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  • Japan to lend $200 mln to Brazil's Amaggi soy group Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    BRASILIA, Aug 1- Japan agreed on Friday to lend $200 million to Brazil's Amaggi Exportacao e Importacao, one of the world's largest soybean growing operations, as the Asian country deepens its footprint in Brazil's farm belt.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, Aug 1- Argentina's default this week did not "extinguish or reduce" the South American country's debt obligations, a U.S. judge said on Friday, and he ordered negotiations between the country and holdout investors to continue.

  • US judge scolds Argentina over debt crisis remarks Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A U.S. federal judge Friday urged Argentina to resume negotiations "as promptly as possible" to resolve its debt crisis and said the South American nation's officials must stop publicly uttering what he described as "half-truths" that mislead people about its legal obligations.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 1- Argentina's government said on Friday it expected nothing favorable to come out of a court hearing in New York later in the day in its debt default case, as the country's domestic markets looked to optimism for an eventual deal.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 1- Brazilian food processor BRF SA does not expect to make large acquisitions in the near term, executives said on Friday, although the company may look at small regional partnerships to boost profits.

  • SANTIAGO, July 31- Nicknamed' scissorhands' for his agile management of difficult projects, Chilean industry veteran Nelson Pizarro is seen by Codelco's board as the ideal man to lead the world's top copper miner through a tricky yet pivotal phase.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 1- Argentina's Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said on Friday the government held no positive expectations for a court hearing in New York later in the day that will discuss the South American country's debt default.

  • Aug 1- South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co is recalling about 420,000 vehicles covering three models for separate problems in the United States, after recalling 883,000 Sonata sedans this week, according to U.S. safety regulators.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 31- Argentina may have defaulted on its debt for the second time in 12 years on Thursday, but the packed elegant cafes in Buenos Aires show little sign of distress and shoppers rather than protestors fill the streets.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 31- Argentina's bond and stock markets and peso currency dropped on Thursday after Latin America's No. 3 economy defaulted for the second time in 12 years after the failure of last-ditch talks with holdout creditors.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ BRASILIA, July 31- Argentina's debt default threatens to worsen trade tensions in South America, adding to the economic woes of Brazil in a tense election year and causing headaches in Uruguay as the Argentine economy looks likely to plunge deeper into recession.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 31- Argentine economy minister Axel Kicillof said on Thursday that the country was not in default and threatened court action if any bondholders demanded their money back. Latin America's No.3 economy failed to clinch a deal in last-minute talks with holdout creditors, leaving it unable to comply with debt payments that fell due on July 30.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 31- Argentina's main government bond, stock market and peso currency dropped on Thursday after Latin America's No. 3 economy defaulted for the second time in 12 years following the failure of last-ditch talks with holdout creditors.

  • UPDATE 2-Avon expects profit from N. America in 2015 Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    *Q2 revenue falls 13 pct, but Brazil improves. The cosmetics maker said in June it would cut about 600 jobs, largely in its North America unit, and said it expected restructuring efforts to save about $50- $55 million a year.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 31- Argentina defaulted for the second time in 12 years after last-ditch talks with what it called "vulture" creditors failed, as focus turned to whether big banks and funds would request the declaration of a "credit event".

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 31- Argentina defaulted for the second time in 12 years after last-ditch talks with what it called "vulture" creditors failed, though debt insurance prices on Thursday suggested investors believed a deal could eventually be reached.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 31- Argentina defaulted for the second time in 12 years after last-ditch talks with what it called "vulture" creditors failed, though debt insurance prices on Thursday suggested investors believed a deal could eventually be reached.

  • In hedge fund, Argentina finds relentless foe Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 6:44 AM ET
    Paul Singer, founder and president of Elliott Management Corp.

    Billionaire Paul Singer's hedge fund has managed to force Argentina into a position where it now has to contemplate a humbling surrender. The NYT reports.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 31- Argentina defaulted for the second time in 12 years after hopes for a midnight deal with holdout creditors were dashed, setting up stock and bond prices for declines on Thursday and raising chances a recession could worsen this year.

  • Argentina defaults and its stocks …rise? Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 1:23 AM ET
    Protestor Francisco Sobrero holds a sign that translates as 'Vultures! Don't take our pound of meat' outside the office building of mediator Daniel Pollack July 30, 2014 in New York.

    Usually a sovereign default is negative for a country's markets, but Argentina's markets have rallied to 20-year highs despite the overhanging threat.