As European Union leaders met over the weekend in Berlin ahead of the G20 summit in April, Gibraltar Chief Minister Peter Caruana has welcomed the call for a tightening of regulatory standards, transparency and co-operation of financial markets on a global basis.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting Chile from Sunday 8 March to Wednesday 11 March 2009. According to a release from the British Embassy in Santiago Charles and Camila are scheduled to have an audience with Chilean president Michelle Bachelet Monday morning, March 9th.
Scientists and policymakers marked the official end of the International Polar Year (IPY) Wednesday at the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva. The 60-country, 1.2 billion US dollars effort has seen knowledge about the poles - and their influence on the rest of the planet - increase hugely.
A British Catholic bishop embroiled in a row over Holocaust denial has flown out of Argentina days after being told to leave the country.
Chile's government owned oil and gas corporation, ENAP reported a net loss of 958 million US dollars in 2008 after the company's refinery unit lost money on purchasing imported crude oil.
President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso have agreed to work together to stimulate economic demand and fight protectionism. At a meeting in Washington they also pledged to co-operate in diplomatic efforts over North Korea, a White House statement said. Mr Aso was the first foreign leader to be received by the US president.
Merrill Lynch & Co lost 15.84 billion US dollars in the fourth quarter, a regulatory filing showed, more than 500 million higher than the loss previously estimated by Bank of America Corp.
United Kingdom car production for January fell 58.7% against the same month the previous year, latest figures show. A total of 61,404 cars were manufactured in January 2009, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said.
The promotion of private investment and an improved image of Peru abroad boosted President Alan Garcia's approval rating to 32% this month, pollster Ipsos-Apoyo said in a national survey published Sunday in the newspaper El Comercio.
Argentina's January industrial production fell 4.4% from a year ago, the first decline since October 2002, and 6.1% from a month earlier, in seasonally adjusted terms said the government this week.