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Colby Smith

19/11/2019
Argentina Financial Times - Reino Unido Economía Colby Smith

Argentina debt uncertainty piles on the agony for investors

President-elect Fernández is reticent on likely relationship with bondholders and IMF
22/10/2019
Argentina Financial Times - Reino Unido Economía Colby Smith

Argentine bondholders braced for steep losses

21/10 - 14:40 - Investors sombre after meeting privately with politicians and the IMF in Washington
05/09/2019
Argentina Financial Times - Reino Unido Economía Colby Smith

Argentina’s creditors discuss Macri debt plan

04/09 - 20:41 - Bondholders agree restructuring deal would be dead on arrival without opposition buy-in
03/09/2019
Argentina Financial Times - Reino Unido Economía Colby Smith

Argentina’s creditors face debt restructuring dilemma

Bondholders weigh deal with Macri against negotiating with likely successor Fernández
14/08/2019
Argentina Financial Times - Reino Unido Economía Colby Smith

Argentine peso falls sharply for a second day

13/08 - 12:48 - Turmoil continues to rock currency after strong showing by populist candidate in primary vote
04/07/2019
Economía Financial Times - Reino Unido Economía Internacional Colby Smith

Venezuela’s opposition sets out debt restructuring plans

03/07 - 12:36 - Creditors caught in crisis would be treated equally if Maduro is ousted, policy paper states
24/06/2019
Argentina Financial Times - Reino Unido Economía Colby Smith

Argentina: bottoming out?

And although polls remain neck-and-neck, incumbent Mauricio Macri's re-election chances have also improved with the selection of his running mate, Peronist Senator Miguel Ángel Pichetto. This thinking goes that by shifting to the political centre and choosing someone from his opposition party, Macri will broaden his electoral appeal — a necessity if he is to reverse his slumping popularity.
21/05/2019
Argentina Financial Times - Reino Unido Economía Colby Smith

Political curve-ball rattles Argentine investors

The world's worst performing currency this year dropped another 1 per cent against the dollar on Monday before paring back some of its losses, as the murky political situation in Argentina gets even murkier.
15/05/2019
Argentina Financial Times - Reino Unido Economía Colby Smith

How much more can Argentina adjust?

At some point even if in the long-term what is good for the country is more adjustment, you may lose support from all of your stakeholders. It may not be just Congress, but lower levels of government that are not up for it. Then there are unions and big business owners
14/05/2019
Argentina Financial Times - Reino Unido Economía Colby Smith

Currency crisis redux?

According to Evghenia Sleptsova and her team at Oxford Economics, Argentina's peso and the Turkish lira are the two currencies most vulnerable to yet another sell-off. Sleptsova calculates a 70 per cent chance of a currency crisis in the next three years in Turkey, and about the same for Argentina over the same period.
06/05/2019
Argentina Financial Times - Reino Unido Economía Colby Smith

Why Argentina’s latest policy pivot might just work

03/05 - 11:55 - Sceptics fear that a return to currency intervention would spell doom for Buenos Aires
03/05/2019
Argentina Financial Times - Reino Unido Economía Colby Smith

Argentina's problems don't end with its election

If you were to ask investors what the biggest risk facing Argentina is today, they would probably point to the return of former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
30/04/2019
Argentina Financial Times - Reino Unido Colby Smith

Why investors keep coming back to Argentina

No Argentine assets escaped last week's bout of market volatility, not least the country's dollar-denominated bond maturing in 2117. The so-called “century bond” traded as low as 66 cents on the dollar, before stabilising around the 67 cents mark.
30/04/2019
Argentina Financial Times - Reino Unido Economía Colby Smith

Investors in Argentina perplexed by policy U-turns

Analysts say authorities lack confidence after central bank switches tack on peso
26/04/2019
Argentina Financial Times - Reino Unido Economía Colby Smith

Argentine peso tumbles further as political angst rises

Argentine financial assets tumbled for a second day, amid mounting political worries about the future of President Mauricio Macri’s government as it struggles to grapple with record-high inflation, slowing growth and a weakening currency.
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