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Economy

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Bush extends tariff preferences to Andean nations

    President George W. Bush signed legislation Wednesday extending for six months existent trade benefits to four Andean nations: Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. According to the bill countries that approve free trade agreements, FTA, with the US will have a further six months.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    The Economist: energy Argentina's “biggest worry”

    In five years Argentina's recovery from catastrophe has been “swift”, but the “biggest worry” now is energy and how long growth can continue, writes The Economist in its latest edition.

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Global warming harms Chile's salmon industry

    Salmon Farming

    Two environmental experts lashed out the Chilean and Argentine governments this week for their failure to address environmental issues currently damaging ecosystems and agriculture on both sides of the Andes.

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Spanish concern over Argentine stance on Falkland fisheries

    Senator Silvia Giusti

    Representatives from the General Secretariat of Maritime Fisheries (SGPM) and the Spanish General Directorate of Fisheries Resources met with the Argentine lawmaker Silvia Giusti in the Argentine Senate for talks over the bill that tacitly proposes eliminating the so called “double permits.”

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    New Petrobras rig with 135.000 bpd potential

    Petrobras began operating this week a new oil rig with an estimated initial daily production of 15.000 barrels of heavy oil, 17 degrees API in the Jubarte field off Espirito Santo state, according to a release from the corporation.

  • Monday, December 18th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Oil companies celebrate new Argentine law

    Oil firms operating in Argentina celebrated a law passed this month to transfer property of hydrocarbons from the nation to provinces, saying that it will foster legal security and investments. But critics say that it will do nothing but “atomize” control over oil and gas exploration and exploitation.

  • Monday, December 18th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Energy crisis

    Argentina is facing a severe energy shortage that many experts blame on the lack of investments since the 2001-2002 economy crisis and despite GDP has grown at about nine percent over the last four years.

  • Sunday, December 17th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina begins 3D exploration in South Atlantic

    MV Greco Triton

    Argentina began this month ninety days oil and gas 3D seismic surveying of its continental platform in the Colorada Marina basin 200 miles off Mar del Plata.

  • Saturday, December 16th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Cautious optimism in Latin América

    Four years of regional growth

    Governments in Latin America and the Caribbean expect a fourth straight year of economic growth in 2006, topped by a jump of 12.5 percent in Cuba, according to a report issued Thursday by the UN economic agency for the region.

  • Saturday, December 16th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Chilean leader proposes soc. sec. reform

    President Michelle Bachelet

    President Michelle Bachelet on Friday proposed a shake-up of Chile's widely admired but incomplete private social security system, urging a minimum government pension for 1 million elderly Chileans left out of the current program.