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Paraguay’s soy boom: a blessing or a curse?

Paraguay’s is not often highlighted for its economic achievements. Yet after 20 years of stagnation at the end of the 20th century, the landlocked country has enjoyed almost a decade of economic growth, still one of  the fastest in Latin America. Driving this impressive expansion is a thriving agricultural sector, and its principal product: soybean. Taking advantage of recent rises international prices, spurred by demand from China and the purchase from EU countries to produce biodiesel, Paraguay is now…

Things look increasingly positive for PARAGUAY as growth continues

Things look increasingly positive for PARAGUAY as growth continues Paraguay’s growth estimate is now the highest for the whole of Latin America. With the dreaded Foot and Mouth Disease hitting the country in 2012, coupled with the drought, which caused the government to call for emergency assistance, the year saw a contraction of 0.9%. Since then the situation has been increasingly positive for the South American country. Estimates have been on the increase since 9.5% in October last year following to 10.5%…
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