According to Argentina's leading and most influential financial newspaper, Ambito Financiero, Brazil, via the private sector could come to the rescue of Argentina in its ongoing dispute with the speculative funds in the New York court presided by Judge Thomas Griesa.
In his first activity since his designation as the new chief of the Argentine Central Bank, Alejandro Vanoli met on Thursday President Cristina Fernandez and Economy Minister Axel Kicillof in Olivos.
The day after Argentina's central bank governor Juan Carlos Fabrega stepped down, investors expressed their pessimism as Buenos Aires City stock market, Merval, which plunged 7.2% to 10,703.32 points on Thursday.
The European Central Bank has kept its benchmark interest rate at 0.05% and given details of its asset purchase program announced last month. The bank's head Mario Draghi said it would start buying covered bonds this month and other assets in the final three months of the year. This would go on for two years.
Those baffled by the Argentine economy could do worse than listen to Puff Daddy. Ask what ails the country and the answer will echo the rapper’s ode to the 100-dollar bill, “It’s all about the Benjamins”.
Alejandro Vanoli, the designated new President of the Argentine Central Bank following Juan Carlos Fabrega’s resignation, is the current leader of the CNV securities regulator, in charge of that entity since 2009 after serving for three years as its deputy.
Buenos Aires shares plunged on Wednesday 8.2% to 11.516,28 units following the news that the Central Bank chief Juan Carlos Fabrega had resigned. The Merval benchmark stock index has risen 132% so far this year.
Argentine Central Bank President Juan Carlos Fabrega resigned Wednesday after an alleged disagreement with President Cristina Fernandez over how to keep a lid on the black market exchange rate ('blue' dollar) that hit a record 16 pesos per dollar last week.
Uruguay's fiscal deficit in the twelve months to August was equivalent to 3.3% of GDP, or 1.725bn dollars according to the latest release from the Economy and Finance ministry. However the primary deficit (before debt payments) was 202 million dollars or 0.39% of GDP.
The extreme south region of Chile, Magallanes continues with record low unemployment, less than half the national average, according to the official stats for the mobile June/August quarter. While the Chilean national average unemployment is 6.7% in Magallanes it stands at 3.3%, and 0.8 percentage points less than a year ago.