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Hugh Bronstein

Argentine labor unions stage strike, slam Macri for subsidy cuts

30 Apr 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentine labor unions staged a 24-hour nationwide strike on Tuesday against President Mauricio Macri's fiscal austerity program, blocking streets in the capital Buenos Aires and shutting down traffic in the city center.

Argentina eyes expanded farm trade with China as harvest nears

23 Apr 2019

BUENOS AIRES, April 23 Argentina is pushing to increase agricultural trade with commodities-hungry China, as farmers on the country's Pampas grains belt prepare for what is expected to be an bumper soybean harvest over the weeks ahead.

UPDATE 4-Argentina's peso closes at record low against U.S. dollar

27 Mar 2019

BUENOS AIRES, March 27 Argentina's peso closed at a record low against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday as concerns about inflation, weak growth and October's presidential election bit into market confidence in Latin America's No. 3 economy.

RPT-As bumper harvest nears, Argentina's soy farmers stall deals waiting for trade war's end

21 Mar 2019

PERGAMINO, Argentina/CHICAGO, March 20 Francisco Santillan, 55, a grains farmer from the heart of Argentina's soybean country, has two things on his mind: the rains and twists and turns in a bitter trade war between the United States and China that has hurt prices.

As bumper harvest nears, Argentina's soy farmers stall deals waiting for trade war's end

20 Mar 2019

PERGAMINO, Argentina/CHICAGO Francisco Santillan, 55, a grains farmer from the heart of Argentina's soybean country, has two things on his mind: the rains and twists and turns in a bitter trade war between the United States and China that has hurt prices.

U.S.-Brazil wheat deal worries local, Argentine farmers

20 Mar 2019

BUENOS AIRES/SAO PAULO Farmers in Brazil and Argentina are concerned about Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's agreement to import 750,000 tonnes of wheat from the United States and other countries outside the Mercosur trade bloc without the 10 percent tariff that is usually required for such purchases.

Crushed: Argentina's soymeal plants battered by trade war and taxes

08 Mar 2019

ROSARIO, Argentina/CHICAGO In the grains hub of Rosario on the banks of Argentina's Parana River, the local soy crushing factories are feeling the chill of a trade war between the United States and China.

Crushed: Argentina's soymeal plants battered by trade war and taxes

08 Mar 2019

ROSARIO, Argentina/CHICAGO, March 8 In the grains hub of Rosario on the banks of Argentina's Parana River, the local soy crushing factories are feeling the chill of a trade war between the United States and China.

In flooded Argentine field, ducks swim where soy should sprout

14 Jan 2019

NORBERTO DE LA RIESTRA, Argentina Argentine farmer Mario Giustocio looks out at a series of ponds that have formed over a field that should be green with shin-high soy plants by now. It is sunny but the weather forecast says more rain may be on the way.

Heavy rains in Argentina could be good news for soy-hungry China

18 Dec 2018

BUENOS AIRES Rainstorms are sweeping Argentina's soy belt, building soil moisture needed to guarantee good yields when crops blossom in February and providing some cushion for China to buy should its trade war with the United States continue to limit U.S. supplies.

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