Trump Tough Talk Pushes Argentina, Brazil to Embrace Trade

February 7, 2017

Two of South America’s most pro-market presidents are struggling to shake off the protectionist policies of the past when it comes to international trade. Tuesday’s state visit by Argentine President Mauricio Macri to his Brazilian counterpart Michel Temer brought together the leaders of the largest two economies in Mercosur, the regional trade bloc. Both men took office amid deep economic crises in their respective countries and both have won investor accolades for dismantling the anti-competitive policies of their leftist predecessors in their efforts to boost growth.

Read Full Article: Link


Topics: PROTECTIONISM MERCOSUR BILATERAL INTEGRATION

Regions: ARGENTINA BRAZIL LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (LAC) SOUTHERN CONE

Authors: BLOOMBERG

RTA

In Other News

APEC Leaders Debate Approach to Trade Tensions, WTO Issues at Port Moresby Summit

November 22, 2018

Leaders from 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies wrapped up their annual summit this past weekend in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, tackling a host of subjects relating to region...READ MORE

EU, South Africa Discuss Options for Closer Economic Ties at Presidential Summit

November 22, 2018

South African leaders met with their European counterparts in Brussels for a presidential summit on 15 November to discuss future opportunities for cooperation, including on economic issues. Discus...READ MORE