Analysis: As economy wilts, Argentina’s Massa seeks to sow hope with farm chiefs

Argentina’s new Economy Minister Sergio Massa talks to the media after being sworn in, at the Economy Ministry in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 3, 2022. REUTERS/Matias Baglietto/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUENOS AIRES, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The “superminister” tasked with rescuing Argentina’s crisis-racked economy needs cash now, and … Read more

Caribbean nations should push for climate finance at COP27, Bahamas PM says

Bahamas’ Prime Minister Philip Edward Davis gestures as he speaks at the Leaders’ Second Plenary Session during the Ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California, US, June 10, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NASSAU, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Caribbean countries should pressure developed nations to provide … Read more

Brazil economic activity much brisker than expected in June

BRASILIA, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Economic activity in Brazil rose more than expected in June, a central bank index showed on Monday, contributing to a second-quarter rally helped by a service sector rebound following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The IBC-Br economic activity index, a leading indicator of gross domestic product, rose a seasonally … Read more

Former Flexport Executive Joins Nuvocargo as Head Sales,

NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nuvocargothe first all-in-one digital platform focused on US-Mexico cross-border trade, announced today that it has added former Flexport executive Nicholas Vernald to its senior leadership team as Head of Sales, US, to continue to expand the company’s unique offering into the US market. Vernald is charged with … Read more

Higher financial income drives Colombia’s Grupo SURA to 30.3% jump in Q2 profits

The Grupo Sura logo can be seen at its headquarters in Medellin, Colombia February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Fredy Builes Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 12 (Reuters) – Net profit at Grupo SURA, Colombia’s largest investment company, rose 30.3% in the second quarter from the year-earlier period, boosted by higher financial income … Read more

Mexican Unifin’s debt restructuring is negative for other financial companies, Moody’s says

Signage is seen outside the Moody’s Corporation headquarters in Manhattan, New York, US, November 12, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MEXICO CITY, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Mexican leasing firm Unifin’s debt restructuring is credit negative and could reflect tight refinancing conditions for Mexican financial institutions, Moody’s rating agency … Read more

Venezuela opposition leader Guaido in “informal” meetings with Colombia

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido addresses the media in Caracas, Venezuela June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Leonardo Fernandez Viloria Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CARACAS, Aug 12 – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has held “informal meetings” with members of newly elected Colombian President Gustavo Petro’s government, he said on Friday. In a … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Brazil, Paraguay to resume talks on Itaipu energy sale conditions

The new Brazilian director of the Itaipu hydroelectric dam Admiral Anatalicio Risden Junior speaks during his inauguration ceremony at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, February 22, 2022. REUTERS/Adriano Machado Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SAO PAULO, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Brazil and Paraguay will resume negotiations regarding conditions for the … Read more

Colombia to ‘radically diversify’ exports, says new finance minister

Colombia’s incoming Finance Minister Jose Antonio Ocampo reacts during an interview with Reuters, in Bogota, Colombia, August 2, 2022. REUTERS/Vannessa Jimenez/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CARTAGENA, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Colombia will prioritize the diversification of its exports to reduce its dependence on oil, gas and mining and combat … Read more

Sick again, Argentina’s economy eats away at nation’s mental health -study

People exercise inside an office building, in Buenos Aires, Argentina August 9, 2022. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUENOS AIRES, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Argentines mired in their country’s latest economic meltdown are experiencing a growing sense of hopelessness, according to a landmark mental health study that points to … Read more