An index of Latin American currencies
fell on Friday, set for its first weekly loss in three, as
optimism over a fresh round of stimulus for emerging economies
was offset by doubts about progress in U.S.-China trade talks.
MSCI's index of Latin American currencies
fell 0.4% with Brazil's real hovering at two-week lows.
The real was on course to lose nearly 2%, in part after Brazil's
central bank cut its
Oil prices eased on Friday on renewed concern over the U.S.-China trade war, but futures still posted weekly gains, with Brent marking its biggest weekly increase since January, after an attack on Saudi Arabia's energy industry last weekend.
Indonesia’s president pushed Friday for parliament to delay its vote on a controversial bill that would criminalize sex outside of marriage. President Joko Widodo announced that 14 articles of the bill needed further review after various groups ordered his minister “to perfect” it. A vote on the bill — seen as a move toward greater...
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