Colby Smith

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.
25/04/2019
Argentina Financial Times - Reino Unido Economía Colby Smith

Argentina is on the brink

On Wednesday, the cost of insuring against an Argentine debt default surged to its highest level since Macri took office three-and-half years ago, cementing the country's title as the world's second-riskiest sovereign borrower behind Venezuela
03/04/2019
Argentina Financial Times - Reino Unido Economía Colby Smith

Mark Mobius and the case against Argentina

Veteran investor Mark Mobius made a name for himself by making big bets on unloved emerging economies around the world. He went bargain hunting across Asia as the financial crisis rippled through the region in the late 1990s. He also snapped up Russian stocks around the same time, despite the country defaulting on its debts in 1998. And before most investors even considered investing in Africa, Mobius already had.
25/09/2018
Economía Financial Times - Reino Unido Economía Internacional Colby Smith

Since the crisis, a preference for debt markets over bank loans

A few things actually have changed since the financial crisis. Banks, for example, are no longer the primary suppliers of international credit. A new report by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) shows that after the crisis, borrowers began to fund themselves through debt issuance instead. But because most of this debt is dollar-denominated, much of what's new has ended up affirming something very old: the world wants US dollars.
29/08/2018
Argentina Valor Econômico - Brasil Economía Colby Smith

Argentina sofre para cumprir metas do FMI

A Argentina pode ter relutado em voltar aos braços do Fundo Monetário Internacional (FMI), mas o maior pacote de ajuda financeira da história não está bastando para blindar o país do estresse nos mercados financeiros.
21/08/2018
Argentina Financial Times - Reino Unido Economía Colby Smith

Argentina is failing on forward guidance

The Bank of England recently released a working paper on how to make monetary policy decisions easier to understand. It finds it all comes down to communication (and, of course, infographics).
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