Latin America Argentina

  • Pimco CIO: Is Spain a 'Tumor' on the Euro Zone?

    Bill Gross, Pimco co-CIO & founder, discusses a "tweet" he sent out earlier this week in which he expressed, in rather graphic terms, his view on the debt crisis in Spain.

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    Smaller G20 currencies have outperformed the big four all year, and this strategist sees the trend continuing.

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    Argentina holds no lessons for Greece in how to manage a sovereign default, Robert Shapiro, Co-chair of the American Taskforce on Argentina and Co-founder and Chairman of Sonecon, an economic advisory firm told CNBC.com.

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    The pain of a euro zone breakup would be too great, this strategist says, and Europeans know it.

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    China Construction Bank is in talks to buy a bank in Brazil amid plans to open a subsidiary in Latin America’s biggest economy, according to officials and people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • Japan intervenes, the dollar jumps, and Argentines are on a tighter leash - time for your Monday FX Fix.

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    Emerging market investors looking to reduce volatility on their returns should combine stocks, bonds and currencies, according to a report by asset management firm Alliance Bernstein, called "An all-encompassing approach to emerging markets".

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    There are all kinds of debt—as small as personal debt or as large as national debt. There's another type of debt as important as the rest—called Sovereign Debt. CNBC Explains.

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    Currency intervention gains steam, economic reports lose it - it's time for your FX fix.

  • Investors have been getting out of emerging markets lately, but has the selling gone too far? Trader Tim Seymour thinks he's found some value.

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    European policymakers grappling with problems in Greece, Portugal, Ireland and Spain should follow the path set by the Uruguayan government a decade ago, dealmaker William Rhodes told CNBC Thursday.

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    The situation facing European countries like Greece and Portugal is directly comparable to the economic crisis which hit Latin America in the late 1990s, Andy Brough, co-head of Schroders’ Pan European Small and Mid Cap team, told CNBC Wednesday.

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    Past voluntary debt reprofilings in Latin America have worked to varying degrees, but "soft" restructuring is not going to solve Greece's debt problems, according to Stuart Culverhouse, chief economist of frontier markets specialist Exotix

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    The IMF, or International Monetary Fund, is an intergovernmental agency that works to keep exchange rates and the international system of payments stable.

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    After decades of boom to bust behavior, economies  from Mexico to Brazil are looking dynamic, diverse and  durable, helped by a wealth of natural resources and a good measure of fiscal discipline.

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    The sudden death of Néstor Kirchner, Argentina’s pugnacious former president, sparked a rally on international financial markets at the prospect of a more investor-friendly regime in one of the world’s top commodities producers. The FT reports.

  • Why Cramer sees promise in the production of this cleaner energy source, even if it isn’t for us.

  • Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian

    Mohamed El-Erian, CEO and co-CIO of Pimco, the world’s largest bond investor, said some emerging market economies are doing better than those of developed countries because they had dealt with financial crises years earlier.

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    South America, which boasts a range of basic resources and agriculture, is showing signs of rebounding from the global recession. But political uncertainty continues to plague the continent.