Argentine Minister expects strong growth from 2017

By Élida Bustos Alfonso Prat-Gay, Argentina’s new Finance Minister, is an optimist. In the midst of the bleak picture painted by international credit organisms for Latin America in the coming years, he estimates that Argentina will grow by 4.5 percent per year after 2017. And that’s not all. He calls that a conservative estimate, given the country’s growth potential. At his first press conference with Buenos Aires-based foreign journalists, the minister estimated that this year’s economic growth will be between 0.5 and 1 percent, accelerating in the second half of the year when the economic measures he has put in place start to gain traction. Within the framework of the international agenda the new government is managing, Prat-Gay showed total […]