Argentine shares and bonds rose on Wednesday after the death of political heavyweight and former President Nestor Kirchner removed from the 2011 election campaign a contender seen as unfriendly to markets.
“I will keep fighting for all the Argentine people” was President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner first public message following the death of her husband and former president Nestor Kirchner early Wednesday morning in the Patagonian resort of El Calafate.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated he was sorry to hear Néstor Kirchner had died so prematurely. The UN leader placed strong emphasis on Kirchner's relevant role for multilateralism.
Argentina informed the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of a letter from the United Kingdom referred to missile test firing in the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, which it wishes to circulate among IMO members as a way to warn of the deliberate violation of IMO regulations by the British government.
Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner (2003/2007), the current president's husband and one of the country's most powerful politicians, died early Wednesday, confirmed state television.
Nouriel Roubini, the New York University professor who predicted the global financial crisis, said the outlook for Argentina’s economy is “cloudy” and GDP is slated to decline in 2011 as the global slowdown may lead to fewer exports.
Argentina's top business groups on Monday openly reacted against legislation backed by the country's largest trade union group that would require companies to share 10% of their annual net profits with employees.
The Argentine Senate finally approved the nomination of Miguel Dante Dovena, a very close advisor of the Kirchner couple as the next ambassador in Uruguay.
Argentina will produce the first batch of enriched uranium for civilian purposes next year as part of the re-launching of its atomic power industry, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said Monday.
Argentina’s population and housing census which this week took off in Antarctica revealed that 230 people live in the six Argentine bases including nine families and 16 children. The survey was done two days before the official launching in continental Argentina and was considered a “very successful experience”.