Argentina bets on $600 mln satellite to boost agriculture sector

By Scott Squires BUENOS AIRES, Sept 21 : Argentina is launching a new microwave imaging satellite to monitor natural disasters and soil moisture, in a long-term bid to bolster the farm sector, an industry that has historically been the backbone of the country’s economy. Scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon rocket from Vandenberg Air […]

G20 trade ministers say WTO reform ‘urgent’ as new Trump tariffs loom

By Scott Squires MAR DEL PLATA, Sept 14 : Trade and investment ministers from G20 countries meeting in Argentina said there was an “urgent need” to improve the World Trade Organization, a joint statement said on Friday. With U.S. President Donald Trump readying tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods, the ministers said they […]

G20 trade ministers say WTO reform ‘urgent’ as new Trump tariffs loom

By Scott Squires MAR DEL PLATA, Sept 15 : Trade and investment ministers from G20 countries meeting in Argentina said there was an “urgent need” to improve the World Trade Organization, a joint statement issued from the summit said on Friday. With U.S. President Donald Trump readying tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods, […]

Argentina could shed 40,000 construction jobs amid crisis, executives warn Rpt

By Eliana Raszewski BUENOS AIRES, Sept 6 : Argentina could shed some 40,000 jobs in its construction sector in coming months as high interest rates hurt financing and the government scales back projects to cut its budget deficit, according to industry executives and union leaders. With the central bank holding interest rates at a punishing […]

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By Eliana Raszewski BUENOS AIRES, Sept 6 : Argentina could shed some 40,000 jobs in its construction sector in coming months as high interest rates hurt financing and the government scales back projects to cut its budget deficit, according to industry executives and union leaders. With the central bank holding interest rates at a punishing […]

IMF aims for quick conclusion to Argentina talks, peso climbs

By Daina Beth Solomon and Scott Squires WASHINGTON/BUENOS AIRES, Sept 6 : The IMF said on Thursday that it aimed to wrap up negotiations with Argentina to strengthen a $50 billion financing deal as soon as possible, as markets showed some optimism on Argentine assets for a second day straight. Talks in Washington include Argentina’s […]