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Argentina: What the tampon rumpus says about the troubled country

Argentines have been complaining for a while now about the country's product shortages. And, until recently, the government has managed to brush aside such protests, which have centered around Argentina's import restrictions.

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China-CELAC

China's Xi woos Latin America with $250 billion investments

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on Thursday $250 billion in investment in Latin America over the next 10 years as part of a drive to boost resource-hungry China's influence in a region long dominated by the United States.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentina's debt crisis seen rumbling on until 2015 election

Crunch time for Argentina fixing its debt default will almost certainly not be January, as many investors had hoped, but a year later once the country's next president takes office and tries to get the ailing economy moving again.

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International Monetary Fund

IMF says Argentina meets targets for more accurate data

Argentina has taken all the required steps so far to revamp its economic data but must still meet one more deadline as it seeks to bring the quality of its statistics in line with global standards, the International Monetary Fund's board said on Monday.

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Repsol

Oil price tumble could accelerate Repsol deal search

Spanish oil firm Repsol (REP.MC) is set to accelerate a $10 billion acquisition drive to take advantage of lower U.S. shale valuations in the face of falling oil prices and eventually fill a gap left by the 2012 seizure of its Argentine business.

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Port

Ports tighten ship entry procedures as Ebola fears spread

Brazil, Argentina and the United States have tightened port entry procedures for ships that have sailed from West Africa in a bid to control the potential spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Argentina says proposed debt swap aims to protect investors

Argentina's plan for making payments on its sovereign bonds via a local bank aims to protect the vast majority of creditors who participated in two debt restructurings, Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said on Wednesday.

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Buenos Aires

Argentina defaults but investors see eventual deal possible

Argentina defaulted for the second time in 12 years after last-ditch talks with what it called "vulture" creditors failed, though debt insurance prices on Thursday suggested investors believed a deal could eventually be reached.

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Cristina Fernandez

Time almost up for Argentina to avoid debt default

Argentina faced a race against on time on Wednesday to avert its second default in 12 years, needing to either cut a deal by the end of the day with "holdout" investors suing it or win more time from a U.S. court to reach a settlement.

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Federico Thea

Argentine default looms as time runs out for debt deal

Argentina looks set to default on its debt for the second time in 12 years next Thursday as negotiations with "holdout" investors seemingly go nowhere and neither side shows signs of blinking first, though a last minute deal can't be discounted.

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Popcorn Time

YTS revives Argentine movie streaming app Popcorn Time

After gaining popularity last week for its easy-to-use movie streaming interface and being shut down shortly after that, Buenos Aires, Argentina-based app Popcorn is being revived by torrent site YTS.

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Online Payment

Argentina to impose online purchase restrictions

The Argentine Republic’s government is imposing a restriction on online purchases, in a bid to reduce the amount of dollars leaving the country and help lift its economy.

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Corporacion America

Corporacion America agrees to buy Batista's stake in Brazil semiconductor project

Argentina-based investment group Corporacion America reached an agreement to buy the stake of entrepreneur Eike Batista in SIX Semicondutores, a Brazil-based billion-dollar semiconductor project, for an undisclosed sum.

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Braskem SA

Braskem to take Solvay Indupa private for $290M

Braskem will acquire Argentine-Brazilian plastics maker Solvay Indupa for $290 million. It will buy 70.59% of Solvay Indupa by assuming its debt and through cash. Braskem will also purchase the remaining 29.41% of the company floated on the Buenos Aires bourse.

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Bitcoin

Argentina's Idea.me allows South America to crowdfund with bitcoins

Idea.me, a crowdfunding platform founded in Argentina, now allows people in seven Latin American countries to fund projects and startups using bitcoin in lieu of credit cards and PayPal.

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