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Argentina begins Washington round of contacts ahead of IMF-WB spring meeting

Friday, April 19th 2013 - 05:46 UTC
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Economy minister Lorenzino will explain Argentina’s new price index Economy minister Lorenzino will explain Argentina’s new price index

Argentine Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino is in Washington ready to start his official activities in the margins of the 2013 International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring meeting.

Lorenzino will be explaining Argentina’s new price index that the government of Cristina Fernandez has been working on –the IMF renewed its claims against official inflation and GDP growth data this week- but taking also to the fore some of the government’s top priorities: the dispute with hedge (‘vulture’) funds and the resolution of debt mechanisms for countries hit by crisis.

The head of Argentina’s economic affairs is expected also to put on the table of the IMF and the WB the need to control credit rating agencies and derivatives market, to promote investment in infrastructure and to apply labour and social inclusion policies in nations facing recession.

As part of his agenda, Lorenzino will hold meetings with IMF representatives, G20 and G24 ministers among other bilateral reunions.

Argentina’s main strategy at the IMF-WB Spring gathering is to draw forth its battle against ‘vulture’ funds -that President Cristina Fernández has considered a global threat in the present context of global turmoil and Europe’s debt crisis-, and agencies such as Moody or Standard and Poor’s.

Such issues will be addressed on Friday at the G20 meeting when ministers will hold a burdened agenda including also Euro-zone’s recession and debt crisis with its latest victim Cyprus and possibly Slovenia round the corner.

Lorenzino arrived in the US joined by the Secretary and the deputy Secretary of Finances Adrián Cosentino and Víctor Fuentes Castillo and Deputy Cabinet Chief Analía Tello among other officials.

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  • Troy Tempest

    Only a matter of time before they are booted out of the G-20 !!

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 06:01 am 0
  • toxictaxitrader2

    I think a bigger threat would be countries that practice protectionism and seize international oil companies

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 07:46 am 0
  • LEPRecon

    I'd like to be a fly on the wall at those meetings. Argentina once again on it's knees begging for help against the big bad IMF and WB.

    They must honestly believe that these businessmen and politicians have no common sense, memory or business acumen.

    These businessmen and politicians LIKE the IMF and WB, and the last thing they would want to do is undermine it by allowing Argentina to escape any penalty by not playing by the rules.

    Tick, tock Argentina, your time of self immolation in nigh.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 08:59 am 0
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