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  • *Argentina wheat exports to double in the year to June 2017. Argentina has even sent cargoes to the net-exporting United States, underscoring the potential for a more intense price competition in the months ahead, industry sources said. "Argentina is going to go full throttle, we are already seeing them making very aggressive offers," said Adam Davis, head of...

  • Relations between Argentina and the United States soured under the South American country's former leader, Cristina Fernandez, who frequently railed against what she called bullying by greedy capitalist powers in her fight against U.S. creditors. Senator Marco Rubio, who has in the past opposed World Bank loans to Argentina over the country's unpaid debt,...

  • Vice President Joe Biden that Argentina was ready to build a "pragmatic, intelligent" relationship with Washington. Relations between Argentina and the United States soured under the South American country's former leader, Cristina Fernandez, who was a prominent member of the continent's leftist bloc. Sat alongside Macri at a news conference at the World...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 20- The investors suing Argentina over unpaid debt in the United States want Buenos Aires to postpone for a week the presentation of its proposal to solve the legal battle, the Argentine Finance Ministry said on Wednesday in a statement. The presentation had been planned for the week of Jan. 25. According to the ministry, the U.S. court mediator in...

  • Marijuana Inc. eyes Mexico as drug liberalization looms Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 9:50 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY, Jan 20- Many top companies cashing in on legal cannabis are considering a bet on Mexico after a Supreme Court decision raised hopes for a legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in a country reeling from years of gruesome drug violence. "Me personally, I'm not afraid to go to Mexico," said Daniel Sparks, head of government affairs at...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 14- Argentina's economy will edge higher this year as the new government lifts interventionist controls, fueling growth of about 4.5 percent annually between 2017 and 2019, Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay said on Thursday. Argentina's new center-right government, which took office just December, inherited a stagnant economy with...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 14- Argentina aims to resume publishing economic growth data within the first six months of the year, after President Mauricio Macri's new administration declared a "statistics emergency," the government statistics office said on Thursday. The Indec agency's chief, Jorge Todesca, said he inherited a statistics body that had been "...

  • BENGALURU, Jan 14- Economic growth is losing momentum across emerging and developed economies as is inflation, with trouble in China now the biggest worry for 2016, according to the overwhelming majority of hundreds of economists polled by Reuters around the world. Elwin de Groot, senior market economist at Rabobank, warned that the world could no longer rely...

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, Jan 13- Argentina will propose a solution to its long-running legal battle with U.S. creditors over unpaid debt to a U.S. court-appointed mediator by the week of Jan. 25, the finance ministry said on Wednesday. Solving the more than decade-long debt battle would enable Argentina to return to global credit markets and could mark the start of a...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- Argentina aims to submit a proposal to solve its long-running legal battle over unpaid debt to the suing creditors and U.S. court-appointed mediator Daniel Pollack by the week of Jan. 25, Finance Secretary Luis Caputo said on Wednesday. Caputo is part of the newly installed government of Mauricio Macri, Argentina's first non-Peronist president...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- Argentina aims to submit a proposal to solve its long-running legal battle over unpaid debt to the suing creditors and U.S. court-appointed mediator Daniel Pollack by the week of Jan. 21-25, Finance Secretary Luis Caputo said on Wednesday. Caputo is part of the newly installed government of Mauricio Macri, Argentina's first non-Peronist...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 13- Argentina's new finance minister said on Wednesday it was imperative to resolve the country's legal dispute with U.S. creditors over unpaid debt because financing of the country's fiscal deficit this year may depend on progress on the issue. The previous government's failure to do so had cost the economy, he said, with creditor claims in New...

  • Argentina says wants debt deal as fiscal deficit balloons Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 4:46 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Jan 13- Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay said Argentina would hold tough debt negotiations with U.S. investment firms suing over unpaid debt, as preliminary talks got underway in New York on Wednesday. Prat-Gay said the claims from holdout creditors now totalled $9.9 billion and that the previous leftist government's failure to settle with...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 8- A late-season corn planting flurry in No. 4 world exporter Argentina could push output to the same level as the previous crop year, thanks to the policies of the new government, the director of the local maize industry chamber said on Friday. But, with several weeks of corn planting to go in some parts of Argentina, Martin Fraguio, executive...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 8- Argentina expects to resume long-awaited debt talks in New York next Wednesday with U.S. hedge funds suing the country over defaulted sovereign bonds, a finance ministry source said on Friday. The funds, led by billionaire Paul Singer's Elliott Management, are suing Argentina for full repayment of debt the country defaulted on in 2002.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 4- Argentina's tax revenues jumped 31.6 percent in 2015 from the previous year, the government said on Monday, a rise that can largely be explained by soaring consumer prices. Alberto Abad, head of the AFIP tax agency, described December's tax receipts as "reasonable" but said the full impact of the new center-right government's lifting of export...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Dec 24- Days into his presidency, Mauricio Macri faces his first big threats as he seeks to fix Argentina's ailing economy: inflation and recession. "It is going to hurt us all," said Cristina Lopez, 70, who works as a secretary to supplement a pension that she says is not enough to get by on. "They left us in a bad situation," she said of the previous government of...

  • The talks would mark a major breakthrough in the dispute, which has caused Argentina to be shut out of the international capital markets and encouraged the prior governments of both Cristina Fernandez and Nestor Kirchner to adopt unorthodox economic policies. Daniel Pollack, a New York lawyer who is the mediator, said in a statement that he met for about one...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Dec 18- Argentine farmers are slowly starting to sell their soy and corn stockpiles now that newly elected President Mauricio Macri has devalued the currency and needs export dollars to help rev up central bank reserves left thin by the previous government. The price is right and I have to pay many inputs and costs, "said Santiago del Solar, who farms...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Dec 17- The currency devaluation set to kick off in Argentina on Thursday is expected to pump millions of tonnes of pent up grains supply into the international market at a time when the world is already seeing record stockpiles. "There is strong demand for grains in the Middle East and Asia. So $400 million in sales per day is realistic, considering the...