Colombia approved Friday the integration of the Colombian stock exchange with those of Chile and Peru opening the way for the start of joint operations next November 22.
Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay have still to ratify the founding charter and constitution of the Union of South American Nations, Unasur, which needs an additional vote to become legally effective.
China will open its market to Argentine beef consolidating the end of a conflict that started earlier this year when Beijing decided to suspend “on sanitary reasons” the import of soy-oil from Argentina, a ban that was only lifted last month.
Australia and India have both raised interest rates by a quarter percentage point amid fears of rising inflation. The central bank of Australia put up rates from 4.5% to 4.75%, surprising markets with the first rise since May.
Argentina's unemployment rate fell to 7.6% in the third quarter of this year from 9.1% percent in the same period of 2009 as the economy rebounded, President Cristina Fernandez said on Friday.
The US explorer who discovered the world’s biggest copper deposit in Chile has staked a claim in Paraguay to what he says may be the largest titanium find, according to a report from Bloomberg.
The Bosques de Chile firm this week filed paper work with environmental authorities for authorization to proceed with a US$100 million wind farm investment off the coast of Chiloé Island near Dalcahue.
Sao Paulo’s Federal Prosecution has opened a process to determine the alleged responsibility of four retired military personnel accused of involvement in six killings and torturing 20 people among which president-elect Dilma Rousseff.
Brazil's President Lula da Silva asked his cabinet to do everything possible to help president-elect Dilma Rousseff transition smoothly into power.
Growing at a rate of 7 to 8% annually, Brazil's booming economy is becoming an important market for key Chilean exports.