South America / Central America

Oil holds gains as Iraq, U.S.-Iran tension raises risks

Oil holds gains as Iraq, U.S.-Iran tension raises risks

Published 17/10/2017

Oil prices crept higher on Tuesday, holding on to gains made as fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish forces threatened supplies from northern Iraq while political tension rose between the United States and Iran. [more…]

Midnight in Toulouse: How CSeries deal shook status quo

Midnight in Toulouse: How CSeries deal shook status quo

Published 17/10/2017

Two years ago, Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders halted negotiations to buy Canada's CSeries program at midnight after the talks with Bombardier leaked to Reuters. On Tuesday, he performed a U-turn by backing a similar deal after all - again at dead of night. [more…]

Boxing: Joshua to face Takam in title defense after Pulev withdraws

Boxing: Joshua to face Takam in title defense after Pulev withdraws

Published 17/10/2017

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF world title against Carlos Takam after Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev withdrew due to a shoulder injury. [more…]

Honduras coach calls FIFA playoff dates `inhumane`

Honduras coach calls FIFA playoff dates `inhumane`

Published 17/10/2017

FIFA's decision to schedule the World Cup qualifier between Australia and Honduras with just five days in between the two matches was "inhumane", the Central Americans' coach Jorge Luis Pinto has said. [more…]

U.S. judge questions government on Trump`s latest travel ban

U.S. judge questions government on Trump`s latest travel ban

Published 16/10/2017

A U.S. judge on Monday questioned attorneys defending the Trump administration about a classified report the government is using to justify its latest ban on citizens of some countries from entering the United States. [more…]

BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer for $7 billion

BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer for $7 billion

Published 13/10/2017

BASF has agreed to buy seed and herbicide businesses from Bayer for 5.9 billion euros ($7 billion) in cash, as Bayer tries to convince competition authorities to approve its planned acquisition of Monsanto. [more…]

Oil rallies on Chinese import boost and Mideast tensions

Oil rallies on Chinese import boost and Mideast tensions

Published 13/10/2017

Oil prices firmed on Friday as strong Chinese oil import data and turmoil in the Middle East boosted bulls in a market that has already shown signs of rebalancing after years of excess. [more…]

Canada, Mexico vow to stick with NAFTA talks, Mexico works on Plan B

Canada, Mexico vow to stick with NAFTA talks, Mexico works on Plan B

Published 13/10/2017

The leaders of Mexico and Canada on Thursday pledged to work toward a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) even as talks taking place in the United States turned sour due to hard-line U.S. demands. [more…]

U.S. hikes tensions in NAFTA talks with call for `sunset clause`

U.S. hikes tensions in NAFTA talks with call for `sunset clause`

Published 13/10/2017

Washington has dramatically increased tensions in talks to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement by proposing that the lifespan of any new deal be limited to five years, people familiar with the negotiations said on Thursday. [more…]

Factbox: Major points of friction as NAFTA talks sour

Factbox: Major points of friction as NAFTA talks sour

Published 13/10/2017

U.S. demands for more favorable treatment under the North American Free Trade Agreement, and a proposal that any new deal be allowed to expire after five years, heightened tensions as negotiators held another round of talks to renew the pact this week. [more…]