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  • LIMA/ ASUNCION/ SAN SALVADOR, March 16- Countries around Latin America tightened restrictions on Monday to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, with Peru deploying military personnel on the streets, Costa Rica closing borders and Paraguay imposing a curfew. Nevertheless, not all of them are moving at the same speed, and a diplomatic tiff erupted when El...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 12- Mexican cement producer Cemex SAB de CV on Wednesday reported a bigger quarterly loss as sales fell in all its markets except the United States, triggering a sharp drop in its shares. The company's net loss widened to $238 million in the fourth quarter, from $37 million a year earlier, while total net sales were flat at $3.3 billion.

  • BRUSSELS, Jan 24- Seventeen World Trade Organization members including the European Union and China agreed on Friday to create a temporary mechanism to settle trade disputes after the United States paralyzed the WTO's appeals body last month. The other countries that signed up on Friday are Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, South...

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on a visit to Jamaica on Wednesday, cautioned nations against taking "easy money" from China, warning it could be counterproductive, in a second attack in as many days against China's economic role in the region. China's embassy in Costa Rica responded in a statement that Pompeo spoke "irresponsibly" during his remarks in Costa Rica,...

  • COPENHAGEN, Jan 13- Maersk, the world's biggest shipping company, plans to focus on premium services such as cold storage and digital solutions to avoid competing with its own freight-forwarding clients as it expands in the land transportation business. Speaking to reporters on Monday, chief executive of APM Terminals and member of Maersk's executive board,...

  • The world's longest cruise is now underway.

    Viking's Ultimate World Cruise takes guests to 111 ports in 51 countries in the span of 245 days. It's an around-the-world adventure that stops at every continent except Antarctica. Just don't plan on bringing the kids.

  • WASHINGTON/ LONDON, Dec 19- The failure of global climate talks in Madrid last week to decide the fate of billions of old carbon credits raises the stakes for the U.N aviation body in Montreal, which must choose in March which offsets can be used for its carbon market. This task made has been made harder by the failure in Madrid to agree what carbon markets should be...

  • *Brazil, China, US among those dragging heels- delegates. The COP25 talks in Madrid were viewed as a test of governments' collective will to heed the advice of science to cut greenhouse gas emissions more rapidly, in order to prevent rising global temperatures from hitting irreversible tipping points. Brazil, China, Australia, Saudi Arabia and the United States had...

  • *Brazil, China, US among those dragging heels- delegates. The COP25 talks in Madrid were viewed as a test of governments' collective will to heed the advice of science to cut greenhouse gas emissions more rapidly, in order to prevent rising global temperatures from hitting irreversible tipping points. Brazil, China, Australia, Saudi Arabia and the United States had...

  • *Brazil, China, US among those dragging heels- delegates. The COP25 talks in Madrid were viewed as a test of governments' collective will to heed the advice of scientists to cut greenhouse gas emissions more rapidly in order to prevent rising global temperatures from hitting irreversible tipping points. Brazil, China, Australia, Saudi Arabia and the United States...

  • The Madrid talks were viewed as a test of governments' collective will to heed the advice of scientists to cut greenhouse gas emissions more rapidly in order to prevent rising global temperatures from hitting irreversible tipping points. "These talks reflect how disconnected country leaders are from the urgency of the science and the demands of their...

  • The Maldives is the No. 1 travel destination trend in the U.S., per Google's "Year in Search 2019" results.

    Google's "Year in Search 2019" reveals the top 10 travel destinations that are trending among Americans this year.

  • CHINA- China's central bank lowered as widely expected its lending benchmark rate on Nov. 20, to reduce company funding costs and shore up an economy hurt by slowing demand and U.S. trade tariffs. ZAMBIA- Policy makers raised the country's benchmark lending rate by 125 basis points to 11.5% on Nov. 20, citing rising consumer price inflation and the need to restore...

  • Tiger Qie, VP of Didi Chuxing and CTO of Didi's Ride sharing Business Group, speaks with CNBC's Arjun Kharpal onstage at the East Tech West event in, Guangzhou, China.

    Didi Chuxing says the deployment of driverless vehicles won't mean a stop to putting humans behind the wheel.

  • BOGOTA, Nov 13- Popular on-demand delivery app Rappi faces a new probe in Colombia after allegedly failing to comply with regulatory orders to improve its response to customer complaints, the country's commerce watchdog said on Wednesday. It is majority-owned by SoftBank, which injected $1 billion into the company earlier this year. "Not having a complaints...

  • KUALA LUMPUR/ WASHINGTON, Nov 11- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Monday downgraded Malaysia's air safety rating, restricting the country's airlines from adding new flights to the United States. At present, the only Malaysian airline route to the United States is AirAsia X Bhd services from Kuala Lumpur to Honolulu via Osaka, Japan.

  • Hammock-Exit-Plan-Retire-Abroad-Costa-Rica-CNBC.jpg

    A new report by International Living, a guide to retirement abroad, ranks the best destinations by their weather. The locales at the top feature steamy beaches as well as cooler highlands.

  • CNBC's Frank Holland with an update on illicit alcohol sales. Facebook and Instagram are now responding to how alcohol is sold through their platforms after reported deaths in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.

  • CNBC's Frank Holland reports on the illicit alcohol market. After resort deaths in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica were reported, an investigation into illicit alcohol was opened.

  • Employees serve customers inside a Jollibee Foods Corp. restaurant in Quezon City, Metro Manila, the Philippines.

    In business, there's nothing like a little healthy competition to keep you motivated. For the Jollibee brothers, that came early on in the sizable form of fast food icon McDonald's.