Posted in Chile South America

Chile Eyes Faster Rate Hikes as Economy Runs Hot: Decision Guide

(Bloomberg) — Sign up for the New Economy Daily newsletter, follow us @economics and subscribe to our podcast. Chile is forecast to accelerate the pace of interest rate increases as the economy runs hot and inflation soars while the government continues to pour on fiscal stimulus. The central bank will raise its overnight rate by half a percentage point to 1.25% on Tuesday, according to 12 out of 17 analysts…
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Posted in Asia

Asia shares ease as weak China data weighs

By Kane Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) – Asia stock markets opened lower on Tuesday despite fresh all-time highs on Wall Street, as worries about China’s slowing economic growth and regulatory changes weighed on investor sentiment. MSCI’s gauge of Asia Pacific stocks outside Japan slipped 0.25%, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell more than 0.3% in the morning session. Japan’s industrial output shrank in July as car production took a hit from…
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Posted in Brazil South America

Brazil frustrated by EPL; Argentina, Colombia bring players – News-Press Now

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Posted in Africa

South African scientists monitoring new coronavirus variant

Scientists yet to establish whether the new variant is more contagious or able to overcome immunity provided by jabs. South African scientists have detected a new coronavirus variant with multiple mutations but are yet to establish whether it is more contagious or able to overcome the immunity provided by vaccines or prior infection, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has said. The variant, known as C.1.2, was flagged last…
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Posted in South America Venezuela

Venezuela opposition parties to announce participation in regional vote, sources say

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks to the media after voting in the ruling Socialist Party primaries for the November regional elections for governors and mayors, in Caracas, Venezuela August 8, 2021. REUTERS/Leonardo Fernandez Viloria CARACAS, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Venezuela’s principal opposition parties are expected this week to announce candidacies for the upcoming elections for governors and mayors, three sources with knowledge of the situation said, following three years of…
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Posted in South America Suriname Venezuela

After Dutch Literary Prize winner says Suriname ‘needed’ former president Bouterse, organisers cancel her award ceremony

Surinamese author Astrid Heli Roemer in 2016. Photo by Raúl Neijhorst via Wikimedia Commons, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Noted Surinamese writer, Astrid Roemer, who this year became the first writer from her country to receive the prestigious Dutch Literary Prize (Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren), has made some now-infamous comments that seem set to be ingrained in her legacy. The uproar concerns Roemer’s description of…
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Posted in North America

How long will power be out in metro New Orleans? Entergy says it will assess damage Monday

It will likely take days to determine the extent of damage to Entergy’s power grid in metro New Orleans and far longer to restore electrical transmission to the region, company executives said early Monday morning. Four parishes in southeast Louisiana – and parts of two more – had their main source of power cut when eight Entergy transmission lines failed in Hurricane Ida’s intense winds, including a tower that fell…
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Posted in Europe

EU to recommend reinstating Covid-related travel restrictions on US, reports say

(CNN) — The European Union is expected to recommend on Monday that member states reinstate Covid-related travel restrictions and halt nonessential travel from the United States and five other countries, a diplomatic source told CNN on Monday. The EU would reestablish coronavirus travel restrictions such as quarantine and testing requirements for unvaccinated travelers from those countries, according to the source. Other countries to be removed from the safe travel list…
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Posted in Australia

Covid: Australia records 1000th death from the pandemic – BBC News

Covid: Australia records 1000th death from the pandemic  BBC News A weary Australia plans reopening as COVID-19 death toll hits 1,000  Yahoo News Australia plans reopening, Covid-19 death toll hits 1,000 despite lockdown  Hindustan Times A Weary Australia Plans Reopening As COVID-19 Death Number Hits 1,000  NDTV View Full Coverage on Google News…
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Posted in Asia

Asia-Pacific stocks rise; Australia shares recover from earlier slip as Covid infections spike – CNBC

Asia-Pacific stocks rise; Australia shares recover from earlier slip as Covid infections spike  CNBC…
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