The Promise of the Pacific Alliance at Davos 2014

18:00 PM CET, 23rd January 2014

Different regional paradigms have emerged in Latin America’s quest for sustainable and inclusive growth. With the Pacific Alliance capturing greater global attention, will it be able to meet the growth expectations of its members?

Enrique Peña Nieto President of Mexico
Manuel Santos President of Colombia
Felipe Larraín Minister of Finance of Chile
César Villanueva Prime Minister of Peru


Special Address by Dilma Rousseff to Davos 2014

14:15 PM CET, 24th Jan 2014

Special Address by Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil. Chaired by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.

Dilma Rousseff President of Brazil
Professor Klaus Schwab


Economic reasons to invest in Peru

The Peruvian Economy: Overview

In the period January-December 2011, Peru’s GDP increased by 6.9%, reflecting the optimum economic growth of Peru. In this way, and following the economic positive trend, the GDP over 2012 and 2013 is expected to reach 6% per year.
It is noteworthy to mention that, as of the end of 2011, Peru’s GDP reached a value of US$ 176.728 million; thus, Peruvian economy completed 10 years of continuous growth with rates above the Latin American average.

High Activity in Investments and Foreign Trade

Private investments increased by 11.7% during 2011, reaching a value close to US$ 35 million. The investment flows into Peru are expected to continue their expanding trend as a result of the investors’ confidence in the economic performance of the country.
Foreign capital flows continued their expansion, registering a total net foreign investments of US$ 7.548 million (21% of the total private investment value). This investment has been concentrated on mining, finances, communications, industry and energy, which reflects the growing strength of the country’s domestic market.

General Assembly of the United Nations

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General Assembly of the United Nations

General Assembly of the United Nations
General Debate: 66th Session

21-24 and 26-30 September 2011

Theme of the general debate of the 66th session: “The role of mediation in the settlement of disputes by peaceful means.”   How is the theme decided? Traditionally, the President of the General Assembly proposes to Member States an issue of global concern. After their approval, they are invited to comment on the theme during the general debate.

General Assembly of the United Nations

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The currency wars explained

Explore the background and actions in the so-called currency wars, with this interactive guide looking at the economic and political basis of the key countries’ actions

Global GDP growth 2011

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What’s driving China’s energy commodities boom?

With the US and Europe continuing to face economic difficulties, Platts editors Richard Swann, James O’Connell and Ross McCracken focus on the unceasing growth, and thirst for commodities, of Asia’s financial powerhouse, China.

They analyse the vast demographic changes taking place within the nation; china’s worldwide drive to develop and acquire a vast array of coal, oil, and natural gas resources; and the long term factors that might dampen economic growth.


Analysis: Indonesia’s commodities

It’s the biggest economy in south east Asia and its manufacturing exports are even giving stiff competition to China. But Indonesia is also a world leader in some significant commodities. Jonathan Wheatley, deputy emerging markets editor, and Javier Blas, commodities editor, provide some context and analysis to an FT interview with Mari Pangestu, Indonesia’s minister of trade.