Stories for May 2004

Monday, May 17th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

US April inflation 0,2% but?

United States consumer prices rose 0,2% last April, lower than the 0,5% of March and below the 0,3% expected by market forces, but there are growing concerns about inflation as the economy rapidly begins to pick up.

Monday, May 17th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

China's economy overheated economy spurs inflation

China's annual consumer prices index reached a seven year high in April, 3,8% driven mainly by increases in food costs according to the latest report from the country's Statistics office.

Monday, May 17th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Gas cuts hit Punta Arenas main industry

Chile' Energy Commission reported this Sunday that Argentina notified of further cuts in the supply of natural gas which will now affect the extreme south of the country Magallanes Region, and central Chile mostly in Santiago.

Monday, May 17th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Gibraltar Breaking News.-

Headlines:
Tories pledge “no surrender” on sovereignty; Ban on cruises wins support; Gibraltar at Euro Maritime Conference; Gibraltar invites Spanish journalists.

Friday, May 14th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Record support for Chilean President Lagos.

The administration of Chilean President Ricardo Lagos recorded during April its highest support since taking office in 2000, 61%, which is also fourteen points above the latest reading of December 2003, according to the Fundacion Futuro opinion poll released this week.

Friday, May 14th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Collision and oil spill in Magellan Strait

Three crewmembers injured and a five nautical miles fuel spill has been reported following the collision between a French flagged tanker and a local high seas tug in the narrowest part of the Magellan strait early Wednesday morning.

Friday, May 14th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Penguin News Update.

Headlines:
Education remains priority in 2004/2005 budget plan. Petrol price rises twelve pence per litre. No new radio manager. Pilgrimage 2002 study. Landing Day at San Carlos.

Thursday, May 13th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

FIDC support to Falklands' economy

The multiple involvement of the Falkland Islands Development Corporation FIDC in providing a key role assisting and advising the Islands' businesses was highlighted in a recent official report made public in Stanley.

Thursday, May 13th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Madrid insists with Gibraltar joint sovereignty

In an interview with Madrid ABC newspaper, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs Miguel Angel Moratinos said that in his May 20 meeting with Foreign Secretary Jack Straw in London he will pursue the fundamental idea of recovering the Gibraltar dialogue process under the Brussels process.

Thursday, May 13th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

NYT questions Brazil's commitment to free press

The New York Times questioned Brazil's commitment to freedom of the press Wednesday in the event Brasilia expels a correspondent whose visa was revoked.

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