Cristina Fernández

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Election Confidence Gives Argentina’s ETF A Boost

By James Eugene Argentina’s largest exchange traded fund, the Global X MSCI Argentina ETF (ARGT), recorded its largest inflow of money on Wednesday 5th November after investors gained confidence that the conservative candidate could be victorious in the country’s upcoming election. According to Bloomberg, the ARGT, which tracks the MSCI All Argentina 25/50 Index, “recorded inflows of … Continue reading

Argentina: The Battle For Presidency

By Nil Nikandrov The Argentine presidential election on Oct. 25 did not answer the question of who will lead the country for the next four years. The vote tally eliminated only one of the three main candidates – Sergio Massa, the ambitious leader of the centrist Frente Renovador («Renewal Front») and former head of the cabinet … Continue reading

Despite Elections, Argentina’s Economic Trajectory Is Set

Regardless of election outcomes in October, Argentina’s next government will begin liberalizing its economy, potentially loosening restrictions on the repatriation of funds, reducing the enforcement of price controls and reducing subsidies. Despite slight changes to Argentina’s regulatory framework, the government will continue to bar some investment and businesses to stem capital flight and to maintain … Continue reading

In Argentina, Significant Investment Lies In The Balance Of October’s Elections

Argentina is preparing for its up-and-coming presidential election that is set to take place in October, a move which could usher in a new government that is not tarnished in conspiracies and corruption and could actually give blossom to a nation that has endured many years of economic hardship with the bulk of the nation living from paycheck-to-paycheck and … Continue reading

BRICs Trample U.S. In South America

By Pepe Escobar It started in April with a rash of deals between Argentina and Russia during President Cristina Kirchner’s visit to Moscow. And it continues with a $53 billion investment bang as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Brazil during the first stop of yet another South American commercial offensive – complete with a sweet metaphor: … Continue reading

Argentina’s Growing Dependency On Beijing

By Martin De Angelis Cash-strapped Argentina relies on China for everything from currency swaps to investments in nuclear infrastructure. Moreover, Argentina’s primary exports and sources of state funding are and will stay bound to the Chinese demand. After the 2001 financial crisis and the emergence of the Kirchner’s administration in 2003, Argentina has tried to avoid … Continue reading

Russia, Argentina To Establish Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez will ink a deal to establish a comprehensive strategic partnership in addition to signing 20 cooperation agreements during a meeting at the Kremlin on Thursday, Russia’s TASS news agency reports. Russia and Argentina will sign a document which is geared to raise the level of bilateral relations, Russian president’s … Continue reading

The Rise Of Covert Censorship In Latin America

By PanAm Post The rise of “21st-century socialism” across Latin America over the last two decades has led to populist initiatives to “democratize” the media — or, in other words, force the press to fit their ideological mold. It’s been premised on the idea that traditional media has been concentrated in the hands of a … Continue reading

Argentina’s Debt Situation Is Unsustainable

By Stratfor Global Intelligence Whoever wins Argentina’s presidential election, the next administration will be conditioned by Argentina’s debt burden. Repairing its standing in international financial markets has been important for Argentina for more than a decade. However, dwindling cash reserves and a return to default in 2014 because of extended litigation with holdout lenders has added … Continue reading

Argentine Judge Dismisses Coverup Allegation Against President Cristina Fernández

An Argentine judge on Thursday dismissed allegations that President Cristina Fernández had conspired to cover up Iran’s alleged role in the deadly bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center in 1994, Reuters reports. Argentine Judge Daniel Rafecas said that he would “discontinue” the case as “the evidence gathered far from meets the minimal standard,” Reuters reports, citing the … Continue reading

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