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Economy

  • Thursday, February 5th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    UN office proposes “South-South” trade to cope with crisis

    Trade, investment and other cooperation between developing countries – so called ”South-South exchange – could soften the blow of the economic crisis on vulnerable economies, the head of the United Nations agency that promotes commerce to fight poverty said on Wednesday.

  • Thursday, February 5th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Bank of England cuts rate to 1%, and hopes for the best

    The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted on Thursday to reduce the official Bank Rate paid on commercial bank reserves by 0.5 percentage points to 1.0%. This marks the fifth interest rate cut since October, as the BoE seeks to encourage more lending and stimulate the UK economy which is officially in recession since December. Base rates stood at 5% last October.

  • Thursday, February 5th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    More snow storms cause transport havoc in frozen UK

    More snow has fallen across a frozen UK amid warnings that some councils face dwindling salt supplies to help keep traffic moving. Travellers have faced fresh delays as up to five inches of snow fell in some parts with south Wales, western England, the Midlands and counties to the north of London worst hit.

  • Thursday, February 5th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina's Jan. car production plunges 54%; exports 60%

    Argentina's car production plunged 54.6% in January compared to the same month last year, the Automakers' Chamber (ADEFA) reported yesterday

    The number of cars manufactured in the country totalled 18,720, down from 41,228 in January 2008.

  • Thursday, February 5th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Mining giant BHP Billiton half year profits fall 25%

    Global mining giant BHP Billiton, which also has interests in the Falkland Islands oil industry, has seen its half-year profits fall by a quarter, saying it had been hit by “a rapid deterioration in market conditions”.

  • Thursday, February 5th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Bankers bonus and perks cap controversy reaches UK

    Lord Mandelson called on banks sensitivity towards public opinion

    UK Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has told the Royal Bank of Scotland that it risks alienating ordinary people if it gave its traders and bosses “exorbitant” bonuses.

  • Thursday, February 5th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Euro bank says no to “zero rates”; benchmark 2%

    The European Central Bank kept interest rates on hold at 2% on Thursday but said it may resume cutting, although zero rates were not “appropriate” for the Euro zone at the moment.

  • Wednesday, February 4th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Darling raps bankers; demands change of “financial culture”

    British Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling criticised on Tuesday bank chiefs for failing to flag up the financial difficulties they faced at an earlier stage. Darling said some had wrongly given the impression that the problems afflicting Northern Rock were isolated and would not affect themselves.

  • Wednesday, February 4th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    “Buy American” adds protectionism fears to global crisis

    United States President Barack Obama has said he wants to avoid economic stimulus measures that would signal protectionism or spark a trade war. Mr Obama was responding to international criticism of a “Buy American” clause in the 800 billion US dollars economic recovery package.

  • Tuesday, February 3rd 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    UK unions seek disclosure from “nationalized” banks

    Banks which have received UK Government help to deal with the financial crisis should be made to reveal full details of their tax haven activities, urged union leaders in Britain, reports The Gibraltar Chronicle.