The manufacturing sector in Brazil has contracted for the eighth month in a row. It's a key economy in the region, where a lot of European businesses have interests. A meeting held in Berlin was aimed at boosting investment there.
After nearly 15 years of war, the Iraqi government has estimated over $90 billion will be needed to rebuild the country. To raise that, it must look abroad for help — but landing outside investment can prove complicated.
Since 2012, Myanmar has seen a steady economic growth, but most people in the Southeast Asian country still don't possess a bank account and prefer to use cash for financial dealings. Ate Hoekstra reports from Yangon.
Officials in northern Brazil are demanding federal aid to help manage the influx of people seeking food and shelter. The president promised help while vowing that the country wouldn't turn its back on the Venezuelans.
At least seven Latin American countries have elections next year, including heavyweights Mexico and Brazil. A disillusioning year of backward steps is ending, but prospects for 2018 are not much better, says Uta Thofern.
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