Toon alle Introduction During most of the s, Argentina outperformed most other countries in Latin America in terms of growth. This eventually led to the outbreak of a severe currency, sovereign debt and banking crisis.
All financial crises share certain characteristics, but each tells its own unique story and has its own unique lessons for the future. Fiscal Crises A financial crisis is a generalized term for systemic problems in the larger financial sector of a country or countries.
Financial crises often, but not always, lead to recessions. A fiscal crisis, on the other hand, refers to a balance-sheet problem with a government or multiple governments.
If the debt load of a government creates funding or performance issues, it may be said to experience a fiscal crisis.
Of all the sectors of the economy, the financial sector is said to be the most dangerous epicenter of a crisis because every other sector relies on it for monetary and structural support. Financial crises and fiscal crises may occur independently or concurrently. Argentine crises have been a familiar feature since the great financial panic of The most recent crisis began inalthough the foundation began to crumble as early as The crisis combined a currency crisis and a financial panic.
An unsuccessful hard currency peg to the U. Bank depositors panicked when the Argentine government flirted with a deposit freeze, causing interest rates to spike sharply.
Within the week, the International Monetary Fund IMF announced it would no longer offer support to Argentina; the country was a serial defaulter, and international authorities did not believe proper reforms would take place.
The Argentine government lost access to capital markets, and private Argentine financial institutions were cut off as well. Foreign banks — a large presence — pulled out rather than risk their assets.
The erratic and extreme nature of interest rates made it virtually impossible for any financial firm to function properly. The Argentine banking sector was lauded for its progressive regulations in the late s, but that did not stop the carnage of the crash.
Plenty has been written about the nature and causes of the Great Recessionbut the essential story centers around major investment banks that overleveraged themselves using mortgage-backed securities MBSs. Falling housing prices created a chain reaction of defaults by bond issuers across the country, starting in subprime mortgages and eventually spreading throughout the entire MBS market.
Unfortunately for international investment banks, the entire global financial system had grown increasingly interconnected in the s and early s. Early stages of the crisis began in the second half ofeventually peaking in September The worst of the U. Countries such as Greece, Ireland and Portugal were hit hardest.
The effect of the global financial crisis can be summed up in the following statistic: In the post-World War II era, the world economy has only contracted during one fiscal year.
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It takes stencil protests from the aftermath of the crisis in Argentina as a case in point, discussing affects and their effects on porteño street artists. INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND Lessons from the Crisis in Argentina Prepared by the Policy Development and Review Department In consultation with the other Departments Approved by Timothy Geithner In , Argentina experienced one of the worst economic crises in its history.