Unites States banking authorities and regulators who during the nineties recommended Latinamerica to closely monitor its financial system apparently forgot to look at home and this has led to the current financial crisis, said Uruguayan economist Enrique Iglesias
In the first six weeks of 2008 the average price of Uruguayan ovine meat exported to Brazil averaged 2.593 US dollars per ton, which is 17% higher than in the same period of 2007, according to the latest edition of the official publication from the Uruguayan Wool Secretariat (SUL).
Ford is expected to announce on Wednesday the sale of Jaguar and Land Rover to India's Tata Motor's reported the Financial Times. The approximately 2 billion US dollars deal will include a pledge by Ford to contribute to the two brands' pension fund, and by Tata to continue buying engines from Ford, sensitive points with trade unions.
The Argentine government will not dialogue under pressure with striking farmers said Monday Justice minister Anibal Fernandez. Farmers have completed twelve days of surprising successful protests against the government's tax policy on grain, beef and dairy exports.
South Korea has banned the import of Italy's best mozzarella after reports some cheese was made with milk contaminated with cancer-causing dioxin, an official announced Monday in Seoul.
Scientists who conducted the most comprehensive survey to date of Antarctic waters close to New Zealand were surprised by the size of some specimens found, including jellyfish with 12-foot tentacles and 2-foot-wide starfish, and fields of ”sea lilies
The Chilean Air Force is increasingly concerned with the loss of highly trained pilots that are migrating to commercial airlines attracted by higher salaries and better working conditions. The issue is considered so serious that the Congressional Senate and Lower House Defence committees have decided to address the issue.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French president Nicholas Sarkozy are expected to call on banks this week to issue full and immediate disclosure of their write-offs as a consequence of the global credit crunch, according to British sources.
Middle income families in United States should calculate that raising a child born in 2007 to adulthood will demand an estimated 204.060 US dollars in food, housing and education costs, according to an annual report from the US Department of Agriculture.
Argentina's foreign debt stood at the end of 2007 at 123.197 billion US dollars, a 13.3% hike over the 108.762 billion of 2006, according to the latest report from the country's Statistics and Census Institute, Indec.