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26/07/2019
Economía The Economist - Reino Unido Mercosur

Latin America and Europe have much to gain from closer ties

Even today, although the United States is the main trading partner of Latin America as a whole, Mercosur (which includes Paraguay and Uruguay) does nearly half as much trade again with the European Union.
18/07/2019
Economía The Economist - Reino Unido Economía Internacional

EIU global forecast -Central banks braced for slower growth

The world's goods-producing industries are under pressure. Amid shrinking global trade volumes, global manufacturing activity stalled in the first half of 2019, and in some developed economies the housing and construction boom that built up over a decade of ultra-loose monetary policy has peaked. Although low unemployment rates continue to fuel the service economy, a growing number of central banks have begun to prepare financial markets for policy easing.
15/07/2019
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política

Argentina’s main presidential candidates are ignoring the biggest problems

Mauricio Macri doesn’t want to talk about the economy. Alberto Fernández wants to keep the focus off his running mate
12/07/2019
Economía The Economist - Reino Unido Energía

Latin America’s state-run oil giants are struggling

States control about 90% of the world’s oil and gas reserves. They do so in different ways, as Latin America illustrates.The companies are unprepared for the looming energy transition
10/07/2019
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía

Industrial and construction activity improve in May

The latest data from INDEC, the national statistics institute, show that both industrial and construction output rose in sequential terms in May.
05/07/2019
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Mercosur

A new trade deal has FOMO as its secret sauce

The aim is to make President Donald Trump feel like he is missing out. The motiveforce behind trade deals is supposed to be “fomo”—the fear of missing out. If negotiators fail to grab new markets for their exporters, the theory goes, rivals may snap those markets up first.
03/07/2019
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía

More utilities tariff increases put on hold

With an eye on his prospects of re-election in October, the president, Mauricio Macri, will be extremely concerned with the impact of utilities tariff increases (necessary to reduce subsidies and close the fiscal gap) on inflation and consumer purchasing power.
26/06/2019
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Energía

Unconventional oil and gas operations drive energy growth

According to the Argentinean Institute of Energy, both oil and natural gas output rose in yea-on-year terms in April, by 4.3% and 1.8% respectively.
21/06/2019
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía

In Argentina, the IMF has been neither toxic nor triumphant

Investors also fear a resumption of capital flight by residents, especially if Mr Macri looks likely to lose the October election to his populist opponents, led by Alberto Fernández and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, a former president. Mr Macri’s government is in a bind. Tougher measures to appease creditors will anger voters—and angry voters will alarm creditors, who fear Ms Fernández’s return.
19/06/2019
Economía The Economist - Reino Unido Economía Regional

Latin America's flagging recovery

After having faltered in 2018—owing in no small part to weaknesses in Argentina and Brazil—Latin America was slated for a mild cyclical upturn in 2019. However, early economic indicators suggest that the improvement is likely to be significantly weaker than initially anticipated.
13/06/2019
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política

Macri surprises with vice-presidential pick

Event On June 11th the president, Mauricio Macri, announced that a senator, Miguel Pichetto of the moderate faction of the opposition Partido Justicialista (PJ, the Peronist party), will be his running-mate in the presidential election this October.
11/06/2019
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía

Government seeks to lend impetus to recovery

The government has announced a number of measures to boost economic growth, which has been struggling to pick up outside the agricultural sector.
05/06/2019
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política

Fernández pick for gubernatorial race sends mixed signals

The former Treasury minister (2013-15), Axel Kicillof, is to run for governor of the strategic province of Buenos Aires, as part of the Unidad Ciudadana faction of the Peronist party, a faction led by the former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (2007-15).
31/05/2019
Economía The Economist - Reino Unido Economía Regional

Why Latin America’s economies are stagnating

Unless Latin American businesses become more productive, the region’s outlook is dim. According to McKinsey, 72% of the region’s economic growth between 2000 and 2016 was owing to the expansion of the labour force rather than higher productivity. Latin American women now have fewer babies so the labour force will soon stop growing.
21/05/2019
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política

Cristina Fernández shakes up political scene

On May 18th the former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (2007-15), made a surprise announcement, through social media, that she will run as vice-president in the October 2019 presidential election on a ticket headed by former cabinet chief, Alberto Fernández (2003-08).
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