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Sales of food, cars slow in Argentina after peso crash as election looms

14 Aug 2019

BUENOS AIRES Sales of everything from cars to food and beauty products slowed in Argentina following a collapse in the peso currency, as suppliers held back shipments while trying to calculate how the devaluation will affect consumer prices.

Argentina opposition on way to defeating Macri in primary after major upset

12 Aug 2019

BUENOS AIRES, Aug 12 Argentine voters soundly rejected President Mauricio Macri's austere economic policies in primary elections on Sunday, casting serious doubt on his chances of re-election in October, early official results showed.

Argentines, hurting in the shadow of recession, weigh Macri's plea for patience

09 Aug 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's opposition have their sights set on voters like Alfredo Espinoza, 55, a recently laid-off metals worker from the edge of Buenos Aires, looking to tap into rising hardship to rally supporters and win over swing voters disenchanted by President Mauricio Macri. | Video

As Argentina election nears, are the economic stars aligning for Macri?

16 Jul 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentine President Mauricio Macri is making an election race comeback, bolstered by a stronger peso and glimmers of economic revival as the South American nation looks to escape from a biting recession.

Argentina asks IMF for tougher fiscal goal as questions raised

15 Jul 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina has requested several modifications to its $57 billion (£46 billion) International Monetary Fund financing deal, including that the lender support a tougher primary fiscal surplus target to help hammer home the country's commitment to trimming back its debt.

Argentine presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez takes aim at IMF deal

27 Jun 2019

BUENOS AIRES Alberto Fernandez, the main challenger to incumbent President Mauricio Macri in October elections, said on Thursday that if elected he would seek to "rework" Argentina's huge financing deal with the International Monetary Fund, calling it "harmful."

Power mostly restored after massive blackout in Argentina, but questions remain

17 Jun 2019

BUENOS AIRES Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighbouring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday, but Argentine President Mauricio Macri said the cause of the "unprecedented" outage was still unclear. | Video

Argentine president says Vaca Muerta gas pipeline tender to be launched in July

13 Jun 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina will launch a tender process for a major pipeline servicing the emerging Vaca Muerta shale play in July, President Mauricio Macri said on Wednesday, a move that will be key to establishing steady gas exports.

UPDATE 1-Argentine president says Vaca Muerta gas pipeline tender to be launched in July

13 Jun 2019

BUENOS AIRES, June 12 Argentina will launch a tender process for a major pipeline servicing the emerging Vaca Muerta shale play in July, President Mauricio Macri said on Wednesday, a move that will be key to establishing steady gas exports.

Shell hopes Argentina's hydrocarbon exports tax will expire next year

12 Jun 2019

NEUQUEN, Argentina Royal Dutch Shell PLC hopes a tax on hydrocarbon exports from Argentina will expire by the end of 2020 to help lower production costs in the nation's promising Vaca Muerta shale play, a company executive said on Wednesday.

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