Archive for the ‘Peru’ Category

Chinese State Shipping Conglomerate Builds New Belt and Road Hub in Peru

Via Nikkei Asia, a report on COSCO planting its flag in South America with $3bn Peruvian port: Major ports along the west coast of the Americas have been snarled for much of the last two years due to COVID and global shipping challenges such as the Ukraine war.  Outside a sleepy South American fishing town, Chinese […]

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Peru’s Economy: A Rocky Road To Recovery?

Courtesy of the Financial Times, a report on Peru’s economy: In less than 24 hours Peru’s economy – once feted as Latin America’s star and now struggling with a slowdown – suffered two blows. First, on Sunday evening, the surprising loss of its respected finance minister, Luis Miguel Castilla. Then, on Monday morning, the announcement […]

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Via The Economist, a report on Colombia’s continued economic growth which has now overtaken Peru to become the region’s fastest-growing large economy: AS HE prepared to begin a second term as Colombia’s president on August 7th, the first name that Juan Manuel Santos inked in for his cabinet was Mauricio Cardenas, who keeps his job […]

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Peru Grows Uneasy As Boom Slows

Via the New York Times, a look at Peru’s slowing economy: From his office window, Henrik Kristensen, the chief executive of the company that runs Peru’s main port, can still look out at rows of newly arrived, shiny Kia automobiles from South Korea and shipping containers stacked four high, full of imported items like television […]

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Peru’s Roaring Economy: Trying To Avoid Complacency

Via The Economist, an interesting article on Peru’s economic growth: WALK down Calle Gamarra in Lima’s La Victoria district and you might imagine you are in Kowloon. For a dozen blocks, Gamarra and its side streets are packed with multitudes and lined by high-rise buildings, the older ones of rough and ready brick, the newer […]

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A Middle Class Emerges From Peru Growth

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an interesting article on the emergence of a middle class in Peru: As Chinese-made motorcycle-taxis try to avoid minivans on the chaotic and dusty outskirts of Peru’s capital, Lima, a glossy and incongruent structure rises amid the street stalls and shanties: a new shopping mall. “Soon, everything will be possible […]

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