Industries and markets

EU and Mercosur reach historic agreement creating a 780 million people market

“The European Union and Mercosur reached on Friday a political agreement for an ambitious, balanced and comprehensive trade agreement. The EU is the first major partner to strike a trade pact with Mercosur, a bloc

Macron warns he won’t sign Mercosur deal if Brazil leaves climate accord

“French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday he would not sign any trade deal with Brazil if President Jair Bolsonaro pulled out of the Paris climate accord, threatening to put a spanner in the works

US and Argentina sign revised agreement to boost air travel and cargo

“The amendment updates the 1985 Air Transport Services Agreement and “modernizes the U.S.-Argentina air transport market by allowing for increased competition and service to more destinations,” the U.S. Transportation Department said in a statement.”

Argentina foils arms trafficking gang operating in Paraguay and Brazil

“The gang basically smuggled arms into Argentina from the United States and Europe and later shipped them to Brazil and Paraguay.”

Argentina claims Boris Johnson is willing to dialogue on the Falklands issue

“There was a clear willingness and definitive commitment from Guterres to call on the UK to dialogue with Argentina”, on the Falklands/Malvinas dispute, said one of the participants of the meeting with Mr. Guterres, quoted

Relief for Facebook legal problems in Brazil: fine reduced to US$ 5 million

“Facebook Inc’s fine for withholding WhatsApp messages from a drug-trafficking investigation in Brazil should be reduced to 23 million reais (US$ 5 million), a Brazilian federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.”

Five things to watch for at the OAS General Assembly in Colombia

“Representatives from 35 governments in North and South America will convene Wednesday through Friday in Medellin, Colombia to tackle challenges facing the hemisphere.”

Argentina sowing what is forecasted as an excellent crop of wheat, some 22 million tons

“Argentine farmers are expected to plant 6.5 million hectares of wheat in the 2019/20 season, the government said in a report, citing good rainfall as the reason for the increase from its previous forecast of

Brazil: How a half-baked Tax Law could threaten Delivery Apps

New Law for Digital Platforms and the ICMS Tax In Brazil, delivery apps such as iFood, Rappi and Uber Eats are on the rise. The Treasury does not want to look inactively at this development

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Argentina on YPF Shareholder Suit

“The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from Argentina and its state-run oil producer YPF SA, clearing the way for a shareholder lawsuit to go forward over the 2012 nationalization of the company.”

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