Chilean delegates are attending a regional forum to discuss techniques for tackling corruption and collusion in Latin American procurement taking place in Panama City. The conference is a joint initiative of the UK Foreign Office, several Panama government offices and a regional Central America body established by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.
Almost £2.5 million to go to the British armed forces community, including those currently serving, veterans and families. Armed forces charities and good causes are to benefit from the latest tranche of funding from the £35 million Armed Forces Covenant (LIBOR) Fund, the government has announced.
While the world press decries plunging print readership and advertising revenue, newspaper editors in Venezuela are struggling with a much more fundamental problem: lack of newsprint.
Venezuela's annual inflation rate hit 45.4% in August, the central bank revealed this week, the highest in five years and the highest in the region, even as consumer price increases slowed from the previous month.
President Jose Mujica said that Uruguay is ‘aligned’ with Brazil in economic policy, and if the government of President Dilma Rousseff decides to devalue its currency, “Uruguay will follow” and as Brazil, “Uruguay is not satisfied with the functioning of Mercosur”.
By Jim Watt - The Gibraltar National Day political rally organised by the Self-Determination Group for Gibraltar (SDGG) was held at Casemates square on Tuesday. On stage were local politicians, including the leader of the opposition, heads and representatives of other British Overseas Territories, including the Falkland Islands, British MP's from all parties and Mr Perry Stieglitz Gibraltar's man in the US.
China's industrial production increased by more than expected in August the latest sign that the world's second-largest economy may be on the mend. According to data released on Tuesday factory output climbed 10.4% from a year earlier. Retail sales and fixed asset investment also rose during the month.