Argentina

    • Argentina exits Mercosur trade talks

      Argentina exits Mercosur trade talks

      Argentina has decided to withdraw from ongoing trade negotiations with South American trade bloc Mercosur as it turns its focus on the growing economic crisis at home, the bloc said in a statement late on Friday. The decision marks yet another setback for the four-nation common market, which has recently been hobbled by political squabbling and government changeovers. The bloc also includes Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil.

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    • Argentina votes in highly anticipated primary vote today

      Argentina votes in highly anticipated primary vote today

      Argentines have their first chance on Sunday to head to the ballot boxes in a high-stakes presidential race in which they must choose between staying the course of painful austerity measures or a return to interventionist economics.Sunday's presidential primaries are an important litmus test in Argentina, which will hold its general elections on 27 October.

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    • Argentina asks IMF to release earlier $50bn loan

      Argentina asks IMF to release earlier $50bn loan

      Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri has asked the International Monetary Fund for an early release of funds from a $50bn deal to ease concerns that the country will not be able to meet its debt obligations for 2019. Later that day he announced that the IMF has agreed to accelerate funding in support of his government's austerity program.

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