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Argentina's Pampa Energia to sell $360 mln in oil assets

January 17, 2018 / 3:49 PM / Updated 2 minutes ago BUENOS AIRES, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Argentine group Pampa Energia said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell $360 million in oil assets to local company Vista Oil & Gas, which is headed by the former head of state oil company YPF, Miguel Galuccio. The de

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 15:44:32

Argentines try to understand why the pope won't return home

SANTIAGO, Chile - Pope Francis has flown over the massive Andes cordillera, visited the poor in several slums and rubbed shoulders with presidents in six visits to Latin America. But in five years as pope, he has never returned home to Argentina. Resigned to that reality, tens of thousands of Argent

FOXNEWS - 2018-01-17 17:27:18

World's Highest Rate Has Standard Chartered Bullish on Argentina

Cars drive down Avenida 9 de Julio in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg The Argentine peso has a split personality, with analysts forecasting both big losses in the spot market and the highest total return for emerging-market investors. The reason for the divergence come

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-17 11:00:00

ARGENTINA: Merval Falls 0.23% Tracking ADR Performance On Wall Street

(RTTNews) - Merval, the main index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, fell 0.23% Tuesday, closing at 33,542.68 points while rebounding from earlier losses caused by the poor performance of Argentinean ADRs on Wall Street after Monday's holiday in the United States. As Cohen analysts had predicted,

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-17 04:37:25

Argentina central bank cuts rate on short-term securities

January 16, 2018 / 10:53 PM / a few seconds ago BUENOS AIRES, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Argentina's central bank cut interest rates to 27.24 percent from 28.75 percent on its short-term securities on Tuesday in its monthly auction, a move that was in line with market expectations after a recent change in i

REUTERS - 2018-01-16 22:49:56

Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us Billions

This year, trucks and other heavy-duty motors in America will burn some 3 billion gallons of diesel fuel that was made from soybean oil. They're doing it, though, not because it's cheaper or better, but because they're required to, by law. The law is the Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS. For some, es

NPR - 2018-01-16 22:43:23

Spotlight: A chance to give back

Aély Haccoun’s leisurely dinner in Tel Aviv took an unexpected turn when her cousin’s phone alerted them to an accident a mere block away from their restaurant. Her cousin, doing what comes to volunteer medics naturally, stopped what he was doing, looked at Haccoun and said, “Let’s go.” They ran a

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-01-16 23:33:00

Argentina pushes back labor reform debate as opposition grows

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Argentina will not call extraordinary congressional sessions in February, Cabinet Chief Marcos Pena said in a press conference on Tuesday, effectively postponing the debate over a planned labor reform until at least March. The reform, which aims to lower costs for e

REUTERS - 2018-01-16 15:00:49

ARGENTINA: Merval Ends Higher, Surpasses 33,000 Points For The First Time

(RTTNews) - Merval, the main index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, rose 2.88%, to 33,662.93 points, ending above the 33,000-point barrier for the first time in history. Monday's rise is somewhat unusual as the local market hit a new record in a session of low liquidity - a result of the United S

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-16 00:41:19

The Latest: Pope lands in Chile amid anger over priest abuse

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - The latest on Pope Francis' visit to Latin America (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Pope Francis has landed in Chile, where protests are expected over his decision to appoint a bishop who was close to the Andean nation's most notorious pedophile priest. Francis' arrival Monday nig

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-15 22:20:36

Pope voices nuclear war concerns at he begins Latin America trip

Pope Francis admitted Monday he was frightened by the prospect of an accidental nuclear apocalypse, as he began a weeklong visit to Chile and Peru to bolster a local Catholic Church riven by sex abuse scandals. "I think we are at the very edge," the pope told reporters aboard his plane when asked ab

24MATINS.UK - 2018-01-15 22:14:11

Argentina missing sub: Congress commission to investigate

Congress in Argentina has created a commission to investigate the disappearance of a navy submarine and its 44 crew in the Atlantic Ocean. The ARA San Juan went missing on 15 November after reporting an electrical problem. No trace of the missing submarine has been found despite an intensive search.

BBC

America Last? EU says Trump is losing on trade

Reuters. EU Trade Commissioner Malmstrom addresses a news conference in Brussels By Philip Blenkinsop and Noah Barkin BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's trade tsar has no idea what Donald Trump will tell his audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, but she is clear what the

INVESTING.COM

Families of missing sub crew ask Russia to continue search

Antonio Niz, father of first Corporal Luis Niz, holds a collage of images of his son, a crew member of the missing ARA San Juan submarine, as family members stand outside Russia's embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Monday marks two months since the disappearance of the Argent

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-01-15 20:43:00

Israel and Argentina to 'turn friendship into business' starting with more kosher meat

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Argentina's Vice President Gabriela Michetti in Jerusalem on Jan. 10, 2018. (GPO/Kobi Gideon) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) - Argentina will export more kosher frozen beef to Israel, following an official visit of the country's vice president. Gab

JTA

Peterhansel wins 8th stage of Dakar Rally, Sainz keeps lead

TUPIZA, Bolivia (AP) - Dakar Rally defending champion Stephane Peterhansel recovered from his crash the day before to win the eighth stage of the race on Sunday. The Frenchman won after 498 kilometers (309 miles) between Uyuni to Tupiza in Bolivia with the Peugeot driver holding a 49-second advantag

NY DAILY NEWS

Rallying: Peterhansel wins stage but Sainz remains well ahead

(Reuters) - Reigning champion Stephane Peterhansel fought back to win the eighth stage of the Dakar Rally in Bolivia on Sunday but Peugeot team mate Carlos Sainz remained more than an hour clear of the field. Peterhansel lost an hour and 45 minutes repairing his car on Saturday when he hit a rock w

REUTERS

ARGENTINA: Merval Rises 2.13% As Oil Prices Push Higher

(RTTNews) - Merval, the main index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, climbed 2.13% to a new record closing level of 32,762.66 points on Friday. The index was boosted by energy, oil companies, and banking stocks. In the week, the Merval gained 1.27%. According to analysts, the Merval recovered what

BUSINESS INSIDER

As Pope Francis Heads to Chile and Peru, Argentina Feels Snubbed, Again

BUENOS AIRES - It was a sweltering afternoon at the rundown central bus station in Argentina's capital, but Amelia Cartes Novoa was beaming despite the intolerable heat. "I'm so excited," Ms. Cartes said as she waited on a platform for the bus that would take her on a 21-hour ride across the Andes.

NEW YORK TIMES

Pope Francis and Latin American winds of change

The Archbishop of Buenos Aires was virtually an unknown when he was elected on March 13, 2013, becoming the first pope to choose the name Francis -- a homage to St. Francis of Assisi, who dedicated his life to the poor AFP/File TIZIANA FABI A squall of fresh air with a distinct Latin American feel t

24MATINS.UK