Brazilian president-elect Dilma Rousseff was included in Forbes magazine latest list of the 68 most powerful people in the world which is headed by Chinese president Hu Jintao.
European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet said on Thursday he did not think the United States was actively trying to weaken the dollar by printing money, despite criticism from emerging economic powerhouses.
German Economy Minister Rainer Brüederle from the liberal FDP blasted the United States monetary expansive policy which is geared to prop the declining US economy with strong liquidity injections.
Asia and Latinamerica emerging economies anticipated that they would be implementing new measures to limit the inflow of capitals following on the United States Federal Reserve announcement that it would pump more liquidity into the faltering US economy.
Chile's central bank said on Thursday it would gradually raise foreign investment limits for pension funds to 80% from 60% as it seeks to counter the recent sharp appreciation of the Chilean Peso.
Uruguay is the highest positioned Latinamerican country in the 2010 list ranking the prosperity of 110 of the world’s nations by the London analytical centre Legatum Institute and its Legatum Prosperity Index.
Uruguay is the country in Latin America and the Caribbean which experienced the highest percentage increase in direct foreign investment during the first half of the year, according to the latest report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Cepal.
New Spanish Foreign Minister Trinidad Jiménez has declared that her objective in respect of Gibraltar is “to generate enough confidence to renew bilateral talks about Gibraltar’s sovereignty with the British Government.”
Chile and Uruguay are among the less corrupt and most transparent countries of the region while Venezuela stands at the opposite end, among the worst cases in the world, according to the latest annual report from Transparency International officially released in Berlin.
Brazil's President-elect Dilma Rousseff said on Wednesday she is in no hurry to name a cabinet before taking office on January 1. Her mentor President Lula da Silva promised to leave a “stable economic situation”.