Thursday, October 29th 2015 - 06:31 UTC

Argentina: Holdouts dispute, a Cristina Fernandez legacy for the next government

Griesa said he assumed Argentina's refusal to negotiate “at this late date in this very lengthy litigation that attitude is over with”

US District Judge Thomas Griesa of New York on Wednesday urged Argentina to resume talks to settle bondholder litigation flowing from its $100 billion default in 2002. The judge made the remarks as creditors suing over defaulted bonds urged him to expand to nearly $8 billion the amount Argentina must pay them to service its restructured debts.

Thursday, October 29th 2015 - 06:15 UTC

An overwhelming majority, 65% voted for change in Sunday's election, said Massa

Massa and the main leaders of his Renewal Front made public on Wednesday their promised program document, ahead of the 22 November runoff

On Sunday 35% of Argentines voted for continuity of Kirchnerism and 65% voted for a political change, and between the two options, change overwhelmingly won, said Sergio Massa, the third ranked candidate who with his 21% has become kingmaker between the two presidential hopefuls for the November runoff, incumbent Daniel Scioli and market friendly opposition, Mauricio Macri.

Wednesday, October 28th 2015 - 08:41 UTC

The defense of the Falklands must take centre stage in Anglo-Chinese relations

Xi Jinping and Prime Minister David Cameron share a beer at an English pub during the Chinese leader's visit to UK

By Alex Calvo (*) - Chinese Leader Xi Jinping’s state visit to the United Kingdom has been met with grand-sounding headlines, including references to a “golden era”. Public statements by both governments have focused on growing economic links, while some voices referred to human rights and US commentators expressed their concern at London’s closeness to Beijing at a time of increased tensions in the Indo-Pacific, above all the South China Sea.

Wednesday, October 28th 2015 - 06:41 UTC

Third ranked Massa will not vote for continuity, and Scioli “must prove he's not on the Kirchner leash”

Following Sunday's 'technical draw' between incumbent Scioli, 36.8% and conservative Macri, 34.3%, Massa has become the leader to seduce.

“The Argentine people on Sunday said they don't want continuity” commented third ranked Sergio Massa who obtained 21.34% of ballots and is bound to become kingmaker in the 22 November runoff between Daniel Scioli and Mauricio Macri. Whoever wins will be putting an end to twelve years of Kirchnerism which on Sunday received an unexpected and surprising trashing.

Tuesday, October 27th 2015 - 07:17 UTC

Argentina's runoff candidates will hold presidential debate on 15 November

“I sent the message to Macri that, in case of a runoff, I thought it was important to give a debate to the citizenship” revealed Daniel Scioli

Argentina's presidential runoff candidates have agreed to a debate scheduled to take place on 15 November, a week before voting day. Incumbent Victory Front candidate Daniel Scioli, and Let’s Change (Cambiemos) contender Mauricio Macri agreed to hold the debate on November 15 at 21:00 hours, at Buenos Aires University Law School.

Tuesday, October 27th 2015 - 07:04 UTC

Argentina's markets trade higher the 'day after' Sunday's elections

Buenos Aires stocks climbed strongly with Merval benchmark index up 3.3%. Argentine financial and energy shares also rallied in Wall Street.

Argentina's financial markets traded higher on Monday after opposition and pro market candidate Mauricio Macri's surprisingly strong showing in presidential elections forced as second vote on 22 November.

Tuesday, October 27th 2015 - 06:36 UTC

Falklands' “full agreement and involvement”, for any Argentine cemetery remains identification

MLA Summers is scheduled to meet with the President of the ICRC, Mr. Peter Maurer, next week in Geneva, to seek assurances from the ICRC

“If any identification is to take place of combatants buried in the Falkland Islands, it would have to be done with the full agreement and involvement of the Falkland Islands Government”, said the local government in a Monday release from Stanley.

Monday, October 26th 2015 - 08:21 UTC

Argentine presidential run-off in November but with completely different scenario

The Daniel Scioli-Carlos Zanetti ticket believed they had a ten-point difference over Mauricio Macri and Gabriela Michetti, but this never happened

Argentina's presidential election is headed for a November 22 runoff between incumbent Cristina Fernández chosen successor Daniel Scioli and conservative rival Mauricio Macri, according to results released into early Monday.

Monday, October 26th 2015 - 05:34 UTC

Argentina announced Malvinas basin huge gas prospect off Patagonia

The news of the 3D seismic surveying results in the Calamar block from Malvinas basin, offshore Santa Cruz and Chubut was published in Pagina 12

Argentina' Energy company, Enarsa, in association with Venezuela's PDVSA, allegedly has detected very positive natural gas deposits off the Patagonia coast, which according to reports in the Buenos Aires press could be equivalent a third of the country's reserves.

Sunday, October 25th 2015 - 10:43 UTC

Tierra del Fuego inflation in September jumped 1.2% and 25.1% in 12 months

Healthcare, food and beverage, education where the items which most increased over August

September inflation in the Argentine extreme south province of Tierra del Fuego reached 1.2% and 18,8% in the nine months of the year, and 25.1% in the last twelve months according to the provincial stats and census office.


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