Stories for September 2004
The US economy grew at an annual 3,3% rate during the second quarter of 2004 according to the latest release from the federal government. However it's the lowest rate in the last five quarters since the economy expanded 4,5% during the first quarter and 4,8% in the last twelve months to June 2004.
Brazil is considered among the worst of 53 poor and emerging countries regarding regulations stability, tax load, financing for development and labour costs, according to the latest report from the World Bank released this week in Washington.
The popularity of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil's president, continued to recover in September, raising hopes for his Workers' party (PT) in Sunday's municipal elections.
Two New Zealand Consultants will be arriving in the islands this weekend to review Falklands import procedures and issues relating to bio-security.
The European Union and Mercosur were wide apart yesterday in negotiations to form the world's biggest free trade area despite a new EU offer to settle their differences, diplomats said.
Falkland Oil and Gas Limited, which holds a 77.5% interest in seven exploration
licences covering approximately 33,700 sq km to the south and east of the Falkland Islands,
announces that it has conditionally placed 25,000,000 shares at an issue price of 40p, raising £10 million (before expenses).
The high income bracket in Chile makes fourteen times more than those at the other end of the scale, according to a book released this week by the Chilean Statistics Institute with the purpose of underlining the unequal wealth distribution in the country.
A total of 58,000 visitors and 23,000 crewmembers will be calling in Magallanes Region during the coming 2004/05 cruise season according to the Austral Port Administration, EPA, in Punta Arenas.
The annual thinning of the ozone layer with its dangerous consequences for human beings is forecasted to be milder this year according to Claudio Casiccia head of the Ozone and UV Laboratory in Magallanes University.
Mr. Neil Parish Member of the European Parliament for Gibraltar and the South West region will be visiting the Rock from October 12 and will be based at his office in Watergardens.