Saturday, September 3rd 2011 - 07:40 UTC

Argentine August inflation at 2% pushed by food prices, say private estimates

Economist Carlos Melconian, “annual inflation 23% cruise speed has an additional passenger”

A surge in fresh food prices has pushed Argentina’s August consumer inflation to one of the highest of the year, 2% over the previous month, according to private consultant estimates and published in the Buenos Aires press.

Friday, September 2nd 2011 - 22:26 UTC

Argentina’s industry praises CFK calls for ‘national unity’ to achieve development

De Mendiguren: in twelve years Argentina can triple its GDP

Argentina’s powerful industries union, UIA, called on Friday for dialogue and ‘national unit’ in order ‘to bring together a project of development’, and forecasted that if this is achieved the country could triple its GDP in the next twelve years.

Friday, September 2nd 2011 - 22:22 UTC

Squid season over in the Argentina/Uruguay common fishing zone

In the first eight months, 69.618 tons of squid were landed in Argentine ports

The Argentine/Uruguay Joint Technical Commission for Maritime Front (CTMFM) ordered on Wednesday 31 August the closure of the squid (Illex argentinus) fishing season in the Common Fishing Zone.

Friday, September 2nd 2011 - 08:45 UTC

Argentina’s population stands at 40.117.096, up 10.7% from the 2001 census

Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz the province which experienced the greatest population increase

Argentina has a population of 40.117.096, according to the definitive facts of the 2010 National Population and Home census released by the country’s national statistics and census bureau, Indec.

Friday, September 2nd 2011 - 08:26 UTC

Argentina plans to lower unemployment to 5% in the next to years

Feletti said that currently the unemployment rate stands at 7.3%, the lowest in the last 20 years

Argentina’s Deputy Minister of Economy, Roberto Feletti stated on Thursday that the idea of the government is to “reduce the level of unemployment to 5%” in the coming two years.

Friday, September 2nd 2011 - 03:26 UTC

England and Argentina – More than just a game?

Felipe Contepomi, Argentina’s captain described as a versatile, experienced back who starred at Irish club Leinster before heading to France.

As New Zealand prepares to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup, we look at a game which will cause much interest in Latin America and the South Atlantic.

Thursday, September 1st 2011 - 05:38 UTC

Argentina’s big business warms up to CFK: confrontation is ‘pointless’

Adelmo Gabbi president of Buenos Aires stock market said G6 wants a four-year ‘truce’

Big business in Argentina agreed to prolong the current ‘truce’ with the government of President Cristina Fernandez but called for more investment and improved competitiveness with more accessible financing, besides a return to the international voluntary credit market and an agreement with the Club of Paris.

Wednesday, August 31st 2011 - 21:21 UTC

US grain farmers furious with Argentina and Canada advance in the Colombia market

Colombian corn imports for the 2011/12 year are expected to be greater that those of China

Argentina has rapidly displaced the US as the main supplier to Colombia of corn and in near future wheat, with volumes soaring from 99.000 tons in 2007 to over 2.2 million tons currently, points out Agrimoney.

Wednesday, August 31st 2011 - 08:57 UTC

Final voting results from August 14 Primary confirm CFK landslide

Interior minister Randazzo engaged in a heated discussion with several journalists regarding ‘fraud’ allegations

Argentine Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo announced Tuesday the final voting results of the primary elections that took place last August 14th, with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner leading the presidential race by a 50.24% of the votes.

Wednesday, August 31st 2011 - 08:46 UTC

Rush to explore and develop shale oil and natural gas in Argentina’s Neuquen basin

YPF announced in May it discovered Argentina’s biggest oil find in two decades at Vaca Muerta.

Exxon Mobil Corp, the largest US oil company, will spend as much as 76.3 million dollars to explore and develop shale oil and natural gas in Argentina with Americas Petrogas Inc.


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