Stories for January 12th 2006
Spanish oil major Repsol YPF has signed two agreements with Argentina's state energy firm Enarsa and other international partners to explore for hydrocarbons in offshore Argentina, Repsol YPF said in a statement.
The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged at 2.25% in its Thursday January 12 meeting. ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet said that on the basis of regular economic and monetary analyses, we have decided to keep the key ECB interest rates unchanged following the increase of 25 basis points on 1 December 2005
The myth about Argentines feeding virtually only on beef was swept aside by economic difficulties and the more modest spaghetti figures as the staple dish, according to a poll released this week in Buenos Aires.
Latin America and the Caribbean trade surplus with United States fell 10.7% last November compared to October totalling 8.7 billion US dollars reported the U.S. State Department.
Bolivian elected president Evo Morales said he forgives the United States government for all the humiliations and accusations launched against his country and emphasised he was willing to dialogue with Washington.
Uruguay Foreign Affairs minister Reynaldo Gargano vehemently denied Thursday that the Uruguayan government was advancing in a controversial free trade agreement with United States.
The latest public opinion poll before Sunday's run off in Chile's presidential election shows ruling coalition candidate Michelle Bachelet leading her Conservative opponent Santiago Piñera by five points.