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Stories for 2016

  • Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 08:37 UTC

    Brazil anticipates soy exports of 60m tons and 30m tons of corn from 2017

    Agroconsult estimates Brazil soybean production at 102.6 MT for 2016/2017, which would  be in line with the 103.5 MMT  estimate by Brazil’s CONAB

    Brazil is getting ready for a blockbuster 2017 harvest and booming exports, amid favorable weather forecasts, according to recent estimates. With a plentiful harvest expected, Brazil’s National Grain Association predicts grain exports will rebound, with soybean exports of 60 MT in 2017, compared with some 51 MT for 2016. Corn exports will increase to 30 MT, compared with some 18.5 MT in 2016, the association reported.

  • Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 08:21 UTC

    OECD optimistic about global growth; anticipates strong performance of Argentine economy next year

    “The global economy has the prospect of modestly higher growth, after five years of disappointingly weak outcomes,” said OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria.

    Fiscal initiatives could boost global economic growth, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Monday in its semi-annual economic forecast. The Paris-based think tank predicted a global gross domestic product (GPD) growth rate of 3.3% in 2017, a figure that remained unchanged from its last outlook released in June.

  • Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 08:02 UTC

    Anti personnel mines conference opens in Santiago; Chile free of minefields by 2020

    “The international community has said clearly there can be no toleration of weapons that indiscriminately kill and mutilate...” said Antonio Prado

    Ambassadors and representatives of nations that signed the Ottawa Convention called on Monday in Santiago for a quicker clearing of minefields, so that by 2025 the world will be completely free of landmines.

  • Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 07:12 UTC

    UK Independence Party has new leader, Paul Nuttall: third choice in three months

    Nuttall defeated former deputy chairwoman Suzanne Evans and ex-soldier John Rees-Evans. It was UKIP's second leadership election this year

    Paul Nuttall has been elected leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, replacing Nigel Farage. The 39-year-old Member of the European Parliament, who served as UKIP's deputy leader for six years, won 62.6% of support among party members He promised to “put the great back into Britain” and force the government to “give us a real Brexit”.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 12:51 UTC

    Bolivia sells 14% more airplane tickets

    Boliviana de Aviacion's expansion accounts for more Bolivians chosing to travel by air

    Passenger air traffic in Bolivia has increased from 1,859,456 to 2,121,437 between January and August, 2016, compared to the same part of 2015, the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) reported, which means a 14 % increase.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 10:05 UTC

    Temer vows to veto any corruption amnestly lawmakers may grant themselves

    President Michel Temer said he would veto any amnesty attempt from Brazilian politicians under suspicion of corruption

    Brazil's President Michel Temer promised Sunday during a press conference he would step in should legislators under suspicion of corruption make an attempt to grant themselves any sort of amnesty, in what was perceived as a move by th Executive to sweep away much of the untrustworthiness it has brought upon itself as scandals kept surfacing in recent months.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 09:36 UTC

    Doubts about OPEC's production cut agreement make crude oil prices dive

    Uncertainty over output cutdowns keeps pushing oil prices down

    Oil prices fell over 1 percent Monday in Asia following a decline of more than 3 percent Friday over disagreement between members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC exporters like Russia. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were trading at $46.40 per barrel at 0035 GMT (7.35 a.m. ET), down 84 cents, or 1.8 percent, from their last close, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were down 74 cents, or 1.6 percent, at $45.32 a barrel.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 09:31 UTC

    Maduro vows to dialogue with opposition in 2017 and 2018

    Nicolas Maduro intends to talk his way through to the end of his term

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said on Sunday he hopes to maintain dialogue with the opposition in 2017 and 2018, although his opponents insist on calling for elections as soon as possible to seek a change of government.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 09:04 UTC

    Uruguayan football out of control: hooligans force the cancelling of the derby

    Social media shows when a 13 kilos carafe is about to fall on a group of police officers

    Uruguay's derby between Peñarol and Nacional was called off on Sunday after fans clashed with police in and around the Centenario stadium, while cooking gas carafes were dropped from the stands against officers injuring several. An estimated 150 hooligans were finally arrested by riot policy with horses and dogs and the match was suspended when the police said it could not guarantee the safety of players and people at the stadium.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 08:50 UTC

    New UK ambassador to Brazil; outgoing diplomat will head Existing EU Department

    Dr. Francis Vijay Narasimhan Rangarajan is currently the Foreign Office Europe Director and before that was Director of Multilateral Policy

    Dr Vijay Rangarajan CMG has been appointed United Kingdom's Ambassador to Brazil in succession to Alexander Ellis. Dr Rangarajan will take up his appointment in Spring 2017. Outgoing ambassador Ellis has been appointed Director General at the Department for Exiting the European Union and will be taking his new role next January.