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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 30 January 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 29 January, Salim Mattar, Brazil’s new denationalisation & divestment secretary within the economy ministry, said that only Petrobras, the Banco do Brasil (BB), and the Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF) would remain state-owned companies after the government completes its privatisation drive...
* Brazil’s central government posted a primary deficit of R$120.3bn (US$32.3bn) last year, equivalent to 1.7% of GDP, and a 3.2% decrease on the 2017 primary deficit of R$124.4bn...
On 29 January, the Confederaciones Rurales Argentinas (CRA), one of Argentina’s four principal farmers’ associations, released a statement in which it welcomed the national government’s decision to declare a state of emergency in four northern provinces affected by flooding, while noting that the ensuing measures do not resolve the situation.   ..
* Chile’s chamber of commerce (CNC) has reported that online sales were up 39.4% in 2018 – 7.8 percentage points higher than in 2017...
From Latin American Regional Report: Andean Group
With an air of finality, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has had his perennial ambition to regain access to the Pacific Ocean deflated by a ruling handed down by the United Nations (UN)-backed International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague...

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