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In a context of macroeconomic and currency volatility, what can be done to boost industrial activity?

What are the challenges facing the construction of the power transmission network?


In a 3000-sq-km area traversing northern Argentina and neighbouring Chile and Bolivia lies the so-called “lithium triangle” an area estimated to hold over half the world’s lithium deposits. As demand surges for the products that use lithium-ion batteries – among them electric cars, cell phones and renewable energy projects – major electronics...

How would you describe Argentina as an investment opportunity in the energy industry?

Despite growing domestic gas production from reserves at the Vaca Muerta deposit (see analysis), Argentina still relies on gas imports to meet local demand. The country was a net energy exporter in the early 2000s, but artificially low electricity and gas prices set by the government saw many producers leave the country from 2006 onwards, while at the same time enabling...

Recent efforts should see Argentina catch up to its regional neighbours in terms of mining investment. During the commodity boom that lasted through the 2000s, Argentina’s Latin American neighbours reaped the benefits of their primary industries. Chile’s stateowned copper mining company generated $6.9bn in direct revenue for the government in 2011; Brazil produced 346m tonnes...

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