Tuesday, November 24th 2015 - 12:21 UTC

Macri will announce his economic team and measures once he has access to official data

Macri claimed that “we still are not aware and have not been told what are the reserves of the Central bank”.

In his first press conference as Argentine president-elect, Mauricio Macri announced on Monday he would not have a Secretary of Economy but rather an economic cabinet with six members, and anticipated that the team that will be taking office with him, as well as those in the province of Buenos Aires, “will include many officials which do not come from the political system”.

Tuesday, November 24th 2015 - 11:47 UTC

Argentine election: the Kirchners' Falklands policy has backfired spectacularly

 In December 2011, the other Mercosur countries agreed, at her urging, to close their ports of ships flying the Falkland Islands flag.

By Dr Alasdair Pinkerton - For the first time in 12 years, the new occupant of the Casa Rosada, the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, will no longer bear the surname Kirchner.

Tuesday, November 24th 2015 - 10:24 UTC

China prepared to intensify strategic partnership with Argentina

“The China-Argentina comprehensive strategic partnership has been developing smoothly in recent years”, underlined the foreign ministry spokesperson

China congratulated Mauricio Macri on Monday for winning Argentina's presidential election and underlined the comprehensive strategic partnership.

Tuesday, November 24th 2015 - 10:13 UTC

Washington promises to cooperate closely with elected president Macri

 Kerry said “we are sure the United States and Argentina will continue cooperating deeply to promote regional security and prosperity”

United States State Secretary John Kerry congratulated on Monday newly elected president of Argentina Mauricio Macri saying Washington will cooperate “closely” with the administration that will take office on December 10.

Monday, November 23rd 2015 - 07:58 UTC

Falklands' welcome message to Macri: “be smart, work with us, not against”

Falkland Islanders also participated in Sunday's elections in Argentina by sending congratulation messages to president-elect Mauricio Macri while celebrating the fact that president Cristina Fernandez time comes to an end.

Monday, November 23rd 2015 - 07:40 UTC

“Change is possible, thanks for believing”, president elect Macri´s first words

“All efforts and vitality must be invested in building Argentina. Argentina has no time for reprisals or setting of scores”, said Macri

“Change is possible, thanks so much for having believed”, were the first words of Argentine president-elect Mauricio Macri when he appeared on stage at his packed headquarters in Buenos Aires, Sunday evening. Visibly emotional and euphoric, Macri said “it is a historic day for Argentina, a change of times. A change that will guide us to the future”.

Monday, November 23rd 2015 - 07:16 UTC

Argentine president-elect Macri takes office on 10 December; Tuesday meeting with Cristina Fernandez

An enthusiastic Macri at the voting station before depositing the ballot for the awaiting media

Mauricio Macri is Argentina's next president following the results of Sunday's runoff, the first in Argentine history. He will take office on 10 December replacing president Cristina Fernandez and twelve years of uninterrupted Kirchnerism. Although definitive results are yet to be announced by electoral officials, the primary vote counting indicated that Macri was winning with a four percentage points over incumbent Daniel Scioli.

Saturday, November 21st 2015 - 08:48 UTC

Macri honors 'Pachamama' and Scioli bewares 'the savage capitalism demon' on closing election rallies

Macri chose Humahuaca, an impoverished town in the northern province of Jujuy, while Scioli attended two rallies in the Buenos Aires province

Argentine presidential opposition candidate Mauricio Macri closed his campaign ahead of Sunday 22 November runoff calling for change and unity while the incumbent hopeful Daniel Scioli said the option was between 'a development inclusive project' or the “savage capitalism demon”.

Saturday, November 21st 2015 - 08:09 UTC

High expectations in Argentina of a record soybean sowing in 2015/16

The Argentine ministry said soybean sowings for 2015-16, pegged area at 20.6m hectares, a rise of 800,000 hectares year on year.

Argentina's much-watched soybean sowings will set a record this season, but the country is heading for a weaker wheat harvest, despite ideas of “very good” yields, the country's farm ministry said. In its first estimate the ministry said soybean sowings for 2015-16, pegged area at 20.6m hectares, a rise of 800,000 hectares year on year.

Thursday, November 19th 2015 - 07:55 UTC

Argentina's fiscal deficit 3.5% of GDP, says minister Kicillof

“The opposition justifies the alleged need for austerity because the truth is that the deficit is not as they say 7.2%, nor 6%” said the minister

Argentina will likely end the year with a fiscal deficit of 3.5% of GDP, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said on Wednesday, rejecting estimates by the opposition for a deficit around twice as high.


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