Argentina's car industry is working at 30 percent capacity, with production close to 2005 levels
New agreements could be signed this year, although negotiations with the US would take significantly longer
The government celebrated its first half-year surplus since 2011, but sale of state assets and growing national debt put numbers into question
State aid for gas, electricity, water and public transport use drops from 3.4% of GDP to 1.5% in 2015-2019 period
Region will need to increase productivity to deal with new competitors, as fine print and parliamentary approval still to come
Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Germany push for signature but unresolved issues include farm quotas, state auctions and intellectual rights
Presidents Macri and Bolsonaro's project for the "peso real" faces obstacles similar to the euro
The country's commercial deficit has turned into a surplus, but balance of payment results still give reasons for worry.
Many factor have combined to lead investors and analysts to ask serious questions over the potential need to renegotiate the country’s debt.
Joblessness rose almost two percentage points in the last quarter of 2018 when compared to the same period of 2017, reaching a 9.1 percent rate