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Colcap, the main index of the Colombian Stock Exchange, rose 0.93% to 1,555.54 points Monday, reflecting the results of the second round of the presidential election in Colombia. The lawyer Iv?n Duque, the candidate of the conservative Democratic Center party, was elected president of Colombia for...

The one-day interbank deposit futures rates (DI rates) in Brazil ended lower Monday, with investors promoting the final adjustments before the decision of the Brazilian Central Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (Copom) on Wednesday. The movement in the forward curve was against the gains of the locally...

Argentina's Central Bank (BCRA) announced a set of measures to "improve the functioning of the market" and curb the locally traded U.S. dollar appreciation against the Argentinean peso. This is the first action of Luis Caputo as the new governor of the BCRA. Last week, the Argentinean peso fell to 28...

The national ministers of the member countries of the G20 released a consensus statement in which they supported the commitment of the members of the group in energy transitions that seek greater transparency and fair and sustainable development. The meeting was held in San Carlos de Bariloche, in...

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri decided to make changes in his cabinet amid the depreciation of the local currency against the U.S. dollar, which triggered the resignation of Federico Sturzenegger as governor of the country's central bank and his replacement by Luis Caputo. Now, Javier Iguacel is...

The chancellor of Paraguay, Eladio Loizaga, announced that Mercosur (Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina) plans meetings with the European Union (EU) and the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru) to advance in the trade talks opened with both blocs. Loizaga said that talks with...

The lawyer Ivan Duque, candidate of the conservative Democratic Center party, was elected president of Colombia for the period 2018-22 with a speech of firmness against all forms of illegality and the promise to "change" the peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) that...

Economists surveyed by the Brazilian central bank decreased their forecasts for the country's economic growth in 2018 for the seventh week in a row, to 1.76%, from 1.94% a week before. For 2019, GDP growth projections were decreased to 2.70%, from 2.80% last week. Projections for Brazil's debt-to-GDP...

The one-day interbank deposit futures rates (DI rates) in Brazil opened lower Monday against the rise in the locally traded U.S. dollar, as investors adjusted positions on the eve of the Brazilian Central Bank's Monetary Policy Committee's (COPOM) interest decision. The domestic market also monitored...

The median forecast for Brazil's consumer price inflation in the next 12 months fell again after three consecutive decreases, to 4.39% from 4.49% a week before, according to economists surveyed by the South American country's central bank. For 2018, the economists increased their inflation forecast...

construction-030411_18jun18.jpg Partly reflecting sharply elevated lumber prices, the National Association of Home Builders released a report on Monday unexpectedly showing a deterioration in U.S. homebuilder confidence in the month of June. The report said the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index dipped to 68 in June from 70 in May.

raisefunds-june-18.jpg For the first time in Japan, a municipality has announced plans to launch an initial coin offering (ICO) in order to secure funds to develop a sustainable community. Named after the village, its tokens will be known as Nishiawakura Coin (NAC). The coin will reportedly be Ethereum-based. The primitive but lush green Nishiawakura Village in Okayama Prefecture has a history of refusing to merge with

cryptos-june18.jpg Cryptocurrencies made a sluggish start to the week, opening in the red. Overall crypto market capitalization shrunk by around $5 billion over the weekend. Sentiment was likely hurt by criticism on cryptocurrencies from the bank of central banks. As of 9.34 am ET on Monday, the cryptocurrency market capitalization was $274.78 billion on CoinMarketCap.

Poland's average gross wages increased in May from a year ago, in line with expectations, figures from the Central Statistical Office showed Monday. Average gross wages grew 7.0 percent year-over-year in May, following a 7.8 percent rise in April. On a monthly basis, gross wages decreased 3.0...

Italy's foreign trade surplus decreased in April from a year ago, as imports grew faster than exports, data from the statistical office Istat showed Monday. The trade surplus fell to EUR 2.94 billion in April from EUR 3.60 billion in the corresponding month last year. The surplus also declined from...

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