Over the past few years, Brazil has held several very successful oil auctions under production-sharing contracts in its pre-salt layer, attracting major oil companies to its prized offshore oil area.
Argentina is on the verge of signing a deal with the United States that would allow two-way trade of fresh beef for the first time in nearly two decades, the country's international trade secretary, Marisa Bircher, said. The agreement, expected to be signed within days, would simultaneously open beef imports to both countries, Bircher told Reuters in an interview.
United States president Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping will meet on Saturday in Argentina on the sidelines of a Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires, a U.S. media outlet reported on Monday. The two leaders will meet a day after the United States, Mexico and Canada sign a new trilateral trade agreement, the online edition of Inside U.S. Trade said.
President Donald Trump does not like the news that General Motors would close several plants and cut more some 14,000 jobs. Speaking to reporters on the White House lawn on Monday afternoon, Trump said he spoke with CEO Mary Barra and told her he wasn't happy with the decision. I told her I'm not happy about it, Trump told reporters.
Italy's government says it will stick to its high-spending budget plans, setting up a potential stand-off with the European Union over its deficit. PM Giuseppe Conte, who held talks with deputies Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio on Monday, said the objectives for 2019 had already been fixed.
A gang of some 50 armed individuals attacked on Sunday night two banks, as well as military and police barracks, in a city in the northeast of Brazil, burning vehicles and causing a shooting that left three suspects dead.
Brazil's jailed ex-president Lula da Silva's legal troubles mounted on Monday as he was accused by the Sao Paulo public prosecutor's office of money laundering in his dealings with Equatorial Guinea.
Brazilian food company Minerva SA has signed memorandums of understanding with China's Alibaba and another five clients in the world's most populous nation to supply frozen beef for a period of five years.
The oil and chemical industries have meant a 712.1 billion yuan (around 103 billion US dollar) profit for the first three quarters of the year for China's treasure, which equals a 45.2 percent increase from the same period of 2017, according to official Ministry of Industry and Information Technology figures released Monday.
Buenos Aires was still shaking around noon Monday from the weekend's Libertadores Cup fiasco. President Mauricio Macri was publicly addressing the issue for the first time at a press conference escorted by Security Minister Patricia Bullrich and Justice Minister Germán Garavano. And with the spotlight there, the US dollar crept back up against the Argentine peso after a two-month nadir, closing at AR$ 39.9 per 1 US dollar at the end of the business day.