Mariano Espina (EN)

Mariano Espina (EN)

Reporter - Argentina

Argentine journalist, specializing in politics. He previously worked in the newsrooms of El Economista and Data Clave. He obtained a degree in journalism from Universidad de El Salvador.
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Exclusive: YPF Investment In 2023 Will Depend on Inflation’s Impact on Fuel Prices

A source with direct knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg Línea that the oil company’s expenditure will depend on prices being aligned with the consumer price index

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Argentine Investment Grows Despite High Inflation, Currency Depreciation

Investment by Argentine companies is up 29% compared to 2021, while investment in Buenos Aires province in third quarter was equal to record 2018 and 2007 levels

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Argentina to Launch ‘Tech Dollar’, Mulls Flexible Exchange Rate for Freelancers

The country’s economy minister, Sergio Massa, is working on a new currency exchange scheme for the knowledge economy, with a plan to be unveiled on October 3

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Argentine Low-Cost Airline Claims to Be World’s First to Offer Tickets in Crypto

Flybondi has forged a strategic alliance with TravelX, and will sell ‘NFTickets’ for seats

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Less Global Liquidity Impacts Investment in Argentine Startups

Argentina has seen a drop in the number and volume of transactions compared with the first half of 2021, while one-quarter of deals were in companies with a social impact

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Argentina Declares Public Holiday Following Attack on Vice President Kirchner

President Alberto Fernández declared a public holiday to allow for demonstrations to protest against Thursday night’s attack on Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

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Argentina, Uruguay Lead Latin America’s Female Tech-Talent Pool

Female jobseekers represented 40% of the total for tech jobs at BairesDev in 2020-21, a 400% increase compared to five years ago

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China Increases Investment in Argentina, Eyes Lithium

The two countries marked 50 years of bilateral ties in February, and Beijing has this year announced more multi-billion-dollar investments in the South American country

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Argentina’s YPF to Begin Lithium Battery Production

Y-TEC, state oil company YPF’s technology arm, will begin manufacturing the batteries by year’s end, and Bloomberg Línea takes a look at where the company will source its components from and whether it will be profitable

Startups

How Argentine Unicorns and Startups Are Dodging LatAm’s Winter of Layoffs

Technology CEOs and entrepreneurs in the country are writing their own playbook to face a new, hostile context

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Lithium Deals Drive Argentina’s M&A Market

The world’s second-largest reserves of the metal that is key to battery production continue attracting investors, while energy deals also figured strongly during May and June

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Startup Crisis Reflects Global Uncertainty, SAP’s LatAm President Says

In an interview with Bloomberg Línea, Cristina Palmaka says the adjustments suffered by companies in the region respond to a cycle, and are not permanent, while the German software company’s short-term plans have not changed

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British Fintech Revolut Eyes Expansion Into Argentina

Having hired country managers in Brazil and Mexico, the company with a $33 billion valuation has begun moves into Argentina and has a waiting list of users. Bloomberg Línea finds out more

Startups

Talent Is the ‘Digital Soybean’ In Argentina and Uruguay, Aleph’s CEO Says

Gastón Taratura, who is preparing an IPO for the edtech unicorn, is EY Argentina’s entrepreneur of the year, and is also a partner of MercadoLibre, Twitter and TikTok

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How Russia’s War on Ukraine Could Upset Argentina’s Trade Balance

Argentina had a trade surplus with both countries in 2021, but the war could stymie the exchange of goods

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Argentine Unicorn Globant’s 2021 Revenues Hit $1B

The software developer saw sales in Chile surpass those of Argentina in 2021

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What’s Next for Argentina after the Agreement with the IMF

How will the negotiations between the Argentine government and the multilateral organization continue?

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Investor Interest Blossoms in Argentine Green Bonds

The BYMA stock exchange has an index of companies that meet environmental criteria

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‘Our Vaccine is an Important Tool Against Omicron’, Moderna Says

As its vaccine arrives in Argentina, Moderna’s VP of Medical Affairs for Europe, Middle East and Africa talks to Bloomberg Línea

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