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  • US fund says no deal to end Argentina default Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Negotiations have apparently ended without success on a private-sector deal to end the legal battle that forced Argentina into default last month for the second time in 13 years.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 14- The hedge funds suing Argentina over its 2002 debt default are an "international mafia" out to wreck the country's finances, the government said on Thursday, pumping up the rhetoric in a battle that is squeezing the struggling Argentine economy.

  • The discovery of the deceit last month crippled the company and undermined credibility in Spain's stock market just as the country recovers from a four-year recession. Spain's judicial system does not require a formal plea and Garcia Martin has not given one.

  • BUENOS AIRES/ NEW YORK, Aug 13- Prospects for a private sector solution to Argentina's sovereign debt dispute deteriorated on Wednesday after holdout investors said they entertained no realistic offers from bankers while the government dashed hopes it might soon agree to restart talks.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 13- Argentine holdout creditor Aurelius Capital Management said on Wednesday that talks with many financial institutions about finding a private settlement solution to the sovereign debt dispute had garnered no realistic proposals.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 13- Argentina came out swinging on Wednesday against the U.S. judge overseeing its debt default case, defying a threatened contempt order and dashing market hopes it might soon restart talks with the hedge funds suing the country.

  • SANTOS, Brazil, Aug 13- Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash on Wednesday, throwing the October election into disarray and causing big swings in local financial markets.

  • U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Griesa, who has presided over the long-running legal battle, said in New York on Friday he would issue a contempt order unless Argentina stopped claiming it had met its obligations and was not in default.

  • Colombian journalist killed after security pulled Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    BOGOTA, Colombia— Police in Colombia say assassins have killed a journalist just three weeks after his official security detail was pulled. Gustavo Chavarro says radio journalist Luis Carlos Cervantes was riding on the back of a motorcycle Tuesday when he was gunned down by three people in the municipality of Taraza.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 12- International banks are struggling to reach a deal to buy a chunk of Argentine sovereign debt held by New York hedge funds suing the country, dampening market hopes for a swift end to the country's latest debt default.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 12- The opening of Brazil's iron ore export terminal Porto Sudeste might be pushed back to next year, according to the CEO of steelmaker Usiminas, which has a contract to ship ore through the port.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 12- Daniel Pollack, the court-appointed mediator in the debt dispute between Argentina and holdout creditors, who has come under fire from the Argentine government for his handling of the talks, expects to hold more meetings with both sides.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 12- International banks are struggling to reach a deal to buy a chunk of Argentine sovereign debt held by New York hedge funds suing the country, sources close to the negotiations said on Tuesday.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 11- Brazil's government is considering raising gasoline prices by up to 6 percent after elections in October, a long-awaited move that would help struggling oil giant Petrobras but would also stoke inflation in an already sluggish economy.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 12- International banks are struggling to reach a deal to buy a chunk of Argentine sovereign debt held by New York hedge funds suing the country, sources close to the negotiations said on Tuesday.

  • Pilots strike in Argentina, stranding thousands Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Argentina's government stepped in to halt a brief pilot's strike that stranded thousands of passengers Tuesday in the country's capital. More than 30 international and local flights by state-run Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral were cancelled or delayed, including routes to cities such as Miami, Caracas and Bogota.

  • Aug 11- Juice maker Cutrale and investment firm Safra Group said on Monday they had offered to acquire U.S.-based Chiquita Brands International Inc in a $610.5 million cash deal that rivaled an all-stock agreement with Irish tropical fruit company Fyffes Plc. The combined market value of Chiquita and Fyffes is currently close to $1 billion.

  • US printing company shuts down Argentina operation Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— A global printing company based in the U.S. shuttered its plant Monday in Argentina amid tough economic times in the South American country. Employees of the R.R. Donnelley& Sons plant on the outskirts of Buenos Aires showed up to find the gates locked and a note on the door informing them the operation is now closed.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 11- Argentina on Monday called on Washington to intervene in a court case over the country's defaulted debt after a U.S. district judge threatened the South American country with contempt for making what he called false statements.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 11- Argentina on Monday called on Washington to intervene in a court case over the country's defaulted debt after a U.S. district judge threatened the South American country with contempt for making what he called false statements. In 2002 Argentina defaulted on about $100 billion in sovereign bonds.