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One of President Mauricio Macri’s major campaign promises in 2015 was to rein in the government’s ballooning fiscal deficit by reducing costly electricity and gas subsidies. Prices that had been kept artificially low since 2002, coupled with the steady depreciation of the peso, caused many energy producers to close up shop. In response, the current administration’s progressive...

A key challenge facing mining investors in Argentina involves navigating the different legislative frameworks of each province, which under the constitution, own the subsoil mineral wealth. This gives local governments significant say in the licensing, taxing and regulation of the industry. The use of open-pit mining and cyanide are banned in Chubut Province, for example,...

 

With a strained electricity grid and officials aiming to bring in more income to prop up the economy, the administration of President Mauricio Macri is expanding sector offerings for foreign investors. The government has been promoting renewable energy sources since 2016, and with offshore block auctions expected at the end of 2018, these two...

 

While advanced economies generate the vast majority of insurance and reinsurance business, emerging markets are posting higher rates of growth. Complementing this underlying trend is a strong and expanding interest in catastrophic risk, which by nature tends to pertain to emerging markets. This is coming alongside fast-paced, sector-...

 

Under Argentine law, employers are required to provide occupational risk insurance to all employees. While Argentina is considered one of the pioneers in this regard since first introducing the requirement in 1915, the framework has over the years gone through a number of reforms, with mitigated results.

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