Stories for October 24th 2012
Indian buffalo meat exports have grown to record levels in the last two years, making India the fourth country in the world to export more than 1 million tons of bovine meat annually.
Panama was the country with the greatest increase in per capita GDP in the last five years, followed by Uruguay, Peru, Dominican Republic and Chile according to a report from the digital publication Latinvex.
The International Press Institute (IPI) released a final report on its May 2012 press freedom mission to Ecuador, stating that the nation’s private media outlets are being targeted by the government of President Rafael Correa.
Argentine political analyst and historian Rosendo Fraga writes about the US presidential elections and their global impact, plus underlining some interesting facts about the country’s population and religion trends and their impacts.
The Argentine stock market Merval index fell the most in eleven months following on President Cristina Fernandez plans to overhaul securities rules and force insurers to spend more on industrial and infrastructure projects.
Brazil's industrial production slowed in September from August amid tight competition and a lack of demand, according to a survey released Tuesday by the country's National Confederation of Industries, or CNI.
Jaguar Land Rover will likely decide before the end of this year whether to build a factory in Brazil, local President Flavio Padovan said on Tuesday. South Korea’s KIA Company is also considering the manufacturing plant option following the increase in import taxes.
Spain’s economy contracted 0.4% in the third quarter and continues to face strong headwinds, the central bank said on Tuesday. Adverse financial conditions eased “somewhat” and the decline in domestic demand was 1.2%, an improvement over the 1.4% fall in the second quarter.
A team from the government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands was in Norway during September to advance in the planning for the reindeer eradication project which is expected to begin on New Year and to discuss about the krill fishery, reports the South Georgia Newsletter September edition.
There are impressive plans to mark the centenary of British explorer Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Endurance expedition with a search for the wreck of the vessel on the sea floor in the Weddell Sea and a feature film based on the failed expedition, shipwreck and subsequent survival and heroic rescue the stranded men.