Friday, Aug 18, 2017
ARGENTINA NEWS

Argentina Banking Landscape

Banks poised to play greater role in new economic era


Patricio Supervielle, President, Grupo Supervielle

Moody’s Investors Service has kept Argentina’s banking system outlook at stable, citing the country’s strengthening economy and the creation... Jul 06, 2017

Finance | South America | Argentina


Investing in Argentina

It takes two to tango


Left: Marcelo Mindlin, President, Pampa Energía. Right: Eduardo Elsztain, President, IRSA Group and Banco Hipotecario

The government has outlined $260 billion worth of potential investment projects. After passing market-friendly reforms, the country is counting on local... Jun 07, 2017

Finance | South America | Argentina


Argentina Reform

Reforms inject foreign capital into the economy, though challenges remain


President Macri (left) swears in his Ministers of Finance and the Treasury, Luis Caputo and Nicolás Dujovne, respectively

Argentina’s return to the global lending market has injected a shot in the arm into the economy. The next hurdles include reducing both the budget... May 23, 2017

Finance | South America | Argentina


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


How the lower house whip builds consensus among a divided Congress

Silvia Lospennato
Argentine Congresswoman from Buenos Aires province

South American parliaments have been known to baffle even the more experienced political... Jul 18, 2017


Changing perceptions

Patricio Fuks
Chairman of Fën Hotels

Patricio Fuks, Chairman of Fën Hotels, speaks to The Worldfolio about the evolving... Jun 13, 2017


‘Tourism sector requires strong capital investments’

Claudia Álvarez Argüelles
Vice President of Álvarez Argüelles Hotels

The incoming Mauricio Macri presidency has put high expectations on recovering Argentina’s... May 29, 2017


ADBlick bets on Argentina’s agro potential

José Demicheli
Director of ADBlick Agro

With only 44 million inhabitants, Argentina produces enough food to sell to and feed 400... May 25, 2017


A united vision for Buenos Aires

Fernando Straface
Secretary General of the City of Buenos Aires

Once regarded as the most beautiful city in the world during Argentina’s turn-of-the-20th... May 24, 2017


‘We can develop our key agricultural commodities for global consumption’

Francisco Iguerabide
President of AACREA

With the opening of the Argentine economy to the world, its agribusiness sector is among... May 22, 2017


New administration to breathe new life into Buenos Aires

María Eugenia Vidal
Governor of Buenos Aires

In what was one of the most stunning upsets of the 2015 general elections, Argentina’s... May 22, 2017


International investors sought to exploit Argentina’s energy resources

Alejandro Bulgheroni
Chairman of Grupo Bridas and Honorary Chairman of Pan American Energy (PAE)

Recently declared as Argentina’s wealthiest individual, Alejandro Bulgheroni has built... May 22, 2017


Teacher-turned-legislator

Congresswoman Alicia Besada
Member of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies

The Argentine Congress is a diverse amalgamation of various political parties and strategic... May 04, 2017


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



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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