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Opinion

Broken China should scare LatAm

Any slowdown in the economy of the country that consumes so much local output will bring short-term pain and should be a long-term warning.

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I was only in Europe for a week or so in early July, but when I returned to Latin America the extent to which China had moved up the financial agenda was striking.

Latin America can never afford to be insular, but there has been a certain amount of navel gazing this year – an understandable impact of so many presidential elections in the region at more or less the same time.

But China too has moved front of mind for the first time in years, especially the risks from an economic slowdown. That country’s trade dispute with the US is the catalyst, but it is also helping throw into sharp relief the vulnerability that some Latin American countries have to the state of the Chinese economy.




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