Stories for February 2010
The death toll in the massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Chile on Saturday has risen to at least 300 people, Interior Minister Edmundo Perez Yoma said in Santiago at 20:00 local time.
A POWERFUL 8.3 magnitude earthquake has struck the Pacific Ocean near the coast of central Chile, with US authorities warning it could generate a tsunami
Brazilian government managed energy firm Petrobras announced this week it had made two separate discoveries of oil in the Campos Basin near Brazil's coast with recoverable reserves of 40 million and 25 million barrels.
The Brazilian Central bank’s decision to raise reserve requirements this week will have an impact on monetary policy, admitted the bank’s governor Henrique Meirelles in an interview with the financial publication Valor Economico.
A Costa Cruises ship crashed into a pier early Friday as it was docking at the Red Sea port of Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, killing three crew members and injuring several passengers. The accident occurred amid stormy windy weather across Egypt.
The United Kingdom economy grew at a greater rate than previously thought in the final three months of 2009, official figures have shown. The Office for National Statistics revised its figure for fourth quarter GDP to show 0.3% growth - up from its previous estimate of 0.1%.
Paris Hilton is causing a stir in Brazil, where a government department has claimed a one minute beer commercial in which she stars is demeaning to women, particularly blondes.
The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 5.9% in the last three months of 2009, revised official figures have shown. The rate is higher than the first estimate of 5.7%.
The figures confirm the world's largest economy is emerging rapidly from recession.
Jaguar Land Rover turned in a profit of £55 million in the last three months of 2009 after a loss of £60 million in the previous quarter. The company's owner, India's Tata Motors, said the bounce back was thanks to stronger market conditions.
It added that its range of new models had helped its performance.
The Colombian Constitutional Court ruled Friday against holding a referendum that could have cleared the way for President Alvaro Uribe to run for a third consecutive term.