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Macri extends business tour to Idaho for a techno conference presided by Bill Gates

Friday, July 8th 2016 - 09:47 UTC
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Among the attendants are Bill and Melinda Gates (Microsoft), Larry Page (Google), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), media magnate Rupert Murdoch Among the attendants are Bill and Melinda Gates (Microsoft), Larry Page (Google), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), media magnate Rupert Murdoch
The event is organized by the Allen & Company investment bank based in New York and London, with the presence of top techno companies. The event is organized by the Allen & Company investment bank based in New York and London, with the presence of top techno companies.

Following his business promoting visit to France, Belgium and Germany, Argentine president Mauricio Macri is attending the Sun Valley Conference in the city of Idaho, United States, which is presided over by Microsoft creator Bill Gates.

 The Argentine president has an agenda of meetings with business leaders, as part of his government’s plan to attract foreign investment, similarly to what he did in Europe.

The event is organized by the Allen & Company investment bank based in New York and London, carrying out every year the conference with the presence of top techno companies.

Among the attendants are Bill and Melinda Gates (Microsoft), Larry Page (Google), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), media magnate Rupert Murdoch, the president of the Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffet, Disney CEO Roger Iger and Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent.

Joined by First Lady Juliana Awada, Mauricio Macri arrived in a private flight from Germany in the Sun Valley Friedman Memorial airport. He is expected to be back in Argentina late Friday to lead the official vigil ahead of Argentina’s 200-year independence celebration in the city of Humahuaca in the province of Jujuy.

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  • Briton

    Why did he not visit the UK,

    I thought he want to be best friends.

    Jul 08th, 2016 - 07:55 pm 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Macri said in Idaho that Argentina is a bright spot in the world, and that the country has become a place where money can flow in and out without barriers.
    Similarly to other Argentine presidents in the past, the president is looking for foreign help to activate an economy that is currently suffering under higher inflation than under the former Kirchnerist government, where the public and private sector are laying off thousands of workers, and where utility bills have skyrocketed, motivating an unprecedented ruling from a federal appeal court to quash natural gas bill increases across the country, with several provincial courts also issuing rulings against utility bill increases.
    ”As a result, in nine provinces, increases of between 500 and 700 per cent (and as much as 2,000 per cent in Patagonia) have been suspended,“ noted La Nacion.
    The government, the newspaper said, is asking Argentines to pay the increases and is seeking a Supreme Court ruling quashing the lower courts' decisions in favour of consumers.
    The cost of public transportation has also increased and fuels have gone up by 30 per cent since January.
    http://www.lanacion.com.py/2016/07/08/justicia-frena-tarifazo-macri-argentina/
    ”The increases in costs and falling consumption has pushed the closure or near closure of thousand of small and medium-size companies, as denounced by chambers of commerce,” reported EL TELÉGRAFO.
    http://www.lanacion.com.py/2016/07/08/justicia-frena-tarifazo-macri-argentina/
    All of which is sadly remembered by citizens who have suffered under previous neo-con governments, both constitutional or put in place by military coups.

    Jul 08th, 2016 - 08:03 pm 0
  • golfcronie

    @2
    You tell us how Argentina is going to get off its feet. We are dying to know. As you well know it will take several years for the economy to recover, Argentina man up and WORK FOR A LIVING AND PAY YOUR TAXES.

    Jul 09th, 2016 - 07:08 am 0
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