Mario Marcel: Chile - the view from the Central Bank

Presentation by Mr Mario Marcel, Governor of the Central Bank of Chile, at the "Southern Cone & Andean Opportunities Conference", arranged by JP Morgan, Santiago de Chile, 26 April 2017.

Central bank speech  | 
27 June 2017
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Current macroeconomic conditions and prospects in the monetary policy scenario

1. The last few months have brought mixed signals for the Chilean economy. On the one hand, 2016 ended in a low tone, with a slowdown in activity and inflation. A series of one-off events extended economic weakness into the first quarter of 2017, lowering forecasts for the year as a whole. On the other, the global outlook appears more favorable, both for the growth of trade partners and terms of trade. This suggests a gradual improvement of economic prospects for the Chilean economy which should be further supported by an expansionary monetary policy as long as inflation remains below target.