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Report: Billionare Soros more than doubles stake in Argentina's YPF
Billionaire George Soros has more than doubled his stake in Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires), purchasing 8.47 million shares during the second quarter, Bloomberg reports. Soros's stake now stands at 3.5% of YPF's American depositary...

YPF's petrochemical sales up 23% on higher peso-denominated prices
Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales' (YPF; Buenos Aires) sales of petrochemical products—domestic and exports—totaled 1.48 billion Argentine pesos ($178.3 million) in the second quarter, up peso276 million year-on-year (YOY) as a result of an...

Brazil's antitrust authority challenges Braskem's acquisition of Indupa
Brazil's antitrust body CADE (Brasilia) has challenged the proposed acquisition by Braskem of Solvay Indupa (Bueno Aires), Solvay's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and chlor-alkali business in South America, declaring the deal is potentially anticompetitive, CADE...

Report: Marubeni eyes Argentina's Rio Colorado potash project
Marubeni is interested in taking over a potash project at Rio Colorado, Argentina that was previously being developed by Vale (Rio de Janeiro), according to a report from Argentine news source Página 12. Vale held the concession rights to develop and...

Argentina to exempt biodiesel from 41% consumption tax
Argentina will exempt local biodiesel production from a 41% consumption tax, following a vote in the Argentine congress late last week. The exemption is valid until 31 December 2015, although the executive body may opt to extend it until 2024. The tax...

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