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Peru president bans family gatherings, extends lockdowns, as coronavirus infections spike

Aug 12 2020

LIMA Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra on Wednesday banned family gatherings and extended lockdowns to five more regions of the country amid a fresh spike in cases of the novel coronavirus.

Peru unrest flares as pandemic second wave hits, with resources firms in focus

Aug 11 2020

LIMA Angry residents in Peru's Andean and Amazon regions have attacked three mining and oil sector firms in the last week, two of which were forced to halt operations after deadly clashes, as a second wave of COVID-19 infections hits the country.

Peru President Vizcarra's PM loses confidence vote; Cabinet reshuffle imminent

Aug 04 2020

LIMA Peru´s Congress on Tuesday rejected a vote of confidence for President Martín Vizcarra´s Cabinet chief, forcing yet another reshuffle of his top advisers in the middle of an economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATE 1-Peru copper and gold output nosedive in first half of 2020, ravaged by coronavirus -govt

Aug 04 2020

LIMA, Aug 4 Peru, a top global metals exporter, saw its output of copper, gold and zinc nosedive in the first half of 2020, ravaged by restrictions put in place to curb the coronavirus outbreak, the government said on Tuesday.

Peru protesters attack Las Bambas mining group's convoy, burn vehicles

Jul 21 2020

LIMA Protesters in Peru attacked a convoy of vehicles from the Las Bambas mining group, one of Peru's largest copper producers, and set fire to some of them, underscoring tensions in the country that has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Peru's Vizcarra shuffles cabinet as pandemic takes toll

Jul 15 2020

LIMA Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra undertook a major government reshuffle on Wednesday, replacing more than half his cabinet as his popularity has taken a hit due to the harsh economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and a lengthy lockdown.

Peru's central bank says 'can't rule out' further rate cuts from historic minimum

Jul 10 2020

LIMA, July 10 Peru's central bank on Friday said it would not rule out further rate cuts from the current historic minimum as the country struggles to revive its economy blighted by the lockdown associated with the novel coronavirus.

Peru coronavirus cases top 300,000 as Andean nation eases lockdown

Jul 05 2020

LIMA Peru on Sunday jumped past 300,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the fifth-highest in the world, as the Andean nation of nearly 33 million people slowly reopens its battered economy.

Peru mining activity tumbles in May for third straight month

Jul 01 2020

LIMA, July 1 Activity in Peru's mining and hydrocarbons sector plummeted 45.79% in May from a year earlier, the third straight monthly drop, the government said on Wednesday, due to a lockdown to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peruvian prices sink into deflationary territory in June

Jul 01 2020

LIMA, July 1 Consumer prices in Peru fell 0.27% in June mainly due to a contraction in food prices, the government said on Wednesday, as the country moves to cautiously resume economic activity halted by the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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