Argentina Turns to the IMF For Help

Argentina has started talks with the International Monetary Fund seeking financial rescue once again, as inflation soars and the currency sinks.Buenos Aires looks to be going through another economic nightmare, with prices rising rapidly while the Argentine peso drops. The central bank announced last week another increase in rates to 40 percent — as the 12-month inflation rate hit 25.4 percent, above its 15 percent target. At the same time, since the start of the year, the peso is down by more than 20 percent against the U.S. dollar.”Argentina is still a difficult country and unless they do reforms then it’s going to be having issues,” Michele Gesualdi, the chief investment officer at Kairos Investment Management, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” Wednesday.

Source: Argentina looks to be headed for another economic storm – IMF

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst - UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and BNN. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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