Stories for November 22nd 2012

Thursday, November 22nd 2012 - 22:56 UTC

Argentine navy short on spares and resources for training and maintenance

ARA Robinson one of the few operational corvettes

The Argentine navy is not going through one of its great moments, not only because of the impounded flagship ARA Libertad in Ghana and the ARA Espora stranded in South Africa waiting for spares. The rest of the fleet is suffering the consequences of years of lack of maintenance and training with corvettes, destroyers and even submarines involved in mechanical and conducting incidents.

Thursday, November 22nd 2012 - 21:35 UTC

North Dakota oil and gas production increasing 3% to 5% monthly

ND Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms: 800.000 bpd early next year

Crude production from the Bakken and Three Forks formations in North Dakota could rise by another 50-100% in the next three years, and not start to decline until 2020 or even 2025, according to official projections from the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division.

Thursday, November 22nd 2012 - 21:09 UTC

Brazilian labour market robust with unemployment 5.3% in October

The October jobless rate is the lowest since December last year

Brazil's unemployment rate fell in October, suggesting the country’s robust labour market will continue to support domestic demand through an incipient economic recovery.

Thursday, November 22nd 2012 - 21:05 UTC

Brazil government exposes alleged links of the opposition and media with the king of illegal gambling

Carlinho Cachoeira, king of illegal gambling, no one wants him to reveal his contacts

A Brazilian congressional committee has asked the Attorney General’s Office to prosecute on conspiracy charges two editors from the opposition magazine Veja because of their links with the chief of illegal gambling in the country, Carlinhos Cachoeira.

Thursday, November 22nd 2012 - 20:51 UTC

Chinese government bankers and financers warned on extravagant and lavish expenditures

Xi Jinping campaign against corruption expanding to all levels of the party and the administration

China will ban executives from state-owned banks and financial companies from spending extravagantly on cars and houses, according to the state news agency Xinhua. The 12 regulations, issued jointly by the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Supervision and the National Audit Office, come after Communist Party chief Xi Jinping warned that the party risks major unrest and the collapse of its rule if corruption is allowed to run wild in China.

Thursday, November 22nd 2012 - 18:56 UTC

Street killings and violence in Sao Paulo knock out the state’s head of security

Mounted police patrol the streets of some of the poor areas of the city

The head of the Sao Paulo state police who held the post for seven years quit Wednesday amid a surge of deadly violence in Brazil’s largest city and the industrial and financial hub of the country.

Thursday, November 22nd 2012 - 14:50 UTC

Argentina’s outbursts backfire: Judge Griesa orders payment to holdout bond investors

Judge Griesa based the ruling on threats by Argentina leaders to defy his rulings

Argentina suffered a stinging blow late Wednesday when New York federal judge Thomas Griesa, citing threats by the country's leaders to defy his rulings in a decade-old dispute over defaulted sovereign bonds, ordered immediate payment.

Thursday, November 22nd 2012 - 13:55 UTC

Bolivia formally invited to join Mercosur as full member at December’s summit

Foreign minister Choquehuanca said President Evo Morales will be attending the summit and give a reply

Bolivia was formally invited to join Mercosur as a full member for which negotiations can begin in the coming summit December 7 in Brasilia. The invitation was made official by Mercosur High Commissioner Ivan Ramalho during a visit to La Paz where the met with Foreign minister David Choquehuanca and Economy and Planning ministers Luis Arce and Viviana Caro.

Thursday, November 22nd 2012 - 07:38 UTC

Hamburg tribunal confirms hearings on ARA Libertad impounded at Ghana port

The news was released by Minister Hector Timerman

The Law of the Sea Tribunal in Hamburg confirmed the oral hearings’ date for 29 and 30 November referred to the Argentine vessel ARA Libertad impounded and retained in Ghana since 2 October, with a previous day of consultations with both litigants on 28 November.


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