Public and private banks across Argentina will not be operating today as the sector marks the “Banking employee” holiday. Together with stock-market trading, activities will be resumed tomorrow.
Heavy rains marked the last day of the Carnival holidays with the National Meteorological Service (SMN) issuing a weather alert for Buenos Aires City, La Plata City, the northeastern area of Buenos Aires province and the southeast of the Entre Ríos province.
The long weekend started today, on Labour Day, with intense traffic in Argentine routes. The Ministry of Tourism expects 800,000 tourists to travel across the country in the 4-day holiday.
The government sent a request today for the Federal Civil and Commercial Court to re-open the justice system in January, a month in which it is normally on holiday, in order to resolve two key articles regarding the Broadcasting law.
Buenos Aires Stock Exchange will not operate today due to the national holiday. Therefore, all currency exchange agencies and banks will be closed today nationwide.
Thousands of cars were leaving the City to enjoy the four day weekend. Route 2, which runs through seaside resorts had over 2100 cars per hour.
The Upper House voted in favour of passing a bill declaring next Monday September 24th a one-time national holiday in order to commemorate the bicentennial of the Battle of Tucumán.
Banks, exchange houses and the Buenos Aires City Stock Exchange were all closed today for national “Bank Workers Day.”
All private and public banks were closed today due to a national strike led by CGT and CTA unions.
As the carnival holiday long weekend finishes, an intense traffic flow converges on Highway 2 and into the metropolitan area. An estimated two thousand cars drove through the highway, but no considerable delays or accidents were reported.
Banks in Buenos Aires operated shorter working hours today, while on December 26 they will be closed, in line with holiday put in place by the national government for Monday.
Banks in Buenos Aires remained closed today while subway, train and buses services were operating with a special schedule, in line with a holiday put in place by the national government.
Riot police in the Polish capital used truncheons and rubber bullets today to break up a crowd of right-wing extremists who pelted them with firecrackers and lumps of concrete at a parade to mark the national holiday.
Japan's Nikkei share average rose 1.4 percent as exporters gained on a weaker yen, but volume was thin due to a lack of participants during the Christmas holiday.
Luxury department store Barneys is teaming up with flamboyant pop singer Lady Gaga for a Christmas holiday campaign and window display called "Gaga's Workshop."