Hopeful Buenos Aires banks on upturn

Hopeful Buenos Aires banks on upturn

Spanish distributors and publishers have been busy meeting with Argentine retail buyers at the 42nd Buenos Aires International Book Fair, as Argentina’s new centre-right government’s lifting of import restrictions and hope of an economic recovery have improved the potential for sales.

“Argentina is the new hotspot in Latin America,” Fernando López Daza, manager of Época Distribuciones, a Madrid-based distributor, said on the final day of the fair (9th May).

Sales in Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay have been hit by economic slowdowns and the countries’ weaker currencies have pushed up...

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