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Gabriel Burin

Argentina inflation data could be make or break for Macri

May 17 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina inflation data is coming into the spotlight and could sway the South American nation's political future as it heads towards a knife-edge election later this year that is likely to be a choice between painful market reforms and a return to populism. | Video

Tough pension debate paves rough road ahead for Brazil's real: Reuters poll

May 03 2019

BUENOS AIRES Brazil's real will turn more unstable as it becomes increasingly exposed to a pending discussion of a plan to overhaul the social security system that is proving hard to sell in a divided Congress, a Reuters poll showed.

UPDATE 5-Argentina's peso rises after central bank signals more dollar sales

Apr 29 2019

BUENOS AIRES, April 29 Argentina's embattled peso gained strength on Monday after the central bank said it would ease limits on its foreign exchange market interventions, signaling its willingness to sell reserves in an effort to better control volatility of the local currency.

Political jockeying to set Brazil's economy on rough course: Reuters poll

Apr 25 2019

BUENOS AIRES Brazil's economy is expected to pay a price for President Jair Bolsonaro's struggle to pass his promised overhaul to the country's generous pension system, a Reuters poll of economists showed.

Brazil real outlook dims on pension overhaul uncertainty

Apr 08 2019

(This April 5 story has been refilled to correct attribution in quote in 14th paragraph)

In Argentina, jitters return as volatility stokes political risk

Mar 26 2019

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK/LONDON Investors in Argentina are starting to get the jitters.

Tightening the screws: Wall Street eyes high rates, peso strength after Argentina's hawkish turn

Mar 15 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's world-high interest rates are likely to stay elevated, while its currency could be bolstered by central bank moves to tighten monetary policy, Wall Street analysts said on Friday after the country unrolled measures to bring down inflation.

Argentina's new trillion-peso risk: mounting 'Leliq' debt

Mar 13 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina has a new debt worry. The country's pile of short-term "Leliq" notes has broken through 1 trillion pesos (around $24 billion), a potential strain on the central bank's coffers and a fresh headache for the government in an election year.

Brazil real to firm despite challenge delivering pension reforms: Reuters Poll

Mar 07 2019

BUENOS AIRES Brazil's real will appreciate in coming months on continuing hopes President Jair Bolsonaro will succeed in changing the country's burdensome pension system despite initial lack of support for his plans, a Reuters poll found.

Argentina's Macri to increase subsidies for poor families

Mar 01 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentine President Mauricio Macri powered through continuous heckling by opposition lawmakers in Congress on Friday as the center-right leader delivered a heated State of the Union address ahead of running for a second term in October.

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