Category: Global Economy

Information about international economic affairs that can impact the Bolivian economy.

Bolivia will sign new gas contracts with Brazilian firms

Bolivia expects to sign new gas contracts with Brazilian firms, announced the Hydrocarbons Minister, Luis Alberto Sanchez. According to Sanchez, the new contracts will generate more profits than the current one with the state-owned Petrobras. He added that Bolivia will continue to export gas to Brazil and Argentina even at better prices. However, both Brazil and Argentina states have announced that they need fewer volumes of gas.

Bolivia  ranks second in financial education in Latin America

With 20 projects, Bolivia continues to occupy the second place in financial education in Latin America, according to the Latin American Bank Federation (Felaban). Argentina ranks first while Colombia and Paraguay are in third place. Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic are the countries that show the lowest numbers of financial education initiatives. 

Bolivia proposed to strengthened Mercosur in the face of a global economic crisis

Bolivia proposed to strengthen Mercosur to confront the global economic crisis and minimise the impact of trade wars. Within this context, the country seeks the creation of a regional commision to project futures scenarios and to combat problems such as extreme poverty. President Evo Morales arrived this Tuesday in Montevideo, where a summit of the regional integration group is taking place, to raise the proposal. He stated that “n these times where economic problems arise, Mercosur must be more united.”

Bolivia and Germany create a joint venture to exploit lithium

YLB & ACI Systems were created yesterday by the representants of Bolivia and Germany. Through the joint venture agreement, Bolivia will provide the lithium commodity while the German company will provide the technology to create lithium batteries. The operation will only cover 0.4% of the total area of ​​the Salar de Uyuni that reaches 10,000 square kilometres.

“OECD warned about difficult times for the global economy “

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) lowered its forecast for the global economic growth from 3.9% to 3.5% due to current risks to the global economy. It is the second time in two months that the OECD reviews its projections for global growth. The organisation urged its members to reinforce their cooperation due to the risk of trade wars.

“Fonplata wants to become a development bank “

The Governors assembly of the Financial Fund for the Development of the River Plate Basin (Fonplata) approved the modification of its charter to enable the transition from a financial fund to a development bank. The change will allow the incorporation of new partners and the establishment of strategic alliances with other development agencies and banks.