Stories for September 22nd 2010

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010 - 18:16 UTC

Falkland Islands fishing industry unconcerned about Argentine interference

Falkland Islands Government Director of Fisheries John Barton

DUE to planned port developments in the Falkland Islands, fishery executives there appear unworried by Argentina’s most recent attempt to interfere in their fishing industry.

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010 - 16:16 UTC

Russia bars beef imports from four Brazilian and one Argentine plants

In spite of sanitary setbacks Brazil is poised to export 5 billion USD of meat products in 2010

Brazil’s JBS S.A., one of the world’s leading exporters of beef said late Wednesday that Russian authorities told the company that several of its meat plants have been barred from exporting product to Russia.

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010 - 15:57 UTC

Argentina promotes tourism in UK; BA direct flights London/Buenos Aires in March

Tourism Minister Enrique Meyer promoting Argentina in London

British Airways will start non-stop flights between London and Buenos Aires in March 2011 announced Minister of Tourism Enrique Meyer in Britain’s capital during the official launch to promote investment in Argentina’s tourism industry.

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010 - 15:54 UTC

Royal Navy: HMS Gloucester snub will not affect good relationship with Uruguay

The Type 42 destroyer based in Portsmouth is currently in the South Atlantic

The Royal Navy is “disappointed” with Uruguay's treatment of a warship heading to the Falkland Islands, but the incident will not affect “the good defence relationship with the Uruguayans, writes Michael Powell The News from Portsmouth Defence correspondent.

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010 - 15:08 UTC

Book reveals MI6 helped prevent communist revolution in Brazil in 1935

Professor Keith Jeffery poses for photographers with his book “MI6 The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949

The most detailed and authoritative history of the first forty years (1909-1949) of the British Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, was released this week by the London publishers, Bloomsbury and in the USA by Penguin.

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010 - 07:46 UTC

Lula da Silva again furious with the press for exposing government corruption

The Brazilian president on several occasions has tried to curtail freedom of the press

Brazilian president Lula da Silva again attached the media on Tuesday claiming that freedom of expression does not imply “inventing stories and news”. He added that the media instead of helping public opinion preach “hatred” and are only interested in “failures of his government”.

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010 - 07:42 UTC

Argentine files complaint against the country’s two largest newspapers

Hector Magnetto, managing director of Clarin and target of the Kirchner administration

The Argentine government filed on Tuesday a formal complaint against the heads of the country's two biggest newspapers of complicity with a former military regime in crimes against humanity.

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010 - 07:39 UTC

Brazil’s central bank buys 5.9 billion USD to contain revaluation of the Real

Meirelles can also count with the sovereign wealth fund to buy greenbacks

Brazilian central bank President Henrique Meirelles stepped up dollar purchases to the highest in almost a year this month in a bid to temper gains in the Real.

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010 - 07:35 UTC

Fed anticipates modest US growth and is prepared to provide further support

FOMC member Thomas M Hoeing is concerned about future imbalances and long term growth

Admitting that employment and output recovery has slowed down in recent months, the US Federal Reserve said on Tuesday that it is prepared to provide additional accommodation if needed to support the economic recovery and to return inflation, over time, to levels consistent with its mandate.

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010 - 07:32 UTC

US behind Brazil, China and India as preferred place to invest, says Bloomberg

A majority of respondents support Bernanke performance and the Fed’s policies

The United States has fallen behind emerging markets Brazil, China and India as the preferred place to invest, according to a survey from Bloomberg. The US ranked first three months ago in the last quarterly Bloomberg Global Poll.


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