Industries and markets

Brazil pension reform passes first hurdle in Congress

“Brazil’s lower house of Congress has voted by a large majority to overhaul the country’s generous pension system.”

Citing subsidies, US plans tariffs on Mexican structural steel

“The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) said in a statement that a countervailing duty investigation found that Mexican steel exporters received subsidies at rates ranging from 0.01% to 74.01%.”

Mastering the IFRS

What are international financial reporting standards (IFRS)? The international financial reporting standards, NIIF (in Spanish) or IFRS (in English), are a series of rules or standards accepted aimed at standardizing the application of accounting standards

Brazil: Nearing Deadline for ECF Report 2019!

What is the ECF Report? ECF is an acronym for “Escrituração Contábil Fiscal” and describes an accounting bookkeeping report that is an ancillary obligation due under SPED. Like ECD, the ECF 2019 submits the data

Mexico finance minister quits over ‘disagreements’ with president

“Mexico’s Finance Minister Carlos Urzua resigned on Tuesday, blasting the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for imposing on the ministry officials “with no knowledge” of government finances.”

Brazil hopes to expand chicken and pork sales to EU bases on the deal with Mercosur

“For example, the deal would allow 180,000 tons of duty-free carcass weight equivalent (CWE) of poultry exports from Mercosur.”

Brazil Justice minister Moro granted a five-day leave of absence

“Brazil’s justice minister, Sérgio Moro, has been granted a leave of absence following a slew of damaging leaks that have cast serious doubts over his impartiality as a judge in a sweeping graft scandal.”

President Macri’s reelection chances improving according to leading pollster

“If the social climate keeps improving for four more months, the government’s chances of winning are very high,” Catterberg said in an interview, referring to the Oct. 27 vote. “My gut feeling is that Macri

IMF takes step toward disbursing $5.4B to Argentina

“The loan was agreed upon last year after the nation was hit by a sharp depreciation of the peso amid double-digit inflation.”

Ecuador to join market-friendly Pacific Alliance under Moreno

“The Pacific Alliance was formed by Peru, Mexico, Colombia and Chile in 2012 to promote free trade and strengthen ties in the Asia-Pacific region, drawing a contrast with Latin American groups such as ALBA and

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