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Montevideo, March 20th 2018 - 00:10 UTC


  • Wednesday, March 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    United States economic misery continues

    The US economy has been hit hard by the housing crisis

    The US economy is continuing its economic downturn although it would be “premature” to officially declare a recession, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has said.

  • Wednesday, March 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil, Spain's main destination of net investment in 2007

    Brazil became in 2007 Spain's second most important trade partner in the region (behind Mexico) and the main destination for Spanish net investments, according to official figures released this week in Madrid.

  • Wednesday, March 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Trichet calls for bank transparency and infers no rate cuts

    ECB Jean Claude Trichet

    The European Central Bank president Jean Claude Trichet anticipated “high inflation for a relatively longer period” than originally expected and defined growth outlook for the European Union a “unusually uncertain”.

  • Wednesday, March 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Sao Paulo's “Nova Bolsa”, becomes world's third largest

    Gilberto Mifano, CEO of Brazil's Bovespa <br> Photo Bloomberg News

    The merger of the Brazilian Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo and the futures Bolsa de Mercaderias & Futuros-BM&F SA confirmed the creation of the world's third-biggest publicly traded securities exchange and the largest in Latin America.

  • Wednesday, March 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Rice prices become a ticking time bomb for Asian countries

    The spiral in rice world prices has become an extraordinary source of revenue for exporters Thailand and Vietnam but for the rest of Asian countries is a ticking time bomb that could lead to social chaos. Rice is the staple food for hundreds of millions in Asia and the Pacific basin.

  • Wednesday, March 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Abu Dhabi and Qatar create 2 billion sovereign global fund

    The Managing Director of the Abu Dhabi government-owned International Petroleum Investment Co Ipic and Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) will invest 2 billion US dollars in a new fund for global acquisitions. Ipic and QIA will each spend 1 billion in the fund and investment will be leveraged to make best use of acquisition potential.

  • Tuesday, March 25th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    US financial officials “forgot to preach with the example”

    Former IBD Cr. Enrique Iglecias

    Unites States banking authorities and regulators who during the nineties recommended Latinamerica to closely monitor its financial system “apparently forgot to look at home and this has led to the current financial crisis”, said Uruguayan economist Enrique Iglesias

  • Tuesday, March 25th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Bull market for lamb and mutton in 2008 predicts SUL

    Lamb prices are increasing

    In the first six weeks of 2008 the average price of Uruguayan ovine meat exported to Brazil averaged 2.593 US dollars per ton, which is 17% higher than in the same period of 2007, according to the latest edition of the official publication from the Uruguayan Wool Secretariat (SUL).

  • Tuesday, March 25th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    USDA: Raising a child to adulthood costs 204.000 US dollars

    Teenagers are expensive

    Middle income families in United States should calculate that raising a child born in 2007 to adulthood will demand an estimated 204.060 US dollars in food, housing and education costs, according to an annual report from the US Department of Agriculture.

  • Tuesday, March 25th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina's foreign debt stands at 123 billion US dollars

    Argentina's foreign debt stood at the end of 2007 at 123.197 billion US dollars, a 13.3% hike over the 108.762 billion of 2006, according to the latest report from the country's Statistics and Census Institute, Indec.