Richard Lim

Richard Lim is a tour-de-force when it comes to economics. He sleeps with phrases like “subprime crisis”, “capital inflow” and “defaulted debt” swimming around in his brain. Somehow he puts these words into meaningful sentences that give you an insight into how the world works. That’s when the real magic happens!

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Cost of Living in Chile

Cost of Living in Chile

By 03 November, 2011

Chile is certainly not one of the cheapest countries to live in South America, but it is definitely more affordable than many parts of Brazil. Over the last decade Chile’s economy has grown faster than South American on... Read Article

Cost of Living in Bolivia

Cost of Living in Bolivia

By 25 October, 2011

Bolivia is one of the most impoverished countries in South American. The cost of living in Bolivia has risen over the last few years, but still remains one of the cheapest countries to live in South America. The... Read Article

Cost of Living in Argentina

Cost of Living in Argentina

By 28 September, 2011

The cost of living in Argentina has risen considerably over the last few years. Since the economic and political chaos which followed the country’s sovereign default in 2002, economic growth has returned to Argentina with the economy growing... Read Article

Cost of Living in Brazil

Cost of Living in Brazil

By 22 September, 2011

Brazil demands the highest cost of living in all of South America. Rapid economic development over the past 10 years has seen the standard of living rise for millions of households. Brazil’s economy has grown into one of... Read Article

Brazil’s battle against inflation

Brazil’s battle against inflation

By 20 June, 2011

Brazil’s central bank is desperately trying to grasp the reins of inflation. The central bank’s chief, Alexandre Tombini, will certainly hope that inflation continues on its current course and falls within the central bank’s target by the end... Read Article

Time of Fear (Salve Geral)

REVIEW Time of Fear (Salve Geral)

By 09 September, 2010

After a brief depiction of youthful urban life in Sao Paulo, the life of Rafa (Lee Thaler) is turned upside down in little more than “15 seconds”. The director, Sergio Rezende, showcases a fictional story about a series... Read Article

Argentina: Life After Default

Argentina: Life After Default

By 02 August, 2010

The emergence of the Greek sovereign debt crisis in recent months serves as a powerful reminder of how far Argentina has come this decade. Argentina defaulted on sovereign debt (bonds issued by the Government) in 2002, which was... Read Article