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Hugh Bronstein

Argentina says to agree economic plan with IMF staff before sending it to congress

Nov 19 2021

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's government plans to agree on its new multiyear economic plan with International Monetary Fund staff before sending the proposal to Congress, Economy Minister Martin Guzman said on local radio on Friday.

Exclusive-Argentina to agree economic plan with IMF then present it to Congress -source

Nov 19 2021

BUENOS AIRES Argentina plans to agree a new long-term economic plan with International Monetary Fund staff before submitting it to Congress, a government source said, as talks continued to secure a deal to roll over $45 billion owed to the IMF.

Argentina's Peronists on the ropes after bruising midterm defeat

Nov 15 2021

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) -Argentina's ruling Peronist party was reeling on Sunday after a midterm vote that saw its center-left coalition lose its majority in Congress for the first time in almost 40 years and taste defeat in its stronghold province of Buenos Aires. | Video

Argentines vote in midterm trial by fire for President Fernandez

Nov 14 2021

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 14 Argentines head to the polls on Sunday for midterm elections that will establish the power balance in Congress, with the ruling Peronist party battling to avoid damaging losses that could erase its majority in the Senate held for almost 40 years.

Brazil clears GMO wheat flour from Argentina in global first, but sales may be slow

Nov 11 2021

SAO PAULO/BUENOS AIRES Brazil on Thursday became the first country to allow imports of flour made with genetically modified wheat, though shipments of the new variety developed in Argentina are unlikely anytime soon due to opposition from Brazilian millers and global consumers.

Argentine exporters vow safeguards to keep GM wheat out of shipments

Nov 08 2021

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 8 Argentine grains exporters have asked the government to identify farmers who are growing drought-resistant genetically modified (GM) wheat, so they can halt sales from those areas until top importer Brazil approves the technology.

UPDATE 1-Argentina says corn exports 'open' despite policy row with farmers

Oct 12 2021

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 12 Argentina's corn export market remains "open" despite a new government policy that prioritizes crops that are already harvested over forward sales of the upcoming crop, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.

Argentina says corn exports are 'open' despite new international sales policy

Oct 12 2021

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's corn export market remains "open" despite a new government policy that prioritizes crops that are already harvested over forward sales of the upcoming 2021/22 crop, a statement issued by the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.

La Nina seen hurting Argentine corn/soy crops, export logistics

Aug 24 2021

BUENOS AIRES Dryness over the next six months in Argentina is expected to reduce the size of the country's two main cash crops, corn and soy, while complicating navigation of grain cargo ships on the Parana River, analysts said.

'Once in 100 years' drought seen affecting Argentine grains exports into next year

Aug 12 2021

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) -A once-a-century drought has lowered the water level of Argentina's main grains transport river, reducing farm exports and boosting logistics costs in a trend that meteorologists said will likely continue into next year.

World News

Australia sets out curbs for travellers from virus-hit southern Africa

MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Australia imposed new restrictions on Saturday on people who have been to nine southern African countries, as the new Omicron variant https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/japan-tighten-border-controls-s-africa-others-new-virus-variant-jiji-2021-11-26 of COVID-19 raises concerns about another wave of the pandemic.