• Short Summary

    A number of countries have stated that for them the world economic recession has passed its lowest level and things have started to improve.

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    A number of countries have stated that for them the world economic recession has passed its lowest level and things have started to improve. But the Argentine government says it expects the country's economic problems to continue for at least another five months.

    SYNOPSIS: One f the hardest hit areas of Argentine industry has been in the manufacture of motor cars. This is in direct contrast to past years when many of the country's population considered it a status symbol to own a new car. The city of Buenos Aires has a population of eight million people and one in eight people owns a car.

    But now, one of Argentina's largest motor manufacturers, the American owned General Motors, had found that it has produced too many vehicles this year and cannot sell them. The cars stand idle in the factory compound. The recession has also meant that many Argentines cannot afford to run their cars anymore and cars that are only three months old can be bought for half the original pr??? second-hand motor deale???.

    The drop in car sales started shortly after Argentina became worried by its traffic problems in the main city centres, and banned all vehicles except public transport in certain streets during the main daylight hours. Pedestrian precincts were also created. But now there are no new cars streaming out from General Motors factory in Buenos Aires and the operation has closed down. The long traffic jams near the city centre are a thing of the past and many of the roads are now virtually empty in the rush hours.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE4GXXB70MSHA8E4NQ4JVU8S1D
    Media URN:
    VLVAE4GXXB70MSHA8E4NQ4JVU8S1D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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