Argentina

Argentina
Friday, October 30th 2009 - 06:14 UTC

Argentina’s Air Force Antarctic Marambio base celebrates fortieth anniversary

Ground crew farewell a Hercules C-130 at Marambio base

The Argentine Air Force commemorated on Thursday October 29 the fortieth anniversary of Air Base Vice-Commodore Gustavo Marambio, Argentina’s main logistic support in Antarctica which has seen uninterrupted activity since then.

Friday, October 30th 2009 - 03:05 UTC

Argentina/Brazil clash over trade restrictions: what restrictions?

Both sides deny reprisals but trucks are delayed at border crossings

Brazilian Minister of Development Industry and Trade, Miguel Jorge confirmed Thursday that the Brazilian government is requesting non automatic licenses for some imports from Argentina, but denied it was a reprisal because of similar measures imposed by Argentina.

Thursday, October 29th 2009 - 13:31 UTC

Argentina/Chile seal “historic” integration and cooperation agreement

Ms. Bachelet and Mrs Kirchner reedit in Maipú historic events of two centuries ago

Argentina and Chile will sign Friday an integration and cooperation agreement which is an update of the Peace and Friendship treaty of 1984 which paved the way for a close relation and dependency between the neighbouring countries that only a few years before had been on the verge of war.

Wednesday, October 28th 2009 - 14:22 UTC

IMF praises Argentina’s potential for growth, but …

IMF Eyzaguirre also called for resumption of “statistics credibility”

Argentina has the potential for a faster growth, but it needs to do more, especially in policies to return to financial markets said the director of the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund Nicolás Eyzaguirre.

Wednesday, October 28th 2009 - 06:07 UTC

Trade disputes cast doubts on the “Argentine-Brazilian” strategic alliance

Trucks delayed in border crossings because of reciprocal trade obstacles

Trade obstacles imposed by Brazil against Argentine exporters in reprisal for similar measures by the Argentine government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner escalated Tuesday when the Brazilian ambassador was summoned to the Argentine Foreign Affairs ministry.

Monday, October 26th 2009 - 10:06 UTC

Revenue hungry Argentine government tightens fiscal measures

Electronic bills for all major transactions

The Argentine government announced a package of fiscal control measures on Thursday, including the use of electronic bills for sales of imported goods, second-hand car sales and hotel operations.

Saturday, October 24th 2009 - 07:33 UTC

Argentina, Paraguay pledge to save what is left of the Atlantic Forest

The Iguazu Falls are part of the Atlantic forest

Argentina and Paraguay have made a historic pledge to save one of the world’s most threatened forests. During a special ceremony at the XIIIth World Forestry Congress, the two governments agreed to work towards zero net deforestation in the Atlantic Forest, and to implement a package of measures that include national legislation to enforce those commitments.

Thursday, October 22nd 2009 - 08:13 UTC

Argentina’s trade surplus contracts 42.8% during September

Exports fell faster than imports

Argentina's September trade surplus narrowed 42.8% from the same month a year ago, with exports falling even faster than imports, the government said this week. September's 926 million US dollars surplus, which fell short of analysts' expectations, is the smallest since January.

Thursday, October 22nd 2009 - 08:04 UTC

IMF is not the cause of Argentina’s poverty: “we are to blame”

Alberto Fernandez, once a strong member of the Kirchner crew

Argentina’s former cabinet chief Alberto Fernandez said the International Momentary Fund, IMF, is not the cause of the country’s poverty. His statements come in the middle of negotiations between the administration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and the IMF for a possible understanding which could open the way for fresh funds for Argentina.

Tuesday, October 20th 2009 - 11:36 UTC

Argentine economy shows sluggish recovery fourth month running

The last quarter could show a positive difference boosted by exports to Brazil

Argentine economic activity in September and for the fourth month running showed signs of a slight recovery, according to the latest index from private consultants Orlando J Ferreres & Asociados, OJF, released Monday.

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