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Peru's Vizcarra to ask Congress to declare emergency in Odebrecht probe

02 Jan 2019

LIMA Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said on Tuesday he would ask Congress to declare the public prosecutor's office in a state of emergency after the agency's top official removed two investigators at the heart of the probe into a massive graft scandal triggered by Brazilian builder Odebrecht.

Peru's Vizcarra vows to fight graft after turn in Odebrecht case

01 Jan 2019

LIMA, Jan 1 Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday denounced a surprise decision by Peru's top prosecutor to remove two key investigators responsible for probing the massive graft scandal triggered by Brazilian builder Odebrecht.

Peru's PM says new Cabinet to revive slumping public investments

18 Sep 2017

LIMA, Sept 18 Peru's prime minister said on Monday that the country's new Cabinet will focus on reviving public investments as it seeks to mend fences with the opposition party that forced President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to form a new government.

Peru president urges fair trial for predecessor

14 Jul 2017

LIMA Peru's president urged a speedy trial of his jailed predecessor Ollanta Humala on Friday, as an ongoing graft scandal tests the Andean nation's political establishment and its judicial system.

Peru's Kuczynski warns of less trade, prepares measures

04 Nov 2016

LIMA Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said he expects the country's economic outlook to improve over the short term, but expressed concern over international trade ahead of the upcoming U.S. election in remarks at a Thomson Reuters Economic Forum on Thursday.

Peru's Kuczynski narrowly leads Fujimori in election

06 Jun 2016

LIMA Center-right economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski had a slight lead over Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of an imprisoned former president, as early results came in from Peru's presidential election on Sunday. | Video

Two pro-business candidates make Peru runoff, markets rise

11 Apr 2016

LIMA Peruvian markets jumped on Monday as results showed two free-market candidates would move on to the second round of the presidential election: Keiko Fujimori, the conservative daughter of a jailed former president, and centrist economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. | Video

Peru central bank seen hiking interest rates on rising inflation- poll

07 Dec 2015

LIMA, Dec 7 Peru's central bank likely will raise the benchmark interest rate to 3.75 percent at its policy meeting on Thursday after inflation spiked to a nearly four-year high, a Reuters poll showed Monday.

Peru bourse sees 'good chance' of keeping emerging market status

09 Sep 2015

LIMA, Sept 8 Peru's bourse has a "good chance" of staying in MSCI Inc's emerging market category and avoiding a downgrade to a riskier status, the bourse's general manager said on Tuesday following preliminary talks with the index provider.

A Peru stock exchange downgrade would likely trigger large outflows -bourse

20 Aug 2015

LIMA, Aug 19 Any downgrade of Peru's stock exchange to "frontier market" status by index provider MSCI Inc would likely trigger a capital outflow of $1.5 billion to $5 billion within three months, the head of Peru's bourse said on Wednesday.

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