Archive for the ‘Argentina’ Category

Bolivia Diverts LNG To Argentina, Leaving Brazil In The Dark

Via MercoPress, a report that Bolivia is diverting LNG to Argentina, leaving Brazil 7 million cm short per day: Bolivia is diverting natural gas to Argentina, and unexpectedly has reduced the supply to Petrobras by 30% this month, catching the state-owned company off guard. As a result, Petrobras experienced a loss of more or less than […]

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How China Beat Out the U.S. to Dominate South America

Via Bloomberg, an article on how China beat the U.S. in South America: In the hinterland of Argentina, Mario Pizarro’s office looks like a shrine to China. There’s the framed photo of a Chinese peasant with Pizarro’s face superimposed beneath the conical farmer hat. There’s the blue-robed smiling Buddha statue. And there’s the model wind […]

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How Argentina Pushed Chinese Investors to Help Revitalize Its Energy Grid

Via the Carnegie Endowment, a report on Argentina and Chinese investment: China has become a global power, but there is too little debate about how this has happened and what it means. Many argue that China exports its developmental model and imposes it on other countries. But Chinese players also extend their influence by working through local […]

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Argentina: Once Shunned, Regaining Its Allure

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, a report on growing investor interest in Argentina: Hedge funds are piling into investments in a most unlikely locale: Argentina. Argentine stocks and bonds are on a roll less than a year after the nation, which some economists estimate to be Latin America’s fourth-largest economy, defaulted on its debt […]

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Venezuela And Argentina: The Party Is Over

Via The Economist, a report on Latin America’s weakest economies: WHEN the euro crisis was at its height it became commonplace for struggling European economies to insist that they were not outliers like Greece. Whatever their woes, they declared, Greece’s were in a class of their own. In Latin America, by contrast, the unwanted title […]

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Colombia and Argentina: Who’s Bigger?

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a comparison of Colombia and Argentina, and a reflection on Colombia’s rapid rise: Two years ago, when we started our tenure at Colombia’s finance ministry, we realised that, using IMF data, Colombia’s GDP had become larger that Venezuela’s. Having been trailing behind our neighbour for decades, such an achievement was […]

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