The Senate Budget and Finance Committee will hold three successive meetings this week from Tuesday through Thursday to discuss the 2015 Budget Bill already approved by the Lower House.
WEDNESDAY 24-HOUR STRIKE
The Press Secretary of the Bank Association, Eduardo Berrozpe, explained that the strike is due to the Income tax floor updating claim.
American Defense ministers meeting
The Defense Vice-Minister of Uruguay, Jorge Menéndez ratified his country’s support to "a peaceful settlement of the legitimate Argentine claim of sovereignty" on Malvinas Islands and urged for a continent "of peace and cooperation."
A plenary of several Lower House’s committees is meeting on Tuesday to open the debate on the Hydrocarbons bill, already passed by the Senate.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich commented during his daily press round, that the General Audit of the Nation (Auditoria General de la Nación) has become “an opposition power station,” when he referred to a report it issued on Federal public works.
Cabinet Chief Press Round
According to Cabinet Chief Jorge Capianich, the international crisis has produced “a slow-down of foreign demand,” and he highlighted the Government efforts to sustain the industrial employment levels.
Central Bank (BCRA) Chairman Alejandro Vanoli rejected the possibility of a devaluation, demanded by concentrated economic groups, “because it would produce an increase of prices”.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner through her Twitter and Facebook social accounts greeted all the mothers of Argentina on their day.
The largest U.S. bank, JP Morgan issued a communiqué denying a story published by Clarín on a meeting between some of its executives and the Chairman of Argentina’s Central Bank, Alejandro Vanoli.
Banco Nación (BNA) has granted 33,018 loans of the Pro.Cre.Auto Plan, since it was launched on June 24 this year, for more than AR$ 2,518 billion.