Latin America Caribbean

  • *Trade talks enter higher level in Beijing. Feb 14- U.S. stocks recovered from declines triggered by bleak retail data to trade flat on Thursday, as investors focused on signs of progress in the ongoing U.S.- China trade talks. It is creating a risk to outlook from some of these companies in more cyclical areas like retail, "said Hugo Rogers, chief investment...

  • HAVANA, Jan 25- Russia will help Cuba repair state-run airline Cubana's mostly grounded fleet, likely by year's end, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov was quoted as saying by Cuban news agency Prensa Latina on Friday. Plans for Russia to upgrade Cuba's rail network are also advancing, Borisov was cited as saying. In 2017, state-owned monopoly Russian...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 25- Private military contractors who do secret missions for Russia flew into Venezuela in the past few days to beef up security for President Nicolas Maduro in the face of U.S.-backed opposition protests, according to two people close to them. A third source close to the Russian contractors also told Reuters there was a contingent of them in...

  • **SEOUL- Bank of Korea holds monetary policy meeting to announce interest rates. ACCRA- Central Bank of Ghana announces interest rate decision. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds monetary policy council meeting.

  • BEIJING, Dec 19- Shanghai copper hit a three-month low overnight and led base metals sharply lower on Wednesday, as investors concerned about global economic growth waited to see whether the U.S. *SHFE COPPER: The most-traded February copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange fell by 1.6 percent to 48,220 yuan a tonne as of 0201 GMT, having slid as much as 2...

  • **SEOUL- South Korea's new finance minister, Kim Dong- yeon, plans to hold a meeting with the country's central bank chief to exchange views on the economic and financial conditions, a traditional gesture intended to reaffirm they are managing economic policies in close cooperation between the two highest policymakers- 0300 GMT. MUMBAI- Reserve Bank of India will...

  • **ZAGREB- Croatia central bank Governor Boris Vujcic and his aides will hold a traditional end-year briefing for journalists about economic situation assessment and policy plans for 2019- 1100 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council Meeting RABAT- Bank of Morocco holds monetary policy meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank holds...

  • HAVANA, Dec 11- U.S. travel to Cuba is bouncing back a year after Hurricane Irma and the Trump administration delivered a one-two punch to visits by Americans to the once-forbidden island, according to data from the Cuban Tourism Ministry. The number of Americans traveling to Cuba through September totaled 460,646, according to ministry figures seen by...

  • SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 SYDNEY- RBA Assistant Governor Christopher Kent delivers speech on US Monetary Policy and Australian Financial Conditions at the Bloomberg event, Sydney- 2130 GMT. MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 ISTANBUL- Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Timothy Lane participates in a panel discussion at Toronto Centre and Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey,...

  • HAVANA, Dec 5- Cuba's government said on Wednesday it was easing new regulations on the Communist-run island's fledgling private sector just two days before they are due to go into effect to take into account the concerns of entrepreneurs and experts. "I see a ray of light now," said Camilo Condis, a 33- year old Havana resident who has two business licenses, one to...

  • WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council Meeting. MUMBAI- Reserve Bank of India releases Fifth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2018-19. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank to publish the minutes of its November 2018 rate-setting meeting- 1300 GMT. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 SYDNEY- RBA Assistant Governor Christopher Kent delivers speech...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina- Argentina's President Mauricio Macri meets IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the government house- 2000 GMT. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4 WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council Meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting 0330 GMT.

  • BUENOS AIRES- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney participates in G20 Summit, Buenos Aires, Argentina COPENHAGEN- Danish Central Bank to publish quarterly Financial Stability report. ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey releases Financial Stability Report. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina- Argentina's President Mauricio Macri meets...

  • *Spain objects over Gibraltar, diplomats query threat. BRUSSELS, Nov 24- An 11th- hour deal on Saturday to answer Spanish demands for a big say on Gibraltar after Britain leaves the EU has salvaged an EU summit which will now go ahead as planned on Sunday to deliver a Brexit accord. The British government released a letter from the British ambassador to the EU Tim...

  • HAVANA, Nov 23- On a historic visit to Cuba, Spanish premier Pedro Sanchez vowed on Friday that his country would continue to increase investments there despite Cuba's cash woes, illustrating Europe's enduring interest in the opening market even as the United States pulls away. But Europe continues to forge ahead improving ties with Cuba, which over the past...

  • BRUSSELS/ HAVANA, Nov 23- Spanish reservations over Gibraltar on Friday prevented the European Union clearing the last hurdle before the bloc signs off its Brexit deal with Britain, with Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez saying a summit on Sunday could be called off. With four months left until Britain leaves the EU, the divorce treaty and an accompanying political...

  • MADRID/ HAVANA, Nov 22- Spanish premier Pedro Sanchez will embark on the first official bilateral visit by a Spanish leader to Cuba in 32 years on Thursday, at a time when the Communist-run island is looking towards Europe as its ties with the United States fester. It is first official visit to Cuba by a Spanish Prime Minister since 1986, when his fellow social...

  • Bolsonaro's pick of career diplomat Ernesto Araujo, 51, underscored Brazil's sharp turn to the right and the reversal of nearly a decade and a half of diplomacy under leftist Workers Party governments that focused on alliances with South American allies and ideological partners- including Cuba. "Brazil's foreign policy should be part of this moment of...

  • WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 JOHANNESBURG- World Bank officials to meet Zambia finance minister and government officials in the town of Livingston to discuss the economy of Africa's No. 2 copper producer, which is facing high levels of debt.. JAKARTA- Indonesia's Central Bank holds Board of Governors Meeting. ZAGREB- Croatia National Bank holds monetary policy...

  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 JOHANNESBURG- World Bank officials to meet Zambia finance ministers and government officials in the town of Livingston to discuss the economy of Africa's No. 2 copper producer, which is facing high levels of debt.. JAKARTA- Indonesia's Central Bank holds Board of Governors Meeting. MELBOURNE- Panel Participation by Guy Debelle, RBA Deputy...