CEDLA specialist, Silvia Molina, warns about the increasingly unequal bilateral relationship with China. According to Molina, the Chinese financial presence in the country weakens Bolivian institutions and the national legal framework, in addition to causing restrictions on the state’s vigilance and control of its own actions and reducing […]
The Central Bank expects to close 2018 with an inflation rate of 2%. “With regard to growth, it is expected that this year the country will have the second economy in the region with 4.4%,” said Sergio Cerezo, the treasury manager of that institution. Read more Source: ABI
The Chilean economy grew by 4.2% in October, compared to the same month last year, driven by trade and manufacturing. Importantly this was achieved despite a sharp drop in the mining industry, reported the Central Bank. Meanwhile, this Wednesday the monetary authority published its Monetary Policy Report in […]
The IDB representative in Bolivia, Alejandro Melandri, said that the IDB would allocate about 75% of the total amount to infrastructure projects, such as road construction. At the same time, the IDB representative indicated that 600 million dollars were approved for Bolivia in this current year. Read more […]
YPFB signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on September 28, 2018 with the Italian firm Pietro Fiorentini SPA for the provision of 100 smart meters for a pilot test in El Alto. This contract involving the replacement of current meters would represent an expense for YPFB of around […]
The president of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), Maria Eugenia Choque, presented the list of candidates for the primary elections of this January 27, 2019. Among them were President Evo Morales and Alvaro García Linera for the MAS. Read more Source: ATB
The Association of Private Banks in Bolivia (Asoban) released a report which showed that growth levels had slowed down for both loans and deposits. The total loan book reached ca. US$22 billion, while total deposits stood at US$ 24.9 billion. Of note, 60% of new loans YTD were given to the productive sector and social housing.
During the presentation of the book “12 years of Economic Stability Bolivia,” held yesterday at the Udabol, the Deputy Minister of Budget and Fiscal Accounting, Jaime Durán, reported that this year’s investment was $ us 6,300 million of which 40% ( $ 2,520 million) was directed to the three hydrocarbon sectors, electricity and the lithium industry to produce batteries for electric vehicles.
An ANF investigation discovered that Chinese and Colombian companies exploit gold illegally in the Amazon, in the northern department of La Paz and its confluence with the Beni. To do this they partnered with local cooperatives that gave them their extensive land concessions or grids of 25 hectares in exchange for 20% or 30% of what they will obtain from the exploitation.
The split of revenues from the gas industry in the Margarita-Huacaya field is source to a new interdepartmental conflict, between Tarija and Chuquisaca. The Government of Tarija claims that they did not receive US$ 400 million from the proceeds of royalties and the Direct Tax on Hydrocarbons (IDH) because YPFB did not take into account the interdepartmental limits.