IMF sees upside in delaying Argentina deal after October

Officials at the International Monetary Fund see some benefit in delaying a US$ 45-billion agreement with Argentina after the nation’s midterm election in October, with talks yielding little progress six months after they began, according to people familiar with the situation. While IMF negotiators prefer to hash out a deal with Argentina as soon as … Read more

Inflation data casts shadow over government’s target

Prices in February rose 3.6 percent from January, the INDEC national statistics bureau revealed Thursday, a slight deceleration on the preceding two months. Nevertheless, the steep monthly increase means that inflation totalled 7.8 percent in just the first two months of 2021 in Argentina. The news casts a shadow over President Alberto Fernández’s hopes of … Read more

More than 450 NGOs, groups condemn ‘obsolete’ EU-Mercosur trade deal

More than 450 civil society groups, associations and non-governmental organisations have united to call on nations to “abandon” the controversial EU-Mercosur trade deal. Underlining the strong opposition to the accord, as yet unratified, that is growing in Europe, hundreds of groups announced Tuesday they were uniting to form the Stop Ceta-Mercosur collective in a bid … Read more