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Global Personal Freedom Declines Notably According to New Human Freedom Index

Global Personal Freedom Declines Notably According to New Human Freedom Index

The HFI captures the degree to which people are free to enjoy important rights such as freedom of speech, religion, association, and assembly, and measures freedom of movement, women’s freedoms, crime and violence, and legal discrimination against same-sex relationships. While economic freedom around the world has increased slightly since 2008, the report finds that of the 12 major categories that make up the index, all but five have seen some deterioration, with Religion, Identity and Relationships, and Rule of Law seeing the largest decreases since 2008.

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Fitch Sees Rising Latin American Debt Defaults

Fitch Sees Rising Latin American Debt Defaults

The number of defaults in 2020 is on pace to exceed that of 2019 with indications there will be more to follow, given 6 group-level defaults YTD compared with 6 in all of 2019, and the high number of ratings at ‘CCC’ or below categories.

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Costa Rica Invited To Join OECD

Costa Rica Invited To Join OECD

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has announced that it has extended an invitation to Costa Rica to become the 38th member state of the organization.

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