The 2012 guide to Uruguay

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Open for investment
Uruguay has come a long way in the past 10 years, growing and diversifying its economy. Foreign investors have responded

Reduced vulnerabilities, increased confidence
Interview with Finance and Economy Minister, Dr Fernando Lorenzo

Uruguay rises 10 places in Euromoney’s country risk ratings
Economists’ sentiments sharply improved in 2011 as Uruguay scored highly across a range of political, economic and structural indicators. Above-average scores indicate the country has good grounds to expect an upgrade from the rating agencies

Towards investment grade
Since its debt crisis in 2003, Uruguay has built up a reputation as one of Latin America’s most prudent and consistent sovereign borrowers. Ratings agencies have taken notice

FDI set to stay at record level
In the past 10 years, Uruguay has become a key destination for FDI, attracted by the country’s rich human and natural resources and stable political environment

Roundtable: Uruguayan financial leaders

Natural advantages
Long a favoured destination for visitors from neighbouring Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay is increasingly attracting tourists from further afield

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