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Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 07:10 UTC

Venezuela cheap oil and fuel shipments to allies fall to a five-year low

The accords that former president Hugo Chavez struck to lower energy costs for friends and expand his diplomatic clout, are not being fully complied .

Venezuela’s shipments of crude oil and fuel to its allies have fallen to a five-year low as a weak economy hits its ability to uphold accords that former president Hugo Chávez struck to lower energy costs for friends and expand his diplomatic clout.

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 07:07 UTC

New World Bank delegate in Argentina; 'country strategy' to be considered next month

Economist Henstchel is considered well informed of Argentine issues since he spent time in the country following the 2001 meltdown of the economy

The World Bank board of directors will be discussing sometime next month a new aid program for Argentina focused on combating poverty, but the loans approval can't be expected until next year, according to the bank's new representative in Argentina, Jesko Hentschel.

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 07:00 UTC

Mercosur is a ‘success’; intra-trade has grown at double the world rate

Ramalho insists that despite the bad press, Mercosur is advancing and now extends from Patagonia to the Caribbean

Mercosur is a success, intra-trade has expanded at double the rate of world trade and despite all the bad press, the block is advancing on other fields such as social affairs and citizenship, according to Ivan Ramalho, Mercosur's High Representative, who is a former Brazilian deputy minister of trade and development issues.

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 06:41 UTC

Falklands Argos Resources oil explorer confident on its farm-out outlook

The company said its farm-out campaign has been strengthened by the contracting of the Eirik Raude deep water rig by Noble Energy and Premier Oil

Falkland Islands Argos Resources Ltd posted Friday a narrowed pre-tax loss for the first half, saying it is more confident on the outlook for its farm-out efforts following the recent contracting of the Eirik Raude deep water rig by Noble Energy Inc and Premier Oil PLC.

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 08:11 UTC

US economy rebounds strongly in the second quarter: 4.2% annual rate

Domestic demand increased at a 3.1% rate, instead of the previously reported 2.8% pace. It was the fastest pace since the second quarter of 2010

The US economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter and details of a report on Thursday pointed to sustainable underlying strength. GDP expanded at 4.2% annual rate instead of the previously reported 4.0% pace, the Commerce Department said, reflecting upward revisions to business spending and exports.

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 08:07 UTC

Singer extends 'discovery' looking for Argentine assets in Chinese banks

 While the Chinese banks can oppose the request, Singer's Elliott is confident that the US courts would ultimately allow its request to go through.

As it did in Nevada and California, a unit of billionaire Paul Singer's Elliott Management, which is Argentina's main holdout creditor, is extending its legal fight with the country to China. NML Capital served subpoenas this week to Bank of China (BOC) and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in an effort to obtain information on 6.8bn dollars in financing for deals signed by the two countries in July.

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 07:32 UTC

Malaysia Petronas joins YPF to develop shale-oil reserves in Argentina

More than 30 wells will be drilled in the pilot stage, which is scheduled for the first quarter of 2015, YPF said in a statement.

Argentine government controlled energy company YPF said on Thursday it signed a 550 million dollars agreement with Malaysia's Petronas to develop shale-oil reserves in the massive Vaca Muerta formation.

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 06:49 UTC

New technology could end the debate over pipeline safety

Despite advances smart pigs aren’t terribly accurate. Pipeline operations have to shut down and analyzing the data smart pigs gather can take some time

Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable. Yet that’s exactly what has happened; and it’s not just Saudi Arabia that has been left in North America’s dust -- Russia has, too.

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 06:46 UTC

Mercosur main partners in another attempt to re-launch withering economies

Kicillof is expected in Brazil to meet with his peer Mantega and Industry minister Burgos.

Argentine Economy minister Axel Kicillof left Buenos Aires on Thursday for Brazil, where he will meet with fellow ministers from the country to discuss the current situation of bilateral trade and the automotive industry.

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 06:25 UTC

UK expertise to help Santiago's with a 'greener' public transport system

Finn Coyle, Environmental Manager for Transport for London during the conference.

The British Embassy in Chile together with the Metropolitan Public Transportation Department (DTPM) and the consultant company Sistemas Sustentables Ltd., Chile hosted the workshop ‘Improving bus technology within the public transport system of Santiago’.

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