In Buenos Aires, Winter Goes Out with a Retail, Tourism Bang

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, foreign investment, tourism

When we look back on 2010 in Argentina from an economic standpoint, the year will be remembered for some key trends that helped lift the country out of the doldrums of 2008/09: consumer confidence, retail spending, housing demand and the record influx of tourists, both domestic (notably BA for the Bicentennial) and international. And while we’re still months away from …

The Argentine Economy Recovers Strength

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment

The buzz about Argentina seems to be having an impact on investors of all stripes. After Sunday’s 3-1 defeat of Mexico, global betting sources say the Albiceleste’s odds of winning the World Cup improved to 15/4, third only to Spain and Brazil. Whether sports gambling qualifies as “investing” is certainly open to debate; however, a more sober cadre of long-term …

Argentina Finds Rare Global Commodity: Optimism

Patrick Archer visionaries

Turn on Bloomberg or CNN International, and you’ll see optimism is a rare global commodity these days. Gulf of Mexico residents watch their livelihoods disappear, the Euro hits a 4-year low against the dollar, and Iran prepares to join the flotilla party on the Gaza strip. Funny thing then this Argentina. Maybe it’s PBES (Post-Bicentennial Euphoria Syndrome) or possibly PMOS (Pre-Mundial …