Day: March 30, 2021

Emerging Markets

MACRO: Policy responses to Covid-19

Below is our weekly summary table on the health and economic policies that selected governments around the world are implementing to counter the fallout from Covid-19. The updated table includes information about each country’s vaccination strategy. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to discuss any of the countries mentioned in more detail.… Read the rest

Economics

Argentina: Another Episode in The IMF Soap Opera

Editorial: Another Episode in The IMF Soap Opera

The International Monetary Fund’s soap opera with Argentina seems to have a lot of rating. The producers told the writers to keep adding characters and plots. It seems that there is no chance that it will end before December.Read the rest

Politics

MEXICO: New setback for energy sector

A reform of the Hydrocarbons Law unveiled late last week marks the latest step in President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO)’s rollback of the 2013-14 energy reform. The bill presented to the lower house on 27 March would grant the government discretionary powers to suspend permits granted to private companies for various mid- and downstream activities including fuel and crude transport, distribution, storage, and sales.… Read the rest