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  • MADRID, Nov 27- The board of Spain's Repsol unanimously agreed on Wednesday to start formal talks with Argentina over a compensation offer for assets Buenos Aires seized last year that could end an 18- month standoff between the two countries.

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    Editor: Maureen Bavdek +1 646-223-6200 Global Picture Desk:+ 65 6870 3775 Global Graphics Desk:+ 65 6870 3595. WASHINGTON- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, offering signs of a steady improvement in the labor market.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 26- Argentina said on Tuesday that a pending deal with Spanish oil major Repsol is aimed at kick-starting shale drilling in the South American country, putting an end to the long stand-off between energy investors and President Cristina Fernandez.

  • *Shares in Repsol and major shareholders up sharply. MADRID, Nov 26- Oil major Repsol looks likely to settle an 18- month conflict with Argentina after Buenos Aires offered $5 billion in compensation for assets it seized last year- less than half what the Spanish group had demanded and in bonds, not cash.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 26- Argentina said on Tuesday that a pending deal with Spanish oil major Repsol is aimed at kick-starting shale drilling in the South American country, putting an end to the long stand-off between energy investors and President Cristina Fernandez.

  • MADRID, Nov 26- Spanish oil major Repsol's board is set to accept compensation of $5 billion in bonds for Argentina's nationalisation of its stake in YPF, less than half it had demanded, sources close to the board said.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, Nov 22- Apache Corp is in talks with Argentina's state-controlled energy company YPF about a possible sale of its assets in the South American country, sources told Reuters on Friday. U.S.-based oil and gas Apache has stakes in about 25 fields in Argentina.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, Nov 22- Apache Corp is in talks with Argentina's state-controlled energy company YPF about a possible sale of its assets in the South American country, sources told Reuters on Friday. U.S.-based oil and gas Apache has stakes in about 25 fields in Argentina.

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  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 20- The chief executive of Mexico's state-run oil monopoly Pemex on Wednesday criticized the compensation paid to the chairman of Spain's Repsol as excessive, amid a tussle over the handling of a dispute involving Argentina.

  • "In an attempt to create a solution for a decade-old standoff, exchange bondholders have held several meetings over the last couple of weeks and are forming an ad hoc group and a steering committee to formalize a proposal for a global resolution, end litigation and avoid a default by Argentina," Robert Koenigsberger, managing partner and chief investment officer at Gramercy Funds Management, said in an emailed statement.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- A U.S. appeals court on Monday declined to reconsider an order requiring Argentina to pay $1.33 billion, ruling in favor of bondholders who refused to participate in two debt restructurings spinning out of the country's 2002 default.

  • MILAN, Nov 14- Telecom Italia agreed to sell its controlling 22.7 percent stake in Telecom Argentina to Fintech Group for $960 million, as it presses on with a plan to raise 4 billion euros to fix its balance sheet and revive its business.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Nov 13- Argentina's next leader will likely try to end interventionist policies that scare off investment, although any reform effort is sure to hit a wall when it comes to cutting popular subsidies that also distort the economy.

  • SANTIAGO, Nov 7- LATAM Airlines is expected to leave behind a cycle of poor earnings and finally enjoy the fruits of its merger to post a solid bottom line over a year after the region's largest carrier was created.

  • *Telecom Italia says gets $1 bln offer for T.Argentina stake. MILAN/ BUENOS AIRES, Nov 8- Telecom Italia may sell a controlling stake in Telecom Argentina to investment fund Fintech, as part of a new strategy aimed at raising 4 billion euros to avoid a credit downgrade and revive its business.

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  • *Nation's largest media group Clarin will have to divest. BUENOS AIRES, Oct 29- Argentina's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a controversial media law that government proponents applauded as an effort to reduce market concentration but opponents viewed as state meddling aimed at quieting dissent.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Oct 29- Argentina's supreme court on Tuesday ruled as constitutional clauses of a law that will require media conglomerate Grupo Clarin to divest some of its units. The ruling will likely come as a relief for President Cristina Fernandez's government, only a few short days after swallowing the bitter pill of a setback in midterm elections.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Oct 27- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's allies took a beating in mid-term elections on Sunday, shrinking her majority in Congress, ending chances of a constitutional change to allow her a third term and kicking off the contest to succeed her in 2015.. Voters chose half of the lower house of Congress and a third of the Senate.

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