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  • BUENOS AIRES, April 6- Argentines protesting against government austerity measures and demanding higher wages brought the country to a standstill on Thursday as labor unions challenged President Mauricio Macri in the first general strike since he took office 16 months ago. Truck and bus drivers, teachers, factory workers, airport employees and the...

  • BUENOS AIRES, April 6- Argentines protesting against government austerity measures and demanding higher wages brought the country to a standstill on Thursday as labor unions challenged President Mauricio Macri in the first general strike since he took office 16 months ago. Truck and bus drivers, teachers, factory workers, airport employees and the...

  • CHICAGO, April 6- Struggling U.S. farmers are pressing their luck with soybeans this spring, sowing record acreage even though the world is awash with the oilseed, as demand from China offers a potential lifeline. But fierce competition to supply China threatens the bottom line for U.S. growers, and 2017 prices, while seen as up slightly from 2016, are still...

  • TORONTO/ VANCOUVER, April 5- China's Shandong Gold Mining Co Ltd is in advanced talks to buy a 50 percent stake in Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero gold mine in Argentina, people familiar with the process told Reuters even as the Canadian miner grappled with a pipe rupture at the site. Barrick is no longer in discussions with China's Zijin Mining Group Co Ltd about the...

  • BUENOS AIRES, April 4- Inflation expectations in Argentina for 2017 rose slightly to 21.2 percent from 20.8 percent a month earlier, a central bank poll of economists showed on Tuesday, well above the 17 percent upper band of the bank's target. Argentina's center-right President Mauricio Macri is hoping to show the fruits of a radical policy change from his...

  • BUENOS AIRES/ TORONTO, March 30- Argentina's San Juan province ordered Barrick Gold Corp to suspend some activities at its Veladero mine after a pipe carrying gold-bearing solution ruptured on the leach pad, state-run news agency Telam reported on Thursday. A spokesman for Barrick said the Toronto- based company was confirming its understanding of the order.

  • March 23- U.S. biodiesel producers on Thursday asked the U.S. government to impose antidumping duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia that it says have flooded the U.S. market and violated trade agreements. The group includes Louis Dreyfus Co, which makes biodiesel in Argentina, and Wilmar International Ltd, a maker of biodiesel in...

  • March 23- U.S. biodiesel producers on Thursday asked the U.S. government to impose antidumping duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia that it says have flooded the U.S. market and violated trade agreements. The group includes Louis Dreyfus Co, which makes biodiesel in Argentina, and Wilmar International Ltd, a maker of biodiesel in...

  • March 23- The trade group for U.S. biodiesel producers on Thursday petitioned the U.S. government to impose antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia that it says have that flooded the U.S. market and violated trade agreements. Biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia rose 464 percent from 2014 to 2016...

  • BRASILIA, March 21- Brazil's Trade Minister Marcos Pereira said on Tuesday that the problem of a corruption scandal uncovered at a few Brazilian meatpackers will not be discussed at this week's meeting of European Union negotiators with the Mercosur trade bloc in Buenos Aires. The European Union curtailed meat imports from Brazil on Monday after police...

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  • March 17- British Airways owner IAG said it will launch a new low-cost, long-haul airline with flights from Barcelona to the Americas, in response to rising budget competition on transatlantic routes. IAG's new airline, Level, will start in June with flights from Barcelona to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Buenos Aires and Punta Cana, it said in a statement on Friday.

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 17- Argentina is pushing for closer ties with Britain ahead of its largest trade mission to London in two decades later this month by avoiding a historical point of disagreement: competing sovereignty claims to the Falkland Islands. Argentina has also expressed interest in a bilateral trade deal as Britain exits the European Union, a...

  • BRASILIA, March 14- South American trade grouping Mercosur expects to sign a framework accord this year for a trade deal with the European Union as the U.S. shift to isolationism under President Donald Trump encourages it to look outside the hemisphere for trade opportunities, Brazil's top diplomat said on Tuesday. Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes told Reuters...

  • *Argentina among world's biggest corn, soy exporters. BUENOS AIRES, March 13- It was not just the heavy rains that left the streets of the Argentine town of Pozo del Molle flooded for three months last year. Nearby farmers built small canals without authorization to drain their fields of surface water, redirecting flows toward urban areas and worsening the impact...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 13- Argentine labor unions appear to be pressuring the government by holding marches and threatening strikes ahead of the country's key October mid-term elections, Interior Minister Rogelio Frigerio said on Monday. President Mauricio Macri took office 15 months ago promising to jumpstart the economy by regaining the trust of investors...

  • *From Oslo to Sydney, city ties with government strained. OSLO, March 13- Cities from Oslo to Sydney are setting goals to curb climate change that exceed national targets, causing tensions with central governments about who controls policy over green energy and transport and construction. Although there are no officially collated statistics available, many...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 9- Consumer prices in greater Buenos Aires rose 2.5 percent in February over the previous month, Argentina's official Indec statistics agency said on Thursday, above median expectations in a Reuters poll for a 2.1 percent rise. That was nearly double 1.3 percent inflation in January, driven by an increase in electricity rates after...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 9- Consumer prices in greater Buenos Aires rose 2.5 percent in February over the previous month, Argentina's official Indec statistics agency said on Thursday, above median expectations in a Reuters poll for a 2.1 percent rise. That was nearly double 1.3 percent inflation in January, and was driven by an increase in electricity rates after...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 7- Workers represented by Argentina's main labor union gathered on the streets of Buenos Aires on Tuesday to protest job cuts and pay raises that have not kept up with inflation, challenging the government seven months ahead of key congressional elections. Mauricio Macri became Argentina's president in late 2015, vowing to jumpstart the...