Industry leaders to meet in Argentina for senior-level shale summit

The second annual Argentina Shale Gas Oil Summit (A-SGOS) will be held in Buenos Aires on May 9th 10th 2016. The summit will provide a two-day conference, exhibition and networking event to address the current challenges and future possibilities for the shale industry in Argentina. The summit will bring together the unconventional resource supply chain from across Argentina, with attendance from key government officials, active shale gas operators, investors, contractors, consultancies and energy Read more [...]

Activist’s arrest sparks tension between Pope Francis and Argentina’s president

The arrest of a popular community activist in northern Argentina on charges of corruption has caused tension between Argentina’s new centre-right president Mauricio Macri and another prominent Argentinian: Pope Francis. The pope, a former archbishop of Buenos Aires, is an outspoken supporter of Argentina’s social movements, the associations of unemployed workers, human rights advocates or environmental activists that often step in to fulfill the duties of an absent state in the country’s poorer Read more [...]

Argentina still has uphill battle with holdouts: a stay of pari-passu is next round

Recently elected President Macri has taken a more conciliatory approach to the litigant funds, because of the need to regain access to vital hard currency funding. The deal is conditional upon US Judge Griesa lifting the pari passu injunction that gives the likes of Elliott and Aurelius considerable leverage in Read more [...]

US Treasury’s strong support message for Argentina’s litigation with holdout funds

The statement said Lew “echoed Pollack’s strong hope that all creditors will be able to resolve their differences and reach Agreements in Principle with Argentina.” Last month the US Treasury Department said that the US had ended its policy of opposing most lending to Argentina by multilateral development Read more [...]

Argentina Test stars loom for Stormers

STORMERS coach Robbie Fleck has described Argentina’s new representatives in Super Rugby, the Jaguares, as "one of the favourites" to win the title — and this weekend, his charges will see first hand what the fuss is about.The Jaguares take on the Stormers in a pre season friendly at Newlands on Saturday, and barring one or two players, the touring squad in Cape Town look like a full Argentina Test team.The touring party under coach Raul Perez have much Test experience and contain almost all Read more [...]

Thiem survives at Argentina Open but Fognini crashes out

Austrian fifth-seed Dominic Thiem won through to the second round of the Argentina Open courtesy of a three-set win over Pablo Carreno Busta. Thiem led the seeds at the ATP 250 event in Buenos Aires as he edged Carreno Busta 6-0 3-6 6-3 on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Thiem - the youngest player in the ATP's top 20 - converted five break points and saved four of his own to make it past the first round on the clay courts in the capital. Awaiting Thiem in the second round is Portuguese Read more [...]

Argentina: Layoffs Reach 41000

09 de febrero de 2016, 16:55Buenos Aires, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Since the start of the year 2016, a total of 41,921 state workers at national, provincial and municipal level were laid off, and also inj different branches of the private sector, said a report by local entity Tendencias Económicas y Financieras (TEF). The list must add 7,865 suspensions, and the report says this amount excels the number in the same month of 2015 80 times, so it has been a great increase of strikes and conflicts. Read more [...]

Second Sight Announces Exclusive Agreement with Tecnosalud to Bring the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis to Argentina

SYLMAR, Calif.--(Business Wire)--Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. ("Second Sight" or "the Company") (Nasdaq:EYES), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics to restore some useful vision to blind patients, today announced plans to expand into South America by signing an exclusive agreement with Tecnosalud S.A. (“Tecnosalud”) to distribute the Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis System ("Argus II") in Argentina. Read more [...]