Earlier this month, Argentina’s Central Bank raised the country’s interest rate by 675 basis points to 40%.
Earlier this month — on what happened to be the anniversary of the 1961 attempted Bay of Pigs invasion by the US CIA — Cuba’s National Assembly selected Miguel Díaz-Canel as the country’s new president.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – more commonly known as Lula – was imprisoned this month after being convicted of money laundering and corruption, yet he is still planning to stand in October’s election.
Last month Peru’s President Pedro Paulo Kuczynski — often referred to as PPK — tendered his resignation to the country’s Congress after 20 months in power.
Billionaire Sebastián Piñera of the centre-right coalition Chile Vamos (Let’s go Chile) was inaugurated yesterday as Chilean President after winning 54.6% of the votes in the December elections.
Scientists in Australia have claimed a major breakthrough in the race to build the next generation of superfast computers using quantum physics.
UK law makers will commit to barrier-free financial market access for Gibraltar once the UK leaves the European Union during a meeting Gibraltar’s chief minister Fabian Picardo today.
The UK’s Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn last week laid out his party’s plan for the UK exit from the European Union.
Shares in engineering giant Rolls-Royce are up almost 12% today, thanks to the restructuring programme it announced this morning.
A letter signed by 16 influential British law makers has called for the government to block the proposed takeover of UK-based engineering company GKN by turnaround specialist Melrose.
Oil supply will be able to meet oil demand in the next two years, but a lack of investment could lead to a global supply crunch after 2020 the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned.
Lithium is one of the world’s fastest growing commodities — growing in value at around 18% every year, according to SQM, Chile’s largest lithium producer.
US stock market fell for the third day in a row yesterday, hitting the world’s 500 richest people hardest and causing them to lose a combined $128bn, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index.
Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has delivered his annual state of the nation address, boasting of economic growth, improving living standards and invincible missiles.
A scientific study into cannabis strength revealed high-potency varieties of the drug were more dominant in the UK in 2016 than eight or thirteen years previously.
The Federal Administrative court of Leipzig has ruled in favour of allowing local authorities to impose bans on heavily polluting diesel cars.
Craig Wright, self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor, is reportedly being sued for $5 billion in bitcoin and other assets by the estate of a now deceased former business partner, David Kleiman.
There are few individual people the market listens to as closely as it does to Warren Buffett.
Lucara Diamond has acquired Clara Diamond Solutions which uses the technology blockchain to trace diamonds as they move through the supply chain.
US President Donald Trump has announced the largest package of sanctions against North Korea yet.
Cigarette giant British American Tobacco (BAT) expects to double its ecigarettes sales in 2018 as it integrates rival Reynolds American.
Amnesty International has found that discrimination against marginalised groups is becoming more normalised in its annual report on the state of the world’s human rights, out today.
Transparency International has released its corruption perception index (CPI) for 2017 showing, as usual, a strong correlation between high levels of corruption and lack of protections for the press and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Walmart has reported its full year results, revealing its online sales growth is losing steam and disappointing some investors.
Pimlico Plumbers’ appeal against the UK’s Court of Appeal in favour a tradesman’s unfair dismissal case against the company has reached the Supreme Court.
KFC was forced to close two-thirds of its 900 UK outlets over the weekend due to a shortage of chicken as deliveries from DHL failed to arrive on schedule, according to Huffington Post.
Macedonia hopes to end its decade-long row with Greece about its name ahead of the July Nato summit.
This month UK minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, visited Côte D’Ivoire to deliver a device to the government that could help the detection of illicit substances during anti-smuggling operations.
Uber has announced its new policy that aims to improve the safety of its customers and its drivers in the UK.
Australian Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), the world’s largest standalone winemaker, has initiated legal action in Australia’s Federal Court against a copycat brand.