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  • BUENOS AIRES, April 21- Barrick Gold Corp and its new Chinese partner presented a $500 million plan on Friday to make safety and environmental improvements to the Veladero gold mine in Argentina after the third cyanide spill in 18 months, a company executive said. Argentina told Barrick earlier this month it had to overhaul environmental and operating...

  • BRUSSELS, April 20- Argentina hopes to have an agreement on a free trade deal between the European Union and the South American Mercosur bloc by the end of the year, its foreign minister said on Thursday. The European Union and Mercosur launched trade negotiations in 1999, but they have faced multiple setbacks, partly due to more than a decade of leftist rule in...

  • Those findings come as the semi-annual gathering of finance officials from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Group of 20 major economies kicks off in Washington, where the case against protectionist trade policies is expected to be a major theme. "For the first time in five years, all the major economies seem to be growing in sync," noted Ajay...

  • BUENOS AIRES, April 18- Mexico, seeking closer ties with the rest of Latin America, expects to finish negotiations on a trade deal with Argentina involving cars and agricultural products around the end of the year, Mexico's deputy minister for foreign trade said in an interview on Tuesday. Mexico has been trying to diversify its trade partners since Donald Trump...

  • BUENOS AIRES, April 18- Mexico expects to finish negotiations on a trade deal with Argentina involving cars and agricultural products around the end of the year, Mexico's deputy minister for foreign trade said in an interview on Tuesday. Mexico has been trying to diversify its trade partners since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States and is...

  • EUSTATIUS/ HOUSTON, April 18- Venezuela's state-run oil company, PDVSA, sent a tanker in October to the Caribbean with the expectation that its cargo of crude would fetch about $20 million- money the crisis-stricken nation desperately needs. Despite a longstanding alliance between Venezuela and Russia, Sovcomflot sued PDVSA in St. Maarten, a Dutch island on the...

  • EUSTATIUS/ HOUSTON, April 18- Venezuela's state-run oil company, PDVSA, sent a tanker in October to the Caribbean with the expectation that its cargo of crude would fetch about $20 million- money the crisis-stricken nation desperately needs. Despite a longstanding alliance between Venezuela and Russia, Sovcomflot sued PDVSA in St. Maarten, a Dutch island on the...

  • *Indonesia, Argentina have both rebuffed dumping accusations. WASHINGTON/ JAKARTA, April 14- The United States said on Thursday it would start an investigation into imports of biodiesel from Indonesia and Argentina for possible dumping and subsidisation. Vice President Mike Pence, comes after some U.S. biodiesel producers last month asked their government...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, April 13- Chicago soybeans rose for a second session on Thursday, extending a rebound from a one-year low as concern about rain damage to Argentine crops and potential planting delays in the United States shifted the focus from large global supplies. President Donald Trump said the currency was too strong, lent support to Chicago crop futures,...

  • CHICAGO, April 11- Iowa farmer Karl Fox is drowning in corn. From Iowa to China, years of bumper crops and low prices have overwhelmed storage capacity for basic foodstuffs. That's enough to cover demand from China for about a year.

  • CHICAGO, April 11- Iowa farmer Karl Fox is drowning in corn. From Iowa to China, years of bumper crops and low prices have overwhelmed storage capacity for basic foodstuffs. That's enough to cover demand from China for about a year.

  • BOSTON/ BUENOS AIRES, April 10- Argentinas state-run oil company YPF SA is among the bidders for Royal Dutch Shell Plc's refinery and network of gasoline stations in Argentina, according to two people familiar with the process. Other nationally owned oil companies are interested in the assets but YPF is seen as having an edge because of its strong position in...

  • BUENOS AIRES/ TORONTO, April 7- Argentina mining officials told Barrick Gold Corp it must overhaul environmental and operating processes at its Veladero mine, following last week's cyanide solution spill, while the country's environment ministry asked for a total suspension of operations, according to statements on Friday. "We have told the company to change...

  • BUENOS AIRES, April 7- A general strike in Argentina on Thursday that brought transportation to a standstill cost the flagship carrier Aerolineas Argentinas around 120 million pesos, the company's chief executive, Mario Dell' Acqua, said on Friday. "There was no reason 1/ 8 for the strike 3/ 8," Dell'Acqua told Reuters in an interview during the World Economic Forum...

  • BRASILIA, April 7- Brazil has agreed to allow imports of Colombian vehicles and car parts without a 30 percent industrial products tax as part of a bilateral auto pact under negotiation during Mercosur trade talks with Latin America's Pacific coast countries, a Brazilian government source said on Friday. The source at the trade meeting in Buenos Aires said...

  • BUENOS AIRES/ TORONTO, April 7- Argentina mining officials told Barrick Gold it must overhaul environmental and operating processes at its Veladero mine, following last week's cyanide solution spill, while the country's environment ministry asked for a total suspension of operations, according to statements on Friday. The meeting, including Barrick...

  • BUENOS AIRES, April 7- Free-market policies adopted by Argentina over the last 16 months are working and should lead to an economic rebound, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday, calling on the country to deepen reforms as October elections approach. "While these reforms can be challenging, and take some time to bear fruit, sustained effort would...

  • BUENOS AIRES, April 7- Argentina's environmental ministry asked a federal court to totally suspend operations at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine in San Juan province, according to a statement issued by the ministry on Friday, following the rupture of a pipe carrying cyanide solution last week. After the incident, the third in 18 months involving...

  • The source at the trade meeting in Buenos Aires said final details were still being worked out with Colombia, an increasingly important market for Brazilian auto exports. A section of a draft of a Mercosur-Colombia agreement prepared for signature on Friday afternoon and seen by Reuters said the Brazilian government will extend to Colombia the same...

  • The company, founded by Argentine businessmen, has invested $1.2 billion in sugar and ethanol production in neighboring Brazil, the world's top sugar producer. The system is very antiquated compared with Brazil, "said Mariano Bosch, co-founder and executive director at Adecoagro, in an interview during the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Buenos Aires.