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Economy

  • Tuesday, May 6th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    World central bankers warn of rising food prices and inflation

    European Central Bank President Jean- Claude Trichet, who chaired a meeting of central bankers of the world's leading nations warned on Monday about rising food prices and significant inflationary risks.

  • Tuesday, May 6th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Uruguay heading for a record export year: 6 billion US dollars

    Uruguay's exports increased 59.6% last April compared to the same month a year ago, with the whole expansion for the first four months reaching 44%, according to the latest statistics released by the government funded institution Uruguay XXI.

  • Tuesday, May 6th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Uruguay rice industry wants to double production

    Uruguay, South America's leading exporter of rice and among the world's top eight, traditionally has been forced to sell overseas 95% of its high quality grain given the country's scarce population and low consumption.

  • Tuesday, May 6th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Uruguay's April inflation of 0.33% surprises experts

    Uruguay's consumer price index, CPI, increased 0.33% in April the best performance so far in 2008 and the lowest since April 1962. This means that CPI in the first four months of the year reached 3.2%, (annualized 9.92%) and below the same period in 2007 (4.98%), according to the latest release from the national Statistics Institute.

  • Tuesday, May 6th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Anti-inflation plan cost Uruguay 0.8% of GDP in 7 months

    Public utilities rates subsidies which have been applied since September 2007 to help contain inflation have cost the Uruguayan treasury 185 million US dollars, equivalent to 0.8% of the country's GDP. Prices are estimated to have moderated 1.5% on an annual basis.

  • Monday, May 5th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    London's luxury rentals get an unexpected boost

    London is the most expensive rental market, topped only by Hong Kong

    London's luxury rental market, already strong and becoming stronger, is getting a further boost from an unexpected source: the U.S. credit crunch.

  • Sunday, May 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    US Citibank says Argentina's economy is “getting muddy”

    In a report limited to top clients US Citibank forecasted last week that Argentina probably faces “an inflation acceleration accompanied or preceded by a flight of capital, leading to a forced landing”, if the current administration refuses to take measures to contain inflation.

  • Friday, May 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    US judge freezes 16 billion in Argentine sovereign bonds

    A United States judge granted on Wednesday a request by bondholders suing Argentina to extend a freeze on as much as 16 billion US dollars in sovereign bonds issued by the country and which now held by the Depository Trust Co. in New York.

  • Thursday, May 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    US mortgages rot deep rooted in German banks

    The European Union on Wednesday approved a German bailout of WestLB, a regional bank that lost billions from US mortgages gone badly. Germany can now put up 5 billion Euros to help the bank ride out its exposure to the subprime banking crisis.

  • Thursday, May 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Inflation, the main concern for majority of Argentines

    Inflation has become the main concern of a majority of Argentines, leaving aside other issues such as insecurity and poverty according to the latest public opinion polls from Ibarometro and Hugo Haime & Associates, released this week in Buenos Aires and which refers to the second half of April.