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Economics Latin America

Argentina cries for openness and foreign investment

For the last three years, Argentina has banned access to currency exchange for individuals and companies based in the country. While this ban started as a way to discourage use

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Argentina’s uncertain energy future

Despite natural resource potential and recent policy changes to encourage investment, Argentina faces challenges in the energy sector as global oil prices are low, investor confidence remains shaky and neighboring

Latin America Politics

US-Cuba thaw stepping stone to expanded Latin America trade

Given the shift in U.S.-Cuba relations, the April 2015 Summit of the Americas may serve as a significant stepping stone to expanded trade relations between the United States and several Latin American

Latin America Politics

What’s in store for post-Kirchner Argentina?

After a final term of the Peronist populism of president Kirchner, Argentina’s presidential elections in October 2015 may yield a real change of direction. The clock is ticking. The hold

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Latin America’s oil winners and losers

The recent fall in international oil prices will provide oil-importing countries in Latin America with an economic bonus, while oil exporters will suffer, both economically and politically. The chances of

Economics International

Argentina pushes for global debt restructuring mechanism

Argentina’s recent default has renewed interest in sovereign debt restructuring. And while developed countries still oppose the idea, placing it under the IMF may ease negotiations. Sovereign debt – the

Finance Latin America

Latin America still low on ‘Ease of Doing Business’ scale

The ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking has improved for Latin American countries since 2005, but important regulatory areas such as tax law, contract enforcement, and commercial lending need to be overhauled

Economics Latin America

Argentina’s default raises more questions than answers

Of all the defaults through Argentina’s history, the one on august 3rd 2014 is the strangest to date. Moreover, its implications could spill over to the rest of global markets. In

Economics International

5 ways inflation is defining the 2014 economy

Inflation, or lack thereof, is an important global economic indicator. Whether it is Sweden or Brazil, central bankers or policymakers, here’s a look at why inflation is so influential. 1. Europe, Japan,

Finance Latin America

Argentina’s debt restructuring options limited

On June 16th, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of NML Capital Ltd (NML) over the Republic of Argentina in a major debt settlement case. The ruling has implications not