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High Hopes on an IMF Program, But the Task Ain’t Easy

November 2020
The change of guard in the United States is unlikely to change significantly foreign policy towards Argentina. We do not expect softening policies in the IMF as a result. There could be some benefit from a weaker dollar and therefore a rise in the price of commodities. Soybeans have surged in the last months and are...

When It Rains, It Pours: the Economy in Times of Coronavirus

March 2020
After two weeks of gradually ramping up social distancing measures, on March 19th President Fernández announced a nationwide mandatory quarantine. Although the quarantine ends on March 31st (coincidentially the set deadline for the debt restructuration) the evidence from Asia and Europe suggests it may be necessary ...

Public Debt: Waiting for the government to put first gear

January 2020
The initial steps of the Fernandez administration have sent positive signals to the financial markets, as the increases in taxes and the expected reductions in social security expenditures show that the government has the willingness to pay, while the fact that the Treasury has continued to service the debt in spite...