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Economic Analysis - Settlement With Holdouts To Occur In 2015 - FEB 2015

A negotiated settlement between the Argentine government and holdout bond investors will occur ahead of the October 2015 general election, allowing the country to exit technical default. With the government's position increasingly unpopular and economic activity decelerating, the administration of Argentine President Cristina Fern?ndez de Kirchner will negotiate a settlement in order to reorien...

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Risk Summary - Argentina - FEB 2015

Argentina's weak score in our proprietary Short-Term Political Risk Index stems from a very low score in the 'Social Stability' component of the index. The country scores just 32.5 out of 100 in...

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Risk Summary - Chile - FEB 2015

Despite the challenges posed by weak economic growth, our core view is that Chile will remain the benchmark for political stability in Latin America in the coming years. The country places first in...

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Risk Summary - Paraguay - FEB 2015

Politically, Paraguay falls in the middle of the pack of Latin American countries as the ninth of 17 in our Short-Term Political Risk Index and below the global average for each 'sub-score' going...

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