Monthly Archives: April 2012

LatAm: Political complacency could cost a decade

Latin America will not fulfil its growth potential in the coming decade because of continued complacency about the need for economic reforms, according to some senior Latin American finance professionals. “A good result for Latin America is that it grows … Continue reading

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Mantega needs to move war to home soil

Guido Mantega, Brazil’s bellicose minister of finance, likes fighting talk. The man that sparked the currency wars headlines in 2011 is at it again. This time he is using loaded words such as Brazil having an “arsenal of measures” at its … Continue reading

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Brazil: Mantega talks of war as Dutch disease diagnosed

Brazil remains determined to use a wide range of macro-prudential measures to combat the appreciation of the real. Brazil’s finance minister Guido Mantega, writing in Euromoney’s sister publication Emerging Markets to coincide with the IDB conference in Montevideo, says that the unprecedented … Continue reading

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