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Latin American markets roundup

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 10 (UPI) -- Latin American stock markets were mostly up this week, as local indexes tracked gains on Wall Street and domestic news continued to cheer investors. Analysts say equities in the region may be benefiting from a recent cooling off on emerging market bond fu
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Latin American markets roundup

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 2 (UPI) -- Stocks across Latin America were mixed this week, as profit taking on recent rallies and domestic hurdles handicapped indexes.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Latin American Markets Roundup

SANTIAGO, Chile, June 26 (UPI) -- Equities across Latin America were mixed this week, as both Brazil and Mexico's stock indexes dropped Wednesday over concerns that the interest rate cut implemented by the U.S. Federal Reserve could hinder economic growth.
GONZALO BAEZA, UPI Business Correspondent

Latin American Market Roundup

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 18 (UPI) -- Equities were mostly up across Latin America this week, as domestic news and the shadowing of Wall Street's twists and turns kept investors active.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Latin American market Roundup

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 11 (UPI) -- Stocks across Latin America were mostly up this week, as solid corporate news in Brazil and six-year highs in Argentina led the region.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Powell meets with Argentina's Kirchner

BUENOS AIRES, June 10 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell on Tuesday met with Argentina's new president to discuss bilateral relations the nation's foreign debt.

Latin American stock market roundup

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 5 (UPI) -- Stocks were generally up across Latin America this week with local news mostly moving markets.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Latin American markets roundup

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 29 (UPI) -- Stocks were up across Latin America this week, as a new president took office in Argentina and Brazilian shares were boosted by continuing solid economic news.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Analysis: Argentine leadership and growth

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 27 (UPI) -- Nestor Kirchner, three days in as Argentina's new president, is wasting little time demonstrating that he expects his government to be the biggest creator of jobs. The question remains, of course, how he expects his government to pay for that coming army
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Latin American market roundup

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 22 (UPI) -- Political woes and profit taking sent equity markets down across Latin America this week. Poor trading on Wall Street compounded matters.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Analysis: Woes await next Argentine leader

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 19 (UPI) -- Argentina's next leader, less than one week away from taking office, is working furiously to plan his government's first steps to lead the country away from eco
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Analysis: A cynical parting in Argentina

Carlos Menem withdrew Wednesday from the run-off presidential election to be held on Sunday -- handing victory to Nestor Kirchner, a relative unknown. A generous gesture? Rather, it was the opposite.
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

Latin American markets roundup

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 14 (UPI) -- Stocks across Latin America were mostly up this week, though political uncertainty in Argentina may overshadow investor enthusiasm there in coming days.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Brazil, Argentina look to bolster ties

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 8 (UPI) -- Argentina's top presidential candidate, Nestor Kirchner, met with Brazil's popular president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Thursday, with bilateral economic integration a leading topic.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Brazil, Argentina look to bolster ties

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 8 (UPI) -- Argentina's top presidential candidate, Nestor Kirchner, met with Brazil's president Thursday, with steps to integrate the countries' economies a leading topic.

Latin American markets roundup

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 8 (UPI) -- It was a mixed week for stocks across Latin America, as investors took profits and locked in gains after two weeks of solid rallies.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Bottom Line: Longs gone in Argentina

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- A week ago we described Argentina, in the months ahead, as a situation made for trading. In the last week, the Democratic Century Fund took profits on shares of Argentine telecom, banking, energy, and other assets, many of which had more than doubled sin
GREGRORY FOSSEDAL, Special to UPI

The Bottom Line: Beef, ballots and bulls

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Investors who decided last fall that ballots are bullish for Argentina -- meaning, bet on an election cycle rally -- have enjoyed spectacular gains. The Merval Index has more than doubled, in dollar terms, since early 2002, and rose more than 30 percent i
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, Special to UPI

Latin American markets roundup

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 1 (UPI) -- It was a mixed week for stocks across Latin America, as solid earnings reports and optimism in Brazil buoyed investors. But less-than-favorable election results in Argentina temporarily sent equities there down.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Analysis: Old guard wins in Latin America

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 28 (UPI) -- It was politics as usual for Argentina and Paraguay in presidential elections this weekend, but what remains to be seen is if that means economics as usual, too.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Latin American markets roundup

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 24 (UPI) -- Stocks were mostly up across Latin America in an abbreviated holiday week of trading. Relief that the war in Iraq seemed resolved with little difficulty, and solid domestic news buoyed investors.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Analysis: Argentina vote fights over past

QUERETARO, Mexico, April 17 (UPI) -- The first round of the Argentine presidential election takes place April 27. It says much that Carlos Menem, the country's president for two terms that stretched across the 1990s, has a good chance of winning. He left office in 1999 among cries of corrupt
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

Feature: Economic campaign in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, March 13 (UPI) -- Leading candidates for Argentina's presidential elections next month are jockeying for position as they woo voters with their financial policies. A key issue is the value of the currency.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Feature: What choice for Argentine voters?

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- How much is the word of an Argentine politician worth? That is the big question being bandied about the beleaguered country's press these days as the focus has turned from a long-sought loan deal with the International Monetary Fund to a presidential elec
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

IMF team arrives, Argentine leaders huddle

Argentine officials, in what has become a most Sisyphean task, are finalizing new economic measures they hope will impress a negotiating team from the International Monetary Fund, which landed in Buenos Aires Monday for a new round of negotiations.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent
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