Latest articles from Jason Mitchell


Argentina: Sacking of central bank governor damages country's reputation

March 3, 2010

The 'soap opera' surrounding the protracted dismissal of the Argentine central bank governor by president Cristina Kirchner has damaged the country's international image and highlighted major weaknesses within its institutions. Writer Jason Mitchell


The only way is up for Chile

October 28, 2009

With one of the most liberalised economies in the world, prudent policies, and trading links with the Far East, Chile is poised to emerge from the downturn as a Latin American front-runner. Writer Jason Mitchell

Andrés Velasco

October 5, 2009

Chile's prudent fiscal policies have enabled it to weather the global recession well. The county's finance minister explains the thinking behind them. Writer Jason Mitchell

Luis Carranza

September 2, 2009

Peru's finance minister talks about his commitment to a market-led economy and discusses the policies which he believes will transform the country into a major player on the world stage. Writer Jason Mitchell

On the brink

September 2, 2009

While the Western world has been struggling through the global financial crisis, Latin America has shown a remarkable resilience to the upheaval. Two countries in particular - Colombia and Peru - are showing particularly impressive growth, and look set to become important emerging economies. Writer Jason Mitchell


A public answer to a private problem

June 4, 2009

Carlos Heller, president, Creditcoop
As Argentina slides towards recession, the country's private banks are reining in their lending activity, meaning that publicly owned banks will have to take a more advanced role in safeguarding the country's economic wellbeing. Writer Jason Mitchell in Buenos Aires

Robust chile hopes for the best

March 10, 2009

A conservative fiscal approach has left Chilean banks well placed to ride out the global financial downturn. However, opinion is divided on just how tough things are likely to get in the immediate future. Writer Jason Mitchell in Santiago.

Big advantages, bad reputation

July 1, 2008

Following elections, Jason Mitchell reports from Asunción on Paraguay’s economic pluses and the reforms that could benefit the country.

Wealth market booms

May 5, 2008

Latin America, especially Brazil and Mexico, offers huge opportunities for private wealth management as more individuals break into the $1m bracket. Jason Mitchell reports from Buenos Aires.

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