Latin America economic news summary

07 September 2018 18:12 Source:ICIS

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here are the economic news stories on the Latin America region on 7 September:

Argentina plans to raise export taxes on grains and soy-derived products in a bid to balance its budget next year, as President Mauricio Macri seeks a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to accelerate a $50bn loan programme.

Brazil's second-quarter GDP grew by 1.0% year on year and 0.2% quarter on quarter, the state statistical agency (IBGE) said.

Brazilian industrial production rose by 4.0% year on year in July, but fell by 0.2% from June, the state statistical agency (IBGE) said on 4 September.

By Staff Reporter