Economy

Economy
Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 10:53 UTC

Brazil in recession; Minister Mantega blames external factors and World Cup

The worst possible news for Dilma and her re-election chances in October

Brazil has fallen into recession, further weakening President Dilma Rousseff, just weeks before voting in what will be a tough re-election battle. Brazil's national statistics institute said Friday GDP shrank 0.6% in the second quarter and revised an initially positive first quarter growth estimate down to -0.2 percent.

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 08:01 UTC

Judge Griesa schedules new hearing; Argentina appeals to United Nations on holdout case

Following a request from Elliott NML Capital, US District Judge Griesa scheduled a hearing for Sept. 10 at 2:30 p.m. EDT

The US judge overseeing litigation by Argentina and creditors who did not participate in the country's past debt restructurings scheduled a hearing to assess whether Citigroup Inc (C.N) should be forced to comply with a subpoena.

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 07:10 UTC

Venezuela cheap oil and fuel shipments to allies fall to a five-year low

The accords that former president Hugo Chavez struck to lower energy costs for friends and expand his diplomatic clout, are not being fully complied .

Venezuela’s shipments of crude oil and fuel to its allies have fallen to a five-year low as a weak economy hits its ability to uphold accords that former president Hugo Chávez struck to lower energy costs for friends and expand his diplomatic clout.

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 07:07 UTC

New World Bank delegate in Argentina; 'country strategy' to be considered next month

Economist Henstchel is considered well informed of Argentine issues since he spent time in the country following the 2001 meltdown of the economy

The World Bank board of directors will be discussing sometime next month a new aid program for Argentina focused on combating poverty, but the loans approval can't be expected until next year, according to the bank's new representative in Argentina, Jesko Hentschel.

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 07:00 UTC

Mercosur is a ‘success’; intra-trade has grown at double the world rate

Ramalho insists that despite the bad press, Mercosur is advancing and now extends from Patagonia to the Caribbean

Mercosur is a success, intra-trade has expanded at double the rate of world trade and despite all the bad press, the block is advancing on other fields such as social affairs and citizenship, according to Ivan Ramalho, Mercosur's High Representative, who is a former Brazilian deputy minister of trade and development issues.

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 08:11 UTC

US economy rebounds strongly in the second quarter: 4.2% annual rate

Domestic demand increased at a 3.1% rate, instead of the previously reported 2.8% pace. It was the fastest pace since the second quarter of 2010

The US economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter and details of a report on Thursday pointed to sustainable underlying strength. GDP expanded at 4.2% annual rate instead of the previously reported 4.0% pace, the Commerce Department said, reflecting upward revisions to business spending and exports.

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 08:07 UTC

Singer extends 'discovery' looking for Argentine assets in Chinese banks

 While the Chinese banks can oppose the request, Singer's Elliott is confident that the US courts would ultimately allow its request to go through.

As it did in Nevada and California, a unit of billionaire Paul Singer's Elliott Management, which is Argentina's main holdout creditor, is extending its legal fight with the country to China. NML Capital served subpoenas this week to Bank of China (BOC) and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in an effort to obtain information on 6.8bn dollars in financing for deals signed by the two countries in July.

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 06:46 UTC

Mercosur main partners in another attempt to re-launch withering economies

Kicillof is expected in Brazil to meet with his peer Mantega and Industry minister Burgos.

Argentine Economy minister Axel Kicillof left Buenos Aires on Thursday for Brazil, where he will meet with fellow ministers from the country to discuss the current situation of bilateral trade and the automotive industry.

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 06:17 UTC

Capitanich downplays success of strike and claims only well paid unions joined

”There are 20 labor unions with over 30,000 members which did not join (the walkout). Only eight (unions) of over 30,000 members joined,” said Capitanich

Argentine cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich downplayed the success and support of Thursday's strike and stressed that the income tax, one of the key points in the protest only reaches 10.4% of workers and criticized radical groups for supporting those “who earn most”

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 06:04 UTC

Argentina says it won't yield to unions; controversy over success of the national strike

Moyano said the strike was a response to a government that “denies reality” and “has lost touch with the people.”

Argentina's Labor minister Carlos Tomada said that it is not a government’s priority to discuss the modification of the income tax or re-opening wage talks, as dissident unions demanded during a general strike on Thursday which partially paralyzed Buenos Aires city since several transport unions joined the stoppage.

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