Argentina

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How is the province supporting the development of local business, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)?

The global economy is entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), or Industry 4.0, based on the application of new digital and automated technologies in production processes and service delivery. These changes are presenting emerging markets with opportunities such as improved productivity, as well as risks, namely reshoring and the displacement of human labour by...

In management and production, Córdoba has chosen a path for innovation, creating its own Productivity Cabinet, and calling for collaboration and creativity. This cabinet is composed of the provincial ministers of industry, commerce and mining, agriculture and livestock, and science and technology, as well as presidents of three provincial agencies: the Agency for Innovation...

After the manufacturing industry, the wholesale, retail and repairs sector is the second-largest component of Argentine GDP, contributing 13% in 2017, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos, INDEC). As with other sectors, the effects of the economic recession that began in 2015 are still being felt. Rising...

 

Below the dry rocky earth of Neuquén Province lies one of the world’s most exciting energy prospects. The Vaca Muerta rock formation is found at depths of 1000-3000 metres, and covers an area of 30,000 sq km – similar in size to Belgium. The formation was given its name in 1931 by a geologist from the US who discovered its hydrocarbons content...

Over the last 20 years the fortune of the Argentine economy has been closely tied to one commodity: natural gas. In the 1990s, a time of economic boom for the country, the construction of combined-cycle power stations allowed Argentina to produce plentiful and inexpensive energy from its conventional gas fields in the south and west. Industry forecasts were so optimistic that...

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