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Matthew Walter
Works at Moody's
Attended Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
Lives in New York City
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School drop-out rate in Latin America is around 50%, and government solutions haven't been effective. Non-profits and public-private partnerships are starting to chip away at the problem. vis Whitney Eulich. 
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Mining is projected to generate $327 billion in investment across Latin America by 2020. But concerns about environmental impact and the impact on communities has prevented tiny El Salvador from tapping its vast gold deposits.

Reporting by Whitney Eulich at the Christian Science Monitor, made possible by a fellowship from the International Center for Journalists.  
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Apparently, this is real. Chalk up today's disappointing payrolls report to the 'Curse of Ghibli'. via @mochi_wsj
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Mexican President Pena Nieto is planning to unveil host of new taxes to help wean itself off #Pemex revenues. But what about all those tax evaders? via @Reuters
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Yes, news bundles as we've known them are dead. But isn't Bezos's goal of trying to recoup what's been lost a worthy one?  
Jeff Bezos says that newspapers need to figure out how to get readers to treat their product as a bundle. Here's why he's wrong.
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Believe it or not, Hugo Chavez never missed a bond payment. But his hand-picked successor just did...
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As Erin McCarthy reports, few big money managers see Emerging Markets headed towards the kind of financial crises they've tended to suffer in the past. PIMCO, Templeton, Aberdeen Asset Management and Goldman Sachs Asset Management are all taking advantage of the recent sell-off in select EMs to go bargain hunting. 
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Big emerging markets are discussing the creation of a joint fund to help stabilize their currencies. But coordinating policy among so many different economies may be tough. 
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How big is the FXmarket? Now its $5.3 trillion in trades a day. The Chinese Yuan and Mexican Peso make the top 10 most traded currencies for the first time. 
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Whitney Eulich's latest dispatch from Central America. 
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Research Writer
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Writing, Spanish, Markets, Latin America, Credit Risk, Banking
Employment
  • Moody's
    Assistant Vice President, Research Writer, 2013 - present
    Coordinate and edit research for a team of analysts covering Latin America's banking sector.
  • Bloomberg L.P.
    Reporter/Bureau Chief, 2005 - 2009
    Caracas Bureau Chief, 2007 - 2009 Economy/Government reporter, Santiago, Chile 2005 - 2007
  • Wall Street Journal
    Reporter, 2012 - 2013
    Markets reporter covering foreign exchange, hedge funds, central banks.
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New York City
Previously
Caracas, Venezuela - Santiago, Chile - Fayetteville, Arkansas - New Orleans, LA - Houston, TX
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Frequent tweeter of all things Latin America, economy and politics @mbwalter4. All views are my own.
Introduction
Former journalist turned research writer. 

http://mattwalter.wordpress.com/
Education
  • Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
    Master of International Affairs, 2010 - 2012
  • Loyola University New Orleans
    BA, Journalism and Spanish, 1997 - 2001
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