Analysis of the economic and financial relations between Latin American and the Caribbean and the BRICS group

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This document has been prepared in compliance with Activity III.1.2 of the Work Programme of SELA for the year 2015, entitled 'Analysis of the economic and financial relations between Latin America and the Caribbean and the BRICS countries'. The document comprises an introduction, four chapters and a final section with the conclusions and recommendations stemming from the study. Chapter I describes the economic performance of the BRICS countries, their economic relations with Latin America and the Caribbean and the functioning of the development banks of the member countries. Chapter II assesses the financial architecture of Latin America and the Caribbean and explores the needs for financing in the region. Chapter III deals with the regulatory frameworks governing public and private investments in Latin America and the Caribbean and the Bilateral Investment Treaties with the BRICS countries. Finally, Chapter IV describes the main features of the New Development Bank (NDB) and the Contingent Reserve Agreement of the BRICS


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