February 2018





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BRF: Net Loss Rises 77.4% In The 4Q17

Brazilian food processor BRF net loss increased 77.4% in the last quarter of 2017 from a year before, to R$ 784 million (US$ 240.5 million), missing market estimates of a R$ 187.52 million profit. In…



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Dollar Mixed As Week Draws To A Close

The dollar is turning in a mixed performance against its major rivals Friday afternoon. The lack of U.S. economic data at the end of the trading week is keeping some investors on the sidelines. However,…



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COLOMBIA: Moody's Affirms Sovereign Rating

Risk agency Moody’s kept Colombia’s credit rating at Baa2, but downgraded the rating outlook to negative from stable, pointing to a slower pace of fiscal consolidation and the prospect of little chance of additional budgetary…


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Crude Oil Rises Second Straight Week

Crude oil prices continued to rise despite further signs of robust U.S. oil production. U.S. energy companies added one oil rig this week, bringing the total count up to 799, the highest level since April…