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Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2002-2003

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The present edition of the Survey consists of three parts. The first part covers the main aspects of the regional economy from a sectorial and thematic perspective. The second part contains information of the analysis of the economic performance of the 19 countries of Latin America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and Haiti. The third part is dedicated to the remaining countries of the Caribbean, mainly English-speaking countries. Finally, the Survey offers two statistical appendixes, one of them contained in a CD-ROM distributed with the printed version.

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The regional economy in 2000-2003

This chapter provides an analysis of the regional economy in terms of its main thematic areas. (i) The external sector is analysed from the standpoint of the balance of payments and indicators such as commodity export prices, the terms of trade, goods and services trade, capital flows and foreign borrowing. (ii) Economic policy is reviewed in its fiscal, exchange-rate and monetary dimensions. (iii) Domestic performance is examined from several angles: sectoral supply, aggregate demand, saving as a financing source for investment, inflation, wages and employment.

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