Stories for June 2004

Thursday, June 3rd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Decisive week for Venezuela and President

The Venezuelan Supreme Court is debating whether President Hugo Chavez could stand for election if his current term of office is cut short by an eventual recall referendum, the tribunal's chief said Wednesday

Thursday, June 3rd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

New-look for Royal Navy Patrol Vessel

Royal Navy patrol vessel HMS Dumbarton Castle has returned home to Portsmouth from an £8m upgrade in Scotland.

Wednesday, June 2nd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Oil shoots above $42 per barrel in New York

Oil prices this Tuesday, reacting to the weekend attacks in Saudi Arabia, rose sharply in New York and London reaching a record 42,33 US dollars per barrel, 2,45 US dollars more than last Friday.

Wednesday, June 2nd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Colombian president Uribe's reelection advances

A majority of Colombians would vote to give President Alvaro Uribe a second four-year term if the constitution were reformed to allow re-election, according to a poll released Tuesday in Bogotá.

Wednesday, June 2nd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Record trade surplus in Brazil

Brazil's foreign trade keeps breaking records. Last May trade surplus reached 3,118 billion US dollars, the highest ever for a month with exports totaling 7,927 billion US dollars and imports 4, 823 billion US dollars.

Wednesday, June 2nd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil optimistic with next oil licencing round

The strong international demand and prices for oil should boost corporations interest for the next Brazilian oil licencing round scheduled August 17/18, said Sebastiao do Rego Barros, CEO of the country's National Petroleum Agency, ANP.

Wednesday, June 2nd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina 's new offer to defaulted bond holders

Argentina presented this Tuesday a new private debt restructuring offer which includes repayment of accrued (defaulted) interests and the issuing of bonds linked to economic growth, but the controversial 75% capital cut (acquittance) originally proposed, stands

Wednesday, June 2nd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Mussel fact finding trip

Starting a mussels industry plus attracting Scottish investment to the Falkland Islands was the main objective of a two weeks fact finding trip by representatives of the Islands fishing industry.

Tuesday, June 1st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Top marks for Kirchner and Uribe

Argentina's Nestor Kirchner and Colombia's Alvaro Uribe are the Latinamerican presidents with the best performance record in 2004 according to the latest opinion poll from the Ibero-American Governance Barometer which covers 17 countries.

Tuesday, June 1st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Decisive week for Kirchner and bondholders

Argentine president Nestor Kirchner returned this Monday to his office in Casa Rosada after suffering a strong strain of influenza that kept him away for several days including his participation in the European Union-Latinamerican summit in Mexico.

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