Stories for November 6th 2007
Boeing said Monday it had struck a multibillion-dollar deal with Chile's LAN Airlines that includes 32 787 Dreamliners, the largest order for its new plane in Latin America. The order includes 26 of the fuel-efficient Dreamliners and six more leased from International Lease Finance Corp.
China's oil corporation PetroChina became on Monday the world's biggest firm by market value on its first day of trading in Shanghai. She displaced US corporation Exxon Mobil.
The Roman Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo who is running for Paraguay's presidency and leading in the opinion polls, has polarized the Church with some backing him as a force for change and others saying he violated age-old doctrine.
Brazil plans a major increase of the armed forces budget and a long term boost to the local defense industry and military technology which includes the purchase of 36 fighter jets worth 2.2 billion US dollars revealed the Brazilian press over the weekend.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he has repeatedly offered his good offices to address the Malvinas/Falklands issue, but there must be an understanding between the countries involved, and that has not happened.
TWO hundred and fifty British Falklands War veterans landed at Mount Pleasant Airport at 9am this morning. The group visit under the auspices of the charity the South Atlantic Medal Association (82).
Oil prices have risen to a record high above $97 a barrel, amid concerns over tight fuel stocks and a weak US dollar.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday he would discuss how to balance climate change and food security in the development of biofuels when he visits major ethanol producer Brazil next week.