Have any countries in Latin America been particularly successful at diversifying their economies?
Is Macri’s victory as historic as his supporters suggest? What changes can we anticipate in the first months of his presidency?
What sort of central bank will Vanoli run? How will Argentina’s long-brewing currency woes play out?
Bond issuance, including sovereign and corporate debt, in Latin America and the Caribbean reached $117 billion in the first 10 months of 2016, $37 billion more than for all of 2015, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean said in a Dec. 2 report. What does the higher amount of bonds issued this year say about the health of the region’s economies?
Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s government started negotiations Jan. 13 with creditors to end the country’s protracted dispute over repaying bondholders, which stems from Argentina’s massive 2001 default.
The United States will expedite the process of sharing tax information with Argentina in an effort to combat money laundering and address tax evasion through increased information sharing, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced last month during a trip to Buenos Aires. Argentines are estimated to hold some $500 billion…
On Aug. 23, the Argentine government’s statistics agency, INDEC, announced an unemployment rate of 9.3 percent, a full percentage point higher than experts projected, according to Bloomberg News. However, earlier in the month, the agency released a report showing that inflation had slowed significantly from 4.2 percent in May to 2 percent in July. How well as the administration of President Mauricio Macri, now in office for more than eight months, been handling the economy?
How important are ties with Argentina to Uruguay’s economic outlook? Will investment-grade status bring Uruguay the benefits it expects?
What would the advancement of talks between Argentina and the Paris Club mean for the country? What stands in the way of a breakthrough?
What effects will downbeat economic sentiment have on Latin American countries? Which ones are most at risk?
Argentine President Mauricio Macri meets today in Washington with his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump. How have U.S.-Argentine relations fared since Macri took office in late 2015, and where are they headed during Trump’s presidency?
In January, U.S. President Donald Trump said the U.S. dollar was “too strong,” a departure from the past practice of U.S. presidents, who tried to avoid making such statements and influencing currency markets. How is the U.S. dollar’s relative strength affecting Latin American and Caribbean economies, and what would a weaker dollar mean for the region?
What factors are shaping extreme poverty rates in the region, and how should governments confront this challenge?
Will Macri’s economic package alleviate Argentina’s economic woes, and will they win him support ahead of the October presidential election?
What would a Universal Basic Income system look like in Latin America and the Caribbean, and what unintended consequences might such a system bring?