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Gabriel Burin

Argentina's creditors prepare for tough $100 billion tango with Peronist election favorite

25 Oct 2019

By Marc Jones, Karin Strohecker, Rodrigo Campos and Gabriel Burin

Argentine presidential front-runner urges 'angry' Macri to keep peso stable

21 Oct 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's presidential front-runner Alberto Fernandez has called on incumbent Mauricio Macri to keep the peso stable after the next round of their election battle on Sunday and avoid a repeat of the currency crash that followed the August primary.

Argentina vote spells volatility ahead (again) for markets

21 Oct 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentine markets, in a holding pattern since a crash in August, are set for a new bout of nerves after the country holds a presidential election on Sunday, likely to confirm defeat for business-friendly President Mauricio Macri.

Mexico clings to fortunate export jump to avoid recession next year: Reuters poll

18 Oct 2019

BUENOS AIRES Mexico will have to keep up its surprisingly good exporting performance to avoid a recession in coming months as it faces risks from slackening global demand and campaign politics before next year's U.S. presidential vote, a Reuters poll showed.

Argentina's markets, caged by controls, strain beneath the surface

24 Sep 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's volatile markets look to have been tamed by capital controls imposed by President Mauricio Macri after a sharp sell-off in August. Beneath the surface, however, signs suggest trouble is brewing.

Argentine judge orders case involving ex-President Fernandez to trial

20 Sep 2019

BUENOS AIRES A federal judge in Argentina on Friday ordered a case involving ex-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to go to trial over allegations that public construction projects were awarded to firms that paid bribes to government officials.

Latam FX to remain weak on loose monetary policy, Argentina fears: Reuters poll

04 Sep 2019

BUENOS AIRES Latin America's top currencies are poised to remain weak in coming months as central banks in Brazil and Mexico keep on easing to revive growth, with worries over Argentina's financial problems adding to a softer trend, a Reuters poll showed.

Is the clock ticking again for Argentine debt? Ask the IMF

16 Aug 2019

BUENOS AIRES A collapse in Argentina's peso currency this week and soaring borrowing costs have fuelled investors' concern that Latin America's third-largest economy is heading for another debt restructuring.

Mexico peso faces difficult times as global trade anxiety sets in: Reuters poll

07 Aug 2019

BUENOS AIRES Mexico's peso is falling victim to increasing global trade tensions and will likely struggle in the near future, only a few months after the currency was spared from the impact of direct U.S. tariffs, a Reuters poll showed.

Six points: Argentine markets watching gap as presidential primaries near

01 Aug 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentine voters go to the polls for primary elections next week with market-friendly incumbent Mauricio Macri widely expected to come in behind the populist-leaning opposition candidate. The market reaction, economists say, depends how big the margin.

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