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Panama 2020. Car sales down 20% after 9 months

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Panama 2020. Market still down 19.9% Year to Date in September as cases in the country remain high

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Zimbabwe 2020. Market maintains a slow recovery, reporting a 11.9% decline in Year to Date sales in September

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Zambia 2020. Vehicle market plummets almost 60% in Year to Date September sales

Zambian vehicles market keeps a very negative trend in 2020, with all brands reporting double-digit losses. Indeed, 119 units have been sold in September (-57.7%), leading Year to Date sales at 1.011 (-59.8%). Toyota dominates with 42% market share. Economic Environment Recently-released GDP data revealed that the economy contracted 2.1% in annual terms in Q2 […]

6 articles to recommend: Social collapse (!); Elite competition; Why people use jargon

How Do You Know When Society Is About to Fall Apart? [NYT] Social complexity, he argues, is inevitably subject to diminishing marginal returns. It costs more and more, in other words, while producing smaller and smaller profits. “It’s a classic ‘Alice in Wonderland’ situation,” Tainter says. You’re “running faster and faster to stay in the […]

Bosnia 2020. Market recovers in September (-15.5%), but growth is challenged by second wave

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An indirect yet very clear explanation of MMT

Emerging markets have reasons to be wary of MMT. They don’t strictly meet its preconditions. While every country does print a legal tender and collects taxes in its own currency, not all can borrow in them. Nor can they allow their exchange rates to float freely, especially if they import vital commodities like food or […]

Madagascar 2020. Auto sales down 14.4% Year to Date September

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Senegal 2020. The market declines 10.8% Year to Date in September

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