Ford Argentina announced investments in the country for some 220 million dollars following a meeting between President Cristina Fernández and local and regional executives from the US corporation.
Argentina's economic activity index, EMAE, increased 0.6% in December 2014, compared to the same month of 2013, according to the country's Indec stats office latest release. This marks the third consecutive monthly growth, after previous negative results.
Argentina and Brazil failed to reach an agreement to help unlock the ongoing tension between the two key Mercosur allies over bilateral trade. Argentina's Hector Timerman and his counterpart Mauro Vieira met in Buenos Aires to try and ease Brazil’s growing concerns about restrictions on the flow of goods, but any decisions were pushed forward to an undetermined date.
While she waits to be discharged from the Otamendi private medical clinic, Argentine President Cristina Fernández continues to monitor all government decisions and actions. “She sends us indications through e-mails and messages,” Industry Minister Débora Giorgi revealed on Thursday.
Argentina's state-run energy company YPF admitted on Wednesday having held promising meetings with Russia's Gazpron to consider different collaboration and business opportunities, “but so far has not signed any Memorandum of Understanding, MOU or agreement”.
General Motors plans to invest 740 million dollars through 2016 in Argentina to build a factory to turn out aluminium motors. The announcement comes as the Argentine auto industry saw a more than 20% drop in production in the first quarter compared to the record performance in the same period in a year earlier.
Argentina agreed to sign a one-year deal with Brazil to regulate vehicle trade between both countries, after a meeting held between Industry Minister Débora Giorgi and her Brazilian counterpart, Mauro Borges. The agreement will be signed on June 11 in Buenos Aires.
One of Argentina's main industry leaders, Fiat CEO Cristiano Rattazzi. said that the boost of auto manufacturing during 2013 and record sales was fed on 'steroids' and demanded more reliability in the rules to revitalize sales.
Argentina and Brazilian officials agreed to continue meeting regularly to solve as soon as possible bilateral trade problems mainly those referred to the auto industry. On Tuesday Argentine Finance minister Axel Kicillof and Industry minister Deborah Giorgi met their Brazilian counterparts, Guido Mantega and Mauro Borges in Brasilia.
Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Industry Minister Débora Giorgi fly to Brasilia on Tuesday in a bid to swing the automobile trade balance in Argentina’s favor, with the sector accounting for the majority of a total 3.15 billion dollars trade deficit. From Brazil Finance minister Guido Mantega confirmed bilateral discussions on the auto industry and exports.