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Key political risks to watch in Argentina

Posted in Political Risk by politicalrisklatam on September 1, 2010

By Helen Popper for Reuters, September 1st, 2010.

Doubts over state finances have eased due to robust growth, a bumper grains harvest and the completion of a $12.3 billion bond restructuring that aimed to clean up lingering damage from a massive 2002 debt default and pave the way to sell new debt.

Opposition proposals in Congress to hike pensions and cut controversial taxes on grains exports would strain the budget and could trigger a controversial presidential veto.

A recent hardening of the government’s criticism of the Grupo Clarin media conglomerate has soured an already tense relationship with big business, setting the tone for a testy pre-election year.

Here are some of the issues investors are watching:

– ELECTION BUILD-UP.
– CONFLICT WITH BUSINESS.
– INFLATION.
– STATE FINANCES.

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