OECD: Latin American Economic Outlook 2018

Rethinking Institutions for Development

OECD Development Centre

The Latin American Economic Outlook 2018: Rethinking Institutions for Development focuses on how institutions can underpin the foundations of a long period of sustained and inclusive growth and increased well-being. The report begins with an overview of the main macroeconomic challenges, analysing the complex macroeconomic context in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, and exploring policy options to boost potential growth, with a particular focus on trade. It then analyses the link between low trust and society’s disconnection and dissatisfaction with institutions and a number of long-standing, structural features of the region as well as more recent, contextual dynamics that are shaping LAC’s economy, society and politics . In this respect, the report examines how the social contract can be strengthened in LAC, mainly through a state that delivers and responds to citizens’ changing demands, as well as through policies and institutions which provide good and equal socio-economic opportunities in a rapidly changing global context.

9-Apr 2018

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Infrastructure & Energy Fact Finding Mission to Argentina 02.05. – 04.05.2018

in the context of the Official Mission of Federal Councilor Schneider-Ammann to Mercosur
02.05.2018 – 04.05.2018
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Special Address Michel Temer, President of Brazil

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018

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Preventing corruption – Information for Swiss businesses operating abroad

SECO published a brochure on corruption in international business transactions. The brochure can help companies to become familiar with the applicable regulations of the Swiss criminal law.

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Switzerland – Latin America Economic Relations Report 2017 by SECO

Report on the Bilateral Economic Relations Between Switzerland and Latin America 2017 published by The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

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Luncheon Presentation “Economic Policy in Chile – Long Term Challenges”

Keynote Speaker: Mario Marcel Cullell, Governor, Central Bank of Chile
Organized by LATCAM in partnership with Zürcher Kantonalbank
March 21, 207 from 11:30 – 14:15H
Venue: Haus zum Rüden, Limmatquai 42, 8001 Zurich
Members and non-members are welcome
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Please find the detailed Invitation with the Program and Registration Form at the link below. Members and non-members are welcome. If you wish to participate please register by completing the registration form you find under the link below and send it by mail to latcam@latcam.ch.

Further details here: Program and Registration Form

Latcam’s Brazil Seminar examines future of the Brazilian market, April 19, 2016

Latcam’s Business Seminar on Brazil took place on April 19, 2016 at Zürcher Kantonalbank Steinfels, Zurich. It was a timely moment for such an event given recent political developments against the backdrop of the country’s economic slowdown. After opening the event, Richard Friedl, Latcam  President gave the floor to the new Brazilian Ambassador in Switzerland, HE Ambassador José Borges do Santos Junior to introduce the topic. ZKB Economic Beat Schumacher did an in-depth assessment of the Brazilian market. Latcam member Michael Baier, Attornes, Wenger & Vieli AG and his partner in Brazil, Christian Moretz, Felsberg Advogados Brazil discussed the legal requirements to operate a business successfully in Brazil. Hans-Ulrich Spiess showcased Global Telemed, his tele-medical services company in Brazil and Latin America. The challenges and best practices of doing an acquisition or join venture in Brazil were presented by Hans-Peter Weilenmann, Network Selection AG. Minister Philipp Nell, SECO, made a very informative impromtu statement about bilateral Swiss-Brazilian Relations. Brazil has expressed interest to enter negotiations on a free trade Agreement with EFTA. Perhaps the economic slow-down will ultimately have the benefit of forging even stronger bilateral trade ties between our countries.