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World Bank's IFC sees investor interest in Argentina renewables


BUENOS AIRES The International Finance Corporation, the private-sector lending arm of the World Bank, expects to make investments of around $800 million in Argentina through December, citing particular investor interest in the country's renewable energy sector.

Argentine lawmakers pass bill to stop layoffs; Macri veto awaits

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's opposition-controlled lower chamber of Congress on Thursday passed a bill to prevent layoffs in the public and private sectors, challenging the center-right government's efforts to cut a gaping fiscal deficit and spur investment in the battered economy.

World, May 19 2016

Argentina agrees $217 million arbitration deal with energy companies

BUENOS AIRES Argentina has agreed to pay $217 million to two energy companies in long-standing arbitration cases stemming from its 2001/02 economic crisis, part of the center-right government's efforts to lure back foreign investors.

May 14 2016

As Argentine corruption probe grows, Macri allies feel the heat

BUENOS AIRES A judicial probe of possible corruption during Argentina's last government is also threatening the new administration as some of President Mauricio Macri's own allies face investigation.

World, May 09 2016

Heads up: intact skull sheds light on big, long-necked dinosaurs

WASHINGTON A beautifully preserved fossil skull unearthed in Argentina is giving scientists unparalleled insight into the sensory capabilities and behavior of a group of dinosaurs that were the largest land animals in Earth's history.

Science, Apr 26 2016

Mediator Pollack's pragmatism gets Argentina and creditors to deal

NEW YORK Argentina's celebrated $16.5 billion return to international capital markets last week was the final mile of a tortured 14-year path from historic default through the U.S. court system.

Housing Market Apr 25 2016

Argentina returns to global debt markets after 15-years

BUENOS AIRES Marking a rare bright spot among gloomy emerging markets, Argentina sold $16.5 billion of sovereign debt on Tuesday in its first international bond issue since its record 2002 default.

Apr 19 2016

Argentina jobs recovery to start in August: minister

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's economy should start adding jobs in August, as the country's return to global credit markets after a record 2002 default promises to boost foreign investment and public works, the labor minister said on Tuesday.

Apr 19 2016

Moody's upgrades Argentina as end to creditor battle nears

BUENOS AIRES Moody's bumped up Argentina's credit rating one grade to "B3" on Friday due to "economic policy improvements" under a new, business-friendly government and expectations the country will finally settle a legal battle with creditors.

Apr 15 2016

Argentina readies first IPOs since 2010: stock exchange

BUENOS AIRES A bank and a business group are likely to launch Argentina's first initial public offerings in over five years as foreign investors take new interest in Latin America's third largest economy, the head of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange said.

Deals, Apr 15 2016

Obama prods Vietnam on rights after activists stopped from meeting him

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes. | Video