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Montevideo, February 20th 2018 - 13:54 UTC

Stories for January 2018

  • Saturday, January 27th 2018 - 09:31 UTC

    Bank of England said UK was already suffering a “Brexit effect”

    Bank of Englnad vsaid that while global growth had accelerated, the UK was suffering a “Brexit effect” in the short term.

    A “deeper relationship” with Europe will benefit the UK economy, the governor of the Bank of England has argued. Mark Carney's comments follow claims by chancellor Philip Hammond that the UK and EU economies will only move “very modestly” apart after Brexit.

  • Saturday, January 27th 2018 - 09:17 UTC

    US economic growth in the fourth quarter slows to 2.6%, and 2.3% for 2017

    A surge in imports was blamed for the slowdown, which meant growth for 2017 was 2.3%, better than the 1.5% posted in 2016, but below Trump's 3% target

    US economic growth slowed unexpectedly to an annualised rate of 2.6% in the last three months of 2017, the Commerce Department said on Friday. Economists had expected the rate to be 3% - the same as the three months to September.

  • Saturday, January 27th 2018 - 09:15 UTC

    Relief in Canada and North Ireland: Bombadier wins trade dispute with the US

    Tariffs of 292% will not now be imposed on orders of C-Series planes by American carriers. About 50 companies in the UK supply Bombardier with parts

    The Canadian aerospace firm which faced damaging import tariffs on one of its jets has won a trade dispute in the United States. The UK government had suspected that Bombardier would lose and unions feared sales and UK jobs connected to the C-Series would be hit. But in a surprise ruling, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) rejected a complaint brought by Boeing.

  • Saturday, January 27th 2018 - 09:05 UTC

    Falklands' Dictionary of Biographies, from text to a new website

    David Tatham, editor of the printed edition was very grateful to Tom McAdam who volunteered to set up the website with excellent links and very easy to navigate.

    The entire text of the fantastically informative Dictionary of Falklands Biography has been placed on a new website www.falklandsbiographies.org. In addition to the original 476 biographies, six new names have been added and more are to follow. Among the newcomers are Constance Allardyce, the wife of Governor Sir William, who was a respected palaeontologist and expert on Falklands fossils (written by Dr Phil Stone).

  • Saturday, January 27th 2018 - 08:57 UTC

    Tillerson's first tour of several Latin American countries in early February

    At the start of his trip Tillerson will outline the Administration’s Western Hemisphere policy priorities in an address at the University of Texas at Austin.

    United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico; Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Perú; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7. According to a release from the State Department, Secretary Tillerson will engage with regional partners to promote a safe, prosperous, energy secure, and democratic hemisphere.

  • Saturday, January 27th 2018 - 08:25 UTC

    Macri and Macron agree in most issues, but not in the EU/Mercosur talks

    Macri arrived at the Elysée Palace on Friday, late in the evening, and was effusively received by Macron, followed by a meeting of an hour and twenty minutes.

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri ended on Friday his European tour in Paris, where he addressed the business community and potential investors, and later held a private meeting with president Emmanuel Macron. According to Argentine sources there is strong French investors' interest, but apparently Macron held his ground when regarding the EU/Mercosur overall trade agreement.

  • Friday, January 26th 2018 - 15:13 UTC

    Falklands fines Spanish trawler for failing to make a fish end report

    Pesquerias Marinenses SA, owner of Playa de Galicia was fined a total of £5,000, plus court costs of £150 on two charges

    A Falkland Islands Summary Court acting Justice of Peace Andrew Brownlee and Leeann Harris handed out a conditional discharge for eighteen months to Spanish fishing captain, Oscar Gomez, while fining his company, Pesquerias Marinenses SA, a total of £5,000, plus court costs of £150. Mr Gomez was also ordered to pay £150 costs.

  • Friday, January 26th 2018 - 14:53 UTC

    Royal Navy received the new Offshore Patrol Vessel HMS Forth

     The 90-metre warship, which successfully completed her maiden sea trials in December, will soon be sailed to Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth

    British Defense Minister Guto Bebb formally announced on Thursday the acceptance of HMS Forth, the Royal Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), from manufacturer BAE Systems at the company’s Scotstoun shipyard.

  • Friday, January 26th 2018 - 09:46 UTC

    Uruguay and China flirt with a trade agreement, but Mercosur is not convinced

    “Free trade among countries confirms globalization, helps preserve a multilateral trading system and promote economic growth for all parties”, Wang said

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing is willing to negotiate step by step, a free trade agreements with Uruguay and other countries in South America, particularly members of Mercosur.

  • Friday, January 26th 2018 - 09:42 UTC

    Massive vaccination, 23.8 million, against yellow fever in Sao Paulo and Rio do Janeiro

    Some 23.8 million people are expected to be vaccinated during the campaign, including 10.3 million in São Paulo and 10 million in Rio de Janeiro.

    Brazil launched a mass immunization campaign that will deliver fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine to residents of 69 municipalities in the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The strategic plan for the campaign was developed with support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). It will be the world’s largest vaccination campaign, to date, using fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine.