Stories for 2012
The Euro area crisis has reached a “critical stage” and member nations must make a “strong commitment” to the shared currency to stop the plunge in investor confidence, the IMF said in a report that recommends issuing common debt as one solution.
Premier of China, Wen Jiabao, will visit the headquarters of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile, on Tuesday 26 June to deliver a lecture.
Chorus Aviation Inc. says it is working with the Uruguayan government on the recapitalization of the country’s flag carrier Pluna, just days after the Canadian company said it won't invest more money to bail out the airline.
Officials from Brazil's state-run oil company, Petrobras and the government on Thursday confirmed they are studying a fuel price increase to help offset the costs of fuel sector investments.
Brazilian exports of iron ore from January through May were down 19% in value from the same period last year, according to a report from Sao Paulo based newspaper Folha on Thursday.
Brazil’s stock exchange Bovespa is facing a loss in market share estimated at as much as 30% by HSBC Holdings Plc and Banco Itau BBA SA as the nation considers boosting competition among trading platforms.
Brazil and China will sign an agreement in the coming weeks to swap as much as 30 billion in their two currencies, Brazil Finance Minister Guido Mantega said.
Corn fell in Chicago on concern a record harvest in Brazil’s Mato Grosso state may add to a supply glut and on speculation slowing US economic growth will cut demand for grain used to make ethanol.
Finance minister Guido Mantega said the latest release from investment bank Credit Suisse forecasting Brazil’s 2012 GDP growth at 1.5%, was “a joke”.
The German government and opposition reached on Thursday a deal that will allow parliament to approve the European Stability Mechanism, ESM, next week, but Germany's top court may delay the rescue fund's start date, saying it needed time to study the treaty.