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  • SINGAPORE, June 10- U.S. soybeans were on track on Friday for a ninth consecutive weeks of gains, the longest bull run in 43 years, on the back of shrinking South American supplies and doubts over U.S. production prospects. Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract has gained more than 28 percent in nine weeks as unseasonal rains caused widespread damage...

  • SINGAPORE, June 10- U.S. soybeans edged lower on Friday after climbing to a two-year high this week, but were still set for their ninth week of gains, underpinned by shrinking South American supply and doubts over U.S. production prospects. *The corn market is up 1.4 percent this week, its fifth week of gains, driven by lower supplies in the world's second largest...

  • BUENOS AIRES, June 2- Since taking office in December, President Mauricio Macri has quickly ticked off a long-held wish-list of Argentina's manufacturers- lifting tough capital controls, easing import restrictions and freeing up access to dollars. Boosting factory output and turning around Argentina's economic fortunes are key to Macri's political...

  • BUENOS AIRES, June 1- An Argentine judge said on Wednesday he had ordered electricity companies not to cut services to consumers who fail to pay sharply increased bills, the latest of several judicial decisions that may endanger President Mauricio Macri's plan to help battle the fiscal deficit with utility charges. The increases, including some which raised...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 25- Flooding in Argentina has cut into the country's expected soybean output by 4 million to 8 million tonnes, even as higher-than-expected yields in dryer areas offset some of the losses, local farm analysts said on Wednesday. But analyst Pablo Adreani, of the Buenos Aires- based AgriPAC consultancy, said flood losses far outweigh gains...

  • CHICAGO, May 18- A day after Monsanto Co said it would stop the launch of its latest soybean trait in Argentina due to concerns over royalty payments, company executives downplayed the impact and sought to turn the focus to business prospects in neighboring Brazil instead. Brazil is "the real opportunity" for growth in South America for Monsanto's newest soy...

  • HOUSTON/ BUENOS AIRES, May 18- A 1- million-barrel cargo of Nigeria's Bonga medium crude oil is expected to be discharged in Argentina this week, the second crude import by firms operating in the South American country this year to secure oil supplies for their refineries, according to industry sources and Reuters data on Wednesday. But because of quality issues-...

  • The dispute escalated on Tuesday when Monsanto said it would not sell its newest soy technology, known as Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans, in Argentina, a move that could limit output of the country's main cash crop. Argentina is the world's No. 3 soybean exporter and No. 1 supplier of soymeal livestock feed. "The government needs to strike a deal, because not having...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 17- Monsanto Co said on Tuesday it would suspend future soybean technologies in Argentina, a move that could limit output of the country's main cash crop, after a disagreement with the government over inspections of genetically modified soybeans. Argentina, the world's No. 1 exporter of soymeal livestock feed, relies heavily on Monsanto's...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 12- Argentina's Pampa Energia SA said on Thursday it planned to invest $400 million in thermal and wind energy projects if it wins a tender process for renewable power projects that the government will hold next week. Pampa Energia plans to invest between $100 million and $120 million in a thermal energy project in the Neuquen province and a...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 10- Argentina's farmers are facing a sharp increase in transportation costs after fuel prices were hiked in recent months, dismaying a sector that has been one of center-right President Mauricio Macri's biggest allies. That has boosted the cost of ground transportation for Argentina's grains producers, most of whom rely on trucks to...

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  • In the first three months of the year, Argentina exported 19.97 million tonnes of farm products versus 11.91 million in the first quarter of 2015, the government said in a statement. Free-markets proponent Mauricio Macri took office as president in December, promptly ditching the trade and currency controls applied by his leftist predecessor Cristina...

  • Soybeans are loaded onto a truck after being harvested at the Sitio Azulao farm, near Itapetininga, Brazil.

    Bad weather is weighing on key crop exports in South America. But U.S. farmers are getting a bump from El Nino, a weak dollar and heavy fund buying.

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 2- Argentina lost an estimated 9 million tonnes of soy in the April storms that swamped the Pampas farm belt, an analyst with the state weather agency said on Monday, forecasting a 15 to 16 percent drop in production from the world's No. 3 exporter. The first three weeks of April saw record downpours in Argentine soy provinces Entre Rios, Santa Fe,...

  • Shipments from Argentina will also battle for business against Brazil's sizable safrinha crop in the months ahead. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn planting in Argentina is expected to shoot to 4.2 million hectares in the 2016/ 17 season, compared to 3.2 million hectares in the 2015/ 16 crop year. The USDA's office in Argentina forecasts 2016/ 17 corn...

  • BUENOS AIRES, April 27- A third of Argentina's soy farms remain swamped after early April storms, with crop loss estimates at 5 million tonnes as harvesting starts in areas dry enough to support the 30- tonne carbines used to bring in the beans, experts said on Wednesday. The weather is improving, but big importers like China are already looking to the Midwest to...

  • BUENOS AIRES, April 27- Argentine President Mauricio Macri repeats the aim of his economic policies so often it has become a mantra: "zero poverty". "You can feel the blow," said Raul Costilla, 42, a father of three in a slum south of Buenos Aires, who is struggling to make ends meet amid soaring bus fares and natural gas prices. As a result, nearly 33 percent of Argentines now...

  • Argentina's triumphant return

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on Argentina's latest bond sale, the largest debt deal ever.

  • BUENOS AIRES, April 22- Argentina paid creditors on Friday who had refused debt restructurings after a record 2002 default, closing the book on nearly a decade of messy litigation as new President Mauricio Macri embraces global financial markets. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan confirmed the payments and issued an order allowing Argentina to...