US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to halt new trade tariffs for 90 days to allow for talks, the US says. The two men met in Buenos Aires after the G20 summit for their first talks since a trade war erupted this year.
The presidents of the United States and of Mexico and Canada's Prime Minister signed Friday in Buenos Aires the new North American trade agreement, known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which is to replace the NAFTA one.
The Brazilian economy accelerated sharply in the third quarter as record-low interest rates and a one-off government-led boost helped it bounce back from the impact of a nationwide truckers’ strike. Gross domestic product rose 0.8% from the second quarter and 1.4% from the third quarter of 2017, government statistics agency IBGE said on Friday.
Oil prices edged lower on Friday due to concerns of oversupply and a strong dollar. The two benchmarks, North Sea Brent LCOc1 and U.S. crude CLc1, still have had their weakest month in more than 10 years in November, losing more than 20% as global supply has outstripped demand.
Argentina and Russia signed on Friday a fisheries and aquaculture cooperation agreement including elaboration of projects for the conservation and sustainable management of resources, as well certifying export fishing plants.
Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro said “prudence” was necessary before signing any trade agreement with other nations, in reference to the ongoing negotiations between Mercosur and the European Union.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri Friday held a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May in what turned out to be the first one-on-one encounter between heads of government of the two countries after the 1982 Falklands War.
The proposed second airline service between the Falklands and South America with a once a month stopover in Argentina, drew both strongly voiced concerns and praise at a public meeting held on Wednesday evening in Stanley. Worried citizens suggested Argentina might manipulate Islanders by threatening to interrupt the link to Sao Paulo, Brazil in the longer term.
By Scott Squires (*)“This article was originally published on the Argentina newsletter The Essential, by The Bubble News Inc. on November 29, 2018”. Ahead of any diplomatic summit, staffers, organizers and aides put in the countless hours of thankless grunt work necessary to make international diplomacy happen.
ICC Labs Inc., a subsidiary of Canada’s Aurora Cannabis Inc., opened Wednesday in Montevideo and became the subcontinent's first producer of cannabis-derived pharmaceuticals with a capacity “to supply almost the entire South American continent,” according to the company's CEO Alejandro Antalich.