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27 May 2020 | Briefing note
The spread of the coronavirus, together with a precipitous fall in commodity prices, changed the region’s financial landscape in the first quarter of 2020.
23 April 2020 | Briefing note
The U.S. economy grew 2.3% in 2019; a recession is expected in 2020.
18 December 2019 | Briefing note
The U.S. economy slowed from around 3% annualized growth in 2018 to 2% in 2019.
20 December 2018 | Briefing note
The U.S. economic expansion, which is in its tenth year, is approaching record length but not strength. November marked the 113th month of growth for the U.S. economy, and there have been 38 consecutive quarters of growth. This is the second longest expansion on record, only the 1991-2001 expansion is longer, and it is expected to continue into next year and become the longest on record.
31 March 2015 | Briefing note
Briefing note by ECLAC Caribbean Chief, Diane Quarless (March 2015)