The Argentina Investment Report for April 20, 2016

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The Argentina Investment Report for April 20, 2016 By Patrick Archer BUENOS AIRES – Argentina tested the international debt waters on Monday and received offers over four times greater than the US$15 billion needed to settle with the holdouts. The news is summarized in an excellent analysis in today’s iProfesional by Mariano Jaimovich titled “The Fever for Argentine Bonds Encourages Local Operators.” …

JPMorgan Chase Announces Global Service Center In Buenos Aires

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) yesterday announced the opening of a new global service center in Buenos Aires pointing to several positive factors like cheap real estate, a convenient time zone and a highly skilled labor force which helped the Argentine megacity trump other South American metros like Bogota, Santiago and São Paulo. JPMorgan Opening A Regional Center With 1,000 Professionals is the headline of Javier …

Buenos Aires Taxi Drivers, Industry Divided Over Mobile Apps

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Buenos Aires residents and visitors are the beneficiaries of a new wave of technology designed to make calling a taxi easier, faster and more transparent. And while many Buenos Aires taxi drivers have been early adopters of mobile apps, the industry they work for is not exactly giving new technology un abrazo grande. The Complicated Relationship Between Buenos Aires Taxi Drivers …

Winds Of Change Blow Uruguay Toward Energy Independence

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With presidential elections inching ever closer in Uruguay, the candidates are plastering the capital city of Montevideo with campaign billboards promising a better life and a brighter future. And while most of these adverts feature the requisite, Photoshopped images of the candidates with perfectly-coiffed hair and million-dollar smiles, the most powerful and effective billboard features a lone wind turbine spinning …

Uruguay Internet Connection Speeds Surge As Fiber Optic Spreads

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Uruguay Internet connection speeds are surging thanks to the spread of a national fiber optic network combined with affordable monthly plans for residential and business customers. Uruguay already has the fastest and cheapest Internet access in Latin America, and now the speed gap between Uruguay and other countries in the region is widening, according to Akamai’s 2014 State of the …