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UPDATE 4-Argentina unveils new measures to shield peso as inflation quickens

Apr 16 2019

BUENOS AIRES, April 16 Argentina's inflation rate accelerated for the third straight month in March, the government statistics agency said on Tuesday, prompting the central bank to unveil fresh measures to temper raging inflation and protect the embattled peso currency.

Veteran Argentine politician seeks middle ground in tight electoral race

Apr 09 2019

BUENOS AIRES In the run-up to Argentina's presidential election this year, a third potential candidate is seeking to stake out the middle ground, tapping into rising discontent among the country's voters amid swirling economic crisis.

Digital lenders lure unbanked Argentines out of shadow economy

Apr 08 2019

BUENOS AIRES María Rosales, 39, is one of millions of less affluent Argentines locked out of the traditional financial sector. The former cruise ship worker lost her job in 2015 and has relied on her family for financial support to stay afloat since.

Argentina ministry sends central bank charter to Congress

Mar 29 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's finance ministry sent a bill to Congress on Friday for a new central bank charter that bans the entity from financing the Treasury and once again emphasizes its main role as fighting inflation.

Argentina seeks market makers to help stabilize the peso: sources

Mar 15 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's central bank wants to license market makers to help stabilize its embattled peso currency when the Treasury starts newly announced dollar sales in April, two people with direct knowledge of the plans told Reuters on Friday.

Argentina seeks market makers to help stabilize the peso - sources

Mar 15 2019

BUENOS AIRES, March 15 Argentina's central bank wants to license market makers to help stabilize its embattled peso currency when the Treasury starts newly announced dollar sales in April, two people with direct knowledge of the plans told Reuters on Friday.

Governor re-elected in Argentine province home to Vaca Muerta gas, oil formation

Mar 10 2019

BUENOS AIRES The governor of Argentina's Neuquen province, home to the vast Vaca Muerta shale gas and oil formation, easily won re-election on Sunday, defeating a candidate allied with President Mauricio Macri and another with former President Cristina Fernandez.

Crime and punishment: Argentina security in spotlight as election nears

Feb 14 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's government, with one eye on elections later in the year, is getting tough on crime, and one figure is taking center stage: the country's security tsar.

Argentina central bank has dollar firepower to battle election uncertainty -sources

Feb 01 2019

BUENOS AIRES, Feb 1 Argentina's central bank has sufficient dollar firepower to deal with a spike in demand for the greenback if uncertainty over the country's upcoming presidential election prompts another run on the peso, two sources at the bank said on Friday.

REFILE-UPDATE 3-Argentina says 2018 primary deficit outperformed IMF target

Jan 18 2019

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 18 Argentina outperformed its primary fiscal deficit target for 2018, Economy Minister Nicolas Dujovne said on Friday, assuring that the country's standby finance deal with the International Monetary Fund remains on track.

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