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  • Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and Marxist rebel leader Timochenko shake hands after signing an accord ending a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people, in Cartagena, Colombia.

    Peace deal brings to an end a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people.

  • Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo

    Despite Donald Trump's inflammatory comments, a key Mexican official says the country is prepared to negotiate if the GOP nominee wins.

  • BOGOTA, Aug 29- Colombia's economic growth fell to its lowest rate in seven years during the second quarter as oil revenues and utilities consumption slid, raising chances the central bank could end a nearly year-long tightening cycle. The Andean nation's gross domestic product grew a smaller-than-expected 2 percent in the second quarter compared with a...

  • BRASILIA- Brazil central bank holds monetary policy committee meeting SARAJEVO- The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Suma Chakrabarti will visit Bosnia and Herzegovina. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 BEIJING- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren participates in panel before the "Business Cycles, Financial...

  • BOGOTA, Aug 29- Colombia posted slower-than-expected economic growth in the second quarter weighed by a drop in oil revenue and less utility consumption, the government said on Monday, a performance that could lead the central bank to end its rate hiking cycle after almost a year. The Andean nation's gross domestic product grew 2 percent in the second quarter...

  • Colombians in Bogota celebrate the conclusion of peace talks on August 24, 2016.

    The 52-year war between the Colombian government and FARC insurgents officially ended on Monday with the start of a ceasefire.

  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 SEOUL- South Korea Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho meets his Japanese counterpart Taro Aso- 0730 GMT. MONDAY, AUGUST 29 JOHANNESBURG- South African Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele and Bundesbank executive board member Andreas Dombret will brief the media on the bilateral cooperation between the central banks of South Africa and...

  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 SEOUL- South Korea finance minister Yoo Il-ho meets his Japanese counterpart Taro Aso- 0730 GMT. BISHKEK- National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic interest rate decision. BRASILIA- Central Bank of Brazil holds Monetary Policy Committee Meeting.

  • Colombia's chief delegate for peace talks, Humberto de la Calle, and FARC member, Ivan Marquez, shake hands in Havana on August 12, 2016.

    Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels unveiled a peace deal to end a guerrilla war which almost made the country a failed state.

  • CHISINAU- National Bank of Moldova interest rate decision. NAIROBI- African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina holds a press conference to highlight Africa's economic growth progress and list structural challenges that hinder the continent from achieving rapid, inclusive and sustainable growth- 1330 GMT. SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 SEOUL- South Korea...

  • **JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan take part in a debate on the economy- 1700 GMT. **PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank Conference on Collaboration for Building Cyber Resilience. Bank of England's Executive Director for Resolution Andrew Gracie to speak- 0615 GMT.

  • Villagers mill about the dirt streets of the impoverished village of Akaraolu, Nigeria while the two-hundred-foot tall Oshie gas flare looms constantly in the background.

    How much is known about smaller oil nations that play a role in lubricating the world with crude?

  • BOGOTA- Bank of Colombia publishes the minutes of its board of directors meeting held in July. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank to publish the minutes of its August board meeting- 0700 GMT. MONDAY, AUGUST 15 ASTANA- Kazakhstan Central Bank announces interest rate decision- 1100 GMT.

  • THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 MANILA- Philippines central bank holds monetary policy meeting- 0800 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea holds its monetary policy meeting and will give its decision on interest rates- 0100 GMT. BELGRADE- National Bank of Serbia interest rate decision- 1000 GMT.

  • SEOUL- South Korean Finance minister Yoo Il-ho speaks at a forum on easing regulations for corporations- 0500 GMT. NAIROBI- Central Bank of Kenya Governor Patrick Njoroge holds a joint news conference with CEOs of commercial banks- 0700 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea holds its monetary policy meeting and will give its decision on interest rates- 0100 GMT.

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 MUMBAI, India- Reserve Bank of India holds its monetary policy committee meeting. LIMA- Central bank of Peru interest rate decision- 2300 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea holds its monetary policy meeting and will give its decision on interest rates- 0100 GMT.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 8- Currencies from Latin American crude exporters strengthened on Monday, with both the Mexican peso and the Colombian peso gaining over 1 percent. In Brazil, the real closed nearly flat against the dollar, after falling earlier in the day. A local magazine reported over the weekend that construction magnate Marcelo Odebrecht has told prosecutors...

  • MONDAY, AUGUST 8 CHISINAU- National Bank of Moldova interest rate decision. TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 MUMBAI, India- Reserve Bank of India holds its monetary policy committee meeting. SEOUL- Bank of Korea holds its monetary policy meeting and will give its decision on interest rates- 0100 GMT.

  • THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 SHANGHAI- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan speaks on "Economic Conditions and Implications for Monetary Policy" before the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum City Lecture event- 1015 GMT. LIMA- Central bank of Peru chief Julio Velarde Flores will deliver a public presentation on macroeconomics...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 3- Most Latin American currencies are set to stabilize further because of growing optimism on policy fine-tuning, although the Mexican peso is increasingly prone to agitation over the U.S. election in November, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday. This remarkable tightening of the gap between the strategists' projection and the current rate of...