Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Héctor Timerman revealed Tuesday that the trade deficit Argentina has with Brazil is “concerning”, and indicated that both nations are working “to reduce it.”
The provincial government of Santa Fe home of Argentina's grain export hub has requested the federal government to help end a week-old strike that is delaying shipments from one of the world's biggest food suppliers, the provincial Labour minister said on Tuesday.
In her first overseas visit as Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff ratified Monday in Buenos Aires the “special strategic” relation with Argentina while her counterpart Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, CFK, called for an “increased productive integration” between the two leading Mercosur partners.
A helicopter from a huge luxury yacht owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, made an emergency water landing in the extreme south of Argentina on Monday, but neither Allen nor Bill Gates were on board.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will arrive in Argentina on Monday on her first foreign trip as president.
Grains exporters called on the Argentine government on Thursday to help end a pay strike before it disrupts shipments from one of the world's biggest food suppliers.
United States President Barack Obama’s forthcoming visit to Latin America has cause upset in Argentina, because he will not be visiting the country. In March Obama will embark on his first trip to South America and Central America, visiting Chile, Brazil and El Salvador as he tries to shore up security and economic ties with the emerging economies.
Fruit growers, packers and pickers in Argentina have ended their strike in the western part of the country, but the damage may have already been done with strike costs estimated at US $50 million, according to local and national media.
Wheat sales for the 2009-2010 season in Argentina are primarily from the crop harvested through January 2010, which was curbed by water shortages, reports Bloomberg.
Argentine daily newspaper El Cronista on Monday reported that YPF will begin oil exploration in the Malvinas basin in February. The newspaper reports that exploration will begin 289 kilometres off the coast of Tierra del Fuego and cost U$ 150 million.