December 19, 2014
CFK: Those who invested in stocks earned more than with dollar
“Those who invested in the illegal currency [in allusion to the so called Blue Dollar] lost against those who invested in the stock market,” the head of state asserted in a presentation to market and business figures, where she also insisted that widespread criticism over proposed changes to the Anti-Hoarding law had been taken in good humour.
"I am not annoyed because a law has been criticised. We want them to tell us what the errors are in order to improve on them, and which parts are bad," she explained.
"The state is there to regulate and avoid the most unprotected being hurt... in every country in the world there are consumer and user protection laws."
In her speech, Fernández de Kirchner criticised opposition parties who seek to cancel the controversial ‘Anti Terrorist Law’, applied for the first time by the federal government last week against Donnelley, a multinational printing company.
The US based entity was accused under charges of supposed tax fraud and illegal bankrupt.
She recalled the law “was voted by large majorities in Congress”, as part of an agreement with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), where Argentina serves as a permanent member among 34 other countries.
The head of state remarked the roll of industrialist should be “to encourage people to invest in the companies instead of investing in foreign currency,” and exemplified with the development that YPF state run Oil Company went through, since its nationalization from Spanish energy giant Repsol in 2012.
“49 percent of the company is under state ownership, and despite that, people still trust because they believe in it”.
Regarding yesterday’s announcement over a new law which seeks to change the place of payment of Argentine bondholders from New York to local Banco Nación, the President stated:
“We realized they [holdouts] did not wanted to negotiate so we created the instruments to generate the fulfilment of our contracts and the sovereign payment of our debts”
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof was present during the event next to Adelmo Gabbi, President of Buenos Aires stock market institution, who questioned earlier the new “Competition and Anti-Hoarding laws”, discussed this morning in a committee plenary session in the Senate.