Forum in Guatemala on the financial crisis
The Central American Master's Program in Social Sciences presents the forum on the "Global Financial Crisis and its consequences to Central America."
Monday, November 10, 2008
Paulo de Leon, CABI; Carlos Martinez, UNDP consultant; Carlos Gonzalez, ASIES and Ricardo Barrientos, Finance Minister will be the speakers at the meeting to be held on Thursday, November 13 at the FLACSO campus in Guatemala at 6 pm.
The Guatemalan economy is not exempt from the after-effects of the American financial crisis; expectations are that it will affect exports, remittances and tourism.
Ricardo Martinelli and the president of the World Economic Forum have agreed that Panama will be the site of the annual event in Latin America, when more than 1000 businesses from around the world will gather together.
When the true economic value is too far from the fabulous figures invented by financial engineering, crisis - and an adjustment - is inevitable.
This special report examines the channels through which Fitch-rated sovereigns in this sub-region could be impacted by external shocks, the robustness of their
various policy frameworks and the implications for creditworthiness of
increasingly challenging international conditions.
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