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Argentina: And Now For The Hard Part

May 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on Argentina: And Now For The Hard Part

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Tags: Emerging Markets · Latin America

Argentina As A Contrarian Bet? – | Seeking Alpha

August 29th, 2015 · Comments Off on Argentina As A Contrarian Bet? – | Seeking Alpha

The Argentinean economy is stagnating and suffering from a host of problems, like high inflation, important market restrictions in international trade and energy and lack of access to foreign capital. However, many of these problems seem self-induced and could be resolved with a change of policies. An election later this year looks like the catalyst […]

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Latin America’s populist governments waste golden opportunities

February 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Latin America’s populist governments waste golden opportunities

Trouble in South America. For every Brazil, successfully transformed by a left-leaning president, there are bad leftist governments (Argentina) and then outright disasters (Venezuela). It’s such a waste as even in the aftermath of the financial crisis, opportunities for countries with the talents and resources like Argentina and Venezuela are multiple, as Brazil shows..

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Chile’s interesting example

April 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Chile’s interesting example

As we’ve argued elsewhere, the quality of government matters much more than it’s ‘quantity.’ Chile is a definite example of this, and provides some interesting lessons, lessons from evidence based policies that we favour over ideologically informed (let alone self-serving) ones..

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Tags: Latin America · Public Policy · The World according to Economics

Brazil an opportunity?

October 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Brazil an opportunity?

Here is a pitch from Money Morning. We’re not entirely sold, but there are some interesting titbits we’ll discuss at the end.

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Latin America was doing relatively well in the crisis. Until they pull stunts like this

October 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Despite falling commodity prices, too little investment and doctering inflation figures (in some cases, like Argentina), the continent was holding up relatively well, which is quite an achievement in itself as many previous crisis used to originate here. But never count out the ability of governments to shoot themselves in the foot. Especially the one […]

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