Buenos Aires' Merval stock benchmark index jumped 0.9 percent today to 3.444,49 points, gaining 0.8 percent so far this month and gaining 19.6 percent so far the year.
UCR presidential candidate Ricardo Alfonsín met with GEN leader Margarita Stolbizer in order to avoid a possible break up between both political forces, in a conflict sparked after the UCR announced a possible alliance with Dissident Peronist Francisco De Narváez.
According to the Argentine Confederation of Medium-sized Companies (CAME), retail sales in November went up 5.8 percent versus a year ago.
A US appeals court refused to order Argentina to post a security deposit of at least $250 million while it seeks to overturn a lower court ruling that orders it to pay holdout investors $1.33 billion.
Iran has announced plans to install and operate advanced uranium enrichment machines, in what would be a technological leap allowing it to significantly speed up activity the West fears could be put to developing a nuclear weapon.
US stocks rose today, as the first group of earnings reports started to trickle in, without giving a clear direction of how well corporations did during the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Europe's top shares close high.
US stocks were little changed today after Wells Fargo & Co reported a decline in net interest margin despite a record profit in the latest quarter, weighing on bank stocks. Meanwhile, European equities stalled.
Global equity markets rallied today, with the S&P 500 index closing at a five-year high, while the dollar pared losses against the euro as surprisingly strong US housing and labor market data signaled strength in the world's largest economy.
Saboteurs blew up Egypt's gas pipeline to Jordan and Israel, witnesses and security sources said, a few hours before the country holds its first free election since President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in February.
US stocks rallied today, capping off the S&P 500's best two-day run in a month, on confidence that a deal would be struck in Washington to avoid painful spending cuts and tax hikes that could hurt the economy. Meanwhile, European shares rose.
US stocks slid today after a Republican plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff" failed to gain support last night, shrinking hopes that a deal would be reached before the new year.
The curtain rose on Hollywood's Oscars on Sunday with host Billy Crystal playing the crowd for laughs, actresses stunning their fans in dazzling gowns and Octavia Spencer winning the first major award for supporting actress in "The Help."