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Looking Good, Chile

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 22:04:43 -0300 (CLST)

I know the central bank isn't going to talk the country down, but this is
pretty impressive anyway -

The chart on page 32 is particularly eye-catching.

I guess the issue now is: how do you tackle inflation *and* recession?  Is
inflation really going to just disappear?  I think I will still be
investing in a UF account (our "emergency fund" (in a fixed term deposit
with short term penalty access) is about to expire and I need to decide
whether to invest in pesos or UF (index linked) - if prices drop then UF
makes no sense...)


On the Other Hand

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 07:11:47 -0300 (CLST)

I didn't realise the recent inflation was an explicit devaluation -


Chilean Liquidity Crisis, November 2008

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 07:10:34 -0300 (CLST)

Some details of what happened here last month -


Another Positive Assessment of Chile's Position

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 23:08:45 -0300 (CLST)

"Latam watchers ought to ask themselves not only which countries can avert
a crisis, but also which ones have the most levers to pull in order to
lean against the strong global headwinds. And on both of these counts 
namely macro stability and the ability to engage in counter-cyclical
policies  Chile seems to be in a league of its own."



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