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30/08/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía
On August 28th the newly appointed Treasury minister, Hernán Lacunza, announced a battery of measures aimed at reprofiling the public debt, in order to lengthen maturities and narrow the near- and medium-term financing gap.
22/08/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía
Mr Macri is not quite beaten yet. The presidential election is not until October 27th. But in Argentina’s peculiar system, the primaries are a dress rehearsal. Few think he can overturn a 16-point deficit in nine weeks. The fact that the peso crashed after the primary result will add to inflation of 50% a year and makes his task even harder.
20/08/2019Política The Economist - Reino Unido Organismos Regionales
The stage is set for a new Itaipu dam agreement between the two countries
16/08/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido
An opposition triumph in primary elections prompts a vicious sell-off
09/08/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política
Primary elections will give a strong hint of what his chances are. The primary election has no practical effect at the presidential level, because both Mr Macri and Mr Fernández are unchallenged within their parties. But since all Argentines over the age of 16 are legally obliged to vote, it functions in effect as a dry run of the October election.
07/08/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política
The presidential election campaign is heating up ahead of the nationwide open primaries on August 11th. Given that the candidates for all of the political coalitions are running unopposed, the vote will effectively serve as a trial run for the first round of the presidential election, which is scheduled for October 27th.
01/08/2019Política The Economist - Reino Unido Politica Latinoamericana
The mass exodus of Venezuelans to neighbouring countries is causing political, fiscal and labour market tensions across Latin America and the Caribbean. Four neighbouring countries in particular—Colombia, Peru, Chile and Ecuador—have accepted over two-thirds of the Venezuelan diaspora. Comparatively speaking, the process has been free of major problems.
26/07/2019Economía The Economist - Reino Unido Mercosur
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.
19/07/2019Política The Economist - Reino Unido Política Internacional
Can talks in Barbados restore democracy?
18/07/2019Economía The Economist - Reino Unido Economía Internacional
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.
15/07/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política
Mauricio Macri doesn’t want to talk about the economy. Alberto Fernández wants to keep the focus off his running mate
12/07/2019Economía The Economist - Reino Unido Energía
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
10/07/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía
The latest data from INDEC, the national statistics institute, show that both industrial and construction output rose in sequential terms in May.
05/07/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Mercosur
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.
03/07/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía
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.
26/06/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Energía
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.
21/06/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía
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.
19/06/2019Economía The Economist - Reino Unido Economía Regional
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.
13/06/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política
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.