Investment To Drive China-Latin America Relationship Forward

Economic links between China and Latin America have grown tremendously over the past decade, as China has emerged as both an important export destination, and a significant source of credit and foreign direct investment. However, with Chinese real GDP growth set to slow over the coming years, many are wondering what the future of the China-Latin America relationship will look like over a multiyear timeframe. Our view is that investment will be the primary vehicle through which China will attempt to deepen its political and economic ties with Latin America in the next several years. We expect that the Chinese government will continue to seek access to stable, long-term supplies of minerals and hydrocarbons, and look to expand its political and economic influence throughout the region. This podcast features Katherine Weber, BMI's Head of Americas Country Risk, and Julie Beckenstein, an Oil & Gas Analyst.