The auditing firm KPMG found out that the Galician multinational firm Pescanova ‘blew up’ up to 1,264% the price of seafood products sold to the 14 instrumental (straw) companies with which it operated through fake invoices.
The Falkland Islands Government has welcomed an announcement from the Panamanian National Assembly approving the formation of the Falkland Islands–Panamanian Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez had a neurologic-image control test on Wednesday late evening at the Favaloro Hospital in Buenos Aires, following surgery last 8 October to remove a cranium blood clot. It was her first exit since 13 October when she was discharged from hospital and sent to the Olivos presidential residence for a strict 30 day rest-recovery period ordered by her medical team.
Despite a full-fledged crackdown on the 'cave-exchanges' in the financial sector of Buenos Aires the 'parallel' US dollar ended Wednesday trading as on the previous day at 10.05 Argentine Pesos while the official rate stood at 5.82 Pesos (buying price) and 5.87 Pesos (selling price).
Brazil sold about 3.2 billion dollars of new global bonds due in 2025, more than twice the original launch amount, as it paid the largest premium over U.S. Treasuries for a similar maturity since 2009 (approx 4.3%). The National Treasury is also buying back about 2 billion dollars of high-coupon notes maturing between 2017 and 2030.
Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd updated investors on its proposed merger with Desire Petroleum (DES) Wednesday lunchtime, signaling the combination should be finished by 19 December.
France's Total will lead a 1.2 billion dollars project to produce natural gas off the coast of Tierra del Fuego in the extreme south Argentina. In partnership with Wintershall AG and Pan American Energy LLC, they will drill as deep as 5.5 kilometers in the Vega Pleyade field, according to Javier Rielo who heads the project.
A former Ecuadorean judge who presided over a pollution case against Chevron Corp. (CVX) testified that he and a colleague who issued a 19 billion judgment against the company in the environmental lawsuit were bribed.
Argentina took full control of another railway commuter line following the latest crash last week that left over a hundred people injured at the same Once station where in a similar accident 18 months ago 52 were killed and dozens suffered serious injuries.