OBELA Analysis

Lunes, Marzo 16, 2020 - 11:56

Coronavirus, a greater risk to the world than to China

On December 31, 2019, the coronavirus (COVID-19) appeared in Wuhan, China. While this explains the speed of the stock market fall, it is not enough to explain why it resembles the experience of the 2008 - 2009 crisis.
The impact that has been presented cannot be understood without understanding the importance of China in global value chains. China is the source of 5 branches of the world economy: pharmochemistry, automotive, aeronautics, electronics and telecommunications.
What is certain is that the uncertainty about the dynamics of the real economy has impacted on the expectations in the stock markets and on economic growth in the world. The reactivation of production, whenever it occurs, will be slower than the previous dynamics.

Theme of reaserch:
Crisis económica
Lunes, Marzo 2, 2020 - 14:13

China's financing of Latin America

China's expansion in Latin America is not limited to trade, investment and clean energy, as financing in the region is increasingly important. There are two forms of financing for Latin America from the Chinese giant: commercial banking and development banking.

Between 2005 and 2018, there is a total of $141 billion in loans to Latin American countries. The loans to Latin America are mostly energy projects (69%), including hydroelectric plants in Ecuador, the solar park in Jujuy and oil production in Brazil and Venezuela.

China reaffirms its interest in the region with the expansion of financing to Latin American countries, and its search for hegemony takes another step forward by financing and building projects that help the New Silk Road located in Latin America.

Theme of reaserch:
Arquitectura financiera
Lunes, Febrero 24, 2020 - 12:56

Solar energy in the trade war

The change in the energy matrix plays a fundamental role in the development of the trade war. Photovoltaic cells and solar panels have been subject to various US sanctions as a tool against Chinese expansion in this sector.
The Chinese government, on the other hand, has launched a plan to generate renewable energies on a massive scale, and considers innovation and the search for alternative energy sources as strategic emerging industries.
In Latin America there are large projects such as Cauchari in Jujuy, Argentina, in Chihuahua, Mexico, as well as in Chile and other countries

Theme of reaserch:
Desarrollo y medio ambiente