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05/06/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política
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).
31/05/2019Economía The Economist - Reino Unido Economía Regional
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.
24/05/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política
Is Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner playing a game?
24/05/2019Política The Economist - Reino Unido Politica Latinoamericana
A US-made gun is more likely to murder a Mexican than an American
21/05/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política
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).
20/05/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política
But her pick for running mate will be compliant
17/05/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política
Argentina’s election in October looks like a toss up
16/05/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política
Thereare two main front-runnersin Argentina'supcoming presidential election:the incumbent president, MauricioMacri, and his predecessor,Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (2007-15). Both suffer from high disapproval numbers and are viewed as polarising figures.•In this context, there is space for a viable third-way candidate in the October27th election to appeal to the voter bases of both MrMacri and MsFernández. A moderate member of the opposition Peronist party, such as the former economy minister, Roberto Lavagna (2002-05), could, in theory, take advantage of this voter disillusionment.
14/05/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política
Event In the latest provincial election in Argentina's busy 2019 election year, Juan Schiaretti of the Partido Justicialista (PJ, the Peronist party), has been re-elected as governor of Córdoba province, by a large margin.
10/05/2019Política The Economist - Reino Unido
The underlying causes include low productivity, rigid regulation, a lack of incentives for small companies to expand or become more efficient, and corrupt political structures benefiting from the status quo. For a time an expanding labour force saw the region grow despite the problems. That demographic bonus is now mostly spent. In many countries the working-age population will start shrinking in the 2020s
10/05/2019Política The Economist - Reino Unido Política Internacional
Democracy is at risk in Latin America. The danger goes well beyond Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela
09/05/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía
On May 6th the government mandated, via executive decree, an increase in the tariff on merchandise imports to 2.5%, up from 0.5% previously. The policy seeks to provide a temporary boost to public revenue, and will expire atyear-end.
09/05/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política
On May 2nd the government released a proposal for a government-opposition accord on the broad economic policy framework. The government's proposal comes in the aftermath of substantial market volatility in April, which in large part reflected investor concerns over the policymaking outlook,amid rising political risk.
02/05/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía
According to INDEC, the national statistics institute, the EMAE, the monthly economic activity index, rose by 0.2% in seasonally adjusted month-on-month terms in January. Consequently, the EMAE contracted by 4.8% on a year-on-year basis, a modest improvement on the 5.8% contraction seen in July.
30/04/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía
Argentine trade unions opposed to the government of Mauricio Macri will try to bring the country to a halt. On April 30th they plan to shut down flights, the metro in Buenos Aires, banks and schools. Even hospitals will run reduced “Sunday services”. On the following day, a holiday, unions will lead a rally at the presidential palace, joined by politicians from the Peronist opposition party.
29/04/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía
Data from the national statistics institute show that the trade account posted a surplus of US$1.2bn in March. Theresult represents a significant turnaround from a deficit of US$554m in the year-earlier period.
26/04/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía
If the peso holds, inflation should start to fall. And if that happens, Mr Macri could yet win re-election. According to Eduardo D’Alessio, a pollster, 71% of voters approve of the anti-inflation package, which also provides credit for the poor and elderly, as well as cancelling planned increases in electricity and transport prices. But if Mr Macri’s election chances look too bleak, Argentines might resume their flight into dollars, weakening the peso, worsening inflation and thereby guaranteeing his defeat.
26/04/2019Economía The Economist - Reino Unido
The senseof pessimism that hung over the world economy early this year has begun to lift in recent weeks. Trade flows are picking up in Asia, America’s retail sales have been strong, and even Europe’s beleaguered manufacturing industry has shown flickers of life. But it would not take much bad news to reinstate the gloom.
23/04/2019Economía The Economist - Reino Unido Economía Internacional
The Economist Intelligence Unit has long been expecting a slowdown in global growth in 2019-20. This trend is now clear in the world's biggest economies.