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
BUENOS AIRES Brazil's real will turn more unstable as it becomes increasingly exposed to a pending discussion of a plan to overhaul the social security system that is proving hard to sell in a divided Congress, a Reuters poll showed.
BUENOS AIRES, April 29 Argentina's embattled
peso gained strength on Monday after the central bank said it
would ease limits on its foreign exchange market interventions,
signaling its willingness to sell reserves in an effort to
better control volatility of the local currency.
BUENOS AIRES Brazil's economy is expected to pay a price for President Jair Bolsonaro's struggle to pass his promised overhaul to the country's generous pension system, a Reuters poll of economists showed.
(This April 5 story has been refilled to correct attribution in quote in 14th paragraph)
BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK/LONDON Investors in Argentina are starting to get the jitters.
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.
BUENOS AIRES Argentina has a new debt worry. The country's pile of short-term "Leliq" notes has broken through 1 trillion pesos (around 18.2 billion pounds), a potential strain on the central bank's coffers and a fresh headache for the government in an election year.
BUENOS AIRES Brazil's real will appreciate in coming months on continuing hopes President Jair Bolsonaro will succeed in changing the country's burdensome pension system despite initial lack of support for his plans, a Reuters poll found.
BUENOS AIRES Argentine President Mauricio Macri powered through continuous heckling by opposition lawmakers in Congress on Friday as the center-right leader delivered a heated State of the Union address ahead of running for a second term in October.