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Walter Bianchi

Ghosts of 2002 'corralito' spur Argentines to shun banks, stash cash at home

23 Aug 2019

BUENOS AIRES It happened in 1989. It happened in 2002. Argentines who are old enough to remember do not want to go through it again.

Argentina central bank faces peso test ahead of October election

17 Aug 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's central bank must toe a politically fraught line between supporting the peso without blasting through the bank's reserves, as policymakers seek to salvage the currency ahead of October's presidential election, analysts said on Friday.

Argentina central bank faces crucial peso test ahead of fraught election

16 Aug 2019

BUENOS AIRES, Aug 16 Argentina's central bank will play a crucial role in propping up the peso ahead of October's presidential election, analysts said on Friday, toeing a politically fraught line between providing support without blasting through its reserves.

Argentina's Macri shelves sales taxes as he seeks to cut left's lead

16 Aug 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentine President Mauricio Macri, smarting from a bruising primary election loss, announced on Thursday an end to sales taxes on basic food products until the end of the year in a bid to salvage his re-election prospects and end an economic crisis.

UPDATE 2-Argentina peso weakens 1.8% on election and global trade jitters -traders

05 Aug 2019

BUENOS AIRES, Aug 5 Argentina's peso fell 1.8% on Monday to 45.49 per U.S. dollar due to uncertainty over the country's presidential election and fallout from U.S.-China trade tensions, traders said.

Argentina's economic activity breaks year-long losing streak in boost for Macri

26 Jul 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's economic activity rose for the first time in over a year in May, a rare boost for President Mauricio Macri as he looks to dig the South American country out of a crippling recession ahead of presidential elections later this year.

Argentina's Macri chooses moderate running mate in move to broaden base

11 Jun 2019

BUENOS AIRES Moderate Argentine Senator Miguel Pichetto will run as vice-presidential candidate with President Mauricio Macri in October's election, the two politicians said on Tuesday, a selection that could help broaden the struggling leader's voter base.

Argentine activists try again with new bill to legalise abortion

29 May 2019

BUENOS AIRES The Argentine lower house presented a bill on Tuesday to legalise abortion less than a year after the Senate rejected similar legislation, backed by a persistent groundswell of support from the abortion rights movement.

Argentine markets stumble, then recover after election twist

20 May 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentine markets recovered following an early wobble on Monday as investors grappled with the likely impact of a shock twist in the country's presidential election race after the main populist challenger opted instead to launch a vice presidential bid.

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