Gabriel Burin

Emerging market FX set for more pain if coronavirus worsens: Reuters poll

05 Feb 2020

BUENOS AIRES/JOHANNESBURG Emerging market currencies are at significant risk of weakening this month as the coronavirus epidemic expands, putting pressure on policymakers to step up efforts to prevent further economic damage, a Reuters poll showed.

Sluggish Brazil economic growth to slowly pick up this year: Reuters poll

21 Jan 2020

BUENOS AIRES Brazil's economy will slowly regain health this year, buoyed by firmer consumer spending and a boost from privatizations, dispelling fears of the kind of social unrest affecting other Latin American nations, a Reuters poll of economists showed.

Brazil's real to stay soft, turnaround to hinge on economic recovery: Reuters poll

05 Dec 2019

BUENOS AIRES Brazil's real will trade not far off record lows into the new year, receiving eventual support from a tentative economic recovery after months of unconvincing macro performance that has dragged the currency down, a Reuters poll showed.

UPDATE 1-Argentina's Fernandez hints he may not seek outstanding $11 bln from IMF

27 Nov 2019

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 26 Argentine President-elect Alberto Fernandez hinted on Tuesday he may not seek an outstanding $11 billion from an International Monetary Fund loan as the indebted South American country grapples to renegotiate its debts and avoid a painful default.

Argentina's creditors prepare for tough $100 billion tango with Peronist election favorite

25 Oct 2019

By Marc Jones, Karin Strohecker, Rodrigo Campos and Gabriel Burin

Argentine presidential front-runner urges 'angry' Macri to keep peso stable

21 Oct 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's presidential front-runner Alberto Fernandez has called on incumbent Mauricio Macri to keep the peso stable after the next round of their election battle on Sunday and avoid a repeat of the currency crash that followed the August primary.

Argentina vote spells volatility ahead (again) for markets

21 Oct 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentine markets, in a holding pattern since a crash in August, are set for a new bout of nerves after the country holds a presidential election on Sunday, likely to confirm defeat for business-friendly President Mauricio Macri.

Mexico clings to fortunate export jump to avoid recession next year: Reuters poll

18 Oct 2019

BUENOS AIRES Mexico will have to keep up its surprisingly good exporting performance to avoid a recession in coming months as it faces risks from slackening global demand and campaign politics before next year's U.S. presidential vote, a Reuters poll showed.

Argentina's markets, caged by controls, strain beneath the surface

24 Sep 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's volatile markets look to have been tamed by capital controls imposed by President Mauricio Macri after a sharp sell-off in August. Beneath the surface, however, signs suggest trouble is brewing.

Argentine judge orders case involving ex-President Fernandez to trial

21 Sep 2019

BUENOS AIRES A federal judge in Argentina on Friday ordered a case involving ex-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to go to trial over allegations that public construction projects were awarded to firms that paid bribes to government officials.

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