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Gradualism has definitively come to an end. As part of emergency moves aimed at stabilising the peso and calming the markets, the Argentine Government has introduced dramatic measures that they hope will slash the mounting fiscal deficit. After first announcing …

Last week, we filled you in on the bromance between Donald Trump and Mauricio Macri. The two heads of state definitely have affinity for one another, but Argentina’s President, when it comes to economics, does have another best friend (and …

Great news! Argentina is now home to the most important oilseed complex in the world.

The industry revolves around the greater Rosario area, with the Rosario and the San Lorenzo/San Martín ports (dubbed together Gran Rosario). According to charts …

The Santa Fe province and parts of the Córdoba province in Argentina continue to grapple with widespread flooding and heavy rain. According to the governor of Santa Fe, Miguel Lifschitz, between 500 and 600 people have had to be evacuated.…

On May 17th, Argentina’s vital soybean industry was dealt yet another significant blow in a seemingly never-ending series of setbacks. Crops have suffered catastrophic damage due to flooding so far this year, and now US agrochemical giant Monsanto has decided …

In an announcement this morning in Pergamino, Buenos Aires Province, President Mauricio Macri announced that he would eliminate all export taxes on grains (such as wheat and corn) and meats (including fish). Export taxes on soy beans, Argentina’s staple, will …

As President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner prepares to part ways with the Casa Rosada, she probably won’t miss having to deal with a certain Argentine staple export: everyone’s favorite crop, soy!

With the presidential runoff just two weeks away, Victory …

China appears to be taking the task of acceding to hegemonic, or at least semi-hegemonic, economic status quite seriously.

In July 2014, Argentina reached an agreement with China to request up to US $11 billion in Chinese yuan, swapped for …

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So unless you live under a rock like my colleague Adam up until recently, you know that there is never a dull moment in Argentina’s economy. Or political system. Why even separate the two? I’m not saying that …

Surely there is nothing worse than an economy experiencing the combination of 40% inflation, a recession, rising unemployment, “selective” default, an impending devaluation, and dollar reserves falling to their lowest level in almost a decade? Well, you’re wrong. It turns …