Stories for October 2007
The Buenos Aires Financial Times office wrote a scathing article about the Argentine First Lady and presidential candidate Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner saying she devotes so much time to foreign travel during her election campaign that it almost looks as though she is running for a job at the United Nations, not the presidency of Argentina.
As several other commodity-exports dependent countries in South America, Peru's economy is booming growing at an estimated 8%, following last year's 7.6%. However this success and the massive influx of US dollars is distorting monetary policy and delaying an improved wealth distribution.
Brazil's top aviation official on Thursday rebuffed charges by the head of an international air traffic controllers organization who said it was only a question of time before there was a new air disaster in Brazil.
Falkland Islands Camp residents will have access to a new and upgraded telephone service, offering broadband, from mid-late 2009, according to a Thursday joint release in Stanley from the Falklands government and Cable and Wireless South Atlantic Ltd.
The Governing Council of the European Central Bank meeting in Vienna decided to leave interest rates unchanged at 4%. The decision comes despite the strength of the Euro against the US dollar and calls from some European leaders to cut rates and boost European competitiveness.
The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted Thursday to maintain UK interest rates on hold at 5.75%. The decision comes despite pressure to follow the example of the US Federal Reserve to cut the cost of borrowing and help with the credit crunch.
Want to buy an iPod? Try Hong Kong and if in Europe, Switzerland, and if in the Americas, United States or Canada but please avoid Brazil. That is the suggestion of Commonwealth Bank, one of Australia's largest, which checked the cost of a digital music 4GB iPodNano in 55 different countries.
Top diplomats from Venezuela and United States held talks aimed at improving relations, discussing a possible visit to Caracas by Washington's leading envoy for the Americas. Relations between the two countries have been tense for years.
Argentina is considering submitting a report on its economic program to the International Monetary Fund to help unblock negotiations on its 6.3 billion US dollars debt with the Paris Club, a government official said yesterday.
Pearson, the world's largest education publisher announced this week it was partially opening up free access to its Financial Times newspaper as it adopted a new online business model.