Strong consumer spending helped the UK's economy to grow faster than expected at the end of last year. The economy grew by 0.6% in the October-to-December period, the same rate as in the previous two quarters, according to an initial estimate from the Office for National Statistics.
The US economy grew at an annual pace of 1.9% in the fourth quarter of last year, according to official figures. That was slower than the 2.2% growth rate economists had been expecting and below third quarter growth of 3.5%, which means annual GDP rose by 1.6%, the slowest since 2011 and down on 2015 when the world's largest economy expanded by 2.6%.
The Reality of the Falkland Islands Today was the motive of a roundtable discussion at the University of West Indies, St Augustine campus in Trinidad & Tobago. The event took place on Thursday at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, SALISES and was chaired by Acting Director Dr. Roy McCree.
A delegation of Argentine lawmakers will be visiting UK beginning Monday invited by the Inter Parliamentary Union, IPU, British chapter, with the purpose of establishing closer links at legislative level with their peers.
In his first meeting with a foreign leader, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke of the two nations' “special relationship,” and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed, mentioning common economic interests and shared values, but pointedly saying the new president had pledged he is “100 percent” behind NATO.
President Donald Trump and Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto, had a productive and constructive call on Friday morning, according to a joint statement released by the White House today. The two presidents discussed America's trade deficit with Mexico, the importance of the friendship between the two nations, and the need to work together to stop drug trafficking and illegal guns and arms sales, the statement said.