Gordon Brown has won his first coveted meeting with Barack Obama as president of the United States, it was announced.
Brazilian mining giant Vale do Rio Doce, the world's biggest iron ore producer, expects to ship a record-high 30 million tonnes of iron ore to China in the first quarter of 2009, it said on Friday.
Swedish car maker Saab Automobile Friday was granted protection from its creditors so that it can be reorganized and said it will seek to separate from its owner, General Motors Corp.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived this weekend in Havana for a working visit with his Cuban colleague, Raul Castro, an official communique published Saturday in the island's press said without offering further details
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will become on Sunday the country's first president in the last 15 years to attend one of the samba-school parades at the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, the main event of the festival, his office confirmed.
Next month's visit to Gibraltar by the Princess Anne could derail the tripartite talks if it is a high profile one, according to a senator from the Spanish ruling party PSOE, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.
British Primer Minister Gordon Brown has issued a warning to banks in Britain and around the world that they must end risky speculation and resume their traditional role as stewards of people's money.
Banking details of eight US clients of Switzerland's UBS bank have been sent to US authorities despite a Swiss court order blocking the move reported the Tribune de Geneve. But a request with a greater list of names seems doomed according to Swiss officials.