Latinamerican economies are much better prepared than in the nineties to face financial turbulences, said on Friday Jose Luis Machinea, Executive Secretary for the United National Economic Committee for Latinamerica and the Caribbean, CEPAL.
Stock markets in United States fell heavily on Friday following a volatile week. The Dow Jones, which saw triple digit gains on Wednesday and Thursday, fell by 2.1%, 284.8 points, to 13,178.5. The Nasdaq lost 2.5% to 2,511.25 points.
Stock markets across Asia have suffered heavy falls on fresh concerns over the impact of the problems in the US housing market which on Tuesday caused sharp losses on Wall Street.
Shockwaves of still unknown impact crashed through financial markets Tuesday when the United States Melville-based American Home Mortgage Investment Corp. announced it was suffering credit problems and would consider going into liquidation among other options.
During the second quarter of this year Magallanes in the extreme south of Chile is again the country's region with the lowest unemployment level, 2.8%, while Punta Arenas and Porvenir are among the three cities with less people out of jobs, according to the latest release from the Labor Statistics Office.
For a sixth time this year China tightened credit on Monday in a new effort to cool its roaring economy, ordering banks to shrink the pool of money for lending by increasing their reserves.
Latinamerica is set to invest 267 billion US dollars in energy projects in the next two decades according to the United Nations Economic Committee for Latinamerica and the Caribbean, CEPAL.
Uruguay currently has a cattle herd of 12 million head with beef becoming the main export commodity of the country, over a billion US dollars last year. Based on this it can be said that Uruguay is the country with the highest number of cattle per capita, 3.8.
Argentine prosecutors have requested that Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno and the newly-appointed Beatriz Paglieri, the official in charge of calculating inflation, be summoned to testify.
Bridging the gap between rich and poor countries should be as high a priority for the International Monetary Fund as helping to solve the world's financial imbalances, Dominique Strauss Kahn, the probable next managing director of the IMF told the Financial Times.