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Argentina looks to Fannie Mae model

January 8, 2007

Greater levels of securitisation or an equivalent of Fannie Mae are needed in order to overcome acute liquidity problems in Argentina’s mortgage market. Jason Mitchell reports from Buenos Aires.

Argentina poised for international rebirth

December 4, 2006

The desperate shortage of supply in the bond markets is well illustrated by the Argentine experience.

Marcelo Mindlin

November 6, 2006

He may not control the billions of dollars that some of our other big hitters do, but Marcelo Mindlin of private equity fund Grupo Dolphin nonetheless makes our list as part of a new class of Argentine entrepreneur, aggressively (re)making their fortunes in the aftermath of the country’s massive 2001 default.

Microcredit hits the big time

August 7, 2006

Banks are considering joining microcredit institutions in offering loans to Argentina’s post-crisis generation of microentrepreneurs. By Jason Mitchell in Buenos Aires.

Argentina must stick with current course

August 7, 2006

Orthodox ‘adjustment’ policies risk destroying the gains made since the 2001 crisis, namely high growth and investment rates as well as reasonably low inflation and unemployment, says Roberto Lavagna.

A lack of lenders

February 6, 2006

Argentine companies are yet to enjoy the benefits of the country’s economic upturn as banks are wary of lending. This may change with the launch of an SME stock market, while bigger enterprises are turning to foreign debt. By Jason Mitchell in Buenos Aires.

Investment grade in reach?

November 7, 2005

Argentina’s economic revival is building confidence in its ability to clinch investment grade in a few years’ time. Jason Mitchell reports from Buenos Aires.

Banco Hipotecario under suspicion over bonuses

September 5, 2005

Argentina’s National Securities Commission (NSC) has launched an official investigation into 30.9m pesos ($11.3m) of bonus payments made in 2005 to directors of Banco Hipotecario, one of the main mortgage lenders in the country.

Argentina attempts to stem speculative inflows

August 1, 2005

The argentine authorities are introducing capital controls on speculative inflows even though Chile abolished its controls in 2001 amid controversy over their effect.

Legal drama unravels debt exchange scheme

June 6, 2005

Argentina’s debt exchange plan is in limbo after a court froze Argentine assets on US soil, including $7bn worth of bonds. Sophie Roëll reports from New York.

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