Stories for November 14th 2011

Monday, November 14th 2011 - 21:21 UTC

Falklands establishes agriculture and trade cooperation links with Uruguay

Agricultural Advisor ‘Mac’ McArthur admires Uruguayan livestock

If proof was ever needed that adversity leads to a greater determination to succeed, it has been amply provided in a recent trip by the Falkland Islands Senior Agricultural Advisor, “Mac” McArthur, on a trade mission and cultural visit to Uruguay.

Monday, November 14th 2011 - 21:02 UTC

None of world major economies will escape a slowdown forecasts the OECD

Brazil’s composite leading indicator was down to 94 from 95.1

None of the world's major economies will escape a slowdown, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said, highlighting increasing signs that growth momentum is dwindling across the board.

Monday, November 14th 2011 - 20:58 UTC

Merkel calls for EU political union as long term solution to Euro crisis

Europe faces the toughest hour since World War Two

As technocrats leaders in Italy and Greece rush to form governments as they sought to limit the damage from the Euro zone debt crisis – and the Euro climbed on relief that a key Italian bond auction drew decent demand from investors – German chancellor Angela Merkel stepped up to defend Europe’s common currency.

Monday, November 14th 2011 - 20:51 UTC

Brazilian trade minister and 53 companies on African business round

Minister for Industry and Foreign Trade Pimentel heads the mission

A business mission of 53 companies organised by the Brazilian government plans to begin a tour of Mozambique, Angola and South Africa on 21 November, an Apex-Brasil official said in Sao Paulo.

Monday, November 14th 2011 - 20:47 UTC

Brazil moves into Tanzania and will help increase power generation five-fold

Aloyce Masanja says the project will increase power to 2.100 MW

Brazilian business and public contractor giant Odebrecht Company Limited, with top global businesses and operations across a wide variety of industries, has shown interest in undertaking the huge Stiegler's Gorge power project in Tanzania’s Rufiji river basin, according to “The East African” weekly.

Monday, November 14th 2011 - 20:36 UTC

Aerolineas Argentinas resumes flights with Air Force taking control of operations

Union leader Cirielli alleges the Argentine Treasury has invested 2.1 billion dollars in the company with no results at all

International flights by state-run carrier Aerolineas Argentinas resumed Monday after a weekend disruption over a labour dispute with comptrollers which the government of President Cristina Fernandez resolved by ordering the Air Force to take control of air operations.

Monday, November 14th 2011 - 20:18 UTC

Mercosur/EU confident of a first proposals exchange in mid 2012

Joao Aguiar Machado, waiting for the Mercosur delegates in Brussels next March

The seventh round of Mercosur/EU trade negotiations held in Montevideo ended with “progress in some areas at regulation and norms levels” and with the commitment of exchanging proposals in mid 2012, according to Joao Aguiar Machado head of the EU team.

Monday, November 14th 2011 - 18:29 UTC

Meryl (Lady Thatcher) unveils “The Iron Lady” poster before Parliament

A strong resemblance with the first British PM

US actress Meryl Streep gave a sneak peek Monday at what she will look like as.” The award-winning star unveiled the official poster for the upcoming film in London before Parliament House.

Monday, November 14th 2011 - 18:19 UTC

Most Latam banks target the SME sector to expand business, shows survey

Good prospects for small and medium enterprises reflects in bank credits

A large majority of banks in Latin America and the Caribbean consider small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) as a strategic part of their business and are upbeat about expanding their business to this sector in the next two years, according to the Latin American Banking Federation, Feleban.

Monday, November 14th 2011 - 17:13 UTC

FAO: Aquaculture in 2012 will supply more than 50% of world’s fish consumption

Most is concentrated in Asia but Norway and Chile lead in salmon farming

Aquaculture is the world's fastest-growing source of animal protein and currently provides nearly half of all fish consumed globally, according to a report published here by FAO.

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