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  • NEW YORK, March 12- A federal judge on Thursday said Citigroup Inc cannot process interest payments by Argentina on some bonds issued under that country's law, a defeat for the cash-strapped nation as it tries to reenter international debt markets. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan said letting Citigroup process the payments on so-called...

  • BUENOS AIRES/ LONDON, March 9- Argentina wants HSBC Holdings Plc to repatriate $3.5 billion that it says the bank's Argentine branch moved offshore to help clients evade taxes and move capital abroad, the country's tax chief said on Monday. The South American country last November charged HSBC with helping more than 4,000 clients evade taxes by stashing their.

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 9- Argentina's government is considering raising the minimum threshold on income tax as a sweetener in salary talks with trade unions to avoid unruly protests in the run-up to October's' s presidential election, a senior government official said. The prospect of strikes is another headache for President Cristina Fernandez, fighting...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 3- Argentine farmers will suspend grain sales for three days to protest export quotas and other government policies they say hurt profits, the country's main growers' organizations said on Tuesday. The strike will start on Wednesday, March 11, leaders of three of Argentina's biggest farm groups told a press conference. The three strongest...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- Argentina has suspended a planned sale of dollar-denominated bonds intended to raise at least $2 billion, two investors with direct knowledge of the deal told Thomson Reuters IFR on Thursday. District Judge Thomas Griesa had ordered Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan Chase and Co to hand over documents relevant to the Bonar 24 bond sale.

  • BUENOS AIRES/ NEW YORK, Feb 25- Argentina, a pariah of the global debt market for more than a decade, believes it has an opportunity to raise debt internationally and on Wednesday begun marketing a new bond issue to non-U.S. investors. The government has begun marketing a new issue of Bonar 2024 notes as it seeks to raise cash ahead of upcoming maturities and avoid...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 25- Argentina, shunned by the global debt market for more than a decade, believes it has an opportunity to raise debt internationally and is considering issuing a long-term dollar-denominated bond. Any new bond would be issued under local Argentina law, officials said. Investors piled into a new $500 million bond from the city of Buenos Aires...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 24- The Argentine spy at the center of a scandal over last month's death of a state prosecutor was accused on Tuesday of importing tonnes of contraband merchandise during his final years as head of the country's counterintelligence office. Antonio Stiuso was forced out of the SI intelligence service in December, weeks before state prosecutor...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 23- Debt-holders who want to jumpstart restructuring talks with Argentina may have to wait until a court rules next month on whether to let a disputed bond payment go through, further extending a legal feud that has hobbled state finances. The case stems from Argentina's 2002 default on about $100 billion, which has weighed on Latin America's No....

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 19- The mediator in the case brought by investors who rejected Argentina's 2005 and 2010 debt restructurings said on Thursday that the "holdout" investors offered to reopen talks with Buenos Aires, and the government said it was considering the offer. The case is part of years long, cross-border litigation following Argentina's sovereign debt...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 19- The mediator in the case brought by investors who rejected Argentina's 2005 and 2010 debt restructurings said on Thursday that the "holdout" investors offered to reopen talks with Buenos Aires, but the government had not responded. New York- based mediator Daniel Pollack said in a statement that the hedge funds involved in earlier talks...

  • Feb 11- American Airlines Group Inc said Wednesday that it will launch newly acquired Boeing Co 787 Dreamliners into service to Beijing, China, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, from its Dallas hub beginning on June 2 and June 4, respectively. The world's largest airline will also use the Dreamliner on a route between Dallas and Chicago beginning May 7 as a warm-up...

  • Argentina says UK asks for cooperation in HSBC tax probe Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 9:13 AM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Feb 11- Britain has asked Argentina for information about the South American country's investigation into HSBC Holdings Plc, Buenos Aires said on Wednesday, part of a widening probe into allegations that the bank helped clients dodge taxes. In November Argentina charged HSBC with helping more than 4,000 clients evade taxes by stashing their...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- Buenos Aires is aiming to get better pricing than the sovereign when it comes to market with a new bond in the days ahead, hoping to show it is a better credit than Argentina itself. Two investors who met with city officials said Buenos Aires wants to price inside the sovereign's curve on a planned five-year non-call two bond to refinance debt...

  • Global auto sales remain on uptrend: IHS Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
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    Car sales are set to rise again this year, albeit at a slower pace, continuing a five-year recovery, boosted by Chinese and U.S. demand, IHS forecasts.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. regulators have given the go-ahead for Argentina's biofuel makers to qualify for U.S. biofuel credits, potentially making it more attractive for South American exporters to sell into the U.S. market and potentially pressuring local prices. In a statement on Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency said it has approved a request from...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 26- Argentina's cabinet chief on Monday said journalists could work safely in the country after the reporter who broke the news of the mysterious death of a state prosecutor fled to Israel, saying he feared for his life under the current government. On Jan. 18, Damian Pachter was the first to report that prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was...

  • The most 'miserable' place on Earth is... Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:32 PM ET
    People line up to pay inside a Makro supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 9, 2015.

    2014 ranked as a horrible year for many countries, according to an index, with Venezuela topping the list as the most miserable place on Earth.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 26- Argentina's cabinet chief on Monday said journalists could work safely in the country after the reporter who broke the news of the mysterious death of a state prosecutor fled to Israel, saying he feared for his life under the current government. On Jan. 18, Damian Pachter was the first to report that prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 23- Argentina suspects rogue agents from its own intelligence services were behind the death of a state prosecutor investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. He had been scheduled to appear before Congress on Monday to answer questions about his allegation that President Cristina Fernandez...