Argentina - The collapse of the Currency board & Beyond

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Case Code : ECOA112
Case Length : 15 Pages
Period : 2003
Organization : -
Pub Date : 2003
Teaching Note :Not Available
Countries : Argentina, Latin America
Industry : -

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Exhibit I: Argentina: Economic Data
Exhibit II: Argentina at a Glance
Exhibit III: Argentina: Macro Economic Indicators, 2002
Exhibit IV: Argentina: Inflation by Decade
Exhibit V: Comparative Analysis: Macro Economic Indicators, 2001
Exhibit VI: Argentina: Economic Indicators Real Sectors
Exhibit VII: Argentina: Economic Indicators, External Sector
Exhibit VIII: Argentina: Profile of International Trade, 2002


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