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Economic Report

Latin America: turning the populist page

The past year has been tumultuous for Latin American politics, characterised by a shift to the right in election results and away from populism in policy, and numerous corruption scandals. Current risk levels are likely to linger in the coming year.

Economic Report

The Argentine Crisis 2001/2002

In the late 1990s, Argentina’s currency peg to the US dollar, pro-cyclical fiscal policies and extensive foreign borrowing left the country unable to deal with economic shocks. This led to a severe currency, sovereign debt and banking crisis.

Economic Report

Argentijnse lessen voor Griekenland (Dutch)

Een vergelijking tussen Griekenland anno nu en Argentinië in 2002 levert op dat een euro-exit voor Griekenland op de meeste terreinen veel grotere gevolgen zal hebben dan het loslaten van de dollar-koppeling had voor Argentinië.

Economic Report

Argentina, ten years on

24 December 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of Argentina’s dramatic sovereign default. Ten years later, it seems that Argentina is in a much healthier state. We explain what is behind this 'miracle' and conclude that the boom is coming to an end.