Luis Costa, EM debt strategist, at Citi, discusses the USD/JPY following the release of the Japanese first quarter GDP and advises investing in Latin American currencies.» Read More
Feb 14- Barrick Gold Corp, the world's largest gold miner, reported a quarterly loss on Thursday, after booking a $3.8 billion impairment charge to write down the value of its Lumwana copper asset. However, Barrick will continue working on its massive Pascua Lama mine on the border of Argentina and Chile, with production targeted for the second half of 2014..
MEXICO CITY, Feb 14- Mexico's ambitious agenda of economic reforms could unleash pent-up spending by low and middle-income earners if the economy gathers steam and more on-the-books employment gives workers easier access to credit.
MEXICO CITY, Feb 12- Australian investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd is eyeing potential investment in water treatment in Mexico as the country's new government pushes ahead with private sector infrastructure partnerships, a senior executive said on Tuesday.
*Global Ocean Commission to give advice in 2014. He will co-chair the Global Ocean Commission, which will start work this week and give advice to the United Nations on fixing the problems.
MEXICO CITY, Feb 8- Carlos Slim's retailer Sanborns raised just shy of $1 billion in its public listing, but shares made a lackluster debut on Friday amid concerns that investors may have paid too much for a piece of the world's richest man. Sanborns' offering priced at 28 pesos, at the low end of its 27 pesos to 32 pesos range, raising 12.1 billion Mexican pesos.
MEXICO CITY, Feb 8- Carlos Slim's retailer Sanborns raised about $930 million in its public listing, but shares made a lackluster debut on Friday amid concerns that investors may have paid too much for a piece of the world's richest man.
SANTIAGO, Feb 7- Units of the World Bank have bought a stake in CorpBanca for a total of roughly $224.50 million as part of the Chilean bank's planned capital increase, the entity said on Thursday. Corpbanca had said in October the World Bank's private investment arm, International Finance Corp, had agreed to buy a 5.0 percent stake in the bank.
*Adjusted profit C $0.61 vs Street view C $0.48. *Shares down 5.95 percent at C $34.46 on TSX. TORONTO, Feb 7- Teck Resources Ltd warned on Thursday that global economic uncertainty would weigh on demand for coal through the first half of 2013, sending shares of the diversified Canadian miner down more than 5 percent.
*Monthly inflation highest since April 2005. SAO PAULO, Feb 7- Brazil's inflation accelerated to the fastest rate in nearly eight years in January, raising bets of an interest rate hike this year which could complicate the government's campaign to revive a near-stagnant economy.
SAO PAULO, Feb 7- Brazil's inflation rose more than expected in January at the fastest rate in nearly eight years, piling pressure on the government as it struggles to revive economic growth. The country's benchmark IPCA consumer price index rose 0.86 percent in January, the highest monthly reading since April 2005, government data showed on Thursday.
SINGAPORE, Feb 7- London copper steadied below a four-month high on Thursday as investors waited for the outcome of a European Central Bank policy meeting later in the day with liquidity thin ahead of a week-long holiday in China. *The most-traded May copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange fell half a percent to 59,610 yuan a tonne.
*Virgin Media deal largest and latest for Liberty Global. Liberty Global already ranks as largest cable operator in Europe.
SANTIAGO, Feb 6- World No. 3 copper mine Collahuasi said on Wednesday its mineral resources grew by 19 percent to 9 billion tonnes last year compared with 2011 levels, due in part to new drilling campaigns and improvements in mining design.
"It's inevitable that that's going to be on the table," said Jake Colvin, vice president at the National Foreign Trade Council, which represents major U.S. exporters such as Boeing Co, Microsoft Corp and Caterpillar Inc..
Feb 1- MetLife Inc said it has agreed with BBVA to buy AFP Provida S.A., the largest private pension fund administrator in Chile, for about $2 billion in cash to expand its presence in emerging markets. MetLife said BBVA, Spain's second-biggest bank, has agreed to transfer its 64.3 percent stake to MetLife.
LONDON, Jan 31- Copper steadied on Thursday after hitting a 3-1/ 2 month peak as weak data and earnings in Germany offset a dip in output in top producer Chile last month and signs of extended central bank stimulus programmes.
LONDON, Jan 31- Copper rose on Thursday to its highest level since October, helped by a dip in output in top producer Chile last month and signs that the United States and Japan will stick to plans to stimulate their economies.
*China factory, U.S. jobs data due Friday may give more support. SINGAPORE, Jan 31- London copper rallied to a three-and-a-half-month peak on Thursday as a revival in U.S. consumer spending and a recovery in Europe's banks added to evidence of strengthening global economic growth.
*Copper eyes 2013 peak of $8,256.50 from Jan. 3. SINGAPORE, Jan 31- London copper held near its 2013 peak on Thursday as a revival in U.S. consumer spending and a recovery in Europe's banks added to evidence of a strengthening global economic recovery.
MEXICO CITY, Jan 30- Peru is in the best shape in Latin America to withstand an economic meltdown while Venezuela and Argentina have the weakest defenses, according to an analysis by International Monetary Fund economists.