Her Majesty the Queen´s 88th birthday was celebrated at the British Embassy in Uruguay when Ambassador Ben Lyster- Binns and his wife Belinda hosted a reception for 300 invited guests.
Uruguay's economy expanded 2.4% in the first quarter compared with the same 2013 period, but contracted 0.4% compared with the fourth quarter of last year, the central bank said this week. However deceleration is a fact since growth of the first quarter in 2013 has gone up 4.6% over 2012.
The Obama administration announced on Tuesday an initiative to track every fish sold in the United States, a move designed to crack down on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, mislabeling of seafood and related problems.
Borders & Southern Petroleum PLC said on Tuesday that new data on the Darwin gas condensate discovery in the Falkland Islands show the potential for wider hydrocarbon distribution.
Standard & Poor's cut its rating of Argentina's long-term foreign currency debt rating to CCC- from CCC+ with a “negative” outlook. A CCC rating is defined as “currently vulnerable and dependent on favorable business, financial and economic conditions to meet financial commitments,” according to S&P.
Argentina's industrial union and bank associations expressed their deep concern regarding Monday's US Supreme Court refusal to take the long standing case with the holdout hedge funds, and all called for a solution appealing to dialogue.
Argentina's former Economy Minister and architect of the 2005 rescheduling of defaulted debt, Roberto Lavagna called for “calm” and “seriousness” to rethink the country's legal strategy following the setback suffered on Monday when the US Supreme Court decided not to hear its appeal against holdout hedge funds.
The International Monetary Fund is “concerned about wider systemic implications” the ruling by the US Supreme Court could prompt following its decision not to consider Argentina’s appeal aimed at staving off a default.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof has announced that the government plans to reopen the debt swap program in the hope of renegotiating bonds held by hedge funds, after the US Supreme Court declined to take Argentina's case against the so-called 'vulture funds'.