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Country Report

Country Report Paraguay

Paraguay has posted a very high economic growth rate in 2010, thanks to rapid growth of exports of soybeans and meat. However, the economic structure of the country remains weak, in particular through the strong dependence on agricultural export products.

Economic Report

Chili: nature strikes

One of the strongest earthquakes to ever hit Chile occurred on 27 February 2010. The country’s infrastructure sustained massive damage and the death toll is currently estimated around 600. As a result of the earthquake, economic activity will be subdued in the short term.

Economic Report

Chili: a step to the right

Since the return to democracy in 1990, the center-left oriented coalition, the Concertación, had won every presidential election. In fact, Piñera is the first right-wing candidate to win a democratic presidential election since Jorge Allisandri Rodríguez won the presidency in 1958.

Column

Van Bolivia naar Groningen (Dutch)

Geen provincie heeft zo onbaatzuchtig bijgedragen aan de welvaart in ons land als Groningen. Daar mag best eens bij stil worden gestaan. Dit schoot mij enige tijd geleden te binnen toen ik vernam van de sterk oplopende spanningen in Bolivia.

Economic Quarterly Report

Blik op de BRIC (Dutch)

De indrukwekkende expansie die de Chinese economie doormaakt sinds Deng Xiaoping in 1978 de eerste hervormingen doorvoerde lijkt onstuitbaar te zijn geworden.