EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico’s peso leads Latam FX lower, Stocks edge up

* Mexican reliance on U.S. economy point of weakness- analyst * Brazil’s real down after dismal service sector survey * Colombian peso also pressured by weak crude prices (Adds details on stocks, updates prices) By Ambar Warrick and Susan Mathew March 30 (Reuters) – Mexico’s peso led Latin American currencies lower on Monday as a […]

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX, stocks fall amid increasing signs of economic duress

* March manufacturing activity in Brazil, Mexico plummets * Mexican peso falls despite central bank efforts * Chile sees 2020 GDP contraction (Adds details on Mexico, updates prices) By Ambar Warrick and Susan Mathew April 1 (Reuters) – Latin American stocks and currencies sank on Wednesday as dismal manufacturing data painted a gory picture of […]

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX weakens as dollar unfazed by jobs data; stocks edge up

* Fitch downgrades Colombia’s credit rating * BofA expects Mexican economy to shrink 8% in 2020 * Dollar unfazed by unemployment data * Oil price spike helps Brazil’s Petrobras (Adds analyst comment, updates prices) By Ambar Warrick and Susan Mathew April 2 (Reuters) – Latin American stocks made small gains on Thursday in a volatile […]

Most Brazilians do not want Bolsonaro to resign despite criticism of his coronavirus response -poll

The main text of the bill passed late on Friday in the lower house but still needs Senate approval. Besides separating coronavirus-related spending from the government’s main budget, the amendment grants the central bank emergency bond-buying powers to stabilize financial markets..

Most Brazilians do not want Bolsonaro to resign despite criticism of his coronavirus response: poll

The survey conducted by Datafolha pollster from Wednesday to Friday showed that 59% of the 1,511 respondents would oppose Bolsonaro’s resignation, while 37% would approve and 4% could not give an opinion. The margin of error was 3 percentage points, the newspaper said.

UPDATE 1-Brazilians don’t want Bolsonaro to resign amid coronavirus outbreak -poll

On Friday, the same pollster said Bolsonaro’s coronavirus performance has been “bad” or “awful” for 39% of respondents surveyed, up from 33% last month. Those who consider his response to the health crisis “good” or “great” slipped to 33% from 35%.

Trump doubles U.S. military assets in Caribbean, bolstering drug fight after Maduro indictment

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus response briefing as National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, Attorney General William Barr, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley listen at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

State Department to Americans abroad: Repatriation flights can’t continue indefinitely

FILE PHOTO: Women and children walks past personnel in protective clothing after arriving on an aircraft, chartered by the U.S. State Department to evacuate government employees and other Americans from the novel coronavirus threat in the Chinese city of Wuhan, at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, California, U.S., January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File […]

U.S. could rethink Iran sanctions in light of coronavirus: Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held out the possibility on Tuesday that the United States may consider easing sanctions on Iran and other nations to help fight the coronavirus epidemic but gave no concrete sign it plans to do so.

Brazilians don’t want Bolsonaro to resign amid coronavirus outbreak: poll

On Friday, the same pollster said Bolsonaro’s coronavirus performance has been “bad” or “awful” for 39% of respondents surveyed, up from 33% last month. Those who consider his response to the health crisis “good” or “great” slipped to 33% from 35%.