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New Trump administration tariffs mix currency dynamics into the trade war

by Kimberly Adams Dec 2, 2019
The president said Monday he’ll bring back import taxes on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina.
"Brazil and Argentina have been presiding over a massive devaluation of their currencies," President Donald Trump tweeted this morning.
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Oil prices and inflation hit emerging economies

by Kimberly Adams Oct 1, 2018
Emerging economies have had a tough time in the global economy recently. We’re talking about countries like India, Turkey, South Africa and Argentina. They’re deeply engaged in the world economy, and, in some ways, very vulnerable to its ups and…
An Indian security guard walks inside Amazon's largest Fulfillment Centre (FC) in India, on the outskirts of Hyderabad on September 7, 2017.
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Road to recovery may be long for some emerging markets

by Scott Tong Sep 5, 2018
The value of emerging market currencies keeps tumbling. Argentina’s peso has lost half its value against the dollar this year. Same with the lira in Turkey. Investors are souring on Brazil. India. South Africa. Mexico. Indonesia. Some of these countries…

Argentina – another emerging market economy feels the heat

by , and Aug 30, 2018
What kind of shape is South America's second-largest economy in?
Currency exchange values are displayed in the buy-sell board of a bureau de exchange in Buenos Aires, on August 29, 2018. - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri said Wednesday that the International Monetary Fund has agreed to accelerate funding in support of his government's austerity program. The development came amid heightened volatility in the South American country's financial and currency markets, which have been battered by uncertainty over inflation, an economic downturn and budget deficits.
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Mnuchin urges trading partners to drop “non-tariff barriers”

by Marielle Segarra Jul 23, 2018
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the U.S. is ready to negotiate with China, the EU, and Japan on trade. But at the conclusion of a G-20 finance leaders meeting in Argentina this weekend, Mnuchin said our trading partners would…
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Lifting Argentine lemon ban will cost U.S. growers

by Adriene Hill May 26, 2017
'We get nailed,' a California citrus trade group says.
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A brief history of Argentina's strange, complicated default

by Tony Wagner Mar 23, 2016
It's been a long road from financial ruin to Tuesday's visit from Obama.
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech during a state dinner with Argentine President Mauricio Macri at the Kirchner Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires on March 23, 2016. The United States and Argentina sealed a major trade deal on the eve -the first day of President Barack Obama's visit- bolstering the efforts of his counterpart to end a decade-and-a-half of international financial isolation.
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Argentina defaults

by Lizzie O'Leary Aug 1, 2014
Talks broke down between Argentina and some of its bondholders, triggering default. Tim Fernholz, reporter for Quartz, explains.

Vultures show Argentina no mercy

by , and Jul 31, 2014
We look at vulture funds and what they do.

What happens if Argentina defaults?

by , and Jul 29, 2014
It’s looking increasingly likely that Argentina will default on some of its bonds.

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