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An election result that marks the beginning of a new era

Fourth week
of October 2017
After an unusual close of campaigns, the population voted for national and provincial legislators. The governing party won by a landslide. Unlike in the primaries, consulting companies specialized in political surveys were right about their forecasts this time. The Cambiemos party not only prevailed in the pro...

A different look on the quasi-fiscal deficit

Fourth week
of September 2017
The dominating look on the Central Bank’s quasi-fiscal deficit underlines the nominal payments of interests over the stock of Lebacs. This year payments will be made for around ARS 200 billion (with an annual effective rate close to 27%), which is equivalent to 2% of GDP. While the Central Bank will obtain prof...

Argentina’s financial conditions are the best since 2007

Third week
of September 2017
The IAEF-EconViews Index of Financial Conditions (IFC) is a monthly publication indicator that seeks to represent, in a reduced way, the status of financial conditions in the Argentine economy. In simple words, the IFC reflects the availability and the cost of financing for the Argentine government, provinces, ...

Brazil’s political instability does not prevent reforms

Fourth week
of August 2017
Despite the low popularity of Temer’s government and the political frailty of the alliances that sustain it, Brazil has recently carried out many pro-market reforms such as the limitations on public expenditure and a greater labor market flexibility. Meanwhile, a retirement pension reform and a package of privatizat...

Tell me where you live and I will tell how you feel the recovery

Third week
of August 2017
In the Province of Buenos Aires, both real wages and employment are still below the levels from 2015. This is a clear contrast with the evolution in the rest of the country, where employment has been well over those levels for a while. Soon, the same will occur with real wages. The evolution of real wages and ...