Nicaraguan Economy Under Threat

Though it is currently doing well, there are various factors that could hamper the country's future performance.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The volatility of the international oil price, which affects prices paid locally, as well as uncertainty about the transparency of the electoral process due to take place in November, are two of the clouds on Nicaragua's economic horizon.

The comments come from the country's foundation for economic development, which recently published its 2011 Economic Status report.

Despite the factors mentioned, Nicaragua remains an attractive place for investors, according to Lucía Navas' article for La Prensa.

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Nicaragua: Fourth Economic Situation Report

December 2013

Economic activity grew by 4.7% on average up to September 2013, but its annual growth continues to slow down having gone down 6% at the beginning of the year to 3.5% in September.  

From the fourth report on economic conditions in 2013, by the Nicaraguan Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUNIDES):

Nicaraguan Economic Situation Report Released

October 2011

The Nicaraguan Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUNIDES) has presented its third report on economic conditions in 2011.

The report shows that although the country has shown steady growth of the economy, there are also challenges to achieve greater productivity and poverty reduction.

Nicaragua Economic Situation Report

September 2010

The economy performed favorably in the first half of the year; the only concern was the increase in inflation.

Nicaragua’s Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUNDES) presented its second economic situation report of 2010, concluding that the government’s management of the economy remains responsible, but it is worried by increased expenses and some off-budget costs.

Nicaragua’s Economic Situation

April 2010

FUNIDES, the Nicaraguan Foundation for Economic and Social Development, unveiled its first economic situation report of 2010.

“Our report presents a balance of the economy up to September 2009, the results of the most recent business and consumer confidence surveys, an analysis of the Government’s economic and social program, and comparative data on Nicaragua’s competitiveness versus that of Central America”.

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