Stories for September 10th 2010
Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega said the government won’t allow the Real to strengthen excessively as the currency reached its strongest in eight months.
Argentina is still opposed to having its economy reviewed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), government ministers said on Thursday, refuting recent media reports to the contrary.
As rising food and fuel prices create incentives for large-scale land acquisitions around the world, it is more important than ever for governments and the international community to protect local land rights, according to a new World Bank study released this week.
The Falkland Islands first local television station will soon be broadcasting to the Islands. KTV and Stanley Services Limited have announced the creation of a new Company called Falkland Islands Television Limited (FITV) which will broadcast locally produced news programs.
Luis Schmidt, former president of the National Society of Agriculture (SNA) and the Chilean Fruit Growers Association (Fedefruta), has been offered the position of the Chilean Ambassador to China.
Spain's lawmakers gave their final approval to a package of government-proposed labour market reforms aimed at cutting down the country's high unemployment rate and reviving the economy.
The Bank of England has kept UK interest rates on hold at a record low of 0.5% for the 18th consecutive month. The Monetary Policy Committee's (MPC) decision had been expected, but calls have been growing for an increase in rates to curb inflation.
Ten years ago, a copy of painter and naturalist John James Audubon’s Birds of America was sold by Christie’s for £5.7m (8.8 million USD). On 7 December this year, another copy of the book will be auctioned by Sotheby’s, along with other rare and valuable books, letters and manuscripts.
A killer shrimp has been found for the first time in the UK at an Anglian Water reservoir in Cambridgeshire, England. Two anglers spotted the shrimp, which can be as small as three mm, at Grafham Water near St Neots on Friday September 3 and sent samples to the Environment Agency for identification.
Chairman and publisher of the New York Times Arthur Sulzberger delivered a speech within the framework of a newsroom gathering summit in London and tackled the rumours of the newspaper going out of print by 2015.