August 21, 2014
Government slams ‘speculative strategies from financial groups’
In his daily press briefing, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the country’s “favorable economic performance” and accused “financial agents” of developing “speculative strategies” that aim to create uncertainty.
The Kirchnerite official also referred to the so called Congress index which is calculated by private agencies, saying “it is rubbish” and that it is part of a “deliberate strategy to create negative expectations”.
Capitanich explained that economic indicators show that “there are no objective reasons” for concern. “Deliberate speculative movements should be socially condemned,” he said.
The Cabinet chief also dismissed rumors regarding internal disputes between Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Central Bank President Juan Carlos Fábrega. “There are no internal disputes. We are clearly focused in the design and implemmentation of economic policy”.