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  • July 21- Confidence in prospects for the global economy has been dented following Britain's vote to leave the European Union, with a growing view that monetary policy is a fading force and many governments now need to borrow and spend, Reuters polls showed. "Given how fragile the global economy is nearly eight years after the start of the global financial crisis,...

  • MELBOURNE/ SANTIAGO July 15- Choppy seas off the coast of Chile caused widespread delays to copper shipments from the world's top producer in the second half of June, potentially supporting prices in a market grappling with oversupply. Cargoes were stranded at ports as stormy weather prevented ships from loading, said miners in Chile, including world No.1...

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, July 14- A college dropout born in exile during Brazil's long military dictatorship was elected as the new speaker of the house for Latin America's biggest nation, thrusting his center-right party back into the spotlight amid deep political turbulence. The selection on Thursday of Rodrigo Maia, the pragmatic 46- year-old scion of a...

  • THURSDAY, JULY 14 WASHINGTON- International Monetary Fund's head Christine Lagarde speaks at Center for Global Development in Washington on "Redoubling our Resolve for Global Development". PRETORIA- South African central bank Deputy Governor Kuben Naidoo speaks at South Africa's first ever Public Economics Winter School, where tax policy, industrial...

  • SARAJEVO- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Vice President Philip Bennett visits Bosnia. MANILA- Philippines central bank governor Amando Tetangco to speak at the central bank's luncheon for stakeholders- 0200 GMT. SARAJEVO- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Bosnia to sign a 71 million euro infrastructure loan- 0730 GMT.

  • FARNBOROUGH/ SANTIAGO July 12- Qatar Airways has agreed to acquire up to 10 percent of LATAM Airlines, the two companies said on Tuesday, in a $613 million deal that sent shares in Latin America's largest airline soaring. The deal follows Qatar Airways' purchase last year of 15 percent of British Airways owner International Airlines Group, which, like Qatar and...

  • Speakers: International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen, Sveriges Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves, Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen and Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen. ST.PETERBURG, Russia- 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Russian President Vladimir Putin, European Commission...

  • SANTIAGO, June 15- Foreign direct investment in Latin America fell 9.1 percent last year and could drop as much as 8 percent in 2016, the United Nations' Latin American arm said in a report on Wednesday. Total foreign direct investment in the region fell to $179.1 billion, the lowest level since 2010, due to a decrease in natural resource investment and a regional...

  • SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore to release its quarterly survey of professional forecasters- 0400 GMT. WARSAW- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble visits Poland JAKARTA- Indonesia central bank holds board of governors meeting. WINDHOEK- Central bank of Namibia holds monetary policy meeting- 0900 GMT.

  • TUESDAY, JUNE 14 SOPOT, Poland- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Yves Mersch speaks at the "6th European Financial Congress" on "Grasping the new normal for the banking industry- a view from a European Central Banker"- 1600 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank Governor Miroslav Singer to hold a news conference on financial stability 2015/ 2016- 0800 GMT.

  • MONDAY, JUNE 13 MONTREAL- OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria will present the latest OECD Economic Survey of Canada with Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau during a press conference- 1400 GMT. SOPOT, Poland- Sweden Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves will participate in a debate on "The development of the financial sector and its effect on the economy"...

  • SANTIAGO, May 17- Chile's central bank held the benchmark interest rate at 3.5 percent on Tuesday, as widely expected, maintaining its bias from the last meeting in April. The bank has held the rate steady since raising it 50 basis points in late 2015 to help contain stubbornly high inflation. Recent data have indicated that, while still above target, consumer price...

  • SANTIAGO, May 16- Chilean forestry group Masisa, one of Latin America's largest wood panel manufacturers, is strengthening its business in Mexico, and may be willing to invest more in Argentina, the company's president said on Monday. The company expects to start up a new plant in Durango, Mexico, with an annual production of 240,000 cubic meters in a month's time,...

  • SEJONG, South Korea- The state-run Korea Development Institute and the finance ministry will host an OECD seminar in Sejong in light of the OECD's publication of a report on the South Korean economy- 0100 GMT. ACCRA- The Bank of Ghana announces rate decision- 1100 GMT. TUESDAY, MAY 17 BELGRADE- The National Bank of Serbia announces rate decision- 1000 GMT.

  • SANTIAGO, May 13- A team of scientists will determine if salmon producers dumping tons of dead fish into the Pacific contributed to a massive "red tide" that is wreaking havoc among fishermen in southern Chile, the government said on Friday. The red tide- an algal bloom that turns the sea water red and makes seafood toxic- is a common, naturally recurring phenomenon in...

  • SEOUL- The Bank of Korea's monetary policy meeting to announce interest rates- 0100 GMT. PRAGUE- The Czech National Bank to publish the minutes of May policy meeting- 0700 GMT. MONDAY, MAY 16 SEJONG, South Korea- The state-run Korea Development Institute and the finance ministry will host an OECD seminar in Sejong in light of the OECD's publication of a report on the...

  • BUDAPEST- Hungarian central bank holds non-rate-setting meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian central bank Deputy Governor Marton Nagy talks to journalists on state self-financing- 1200 GMT. WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 LONDON- Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan gives a lecture on "Rethinking the Global Monetary System" at the London School of Economics- 0900 GMT.

  • Brazil's Senate is expected next week to vote to put Rousseff on trial for allegedly breaking budget laws. Rousseff issued a decree in March lifting the limit on foreign ownership of local airlines to 49 percent from 20 percent, in an effort to help Brazil's highly indebted carriers. Although Rousseff's decree is in effect, it must still be approved by Brazil's...

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  • SANTIAGO, April 28- New home sales in Chilean capital city Santiago slid 41 percent in the first quarter of 2016, as buyers rushed to purchase houses and apartments last year before a change in tax law that would boost prices went into effect, industry group CChC said on Thursday. Sales of new apartments in greater Santiago fell 44.5 percent, while new house sales...