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LBC consults with two experts about what the tapering of QE will mean for the region.

Global markets have been tumultuous this past week since U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the United States could begin tapering off its policy of quantitative easing as soon as the end of this year. The announcement caused investors to sell assets across the board, with emerging market currencies and indexes being especially hard-hit. Many worry that as the sources of cheap and easy financing dry up, the region could find itself in dire straits, similar to the credit crises of the 1980s and 1990s. But does the policy’s end necessarily spell doom for Latin America? Latin Business Chronicle consulted with two experts – Walter Molano, Managing Partner and the Head of Research at BCP Securities, and Alberto León, Head of Research at Bulltick Capital -- to get their insight.

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