in developing and emerging countries. This paper analyses the intricate links between financial markets and emerging democracies and highlights changes in the ways analysts and investors react to political cycles in emerging markets. Download this Working Paper .

In the Media Top

 OCDE sugiere reforma fiscal en América Latina
La Prensa Gráfica, El Salvador, October 2008

América Latina podría hacer un mejor uso fiscal
Infolatam, Spain, October 2008

 OCDE pede mais ação contra crise prolongada
Valor Económico, Brazil, October 20088

 La bonanza fue desaprovechada
Excelsior, Mexico, October 2008

OCDE aconseja a Latinoamérica buen manejo fiscal
Reuters, United Kingdom, October 2008

América Latina y su desafío fiscal
El País, Spain, November 2008

At the Development Centre Top

The financial crisis is beginning to hit developing and emerging economies hard.In the second week of December, the OECD Development Centre and the Development Aid Committeewill host two core eventsin the framework of the Global Forum on Development, to discuss the impact of the current crisis on aid and development finance.(more)
Innovation in Africa, a path to Development
The Development Centre, the African Development Bank and the UN Economic Commission for Africa have chosen to focus on 'Innovation in Information and Communication Technology' for the 2009 edition of the African Economic Outlook, to be published in May. (more)

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