There are many factors that affect the value of currencies and influence the flow of foreign exchange, but few have a more significant impact than a trade war.
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera said on Monday evening he would meet opposition leaders to forge a “new social contract” to alleviate inequality as thousands of Chileans defied a military curfew in protest marches around the capital Santiago and several other main cities.
Argentine central bank international reserves stand at US$ 46.885 million following on Monday's rescue of different maturing bonds and support in the local market to help stabilize the price of the US dollar. This demanded some US$ 600 million.
Bolivia’s electoral authority announced on Monday night that President Evo Morales was close to avoiding a runoff in his re-election bid, touching off protests by the leader’s opponents already upset by a sudden halt in the release of the vote count.
Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido has asked China and Russia to help end a political crisis crippling the Latin American country during exploratory talks, his diplomatic representative in Brazil said on Monday.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson brushed aside yet another Brexit setback on Monday and sought again to ram through his EU divorce deal in time for next week's deadline. House of Commons speaker John Bercow shot down Johnson's second attempt on Monday to get MPs to sign off on his revised EU withdrawal terms.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro questioned whether a far-reaching oil spill on the nation’s northeastern shore may have been a criminal act designed to harm a major oil auction scheduled for November.
US President Donald Trump on Monday said progress in developing the text of a partial trade pact with China means he will likely be able to sign it next month. Trump remains upbeat on the chances Beijing and Washington will seal the mini-deal he announced earlier this month - marking a cooling-off period in the two nations' damaging trade war.
The threat of climate change has overtaken the prospect of nuclear war as the most pressing concern facing humanity, a former Colombian president and Nobel peace laureate warned on Monday.
Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and the opposition leader Pablo Casado visited Barcelona on Monday to meet police struggling with Catalan separatist violence in a crisis that could be a game-changer in next month's general election.