The board of directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will visit Argentina by the end of January to debate the country's improvement in the quality of its official economic index, IMF spokesman announced yesterday.
Buenos Aires stocks were higher today, as the Merval benchmark index climbed 0.3 percent to 2,442.52 points.
US employers kept their pace of hiring steady in December, falling short of the levels needed to bring down a still lofty unemployment rate and pointing to lackluster economic growth in 2013.
US Employment grew modestly in January and factory activity touched a nine-month high, supporting views the economy's mild recovery remained on track.
US retail sales in July posted their biggest gain since March, tempering fears that the world's largest economy might be slipping back into recession.
Consumer spending adjusted for inflation was flat in August as income fell for the first time in nearly two years amid a weak labor market, according to a government report.
Employment grew more than expected in September and job gains for the prior months were revised higher, according to a government report that could ease fears the economy was heading into recession.
The US economy created jobs at the fastest pace in nine months in January and the unemployment rate dropped to a near three-year low of 8.3 percent, indicating last quarter's growth carried into early 2012.
The organizing committee of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games fired 10 employees for downloading data without permission from computers at the London Games this year.
Argentina became the first country censured by the International Monetary Fund for not sharing accurate data on inflation and economic growth under a procedure which could end in expulsion.