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Argentina and Ecuador: Understanding the Currency Crisis

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Reviewing Argentina's and Ecuador's Economic Hurdles

Understand the historical currency crisis in Argentina and Ecuador in the early 2000s. While Argentina faced a recession, Ecuador pursued dollarization. Explore the factors surrounding the economic situations in both countries.

Though the early 1990s may have been characterized by financial optimism, Argentina was in a recession as Brazil’s 1998 monetary crisis sent shockwaves across the regional and global markets. Travel north to Ecuador and there was a very different financial perspective. In 2000, Ecuador made the US dollar its currency, bringing the country stability and growth. Explore the foreign exchange paths and policies the countries took to address their economic challenges, and what these decisions meant for global businesses operating in each country.