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  • OSLO, July 29- Norway's Statoil agreed on Friday to buy Petrobras' stake in an exploration licence off Brazil for $2.5 billion, a rare deal in an oil industry struggling with low prices. The purchase of the 66 percent stake from Brazil's state-led Petroleo Brasileiro SA will help Statoil secure future production as output from its mature fields declines.

  • SAO PAULO _ BRF SA on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $8.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Sao Paulo- based company said it had net income of 1 cent. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • SAO PAULO _ Embraer SA on Friday reported a second-quarter loss of $99.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 40 cents per share. Embraer shares have declined 28 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (R) of the 'Peruanos por el Kambio' (PPK-Peruvians for Change) party, flanked by his wife Nancy Lange, makes a victory announcement in Lima on June 9, 2016.

    Pedro Pablo Kuczynski took office as Peru's president on Thursday, asking the opposition-controlled Congress to help him fight income inequality.

  • SANTIAGO, Chile _ Banco Santander-Chile on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $175.3 million. Banco Santander-Chile shares have climbed 15 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Banco Santander-Chile, Earnings Report.

  • SAO PAULO _ Ambev SA on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $582.4 million. The Sao Paulo- based company said it had profit of 4 cents per share. Ambev shares have climbed 32 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LIMA, July 28- Failure to ratify the U.S.-led sweeping trade pact TPP would hand China "the keys to the castle" on globalization and do nothing to solve the real problems underlying American anxiety over jobs, the top U.S. trade official said Thursday. Trade Representative Michael Froman said he was still optimistic Congress would pass the 12- member TPP, in part...

  • PORT OF SPAIN- Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago holds its policy meeting. JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks at the launch of an initiative by EOH and Radio 702 that aims "to provide solutions to South Africa's skills development challenges"- 0430 GMT. LUANDA- Bank of Angola interest rate decision- 1600 GMT.

  • LIMA, July 28- Pedro Pablo Kuczynski took office as Peru's president on Thursday, asking the opposition-controlled Congress to help him fight income inequality and ensure all Peruvians have access to running water, health care and free primary education. The 77- year-old Oxford-educated former investment banker, deemed "elitist" by opponents in last month's...

  • SAO PAULO, July 28- Shares in Banco Bradesco SA sank on Thursday as a grimmer outlook for loan-loss provisions this year reignited concerns that a harsh recession and a deluge of refinancing requests may hamper profits at Brazil's No. 3 listed lender. The Osasco, Brazil- based bank earned recurring net income of 4.161 billion reais last quarter, below the...

  • SAO PAULO, July 27- The public federal prosecutor in the Brazilian state of Amazonas said on Wednesday the court there froze 38 million reais of funds held in Facebook Inc's account for failing to comply with a court order to supply data on users of the company's WhatsApp messaging service who are under criminal investigation. In the most recent decision, the...

  • THURSDAY, JULY 28 KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine monetary policy meeting- 0700 GMT. COLOMBO- Central Bank of Srilanka monetary policy committee meeting- 1230 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech Banking Association holds a press conference on the updated macroeconomic forecast- 0800 GMT.

  • SAO PAULO, July 27- The Brazilian real and Bovespa stock index were stable on Wednesday, after a session in which traders were attentive to a meeting of U.S. Markets were mostly untroubled by news that Japan will announce a $265 billion stimulus package next week, ramping up pressure for the central bank to announce complementary monetary easing following a...

  • BOSTON, July 27- U.S. companies operating in Venezuela have escalated the use of an accounting maneuver to insulate themselves from a worsening economic crisis in the South American country that has erased more than $10 billion in profits over the past 18 months. Deconsolidation means that Venezuela operations can largely no longer hurt or benefit a U.S....

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Comcast Corp reported a 5 percent drop in quarterly earnings on Wednesday, hurt by lower film division sales, but managed to beat Wall Street expectations due to growth in its business services and high-speed internet units. Shares of the largest U.S. cable and high-speed internet provider were up about 1.1 percent at $67.92 in afternoon...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Comcast Corp reported a 5 percent drop in quarterly earnings on Wednesday, hurt by lower film division sales, but managed to beat Wall Street expectations due to growth in its business services and high-speed internet units. Second-quarter revenue rose 2.8 percent to $19.27 billion from a year earlier and slightly exceeded the analysts'...

  • LIMA, Peru _ Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $55.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Lima, Peru- based company said it had profit of 22 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • decision@ SAO PAULO, July 26- The Brazilian real appreciated and the Mexican peso was stable on Tuesday, ahead of a policy decision by the U.S. Mexico's stock index fell 0.43 percent, dragged down and retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico. A slight dip in Brazil's benchmark Bovespa index was led by a drop in the shares of oil giant Petrobras and banks.

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia monetary policy committee meeting. POLOKWANE, South Africa- South African central bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele speaks at a business breakfast event in the city of Polokwane- 0700 GMT. THURSDAY, JULY 28 KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine monetary policy meeting- 0700 GMT.

  • SANTIAGO, Chile— Plummeting economies in Venezuela and Brazil are expected to drag Latin America into negative growth again this year, the U.N.' s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean reported Tuesday. The worst performers are expected to include troubled Venezuela, with an 8 percent contraction, and Brazil, down 3.5 percent.