Latin America Caribbean

  • 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...

  • HAVANA, Nov 8- Representatives of U.S. agribusiness, the farming lobby and related industries opened a three-day conference in Cuba on Thursday aimed at increasing sales and cooperation with a country that the administration of U.S. The U.S. Agricultural Coalition for Cuba, which seeks increased trade with Cuba and the lifting of the trade embargo, is...

  • WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council Meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank to publish the minutes of its October 2018 rate-setting meeting 1300 GMT. SYDNEY- Panel Participation by Tony Richards, RBA Head of Payments Policy, at The Future of Financial Services Sydney Conference 2018, Sydney- 2310 GMT.

  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting 0330 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council Meeting. SYDNEY- Panel Participation by Tony Richards, RBA Head of Payments Policy, at The Future of Financial Services Sydney Conference 2018, Sydney- 2310 GMT.

  • Economy and Planning Minister Alejandro Gil Fernandez reportedly told a council of ministers meeting that the lowered GDP growth forecast for this year was due to "less than expected revenues from activities such as tourism, the harvest and mining," three key revenue sources for Cuba. Some economists have estimated that Cuba's import dependence is as much as...

  • **ISRAEL- Bank of Israel holds conference in honor of governor Karnit Flug, who is leaving the bank. Among those scheduled to participate include deputy governor Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg, OECD chief economist Laurence Boone, Czech central bank chief Jiri Rusnok, Brazil central bank head Ilan Goldfajn, Swedish deputy central bank governor Martin Floden and...

  • Trump signed an executive order to ban anyone in the United States from dealing with entities and people involved with "corrupt or deceptive" gold sales from Venezuela, Trump's national security adviser John Bolton said in a speech in Miami. Bolton made the announcement as part of a pledge to crack down on what he called "the troika of tyranny" in the western...

  • Bolton promised a tough stance by the Trump administration toward "dictators and despots near our shores" and singled out Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua in a speech in Miami, which is home to large numbers of migrants from Cuba and Venezuela. "Many of you in the audience today have personally suffered unspeakable horrors at the hands of the regimes in Cuba,...

  • HAVANA, Oct 31- Cuba's foreign trade and investment minister said on Wednesday the country had signed nearly 200 investment projects worth $5.5 billion since it slashed taxes and made other adjustments to its investment law in 2014.. "Foreign investment in Cuba is growing despite the recent strengthening of the U.S. economic, trade and financial blockade,...

  • HAVANA, Oct 30- A yellow excavator, forklift and other heavy equipment made by U.S. firm Caterpillar gleam outside Cuba's annual trade fair, reflecting once-bright hopes for increased U.S.-Cuban commerce fanned by the 2014 detente between the old Cold War foes. Aparicio says he is struggling to find U.S. firms keen on doing business with Cuba given fears of...

  • It failed to produce 300,000 metric tons of sugar that was already sold, "state-run media quoted Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, second secretary of ruling Communist Party, as saying on Thursday. The Caribbean island, once a major sugar exporter, produced 1.8 million metric tons of raw sugar in 2016-2017 and exported 1.1 million metric tons, according to the...

  • **ZAGREB Croatia Finance Minister Zdravko Maric, the Central Bank Governor Boris Vujcic, the European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and some other local experts will attend a conference on Croatia's path towards adopting the euro, a goal which the government wants to achieve within 6-7 years- 0800 GMT. CHISINAU National Bank of Moldova...

  • HAVANA, Oct 22- CEIBA Investments, a fund that owns stakes in hotels and commercial property across Cuba, said on Monday it raised $39 million on its first day of trading on the London Stock Exchange and will use the money to expand its business on the island. This is Aberdeen Standards first experience of managing investment in Cuba, a country seen by investors as...

  • SYDNEY- Remarks by Guy Debelle, RBA Deputy Governor, at the Finalists Announcement for Walkley Business Journalism Awards 0200 GMT. SYDNEY- Panel Participation by Michele Bullock, RBA Assistant Governor, at the Sibos 2018 Conference 0300 GMT. SYDNEY- Panel Participation by Guy Debelle, RBA Deputy Governor, at the Sibos 2018 Conference 0430 GMT.

  • MANILA, Oct 18- London copper edged lower on Thursday as the U.S. dollar strengthened after minutes from the Federal Reserve's meeting last month showed more interest rate increases are likely for the rest of the year. The most-traded December copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange gained 0.2 percent to 50,170 yuan a tonne. *CHINA ECONOMY: Li, while on a...

  • MANILA, Oct 18- London copper steadied on Thursday, with investors opting for caution after Chinese Premier Le Keqiang said China's economy faces increasing downward pressure amid an ongoing trade war with the United States. The most-traded December copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange gained 0.4 percent to 50,280 yuan a tonne.

  • SANTIAGO- Central Bank of Chile holds monetary policy meeting MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 SYDNEY- Remarks by Guy Debelle, RBA Deputy Governor, at the 2018 ISDA Annual Australia Conference, Sydney- 2235 GMT. SYDNEY- Remarks by Guy Debelle, RBA Deputy Governor, at the Finalists Announcement for Walkley Business Journalism Awards 0200 GMT. JAKARTA- Indonesia Central Bank...

  • BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank holds its rate-setting meeting- 1200 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of October monetary policy meeting 0030 GMT. SYDNEY- Speech by Guy Debelle, RBA Deputy Governor, at the 2018 Citi Conference- 2120 GMT.