Archive for the ‘Bolivia’ Category

China Consortium To Develop Lithium Deposits In Bolivia

Via Nikkei Asia, an article on a Chinese consortium’s plans to develop lithium deposits in Bolivia: The Bolivian government has chosen a Chinese consortium led by battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology to invest upward of $1 billion to develop untapped lithium deposits, with the ambitious goal of producing lithium batteries in the country by 2025. Bolivia has […]

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A New Age for South America’s Lithium Triangle?

Via Global Americans, commentary on South America’s lithium potential: Latin America and the Caribbean have gone through several different cycles with commodities—elevating the region’s importance in the global economy and shaping the region’s socioeconomic development. King sugar is synonymous with the Caribbean as is gold, silver, and, later, tin with Bolivia. In the twenty-first century, lithium, a soft, […]

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Can South America Take Advantage of the Lithium Boom?

Via Foreign Policy, a look at South America’s lithium “triangle”: Commodity prices have gone haywire lately, but lithium is one that shot up and stayed there. The price of lithium carbonate, a key component of many electric batteries, hit an all-time high in April and remains almost 10 times what it was two years ago, […]

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Bolivia’s Economy Rises From Instability

Via the New York Times, an interesting look at Bolivia: A large market in El Alto, a working-class city in Bolivia. From colorful mansions to a proliferation of bakeries, there are signs that many have extra cash to spend. Meridith Kohut for The New York Times Argentina’s currency has plunged, setting off global worries about […]

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Bolivia’s Descent Into Rogue State Status

Via the Wall Street Journal, interesting commentary on Bolivia: In the years after a brutal 10-year Soviet occupation, Afghanistan became a petri dish in which a culture of organized crime, radical politics and religious fundamentalism festered—and where Osama bin Laden set up operations. Now something similar may be happening in Bolivia. The government is an […]

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Hot Money Heads To Bolivia

Via Foreign Policy Association, an interesting article on Bolivia: Were I looking to invest in sovereign fixed income, say to pay for a house or travel one day, Bolivia is probably not the first place I would look. However, as of last fall, many institutional money managers disagree with me. Last October, the Bolivian government […]

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