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24/01/2020
Política The Economist - Reino Unido Politica Latinoamericana

Elusive estabilidad The current calm in Bolivia is fragile

The main political forces have agreed on the ground rules for a new election. But that does not guarantee stability.
22/01/2020
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía

Exchange rate remains stable despite monetary loosening

On January 16th the Banco Central de la República Argentina (BCRA, the central bank) lowered the floor of the benchmark Leliq rate, from 52% to 50%. The policy rate has now been cut by a cumulative 1,300 basis points since December 10th 2019. However, this has not translated into significant peso weakening.
16/01/2020
Política The Economist - Reino Unido Política Internacional

EIU Global Forecast - Suleimani's death marks turning point

The US decision to assassinate Qassem Suleimani, the commander of the elite Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, on January 3rd has taken US-Iran tensions to a new level. At first glance, the US strike appears at odds with the reluctance of Donald Trump, the US president, to drag the US into a new war in the Middle East. However, from Mr Trump's perspective, it represents a calculated response to the recent escalation in tensions between the US and Iran, which culminated in an attack against the US embassy in Iraq by Iran-backed militia in late December. As the embassy attack illustrates, these tensions have mainly unfolded in Iraq, a country where both the US and Iran wield significant influence and which represents the new battlefield between both countries.
14/01/2020
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía

Buenos Aires legislature passes tax reform

On January 8th the legislature of Buenos Aires passed a new tax law to shore up the province's finances.
07/01/2020
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política Económica

Fernández mandates private-sector wage increase

On January 3rd the president, Alberto Fernández, signed an executive decree mandating a wage increase of Ps4,000 (US$67) for workers in the private sector.
07/01/2020
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política Económica

Fernández administration makes first domestic bond issues

06/01 - 13:12 - In an effort to find fresh funds to honour short-term obligations, the government of the president, Alberto Fernández, has successfully taken initial steps into the domestic bond market. This is the first time that the government has been able to place debt in the domestic bond market since August, when the administration of Mauricio Macri (2015-19) announced a reprofiling of short-term public debt.
20/12/2019
Política The Economist - Reino Unido Política Internacional

Donald Trump becomes the first impeached president to run for re-election

19/12 - 12:05 - His acquittal by the Senate seems certain and the impact on his re-election bid unknowable
19/12/2019
Política The Economist - Reino Unido Política Internacional

The world this year

Warnings about a slowing world economy were a consideration for the Federal Reserve when it decided to cut interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis. Two more reductions followed. Mr Trump quarrelled openly with the Fed for not cutting sooner, calling it a “stubborn child”.
12/12/2019
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política

Alberto Fernández takes office

Alberto Fernández of the left-leaning Frente deTodos (FdT) Peronist coalition assumed the presidency on December10th. In his inaugural speech to Congress, MrFernández chose to strike a moderate tone, making an appeal for unity and calling for a new social contract to protect the poorest Argentinians.
02/12/2019
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política

President-elect names a moderate to head statistics agency

The president-elect, Alberto Fernández, has announced that he will appoint a moderate Peronist economist and politician, Marco Lavagna, as head of INDEC (the national statistics institute).
28/11/2019
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía

Economic activity dips again in September

According to INDEC, the national statistics institute, the Estimador Mensual de Actividad Económica (EMAE, the monthly economic activity index) contracted by 0.8%in August in seasonally adjusted, month-on-month terms. Theyear-on-year decline in output was2.1%.
22/11/2019
Política The Economist - Reino Unido Politica Latinoamericana

The strange passivity of JairBolsonaro

Brazil’s president is hemmed in by congress, his advisers and his own misjudgments
08/11/2019
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía

Central bank loosens policy

On October 30th theBanco Central de la RepúblicaArgentina (BCRA, the central bank) announced that it would reduce the floor for the benchmark Leliq rate to 63% in November, down from 68% in October and 78% in September.
07/11/2019
Política The Economist - Reino Unido Política Internacional

If a 13-year-old murders a ten-year-old, is it a crime?

There is little international consensus about when young people should be punished under the law
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