Latin America Economics

Latin America Economics Update

8 June, 2018

Argentina: IMF deal imposes ambitious fiscal targets

Confirmation that Argentina has reached an agreement with the IMF over a financing package will help to restore investor confidence and provide a much-needed anchor for the country’s necessary economic adjustment. But sticking to the IMF’s conditions – particularly the ambitious fiscal targets for 2019-20 – will be challenging. And there’s a risk that the deal falls apart if a populist government comes to power in next year’s presidential elections.

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