Friday, Apr 28, 2017
ARGENTINA NEWS

Argentina Rising




President Mauricio Macri’s message of integration with the international community has drawn the praise of foreign investors and world leaders. ... Apr 28, 2017

Government | South America | Argentina


Global Tourism Appeal

Argentina redoubles its tourism efforts


Gustavo Santos, Argentina’s Minister of Tourism

Argentina has an undeniably heady mix of natural and cultural wonders to enrapture and inspire tourists, yet in recent years it has lagged behind other... Nov 29, 2016

Tourism & Culture | Government | South America | Argentina


Political & Economic Change

President Macri to woo investors back to Argentina after years of isolation


Argentina's President Mauricio Macri speaking at the Pacific Alliance's III Business Summit in Chile on June 30, 2016

Following his election in December last year, Mauricio Macri swiftly brought an end to the leftist and populist policies of the former government under... Nov 28, 2016

Government | South America | Argentina


International Relations

Foreign policy & FDI to put Argentina “on the right course”


US President Barack Obama walks into the Casa Rosada with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri in Buenos Aires on March 23, 2016, during a two-day official visit to Argentina. (Natacha Pisarenko/Pool Photo via AP, flickr)

Since the new administration entered office in December 2015, the Argentine government has shown unwavering determination to create a more market-oriented... Aug 08, 2016

Government | South America | Argentina


Lombardi oversees reform of public media

Hernán Lombardi
Minister of Public Media & Contents System

With Argentina’s tumultuous political and economic history, the new government came... Apr 27, 2017


Brügge brings forward his agenda

Juan Fernando Brügge
National Deputy from Córdoba

Juan Fernando Brügge ruffles his office papers, “I don’t care about being... Apr 20, 2017


Argentine business mogul returns to spotlight

Francisco de Narváez
Grupo de Narváez

Previously a congressman, business leader, and one of Argentina’s preeminent public... Apr 20, 2017


Argentina consolidates its capital markets

Ernesto Allaria
President of Bolsas y Mercados Argentinos

The unification of the markets.  Putting an end to local infighting, Argentina’s... Apr 20, 2017


Working towards zero poverty

Carolina Stanley
Minister of Social Development of Argentina

Mauricio Macri came to office with early reforms which sparked the interest for investors... Apr 17, 2017


Argentine business mogul increases investment in Argentina’s new economic environment

Eduardo Elsztain
President of IRSA Group

Long one of Argentina’s most successful businessmen, Eduardo Elsztain presides over... Apr 17, 2017


Argentine Flag Carrier’s Market Opens to Competition

Mario Dell’Acqua
President of Aerolíneas Argentinas

The Macri government came to power promising a cleanup in state institutions, including... Apr 12, 2017


Southern Argentine province bets on globalizing its economy

Rosana Bertone
Governor of Tierra del Fuego

Its provincial capital is the southern-most city in the world.  Despite its remoteness... Apr 10, 2017


Enjoying the post-holdout era

Patricio Supervielle
President of Grupo Supervielle

Argentina’s agreement with holdout creditors in 2016 opened the gates of the international... Mar 28, 2017


From start up to Argentinean leader of innovation

Martín Migoya
CEO of Globant

Among Argentina’s four entities known as the unicorn companies – start-ups to... Mar 23, 2017


AGD to lead Argentina’s agricultural drive

Roberto Urquía
Director Aceitera General Deheza (AGD)

As Argentina opens its economy to the world, its key agribusiness sector – long the... Feb 22, 2017


Argentina Aims to Double its Global Market Share in Wine

Alberto Arizu
President of Wines Of Argentina

Alberto Arizu is known for being the director of one of Argentina’s most prominent... Jan 20, 2017


SMEs & FDI line two-way street of potential

Juan Proaccini
Executive President of the Argentina Investment & Trade Promotion Agency

Formed by the Production and Foreign Ministries, the fledgling Argentina Investment &... Jan 16, 2017


New push to ‘make things happen’ in renewables

Doris Capurro
President & CEO of Luft Energía

With all the apertures of the Argentine economy, the sector with the greatest growth potential... Dec 21, 2016


‘We are going from being a red-tape to a red-carpet kind of country’

Manuel Aguirre
President of the AmCham Argentina & Regional MD for CH2M Latin America

With Argentina’s opening up to the global economy, foreign investors are seeking out... Dec 21, 2016


Confidence & collaborations to open up a world of opportunities

Federico Pinedo
Provisional President of the Senate

The incoming Macri administration overtaking Argentina’s executive power has been... Dec 20, 2016


New initiatives boost agri-aquaculture

Dr Lino Barañao
Minister of Science, Technology & Productive Innovation

Having been at the helm since the ministry’s creation in 2003, Dr Lino Barañao... Dec 08, 2016


‘An innovative political process under way’

Marcos Peña
Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, Argentina

Argentina’s Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers Marcos Peña discusses the work... Dec 08, 2016


Chaco enables companies to grow & generate jobs

Domingo Peppo
Governor of Chaco Province

With Argentina’s aperture to global capital markets and federal reforms granting greater... Dec 07, 2016



LOCATION:

Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Chile and Uruguay



MAP REFERENCES:

South America



AREA:

total: 2,780,400 sq km



COASTLINE:

4,989 km



CLIMATE:

mostly temperate; arid in southeast; subantarctic in southwest



TERRAIN:

rich plains of the Pampas in northern half, flat to rolling plateau of Patagonia in south, rugged Andes along western border



NATURAL RESOURCES:

fertile plains of the pampas, lead, zinc, tin, copper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum, uranium



LANGUAGES:

Spanish update paises set descripcion = official; Italian, English, German, French, indigenous update paises set descripcion = Mapudungun, Quechua)



POPULATION:

43,024,374 update paises set descripcion = July 2014 est.)



INDEPENDENCE:

9 July 1816 update paises set descripcion = from Spain)



GDP update paises set descripcion = purchasing power parity):

$771 billion update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



GDP update paises set descripcion = official exchange rate):

$484.6 billion update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



GDP - composition, by sector of origin:

agriculture: 9.3%

industry: 29.7%

services: 61% update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



AGRICULTURE - products:

sunflower seeds, lemons, soybeans, grapes, corn, tobacco, peanuts, tea, wheat; livestock



INDUSTRIES:

food processing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, textiles, chemicals and petrochemicals, printing, metallurgy, steel



EXPORTS:

$85.08 billion update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



EXPORTS - partners:

Brazil 20.4%, China 7.4%, Chile 6%, US 5.2% update paises set descripcion = 2012)



IMPORTS:

$71.3 billion update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



IMPORTS - partners:

Brazil 27.2%, US 15.6%, China 11.9%, Germany 4.5% update paises set descripcion = 2012)



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