14/09/2020: Introduction of Currency Controls
Argentina tightens currency controls to stabilize the peso and prevent capital flight, imposing restrictions on foreign currency purchases and transfers, marking a significant shift in monetary policy.
11/08/2019: Primary Elections and Peso Devaluation
Following the primary elections, uncertainty in the financial markets leads to a significant devaluation of the peso, causing economic turmoil and further exacerbating the country's financial difficulties.
15/08/2018: Elections and Political Uncertainty
The Real experienced significant volatility leading up to the Presidential elections, responding to political developments and market sentiment.
09/12/2015: Change in Government
Mauricio Macri assumes the presidency, bringing in economic reforms and liberalization policies, impacting the exchange rate and the value of the Argentine peso.
22/01/2015: Real Hits 10-Year Low
The Real reached its lowest level against the US dollar in a decade, primarily due to a decline in commodity prices and economic concerns.
15/09/2008: Global Financial Crisis Impact
As a consequence of the global financial crisis, the Brazilian Real faced a sharp depreciation against major currencies due to capital outflows and risk aversion.
27/07/2005: New Currency Symbol
The Central Bank of Brazil announced a public competition to select a new currency symbol, which resulted in the adoption of the official symbol for the Real.
18/06/2002: Exchange Rate Floatation
The Brazilian government allowed the Real to float freely against other currencies, abandoning the controlled exchange rate regime.
02/12/2001: Economic Crisis and Devaluation
Argentina faces a severe economic crisis, resulting in the devaluation of the peso, leading to a sharp decline in its value and triggering social and political unrest.
15/01/1999: Devaluation of the Real
Due to the Russian financial crisis and the Asian financial crisis, the government devalued the Real by around 8% to boost exports and stimulate the economy.
01/07/1994: Introduction of the Real Plan
The Brazilian real was established as the official currency, replacing the hyperinflation-ridden Cruzeiro Real. It aimed to stabilize the economy and combat inflation.
31/03/1991: Introduction of Convertibility Plan
The Convertibility Plan is implemented, fixing the exchange rate between the Argentine peso and the US dollar on a one-to-one basis, as an attempt to control inflation.
06/01/1985: Introduction of Austral as a new currency
The Argentine government replaces the peso with the Austral as the new currency, aiming to stabilize the economy and tackle hyperinflation.
29/01/1983: End of the military dictatorship
After seven years of military rule, democratic elections are held in Argentina, leading to the end of the military dictatorship and the beginning of a period of economic and political transition.