Argentina

Argentina
Tuesday, April 6th 2010 - 03:48 UTC

CFK and Mujica discuss Bolivian gas and the Botnia pulp mill ruling

Mujica and Mrs. Kirchner Mujica held an unexpected meeting in Olivos

Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, CFK and her Uruguayan counterpart José Mujica met Monday afternoon during a surprise visit to the Olivos presidential residence in Buenos Aires.

Tuesday, April 6th 2010 - 02:45 UTC

Argentina protests Chinese sanitary restrictions on soy-oil imports

Jorge Taiana summoned Chinese ambassador Gand Zeng

Argentina formally protested on Monday a possible move by China to block imports of Argentine soybean oil in a trade row that threatens a key export of the country and last year involved almost 1.5 billion US dollars.

Tuesday, April 6th 2010 - 02:42 UTC

Argentina began servicing public debt using Central bank reserves

Economy minister Amado Boudou confirmed operations

Argentina began servicing public debt using Central Bank reserves after making its first payment Monday, according to sources from the Economy Ministry.

Tuesday, April 6th 2010 - 02:20 UTC

Argentine hake landings confirm lack of fisheries management

Hake landings in the period January-March in 2009 and 2010

Latest official data from Argentina’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Sub-secretariat indicates that 41.163 tons of hake (Merluccius hubbsi) were landed in Argentine ports between 1 January and 29 March. This is 33.5% less than in the same quarter of 2009 when 61.886 tons were unloaded.

Tuesday, April 6th 2010 - 01:02 UTC

Buenos Aires City surrounded by two million Argentines living in shanty towns

Villa 31, in the heart of the City of Buenos Aires

Over two million people live in a thousand shanty towns in the surroundings of Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires in conditions of extreme marginality and precariousness, according to official data released by the weekend press.

Monday, April 5th 2010 - 12:12 UTC

Argentina: Positive assessment of trade mission to China

The Argentine delegation meeting with the Chinese envoys

The head of the Argentine Fisheries Subsecretariat, Norberto Yauhar, assures that the assessment of his recent trip to China was very positive, and that “the objective of the trade mission was reached and, in many cases, surpassed expectations.”

Friday, April 2nd 2010 - 22:22 UTC

Mrs Kirchner blasts UN “double standards” on Falklands’ resolutions

The Argentine president addresses Malvinas veterans

“Don’t try to scare us with the ghost that we are going to take Malvinas militarily”, said Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner at the main commemoration of the 28th anniversary of the Argentine troops landing in the Falkland Islands.

Friday, April 2nd 2010 - 08:35 UTC

Argentina to see biggest anti-British protests for years

Britons have been warned to stay away from marches in Buenos Aires on Friday as thousands are expected to mass for Argentina's biggest anti-British protests in years.

Wednesday, March 31st 2010 - 04:03 UTC

Analysts doubt Argentina can sell global bonds at one digit interest rate

Inflation, bloated budgets, manipulated statistics conspire against Mrs. Kirchner’s plans to end with the default legacy

Argentina’s accelerating inflation and deteriorating finances will undermine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s goal of selling global bonds with an interest rate below 10%, said Silvia Marengo who helps manage 500 million USD of debt at Falcon Private Bank in Zurich in a report compiled by Bloomberg.

Wednesday, March 31st 2010 - 02:25 UTC

Argentina begins next week to pay debts with Central Bank reserves

Interior minister Florencio Randazzo made the announcement

Following an Argentine federal court ruling approving the use of Central Bank reserves for the payment of foreign debt the administration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will begin transactions next week using the liberated funds.

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