Economic research: Will low debt and rates lift Colombia?

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Risks remain even as oil rebounds and will low debt lift Columbia?

By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist & Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group

Risks Remain Even As Oil Rebounds from Lows

  • US shale producers slowed drilling of new wells as prices fell.
  • Supply-demand may not be as well balanced as market indicates.
  • Will Saudi-Russia production cuts hold as prices rebound?
  • Oil prices still dependent on full recovery of global economy.
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Colombia: Can Low Debt and Rates Spur Growth?

  • Colombia’s low debt and interest rates could help spur growth.
  • Colombia’s peso has held up well despite poor commodity prices.
  • Central bank can potentially cut rates by 100 basis points over time.
  • Colombia’s yield curve has steepened in a positive sign for growth.
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