Stories for May 2007

Thursday, May 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Zoellick's first job, restore confidence

The White House nominated Robert Zoellick to be the new president of the World Bank

Robert Zoellick has dealt with the Cold War, the killing in Darfur, China's rise as an economic colossus. His next challenge: to restore confidence at the badly shaken World Bank.

Thursday, May 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Shipments to Chile resumed

Argentina resumed shipments of crucial natural gas to Chile's populous central region yesterday, Chilean energy officials said, easing fears that an acute energy shortage could worsen.

Thursday, May 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Soy boom brings wealth, at a price

Large investments have been made in soybean processing

Few towns in Paraguay's impoverished countryside have a stoplight, well-paved roads or a library. This remote farming community has all three, and residents cite one reason: soybeans.

Thursday, May 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Antarctic krill race continues

The four vessels granted licenses to trawl krill.

The Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries has issued four licences to trawl for krill off Antarctica this week. Two licences were given to Aker Biomarine Antarctic AS, and one each to Ervik Marine Services AS and Krill Seaproducts AS. The fishery will take place in areas controlled by Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).

Thursday, May 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Farewell to the new patrol HMS Clyde

HMS <i>Clyde</i> ready to leave to the Falklands

MORE than 800 people toured the Royal Navy ship HMS Clyde as it prepared to leave Scotland for the Falklands.

Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Opposition Committed to “UN defined Decolonisation”

GSLP/Liberal Opposition will press on for a United Nations defined decolonisation of Gibraltar. That was the message reiterated yesterday by Opposition Leader Joe Bossano on his return from the UN seminar in Grenada.

Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Brazilian group becomes world's leading meat packer

The Brazilian group JBS, which is the leading beef exporter of Latinamerica announced this week the purchase of Swift & Co., the third largest fresh meat (beef and pork) packer in the United States, thus becoming the world's leading meat packer.

Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

False passport of Nazi Eichmann found in Buenos Aires court

Eichmann's passport was issued by the Italian Red Cross

The false passport used by high-ranking Nazi Adolf Eichmann in 1950 to escape to Argentina was accidentally discovered in an old court record in Buenos Aires.

Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

India and Argentina business leaders have longest work week

Business leaders in India and Argentina work the longest hours, clocking up to 57 hours a week, according to a survey published this week, while Italians work the shortest week at 47 hours.

Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Record demand collapses Bs As natural gas system

Chaos in Argentina  following ban on gas provision

Private car owners and taxi drivers waited patiently in long queues early Wednesday morning in Buenos Aires, hoping to load their fuel tanks although most compressed natural gas CNG stations remained closed or working with an only pump.

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