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.
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.
13/07/2015: Greek debt bailout agreement
A third bailout deal was reached between Greece and its creditors, avoiding a potential Greek exit from the Eurozone.
02/05/2010: Greek debt crisis
Greece's financial crisis threatened the stability of the Eurozone, requiring massive bailout packages to prevent a default.
15/10/2008: Global financial crisis
The Euro faced significant economic challenges following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, leading to a recession in many Eurozone countries.
01/05/2004: Eurozone expansion
10 more countries joined the Eurozone, bringing the total number of participating countries to 24.
01/01/2002: Euro banknotes and coins
Physical banknotes and coins in Euro were introduced, replacing national currencies in 12 European countries.
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.
01/01/1999: Introduction of the Euro
The Euro was officially introduced as an electronic currency for banking and financial transactions.
07/02/1992: The Maastricht Treaty
The treaty was signed, which officially established the European Union and laid the groundwork for the creation of the Euro.
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.