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👓 ARGENTINA: NEW PRESIDENT NEW OPPORTUNITIES: DCDB Research

PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT ARGENTINA’S NEW PRESIDENT FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS Read part of  DCDB latest report on Argentina’s change of direction. Argentina: New President, New Opportunities Argentina’s new president-elect Mauricio Macri is set to usher in a new era after 12 years of leftist government. He takes power on 10 December, 2015. Markets expect that President Macri will settle a lawsuit with holdout creditors, return the country to international capital markets, and promote growth. Mauricio…

☀ Argentine agricultural sector importance for the world economy

Argentina is a vast country, rich in natural resources, blessed with good soil and excellent weather. Twenty per cent of GDP is agriculture related, making the agricultural sector in Argentina important for the world economy. As the land available for agricultural production around the world becomes increasingly scarce, yield will be key to maintaining food supplies in the future. And few agricultural economies can compete with the yields obtained by Argentinean farmers. Argentina is the world’s largest exporter…

☀ A look at the Potential for future growth in Latin America

A look at the potential for future growth in Latin America If you take a look at this scorecard done in 2104 and then compare in 2017, we believe you will see some surprising changes if a creditable government gets into power in Argentina in November 2015. Not only will Argentina boom it will lift its neighbours economies. In particular Uruguay and Paraguay. The scorecard also helps us identify areas where a country needs to invest to achieve its higher growth potential. The clear leaders in the region…

♚ Argentina’s Kirchner Presidential Favourite to win has already lost ?

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner tried to pick her successor hoping a weak candidate would allow her to return in triumph in four years time. However, things went badly sideways. It seemed like a winning game plan at the time. Daniel Scioli, the presidential candidate for Argentina’s ruling party, promised voters a continuation of the outgoing government’s leftist policies, with a few tweaks to lure back those who’d drifted away over its 12 years in power. Many pollsters predicted Scioli to…

Who Will Win Argentina’s Presidential Election? And Who Will Benefit?

On Nov. 22, Argentines will go to the polls to elect a new president. It’s a watershed moment for the country, as the late Néstor Kirchner and then his wife, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, have held the president’s office for 12 years — long and arduous years for the Argentina people. During their back-to-back tenures, Argentina has experienced recession, high bouts of inflation, disputes with creditors and fiscal deficits. In 2009 it was downgraded from an emerging market to a frontier…

☭ Nueva Australia in Paraguay was Australia’s experimentation with Communism

Should you ever find yourself in eastern Paraguay, you might encounter a small township called Nueva Australia (New Australia). Therein lies a fascinating tale, known by informed Australians, but I’ve never met a New Zealander familiar with it. Its roots go back to an 1890 bitter Queensland shearers’ strike which quickly spread to other unions and into New South Wales. Such was the hatred between the striking workers and the bosses, it literally reached the stage of potential civil war, illustrated…