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Argentina's embattled economy shrank 2.5 percent in 2018

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BUENOS AIRES Argentina's economy contracted 2.5 percent in 2018, the country's statistics agency said on Thursday, as the Latin American nation struggles to revive growth after being rattled by a currency crisis and steep inflation over the past year.

Argentina authorizes new gas exports to Chile

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's energy secretariat said on Wednesday it authorized oil companies YPF and Total to make new gas exports to neighboring Chile.

Mar 20 2019

As bumper harvest nears, Argentina's soy farmers stall deals waiting for trade war's end

PERGAMINO, Argentina/CHICAGO Francisco Santillan, 55, a grains farmer from the heart of Argentina's soybean country, has two things on his mind: the rains and twists and turns in a bitter trade war between the United States and China that has hurt prices.

Mar 20 2019

IMF team OKs Argentina's third review, unlocks $10.87 billion in funds

BUENOS AIRES The International Monetary Fund has reached a staff-level agreement with Argentina over its third review of the country's economic progress under a financing deal agreed last year, the IMF said on Monday, which would unlock around $10.87 billion.

Mar 18 2019

Argentina closes airspace to Boeing 737 MAX flights: state news agency

BUENOS AIRES Argentina has temporarily closed its airspace to flights using Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, following similar measures taken by other countries in the region after two fatal crashes involving the plane, the state-run news agency said on Saturday.

Mar 16 2019

Soccer: Argentine FA announce women's league to start in June

BUENOS AIRES The Argentine Football Association (AFA) announced the start of a professional league for women on Saturday and promised it would give women's football more attention, with the creation of a high performance center in Buenos Aires.

Mar 16 2019

Chinese delegation to visit Argentina to discuss stalled nuclear deal: government source

BUENOS AIRES A delegation from China will visit Argentina this month to discuss the construction of a nuclear power plant, signaling potential progress in a deal that could increase Beijing's deepening influence in the South American nation.

Mar 15 2019

Argentina seeks market makers to help stabilize the peso: sources

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.

Mar 15 2019

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

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.

Mar 15 2019

Argentina's Fernandez, a divisive figure, hunts allies for election comeback

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, is trying to win over rivals as she plots a political comeback to take on incumbent Mauricio Macri and his IMF-backed economic reforms in elections later this year. It's not proving easy.

Mar 15 2019
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'We are one' says PM Ardern as New Zealand mourns with prayers, silence

CHRISTCHURCH The Muslim call to prayer sounded out over Christchurch and around New Zealand on Friday, as thousands gathered to remember the 50 people killed by a lone gunman at two mosques a week ago. | Video