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Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 06:36 UTC

Argentine Congressional index inflation: 2.2% in June and 39.9% in six months

Housing and public utilities were the items with the largest increases in June

Inflation in Argentina during the month of June reached 2.2% accumulating 39.9% in the first half of the year, according to the average of private consultants, which is also identified as the Congressional index. The announcement comes a few hours after the official rate from the Indec stats office was released, 1.3% and 15%.

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 06:30 UTC

Uruguay fisheries exports reach 33.921 tons in first half of the year

Hake and croaker were the main export items

Uruguay fisheries exports during the first half of the year reached 33.921 tons, which represent a 13.2% increase over the same period a year ago, while in money terms sales totaled 76.6 million dollars, up 17.7%, according to the latest release from Aquatic Resources National Office, DINARA, published in the official government portal.

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 06:24 UTC

Brazil looking ahead to another year of record grains crop: 192.5 million tons

 Soy, corn and rice take up 85% of the planted area and 91% of total production

Brazil which has become one of the world’s food powerhouses is forecasting a record harvest of 192.5 million tons of grains, up 2.3% over the previous period, according to the latest report from the Brazilian Stats and Geography Institute, IBGE.

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 06:15 UTC

Judge Griesa to hear arguments from banks caught in Argentina/holdouts case

Griesa has received motions from the Bank of New York Mellon, the indentured trustee that currently holds a deposit from the Argentine government

US District Judge Thomas Griesa in New York said on Wednesday that he would hear arguments on July 22 related to the banks and payment agents caught up in the Argentine sovereign debt litigation with holdout speculative funds.

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 05:49 UTC

Holdout funds claim in ads campaign that Argentina is choosing default scenario

The American Task Force Argentina has concentrated its fire on Economy minister Kicillof

The American Task Force Argentina (ATFA), the group the government of President Cristina Fernandez has officially accused of being funded by same holdout creditors suing Argentina over its defaulted bonds, has resumed its advertisement campaign against Buenos Aires now saying the Kirchner administration is actually “choosing” a default scenario.

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 05:39 UTC

“K” economist claims holdout hedge funds are after Argentina’s shale resources

 Economist Agustín D’Atellis bashed ‘vulture funds’

The holdout speculative funds or “vulture funds” are going after Argentina’s resource-rich Vaca Muerta region and are seeking to threaten the government with a “technical default” scenario, economist Agustín D’Atellis.

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 05:24 UTC

Brazil’s main October presidential battle will take place in Sao Paulo

Challenger Neves and Dilma, who is seeking re-election, believe Sao Paulo’s voters are more up for grabs than they have been in decades

When opposition party Senator Aecio Neves officially kicked off his presidential campaign last week, he posted a video on Facebook calling for a “fairer, more efficient, and more generous Brazil”. However the word ‘efficient’ struck some as an odd rallying cry in a tropical country known for its, well, un-Swiss-like approach to time.

Wednesday, July 16th 2014 - 09:19 UTC

Amazing new invention from UK business ready to save the Southern Ocean’s Albatross

Dead black-browed Albatross in Uruguay fishery ( Credit M. Abreu, BirdLife International )

Globally, an albatross dies on a fishing hook every 5 seconds. Since working with Falklands Conservation from 1996-2005, biologist Becky Ingham has wanted to help prevent the decline of these iconic birds. The Hookpod is a clever new invention that catches fish, not birds and here Becky tells us how ot works.

Wednesday, July 16th 2014 - 08:05 UTC

IBSA, as important if not more than BRICS for India

 PM Modi and president Dilma Rousseff during the BRICS summit in Fortaleza

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Brazil to attend the Sixth BRICS summit in Brazil on 15-16 July. During his meeting with President Dilma Rouseff, PM Modi will review the bilateral relations with Brazil with which India is committed to a strategic partnership.

Wednesday, July 16th 2014 - 08:00 UTC

June inflation in Argentina reached 1.3% and 15% in the first half of 2014

Housing, basic services plus healthcare were the items with the highest rises

June inflation in Argentina reached 1.3%, accumulating 15% in the first six months of the year, according to a release from the country’s stats office Indec. The release also revealed the wholesale prices had increased 1.5% in June, while locally-made products saw rises of 1.5%.

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