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Central America resilient against Covid, In conversation with Yves Mersch

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Central America resilient against Covid, In conversation with Yves Mersch

Monday 9 November 2020   –    Vol.11 Ed.46.1

Commentary: Central America resilient against Covid

By Natalia Ospina in London

At a time of global uncertainty, Central America presents opportunities for growth and sustainable recovery driven by its dynamism and economic integration. An OMFIF report, produced jointly with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, revealed that Central America stood out from the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean as the only bloc to have year-on-year export growth in the first quarter of 2020.

Read the full commentary and download the report on the website.

Meeting: In conversation with Yves Mersch

Monday 16 November, 13:30-15:00 GMT

In response to Covid-19, the European Central Bank introduced the pandemic emergency purchase programme and continued with negative interest rates. These measures are under constant review to ensure they are appropriate, proportional and needed. The ECB is also carrying out a wider review of the tools at its disposal. Yves Mersch, member of the executive board and vice-chair of the supervisory board at the ECB, joins David Marsh, OMFIF chairman, to discuss the future of monetary policy.

Request to attend the meeting.

 

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