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Argentine presidential front-runner courts moderate voters

Oct 13 2019

BUENOS AIRES The front-runner in Argentina's presidential election reached out to undecided voters on Sunday, promising both orthodox and unorthodox policies to cure the country's deep economic troubles.

Dryness in Argentina hits corn and wheat outlook; election haze supports safe-bet soy

Sep 30 2019

BUENOS AIRES Dryness in Argentina is hitting the outlooks for wheat and corn crops, local climate experts said, while low-cost soy is being supported by growers looking to hedge their bets with political uncertainty rising ahead of October's presidential vote.

Argentine judge orders case involving ex-President Fernandez to trial

Sep 20 2019

BUENOS AIRES A federal judge in Argentina on Friday ordered a case involving ex-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to go to trial over allegations that public construction projects were awarded to firms that paid bribes to government officials.

Argentine farmers 'sailing without a compass' amid political uncertainty, dry weather

Sep 20 2019

BUENOS AIRES Unusually dry weather is making Argentine farmers nervous as they wait for October rains to revive parched corn crops, adding to uncertainty around next month's presidential election that could see business-friendly incumbent Mauricio Macri lose power.

Exclusive: Where's the beef? Argentine ranchers hope more is headed for China

Sep 18 2019

BUENOS AIRES/BEIJING Cattle ranchers in Argentina, which recently edged out neighbor Brazil as the top exporter of beef to China, are hoping to build on that status by getting more local meatpacking plants approved by Beijing, industry officials and other sources told Reuters.

IMF has a decision to make in Argentina: rock or hard place?

Sep 13 2019

BUENOS AIRES The International Monetary Fund has a tough choice to make in Argentina: Unlock over $5 billion in funds under the country's loan deal as the government strains to stave off default, or hold the money back and risk sparking more market panic.

Crushing it: Argentine farmers cheer China soymeal deal while U.S. growers fret

Sep 11 2019

BUENOS AIRES/CHICAGO Argentine soy farmers and crushers expect a boost in demand next year after the South American grains giant won long-sought approval from China to export soymeal to the world's biggest consumer of the livestock feed.

China opens soymeal market to No. 1 exporter Argentina in 'historic' deal

Sep 10 2019

BUENOS AIRES China will allow the import of soymeal livestock feed from Argentina for the first time under a deal announced by Buenos Aires on Tuesday, an agreement that will link the world's top exporter of the feed with the top global consumer.

Argentina's Fernandez, front-runner for president, walks tightrope between markets and votes

Sep 10 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's presidential front-runner Alberto Fernandez is on a tightrope between the interventionist policies of his better-known running mate Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and the stumbling free-market reforms of incumbent Mauricio Macri.

'Fictitious calm': Argentine controls steady markets, but more uncertainty lies ahead

Sep 06 2019

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK Argentine markets ended the week on a high after capital controls helped arrest a sharp plunge in the peso currency and local bond prices, but investors said the outlook remained shaky amid swirling political and financial uncertainty.

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