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Cristina Fernandez surprises Argentina by running for vice president, not top job

18 May 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said Saturday she will run as vice president in elections later this year, a surprise move by the firebrand former leader who had been widely expected to be the main challenger to President Mauricio Macri.

Argentina inflation data could be make or break for Macri

17 May 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina inflation data is coming into the spotlight and could sway the South American nation's political future as it heads towards a knife-edge election later this year that is likely to be a choice between painful market reforms and a return to populism. | Video

Argentina inflation data could be make or break for Macri

17 May 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's political future is in the balance as it heads toward a knife-edge national election later this year that is likely to be a choice between painful market reforms and a return to populism. A key deciding factor will be inflation. | Video

Argentina gang arrested after Congress attack; wounded lawmaker condition critical

10 May 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentine authorities have arrested members of mafia-style gang after a rare gun attack outside Congress in Buenos Aires killed one official and left a senior lawmaker fighting for his life.

UPDATE 2-Argentina industrial output slides as growth hopes flicker

06 May 2019

BUENOS AIRES, May 6 Argentina's industrial output slid a steeper-than-expected 13.4 percent in March compared with the same month last year, the government's Indec statistics agency said on Monday, as the recession-hit economy struggles to return to growth.

Argentine peso ends rollercoaster week with record low close

27 Apr 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's peso fell back on Friday afternoon to post a record low close, giving up earlier gains after a tumultuous week that saw the currency battered to its weakest ever level and local debt pummeled as anxious investors fled.

UPDATE 3-Argentina's financial markets rattled as political fears rise

25 Apr 2019

BUENOS AIRES, April 25 Argentine bonds and the country's embattled peso currency fell for a second day on Thursday, cranking up the challenge facing President Mauricio Macri as his drop in the polls ahead of knife-edge elections later this year unnerves investors.

Ides of March: Argentina peso posts worst month in six

29 Mar 2019

BUENOS AIRES, March 29 Argentina will not miss March, a painful month for Latin America's No. 3 economy during which interest rates have spiked to almost 70 percent and the peso devalued close to 10 percent against the dollar.

Tightening the screws: Wall Street eyes high rates, peso strength after Argentina's hawkish turn

15 Mar 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's world-high interest rates are likely to stay elevated, while its currency could be bolstered by central bank moves to tighten monetary policy, Wall Street analysts said on Friday after the country unrolled measures to bring down inflation.

Argentina's billion-dollar buying spree reins in peso, rates

19 Feb 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's central bank, looking to rein in a stronger peso, has snapped up close to 1 billion U.S. dollars in the last month, helping trim back sky-high interest rates and top up dollar reserves that could combat economic and political uncertainty as an election fight starts to brew.

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