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  • WASHINGTON, Aug 17- Argentina has agreed to allow imports of U.S. pork products for the first time since 1992, the White House said in a statement on Thursday. The United States is the world's top pork exporter, and the agreement opens up a potential $10- million- per-year market for U.S. pork producers, the statement said. From January to June of this year U.S. pork...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 17- Chicago wheat futures edged up on Thursday after deep losses the session before, when the market hit contract lows amid ample global supply. *Egypt, the world's largest wheat buyer, on Wednesday said it signed deals to buy 295,000 tonnes of Russian wheat and 60,000 tonnes of Ukraine wheat. *Argentina's corn planted area for the 2017-18 crop cycle...

  • Vice President Mike Pence said in Buenos Aires on Tuesday he was confident about reaching a "peaceable" solution for Venezuela through economic and diplomatic pressure on the country's president, Nicolas Maduro. President Donald Trump, who threatened military intervention in Venezuela last week to resolve the political crisis in the OPEC member.

  • Vice President Mike Pence said in Buenos Aires on Tuesday he was confident about reaching a "peaceable" solution for Venezuela through economic and diplomatic pressure on the country's president, Nicolas Maduro. President Donald Trump's threat of military intervention in Venezuela to resolve a growing political crisis in the OPEC member.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 15- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in Buenos Aires on Tuesday he was confident of reaching a "peaceable" solution for Venezuela with economic and diplomatic pressure on Nicolas Maduro's regime. He applauded Argentine President Mauricio Macri's "bold reform agenda" and said the two had spoken of increasing two-way trade during their...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 13- Argentina's former leader Cristina Fernandez was tied with President Mauricio Macri's candidate as most results were in from a Senate primary seen as a gauge of Fernandez' chances of staging a populist comeback and ending Macri's reform agenda. With 95.58 percent of votes in Buenos Aires province- home to nearly 40 percent of Argentina's...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 13- Argentina's former populist leader Cristina Fernandez and business-friendly President Mauricio Macri's preferred candidate were nearly tied in a closely watched Senate primary on Sunday, with few votes left to be counted. Fernandez had been expected to win by several percentage points according to the final polls last week, causing...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 13- Argentina's business-friendly president's preferred candidate looked set to pull off a surprise win in a closely watched Senate primary on Sunday, an apparent upset over populist former president Cristina Fernandez in Buenos Aires province. With 61.81 percent of polling stations counted, President Mauricio Macri's coalition led by...

  • SANTIAGO, Aug 9- Ireland's Mainstream Renewable Power is confident it will be able to maintain a steady pipeline of power projects in Chile, an executive told Reuters on Wednesday, even as some firms have soured on the country's renewable sector in recent years. The financial close on the farms, known as Sarco and Aurora, marks one of the biggest wind power deals in...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 9- Argentine farmers will increase investments in the next corn planting season despite fears about a political comeback for former President Cristina Fernandez, who implemented export taxes and restrictions despised by the sector, leaders of industry groups told Reuters. Several polls show Fernandez in the lead for a Senate seat in...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 9- Argentina's flagship carrier Aerolineas Argentinas is no longer selling tickets to fly to Venezuela, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday, as violence and political uncertainty increases in Caracas.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 8- President Mauricio Macri told Reuters on Tuesday investments in Argentina would multiply after what he predicted will be a triumph for his Let's Change Coalition in October's mid-term elections. Macri said that neighboring Brazil had "raised the bar" by passing a comprehensive labor reform but that Argentina would stay competitive and...

  • Outlook for Venezuelan debt market function of political process

    Myles Bradshaw, head of global aggregate fixed income at Amundi, speaks about investing in Brazil including troubled state oil giant Petrobras.

  • Soybeans are harvested near Princeton, Ill.

    Ag may have played a role in convincing President Trump to hold off on taking trade action against China — at least for now.

  • **BUENOS AIRES- UK Finance Minister Philip Hammond visits Argentina on Wednesday and Thursday for meetings with President Mauricio Macri, Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne and Finance Minister Luis Caputo. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank holds Monetary Policy Meeting followed by Statement and presentation- 1100 GMT. FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of...

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- The Trump administration is considering imposing U.S. sanctions on Venezuela's vital oil sector in response to Sunday's election of a constitutional super-body that Washington has already denounced as a "sham" vote, U.S. officials said. The measures, which could be announced as early as Monday, are not expected to include a ban on Venezuelan...

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 20- Argentina on Thursday suspended a tax on foreigners' capital gains, just two days after it had been announced, after market participants complained the surprise move was inconsistent with President Mauricio Macri's pro-market agenda. In a notice in Argentina's official gazette on Thursday, tax collection agency AFIP said the 13.5...

  • HONG KONG/ BUENOS AIRES, July 18- China's central bank said on Tuesday it has extended a bilateral swap agreement with Argentina with both countries signing a 70 billion yuan swap deal for another three years. Argentina's former President Cristina Fernandez first inked a swap agreement with China in 2009 as a means of boosting dwindling reserves her...

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 17- Argentina's new subsidized mortgage scheme is gathering steam, boosting construction activity and winning over the middle class ahead of mid-term elections in October that will determine the future of President Mauricio Macri's market-friendly agenda. "For the middle class, which is large, all this spurs the economy and generates...

  • Brazil needs aggressive reforms to escape corruption crisis: Pro

    Juan Sartori, founder and chairman at Union Group, discusses the 10-year jail sentence for former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.