Stories for July 7th 2012
Brazil’s inflation slowed to its lowest in almost two years on temporary tax breaks for autos, paving the way for more interest rate cuts as the government tries to revive economic growth.
The Chilean government released its new 2012-2024 National Defence and Security Strategy (ENSYD) this week which promises to address “new threats” to Chilean security in an international context.
Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno regretted Argentina’s decision to end a double taxing agreement which was running since 1976 and exempts Chileans and Argentines making business in the neighbouring country from paying taxes as long as they are already contributors at home.
The Euro crisis is the “greatest external economic risk” for Latinamerica warned the Inter American Development Bank Luis Alberto Moreno who nevertheless said he was convinced the world with end acknowledging the efforts from the European Union and Spain.
Peruvian police captured 11 Shining Path rebels and freed 10 children thought to be in combat training, President Ollanta Humala said on Friday after a string of military setbacks and a week of anti-mining violence.
The Falkland Islands national beef herd could be doubled to meet current and potential markets, farmers heard at a Falklands Meat Company, FMC, meeting this week in Stanley.
French investigators say faulty sensors and inadequate pilot training caused Air France's Rio-to-Paris 447 flight to crash into the Atlantic in 2009. Their final report caps a bitter row between the airline and Airbus.
Japan's Fukushima nuclear crisis was a preventable disaster resulting from collusion among the government, regulators and the plant operator, an expert panel said, wrapping up an inquiry into the worst nuclear accident in 25 years.
Europe's tallest skyscraper the Shard was inaugurated in London in a dazzling sound and light show befitting its status as the capital's brashest and most controversial building.
The Argentine central bank will affect 4.165 billion dollars from the bank’s freely available reserves to honour government debt maturing in the third quarter, it was officially announced.