Wednesday, November 11th 2015 - 07:25 UTC

Argentine agro-business shares booming on presidential candidates' pledges

Both Daniel Scioli and Mauricio Macri have promised that if elected, they will significantly reduce export levies on soy and eliminate those on wheat and corn.

Argentina's agro-business shares are booming in the Buenos Aires stock exchange since 26 October, following the first round of the presidential election, and expectations are even greater on the promises from the two candidates that will be disputing the runoff on 22 November.

Wednesday, November 11th 2015 - 06:47 UTC

Argentina to purchase Israel fighter jets, according to defense media reports

In 2013, the Argentine Air Force began negotiations with Israel for 18 Kfir Block 60 fighters as an alternative to another deal for surplus Spanish Mirage

After almost two years of negotiations and endless speculations surrounding the question of what fighter jet Argentina would go for, Argentine media report that a decision has been made to purchase the IAI Kfir jets to replace the Air Force’s Mirages. According to the report, in Interdefensa Militar Argentina, the decision is currently awaiting final approval from the Cabinet.

Wednesday, November 11th 2015 - 06:11 UTC

Argentina's Supreme Court orders YPF to publicly release 2013 contract with Chevron

Justices noted that president Cristina Fernandez appointed Miguel Galuccio as YPF chief executive and economy minister Axel Kicillof is a board director.

Argentina's supreme court has ordered state-controlled YPF to publicly release all clauses of a 2013 contract with Chevron to develop shale oil in the country's vast Vaca Muerta formation. In a 3-1 ruling, the justices sided with opposition Socialist Senator Hector Ruben Giustiniani, ruling that the state's 51% stake in the firm effectively makes it a public company subject to transparency laws.

Monday, November 9th 2015 - 08:30 UTC

North of Chile rattles with a series of tremors which were felt in Argentina

US Geological Survey said one of the quake's epicenter was about 100 km south of Coquimbo; it struck at 4:32 AM and also woke residents in Santiago

North of Chile has been rocked by a series of tremors during early Saturday and most of Sunday, but no injuries or damage has been reported, the University of Chile's Seismology Institute said. The earthquake shook an estimated 20 cities, Arica, Cuya, Pocon Chile, Camina, Mamiña and Pisagua, the national emergency management office said.

Monday, November 9th 2015 - 07:58 UTC

Macri leads by eight points, but one in ten voters remains undecided, says poll

 Macri is leading with 51.8% of vote intention while Scioli has 43.6%, according to the Management & Fit poll published by Clarin

With two weeks to Argentina's presidential runoff on 22 November and to decide who will succeed Cristina Fernandez on 10 December, opposition candidate Mauricio Macri has a several points lead over the incumbent Daniel Scioli, although there still is a significant percentage of undecided voters, according to a public opinion poll released on Sunday.

Monday, November 9th 2015 - 07:41 UTC

Cristina Fernandez cancels trip to G20 summit and joins Scioli's presidential campaign

The president reappeared with Victory Front (FpV) hopeful Daniel Scioli as he campaigns hard to replace her at Government House.

Argentina president Cristina Fernandez has suspended her attendance to the G20 summit in Turkey to campaign for the incumbent presidential candidate, Daniel Scioli, ahead of the 22 November runoff, when he confronts opposition hopeful Mauricio Macri, the big surprise of the electoral dispute.

Saturday, November 7th 2015 - 07:48 UTC

YPF focusing on boosting natural gas production; investors waiting for “post-election clarity”

“We have been shifting and we will continue to shift as much as we can from oil to natural gas production,” Chief Financial Officer Daniel Gonzalez said

Argentina's state-run energy company YPF said on Friday it plans to focus on boosting natural gas production in 2016, while also pursuing a gradual reduction in drilling and completion costs and looking for more partnerships for shale and tight play projects. It also admitted that potential investors are waiting for post-election clarity on economic and energy policies before “making any decisions”.

Saturday, November 7th 2015 - 07:33 UTC

Argentina: Massa tells FT he has been given the task of controlling government

“There are 5m kingmakers, not one,” says Massa in the interview, referring to the voters that backed his candidacy.

Sergio Massa is seen as the kingmaker in Argentina’s approaching presidential election runoff next 22 November, with the power to influence more than a fifth of the electorate after taking third place in last month’s first round.

Saturday, November 7th 2015 - 07:08 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas soldiers' remains: Argentine delegation meets Red Cross chief

In Geneva, Daniel Filmus reiterated President Cristina Fernández 2012 request for the Red Cross to collaborate in the identification process of the remains.

Argentina's Foreign Ministry Secretary for Malvinas affairs Ambassador Daniel Filmus, and Argentine ambassador before international organizations in Geneva, Alberto D'Alotto, met on Thursday with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, to address the issue of identifying the remains of 123 soldiers Argentine fallen during the South Atlantic conflict in 1982 and buried in the Argentine cemetery at Darwin, in the Falkland Islands.

Friday, November 6th 2015 - 18:56 UTC

Falklands' maps and 'The Times' report manipulated in Argentine embassy pamphlets

Original version of the Latzina map of 1882, the first official Argentine map produced after the Boundary Treaty of 1881

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