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Montevideo, January 23rd 2017 - 04:32 UTC

Stories for January 7th 2017

  • Saturday, January 7th 2017 - 08:57 UTC

    Falklands Chamber of Commerce demands improved telecommunications

    A clear strategy with SURE by 2019 detailing how it will remove all data limits and introduce a ‘fair usage policy’ to broadband services

    The Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce ended 2016 by reiterating that the provision of modern telecommunications was absolutely crucial for the development of Falklands “business community, economy and society as a whole.”

  • Saturday, January 7th 2017 - 08:42 UTC

    Obama's legacy, a robust jobs market with wage growth accelerating

    Over the last year of Barack Obama's presidency, job growth reached 2.2 million, down from 2.7 million in 2015.

    US businesses added 156,000 jobs in December in the last release of key economic data before Donald Trump is sworn in as US president. The number of jobs created fell from an upwardly revised 204,000 in November and came in below market expectations of 175,000 new roles. The jobless rate edged up last month to 4.7% from 4.6%.

  • Saturday, January 7th 2017 - 08:35 UTC

    Chile reports avian influenza at a turkey farm: all birds to be culled

    Avian influenza (AI) was diagnosed in May 2002 for the first time in Chile and South America.

    Chile has detected avian influenza H7 at a turkey production plant run by poultry producer Agrosuper in the country's central Valparaiso region. All affected birds (350,000) will be culled. No data regarding N type were given.

  • Saturday, January 7th 2017 - 07:35 UTC

    Half the Argentine labor force make a monthly average of US$ 565, says Indec

    According to the survey 10% of the poorest Argentine households concentrate 1.9% of the overall national income while the 10% at the other end, 29.1%.

    Half the Argentine labor force employed was making at the end of the third quarter a monthly average of 9.000 Pesos, equivalent approximately to US$ 565, while the poorest 10% averaged 2.500 Pesos (approx US$ 165) and the richest 10%, anywhere from 20.000 to 250.000 Pesos (US$ 1.250 to 15.000) a month, according the revamped Argentine stats and census office, Indec.

  • Saturday, January 7th 2017 - 07:14 UTC

    Uruguayan bureaucrats good at cooking inflation numbers

    “UTE Prize”, a good instrument used every December, since 2012, to ensure annual inflation remains at a single digit

    Last December, the CPI actually contracted 0.55%, something similar to what happened twelve months before helped by a significant decrease in the power rate, estimated at 19.65% and which benefitted over a million clients. The logo of the end of the year bonus campaign is “Ute Prize” (UTE is the Uruguayan power company which works under a government monopoly regime).