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  • 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
    Toyota dealership, auto dealer, auto sales

    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...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 22- The death of a prosecutor investigating the bombing of a Jewish community center was not a suicide, as was initially reported, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said on Thursday. He had accused Fernandez of trying to derail his investigation into the bombing and was due to present his case to Congress hours later on Monday.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 16- The company that led the breakneck expansion of Argentine soy cultivation over the last two decades has quietly reduced the area it farms by more than half as inflation, trade restrictions and high taxes drain growers' profits. Los Grobo, once known as the South American country's "King of Soy" has abdicated that throne in favor of what company...

  • UPDATE 1-Argentina to start 2015 with lapdogs flying high Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 6:54 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 31- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez chose an unexpected theme for her year-end message to the country: a change in policy at the state-run airline to allow passengers to carry their already notoriously-pampered lapdogs with them on flights. Hand-held pooches ranging from Shih Tzu's to Pugs are a common sight at outdoor cafes and on...

  • Argentina, Elliott finally may end bond war Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 9:28 AM ET
    Founder and President, Elliot Management Corporation Paul Singer speaks onstage during The New York Times DealBook Conference at One World Trade Center on December 11, 2014 in New York City.

    For the secretive hedge fund Elliott Management, this New Year's Eve will mark more than just the closing prices of its 2014 investments.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Dec 19- Argentine farmers will increase protests ahead of presidential elections in October 2015 to push candidates toward reforming policies that growers say are killing their profits, said Omar Principe, the new head of one of the country's main farm groups. Principe, named head of the Argentina Agrarian Federation earlier this month, said...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- Argentina has taken all the required steps so far to revamp its economic data but must still meet one more deadline as it seeks to bring the quality of its statistics in line with global standards, the International Monetary Fund's board said on Monday. The IMF, which requires accurate data to analyze the world's economies, censured Argentina...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Dec 12- Argentina's main state bank will deny credit to farmers who are holding onto soybeans as a hedge against inflation, a top official said on Friday, as the government cracks down on crop hoarding as part of a campaign to build up its dollar reserves. Argentine soy is used widely as livestock feed in Asia, fueling the region's shift toward a higher...

  • BOGOTA, Dec 10- Bidding to build a long-awaited $6.9 billion subway system in Bogota, Colombia's capital city, will open in the second half of 2015, the mayor said on Wednesday, adding that the project has garnered interest from foreign companies. Now the city has plans to open a first 32 km line serving 27 stations by 2020, mayor Gustavo Petro- considered the...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Dec 10- Argentina launched on Wednesday its first dollar-denominated bond sale since its latest default, and will likely meet strong demand from investors seeking big positions in high-yielding Argentine debt, local market players said. Argentina said it wanted to show it can pay its debts. Argentina has issued little debt since its record 2002...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Dec 5- Argentina's offer to swap or pay early on a dollar-denominated bond due in 2015, if successful, will ease pressure on its foreign reserves and may embolden the government in its fight against U.S. hedge funds suing over unpaid debt. It would be the first foreign currency debt sale by Argentina, Latin America's No. 3 economy, since it defaulted in...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- Highland Capital Management, a relative newcomer to Argentina's sovereign debt crisis, placed a hefty bet on a resolution early in the new year by putting more than a quarter of its Global Allocation fund into the country's bonds. James Dondero, the founder of the Dallas- based investment firm with $20 billion under management, started buying...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 10- A U.S. judge ruled on Monday that Citigroup Inc could process an $85 million interest payment by Argentina on bonds issued under its local laws following its 2002 default. District Judge Thomas Griesa in New York said Citigroup could process the Dec. 31 payment it receives on U.S. dollar-denominated Argentine law bonds. Citigroup has said it faces...