Argentina

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How A Collapse In South America Could Trigger Martial Law In The U.S.

By Brandon Smith If an economic system collapses in the woods and no one is paying attention, are there any consequences outside the woods? Well, yes, of course. As with most situations financial and global, however, consequences are not usually taken very seriously until they have spawned a vast bog of sewage we all have to then … Continue reading

Does Argentina’s Return To The Capital Markets Signal Change?

By Luis E. Juvinao Navarro Argentina recently issued USD $16.5 billion in bonds as part of its re-entry to international markets, the largest issuance registered by an emerging economy.  The country’s historical proclivity to economic turmoil, however, suggests that Macri’s political changes might not deliver on financial stability.  It has been 15 years of Argentine absence from … Continue reading

The Collapse Of The Western Fiat Monetary System May Have Already Begun

By Peter Koenig On 19 April 2016, China was rolling out its new gold-backed yuan. Russia’s ruble has been fully supported by gold for the last couple of years. Nobody in the western media talks about it. Why would they? – A western reader may start wondering why he is constantly stressed by a US … Continue reading

Washington Launches Its Attack Against BRICS

By Paul Craig Roberts Having removed the reformist President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Washington is now disposing of the reformist President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff. Washington used a federal judge to order Argentina to sacrifice its debt restructuring program in order to pay US vulture funds the full value of defaulted Argentine bonds that … Continue reading

Emerging Markets: What Has Changed This Week?

By Marc Chandler, Marc to Market Blog China’s central bank may be leaning less dovish Turkey has a new central bank governor Argentina issued external debt for the first time since it defaulted 15 years ago Brazil’s lower house voted to impeach President Rousseff by a 367-137 vote In the EM equity space, Russia (+2.7%), Indonesia (+1.9%), … Continue reading

Argentina Returns To International Bond Market After 15 Years Of Isolation

The government of Argentina has finally returned to the scope of the international bond market as of April 18, which has thus ended 15 years of global financial isolation after the South American nation defaulted back in 2001. Fulfilling a campaign promise and following favorable court rulings, Argentine President Mauricio Macri gave the green light for the sale of $15 … Continue reading

More Troubles May Lie Ahead For Nigeria As MSCI Weighs Removal From Index

More troubles may lie ahead for Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, as global equity index provider MSCI is considering dropping the nation from its benchmark Frontier Markets Index, which could put $500 million of equity investment under threat. On Thursday MSCI announced that it’s considering removing the country from its Frontier Markets Index, blaming currency restrictions imposed by … Continue reading

Macri Hikes Argentina’s Natural Gas Prices By Up To 300%, Bus/Train Fares By 100%, Water By Up To 500%

Newly appointed Argentine President Mauricio Macri is continuing to revamp Argentina with more market-friendly measures in an attempt to jumpstart its economy, despite anger from its residents which has led to protests and a loud public outcry. On Friday, Argentina announced that it is hiking prices for natural gas by up to 300 percent, which could save the government around $4 … Continue reading

Falkland Islands Lie In Argentinian Waters, Rules UN Commission

Argentina’s government is celebrating a decision by a UN commission to expand its maritime territory in the South Atlantic Ocean by 35% to include the disputed Falkland islands and beyond. The Argentine foreign ministry said its waters had increased by 1.7 million square km (0.66 million square miles) and the decision will be key in … Continue reading

Latin America – Seven Ugly Sisters In Deep Political Trouble

By Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk Get beyond endless Latin American headlines burning column inches and you come to far broader strategic conclusion: The seven ‘ugly Latino sisters’, namely Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina are all deep political trouble from collapsed benchmark prices. It’s merely a case of who’s in more advanced states of political … Continue reading

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