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U.S. urges Argentina to find solution with holdout investors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday urged Argentina to negotiate a solution with holdout investors after a string of U.S. court decisions that have pushed the country to the brink of default.

Argentina has until the end of July to settle with creditors who refused to accept the terms of past bond restructurings.

Jul 1, 2014

Mind the gap in trade finance if U.S. export lender closes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Private sector trade finance has not fully recovered from its financial-crisis collapse, and it is not clear it could fill the gap if the U.S. state-run export lender closes.

Conservative U.S. lawmakers are clamoring to shutter the Export-Import Bank, an 80-year old institution that provides support to U.S. exports, partly because they see it as usurping the role of the private sector in providing credit.

Jun 30, 2014

Japanese automakers boost investment in U.S. by $5 bln in 2013

WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – Japanese carmakers boosted
investment in their U.S. plants by more than $5 billion in 2013,
the biggest increase on record, new figures from the Japan
Automobile Manufacturers Association showed on Monday.

Total manufacturing investment in U.S. plants, vehicles and
engines reached $40.6 billion in 2013, up $5.2 billion from the
previous year and the biggest jump since Japanese automakers
started building U.S. factories in the early 1980s.

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      "I write about trade from Washington DC, where I moved in August 2013. IN nine years with Reuters, I have written about the Latin American economy from Mexico City and European Central Bank from Frankfurt. In a previous life, I worked in Australia and covered the economy and national politics for local news agency AAP."
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