Latin America Argentina

  • Argentina's President Mauricio Macri waves after being sworn-in as president at Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 10, 2015.

    Argentina is emerging from an econ slump and shaking off the effects of a debt default that earned it a rep as an investment pariah.

  • BUENOS AIRES/ BRASILIA, Dec 2- An increasingly isolated Venezuela accused the Mercosur trade bloc of staging a "coup" on Friday after member nations suspended the socialist nation for failing to fulfill membership requirements. In an official letter addressed to Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez and seen by Reuters, Mercosur informed Venezuela...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 1- Venezuela will be suspended from the Mercosur regional trade bloc as early as Friday for failing to meet membership requirements, a Brazilian official said, in the latest blow to the oil-producing country during a deep political and economic crisis. According to the official, who asked for anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue,...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 1- Venezuela will probably be suspended from the Mercosur regional trade bloc for failing to meet membership requirements, three Brazilian government sources said on Thursday, in another blow to Caracas during a deep political and economic crisis. Venezuela had until Thursday to meet requirements that included economic, human rights and...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 1- Venezuela will probably be suspended from the Mercosur regional trade bloc for failing to meet membership requirements, three Brazilian government sources said on Thursday, in another blow to Caracas during a deep political and economic crisis. Venezuela had until Thursday to meet requirements that included economic, human rights and...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 25- Argentina's unemployment rate dropped to 8.5 percent in the third quarter of the year, the government's Indec statistics agency said in a report on Friday, a bright spot in a slew of poor economic data for the recession-stricken country. The decline in joblessness will provide some relief for President Mauricio Macri, whose center-right...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 25- Argentina had 8.5 percent unemployment in the third quarter of the year, the government's Indec statistics agency said in a report on Friday, down from 9.3 percent in the second quarter.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 24- Argentina's economic activity shrank 3.7 percent in September versus a year earlier, according to official data released on Thursday, the seventh straight month of contraction despite government promises of an investment-driven recovery. Since taking office a year ago, President Mauricio Macri has implemented open-market reforms...

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    Wolfango Piccoli, co-president at Teneo Intelligence, discusses U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's influence on emerging markets.

  • "Whether it be with the United States or without the United States, there's a willingness among the countries that make up the TPP to move forward," Heraldo Munoz told a news conference ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the South American nation. The future of the 12- nation deal, which does not include China, was one of the key themes of summit talks...

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Nov 22- An ambitious Asia-Pacific trade pact linking the United States and 11 countries lay in tatters on Tuesday after U.S. Trump's statement appeared to open the way for China to assume the United States' leadership mantle on trade and diplomacy in Asia. China, Japan and South Korea are already in the initial stages of discussing a trilateral trade...

  • President-elect Donald Trump has pulled the plug on it, proponents of the pact said on Tuesday, opening the way for China to assume the leadership mantle on trade. Japan and Australia expressed their commitment to the pact on Tuesday, hours after Trump vowed to withdraw from the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership on his first day in office, calling the deal "a...

  • Donald Trump (R) and his son Donald Jnr pose for pictures on the Trump International Golf Links course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

    Donald Trump asked Nigel Farage to oppose wind farms that would spoil the view from one of his Scottish golf courses, the NYT reports.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 21- The Trans-Pacific Partnership would be meaningless without U.S. participation, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday as U.S. Abe, who attended a gathering of TPP leaders in Lima on Saturday, said there was no discussion at the meeting that other members should try to put the TPP into effect without the United States, Abe told...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 21- The Trans-Pacific Partnership would be meaningless without U.S. participation, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday as U.S. Abe, who attended a gathering of TPP leaders in Lima on Saturday, said there was no discussion at the meeting that other members should try to put the TPP into effect without the United States, Abe told...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- A former JPMorgan Chase& Co executive who spent eight years on the run in Argentina pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges that he embezzled $5.4 million from clients at the bank and at a prior employer, UBS AG. He was extradited in June from Argentina. The 48- year-old citizen of Argentina faces a mandatory-minimum two-year prison sentence and a...

  • CHASCOMUS, Argentina, Nov 18- When Argentina eliminated beef export taxes in December, rancher Alfredo Bigatti cut down on the number of cows he slaughtered so he could send more of them on a mating spree to boost the size of his herd. Many other ranchers are doing the same as Argentina seeks to rejoin the ranks of the world's biggest beef suppliers.

  • HOUSTON/ BUENOS AIRES, Nov 15- Two tankers carrying 3 million barrels of Nigerian and Angolan crudes set sail this month to Argentina to feed its domestic refining network, pushing the country's imports close to 2015 level, according to sources and Thomson Reuters data. Argentina last year received some 6 million barrels of imported crude, mostly African medium...

  • Nov 15- Viacom Inc, the owner of Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and MTV, said on Tuesday it had bought Argentine broadcaster Television Federal SA from telecom carrier Telefonica SA for $345 million in cash. The deal to buy the Spanish-language network and content producer is part of Viacom's plan to boost its presence in Argentina and Latin America.

  • HOUSTON/ BUENOS AIRES, Nov 15- Two tankers carrying 3 million barrels of Nigerian and Angolan crudes set sail this month to Argentina to feed its domestic refining network, pushing the country's imports close to 2015' s level, according to sources and Thomson Reuters data. Argentina last year received some 6 million barrels of imported crude, mostly African...