November 27, 2014

AFIP tax bureau head Ricardo Echegaray was briefing the press this afternoon on a legal complaint involving “fiscal evasion and illicit association maneuvers" by Argentineans having bank accounts in Switzerland.

President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff has named economist Joaquim Levy as her new Treasury minister, from where he will take a leading role in directing the nation's economy.

Government-allied lawmakers in the Lower House have secured committee approval for the formulation of a new Criminal Procedure Code, which will go before the full chamber for debate and voting in a special session next Thursday.

Federal Judge Claudio Bonadío has issued an order to access the sworn declaration of the Kirchner presidential family, involving President Cristina Fernández, her son Máximo and her daughter Florencia as well as CFK's late husband and ex head of state Néstor Kirchner.

The informal rate of the US currency continued its downward trend today, falling 10 cents to 13.20 pesos. Yesterday, it closed five cents lower.

Train and bus lines were slowly normalising services following a 3-hour walkout that affected early commuters since 4 am on Thursday. Flights at the Aeroparque airport will begin to take off at around 11.

• Public transport strike confirmed • Sobrero warns measures will continue • 'Conditions are ripe for exemption claim' • 'We will get year-end bonus no matter what'

“The state has made unprecedented investments (...) and the government calls for understanding because (transport workers) have had improvement in their purchasing power, salary improvements and better working conditions,” the chief of ministers said.


One continues, the other doesn’t

An experimental Ebola vaccine has caused no serious side effects and produced an immune response in all 20 healthy volunteers who received it in an early-stage clinical trial that will monitor them for 48 weeks.

• Ebola cases nears 16,000


Dollar (Official price) DOLLAR (Official price) $ 8,485 $ 8,535
Dollar Blue price) DOLLAR ("Blue" price) $ 13,10 $ 13,20
Euro EURO $ 10,710 $ 11,230
Pound POUND $ 13,355 $ 13,434
Merval MERVAL $ 10.122,920 $ -0,01
Dow Jones DOW JONES $ 17.827,750 $ 0,07
Bovespa BOVESPA $ 54.721,320 $ -0,68
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