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  • *Home prices in big China cities rise, fall in smaller ones. Santiago, April 3- Copper's price rally has come to an abrupt halt and further losses are likely as financial investors get to grips with what the physical market already knows, that Chinese demand is subdued and expected to remain so. Sources in China, others who have recently visited the country's...

  • SANTIAGO, March 29- The world's two largest plane manufacturers forecast on Tuesday that Latin America's commercial fleet will at least double over the next two decades, shrugging off worries about economic woes in regional giant Brazil and elsewhere. As Brazil faces its worst economic crisis in a generation, demand for air travel has fallen sharply, hitting...

  • SANTIAGO, March 29- Boeing Co projected on Tuesday that Latin American airlines will need 3,050 new planes worth some $350 billion over the next two decades, as economic growth accelerates in the region. Sixty percent of Latin America's existing commercial fleet will be replaced in the next 20 years, with the overall fleet size tripling during that time, Boeing...

  • LONDON, March 23- London copper fell on Wednesday, pressured by a stronger dollar after hawkish comments from U.S. A stronger dollar following comments supporting more U.S. interest rate hikes from the heads of the Philadelphia and Chicago Federal Reserves, weighed on metals markets as it makes commodities priced in the currency more costly for buyers outside...

  • SANTIAGO, March 22- The U.N. said on Tuesday that it was worried about the impact of recent events in Brazil on the country's ability to continue fighting poverty and its democratic stability, as it forecast that poverty likely rose in Latin America in 2015.. Brazil has been hit by the worst recession in decades and the administration of President Dilma Rousseff...

  • Opt in risky emerging markets?

    Discussing the near and long term investment outlook in emerging markets, with David Riedel, Riedel Research Group, and Sameer Samana, Wells Fargo Investment Institute.

  • SANTIAGO, March 14- An algal bloom in Chile that has killed up to 20 percent of the nation's farmed salmon has sent shares of producers higher as the reduced supply has lifted selling prices. Over the last month and a half, salmon farmers in Chile, the second-largest global producer after Norway, have been hit by production losses of around 100,000 tonnes, worth some...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 10- Argentina's economy was "clearly in recession" toward the end of last year with gross domestic product contracting 3.5 percent in the fourth quarter, the president's Cabinet chief Marcos Pena said late on Wednesday in a television appearance. "The 3.5 figure could reflect the revamped statistical approach, with worse growth and...

  • BRASILIA, March 1- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has signed a decree that allows an increase of foreign ownership in local airlines to 49 percent from 20 percent, a government source told Reuters on Tuesday. The decree, which is expected to be published in the country's official gazette on Wednesday, is subject to ratification by Congress.

  • SANTIAGO, Feb 18- Chilean retailer Ripley said in a regulatory filing on Thursday that it will close its operations in Colombia, citing a sluggish macroeconomic scenario there and a lack of opportunities to bring about its "original business plan." The company had said in November it had talked with a number of companies about developing its business plan in...

  • Feb 4- The chief executive officer of LAN Airlines will pay a $75,000 fine to settle charges that he authorized improper payments to Argentina union officials to persuade them to ease their demands in a labor dispute, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday. According to the SEC, Cueto authorized wiring $1.15 million to a Virginia brokerage...

  • *Ankara aims for $30 bln in trade with Iran by 2023. ISTANBUL, Feb 2- The lifting of sanctions against Iran may be a mixed blessing for Turkey, opening up access to a fast-growing, lucrative market, but one that could someday rival Ankara as both an investment destination and exporter. NATO- member Turkey remains the region's economic powerhouse, with output of nearly...

  • Wealthy environmentalist dies in Chile accident

    Douglas Tompkins has dies at age 72 from severe hypothermia in a kayaking accident in Chile.

  • Here are the top 20 countries in the world in which to form a business if you want it to have the best chance of success.

  • Glencore is selling a few of their copper mines

    Miner and commodities trader Glencore is selling two copper mines - Cobar in Australia and Lomas Bayas in Chile - after being approached by buyers.

  • Lima, Peru

    With finance ministers and central bank governors assembled in Lima, Peru is increasingly being hailed as Latin America's secret success story.

  • A worker adjusts the valve of an oil pipe at an oil reception and delivery point owned by Bashneft, near Ufa, in Russia's Republic of Bashkortostan.

    Have you been duped by diversification? The market is revealing alarming correlations between assets that aren't supposed to act similarly.

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a United Steelworkers rally in opposition to the proposed “fast-track” bill, or trade promotion authority, in Washington, April 15, 2015.

    Although the White House won a minor victory on Wednesday, Obama's push for trade fast-track is just the beginning of the battle.

  • Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil

    Leaders in Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile and elsewhere in Latin America are facing a choice: Clean up — or they'll be out.

  • Lima, Peru

    A fledgling Latin American trade block is larger economically than Brazil, and growing three or four times as fast.