Argentina

Argentina
Wednesday, August 11th 2010 - 06:27 UTC

Private sector anticipates strong performance of Argentine economy in 2010/11

Argentine imports in first half of 2010 soared 43% over 2009

Argentina’s Finance Executive's Institute (IAEF) indicates Argentina could grow 6.5% in 2010 and 4.5% in 2011 according to its August report released this week.

Tuesday, August 10th 2010 - 11:51 UTC

Basic Foods’ Basket in Argentina increased 35.9% in twelve months

CBA and CBT help to measure indigence and poverty in Buenos Aires City

The Basic Foods Basket, CBA, an index from Argentina’s Foundation for Latin American Economic Research (FIEL) increased 0.6% in July compared to the previous month, 21% in the first seven months of the year, and 35.9% over a year ago.

Tuesday, August 10th 2010 - 01:30 UTC

Argentina confident it can issue debt in US dollars below 9% interest rate

Economy minister Amado Boudou, most happy with prospects

Argentine Economy Minister Amado Boudou confirmed what newspaper Ámbito Financiero had anticipated a week ago: the plan is to issue debt in US dollars but below the 9% mark, which with the current panorama may allow for an even lower percentage index.

Monday, August 9th 2010 - 07:46 UTC

Argentina's warning to would-be Euro deserters

Mario I. Blejer

The tensions between the eurozone's north and south, and the complex and politically costly transfers of money required to dampen the euro crisis, have led many people to think the unthinkable: saving Europe's common currency may require that some countries abandon it.

Saturday, August 7th 2010 - 05:51 UTC

Kirchner sowing for next year’s presidential election

The Argentine presidential couple committed to retain office

Argentina's government, unions and industry leaders agreed this week to raise the minimum wage by 23%, more than twice the official annual inflation running at 11%.

Friday, August 6th 2010 - 06:05 UTC

Argentine businessmen demand strong institutions and respect for private sector

Jaime Campos from AEA

Argentina’s most powerful business organizations and personalities made a strong presentation in support of the legal system and the private sector as indispensable conditions for a sustained and continued economic development that includes all Argentines.

Friday, August 6th 2010 - 03:04 UTC

Gualeguaychú pulp-mill activists to meet again with minister Timerman

Timerman said the meeting helped to clear up several misunderstandings

Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman said he held a “very important meeting” with Gualeguaychú Assembly members after the group of activists requested to be given an explanation of the upcoming joint monitoring of the River Uruguay recently agreed by Argentina and neighbouring Uruguay.

Thursday, August 5th 2010 - 09:14 UTC

Beware (River Uruguay) contaminators, warns Argentine top scientist

Contaminators “beware, the time of reckoning is coming” warns Enrique Martinez Argentina’s president of the National Institute of Industrial Technology, INTI who in a brief opinion column praises the recent agreement reached between Uruguay and Argentina to monitor the River Uruguay and ensure the non contamination of the shared water course.

Thursday, August 5th 2010 - 04:45 UTC

Argentine economy picks up strongly, forecasted to expand 7% in 2010

Minister Boudou attributes growth to the success of Argentine policies

Argentina's GDP will reach 7% this year based on a strong domestic demand, Economy Minister Amado Boudou said on Wednesday. The announcement follows earlier in the week reports that the Consumer Confidence index ICC has increased 2.9% in July over a year ago.

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010 - 00:25 UTC

India and Argentina sign cooperation agreement in agriculture

Minister Dominguez is on an official visit to India

India and Argentina signed in New Delhi on Monday a joint agreement for the development of technical and professional cooperation in the agricultural sector and to foster trade of plants and animal products between the two countries.

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