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Montevideo, July 20th 2017 - 22:36 UTC

Economy

  • Tuesday, July 4th 2017 - 02:57 UTC

    Announcement in Madrid: EU-Mercosur deal likely by end of year

    “I firmly believe that we can reach a balanced and mutually beneficial agreement...,” Malmström said.

    European Union (EU) Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said Monday in Madrid that the EU bloc “hopes to announce a political agreement for this Christmas in Buenos Aires” with Mercosur “even though technical aspects remain to be discussed.”

  • Monday, July 3rd 2017 - 03:51 UTC

    United Airlines joins list of companies to leave Venezuela

    The captain of United's last flight pulled a Venezuelan flag out of the cockpit window during pushback at Maiquetia airport as workers bid farewell to yet another company.

    United Airlines' last service to Venezuela flew back to the United States last Friday. United thus joins the seemingly endless list of foreign commercial airlines which have followed on the airtrails of Alitalia and left the country due to a state debt to companies that amounts to 3.8 billion dollars, according to airline industry sources.

  • Monday, July 3rd 2017 - 02:08 UTC

    Travel to Argentina up 10% says United Airlines country manager

    Poppe also explained that “the removal of the reciprocity entry tax, which was a barrier for the visitor,” was a decisive factor.

    Interest in Argentina from the United States pushed for an “unusual growth” of 10% in corporate and leisure travel between the two countries, according to United Airlines' Christoff Poppe. It also means more jobs.

  • Saturday, July 1st 2017 - 19:10 UTC

    H & M clothing chain announces Uruguay 2018 landing

    Uruguay will be the sixth market in Latin America for H & M

    The Swedish multinational brand H & M, known for its trendy clothing at affordable prices and which is present in 64 countries with a total of 4.300 stores, Friday announced on its website its plans to open stores in Uruguay and Ukraine by 2018.

  • Saturday, July 1st 2017 - 18:18 UTC

    Cuba, Australia pledge to strengthen economic cooperation

    Foreign Ministers Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla of Cuba and Julie Bishop of Australia at the signing of the new Memorandum on Friday in Havana

    Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla and his Australian counterpart, Julie Bishop, Friday signed a memorandum of understanding whereby both countries will strenthen their economic ties.

  • Friday, June 30th 2017 - 03:22 UTC

    Falkland Islands: Tourists spending more shows survey

    Arrivals figures were almost identical to the previous season, with over 55,000 cruise visitors and just over 1,400 land based leisure tourists.

    Visitor expenditure in the Falklands increased from both land-based tourists and cruise passengers last season. With all the figures from Immigration now in, and the cruise and air surveys analysed, the Tourist Board has a good picture of how last season performed they told Penguin News.

  • Thursday, June 29th 2017 - 21:36 UTC

    Chile Day 2017 speech by Sir Alan Duncan

    Sir Alan Duncan speaking at Chile Day 2017

    Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan spoke of the strength of the UK-Chile relationship, our historical ties and common values. Chile Day's objective include strengthening ties between the City of London and representatives from Chilean capital markets

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2017 - 18:49 UTC

    Takata to continue manufacturing airbags in Uruguay despite bankruptcy

    Unlike other auto part manufacturers in the country, Takata Uruguay has increased its output in Uruguay in recent times.

    The Uruguayan plant of the Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata, which has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan, will continue to operate normally, Takata Uruguay plant manager José Enrique Alonso explained.

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2017 - 02:57 UTC

    Macri and Bachelet meet in Santiago to discuss trade and also Venezuela

    Macri and Bachelet: “We are looking for a solution for Venezuela, so that there are elections and no more political prisoners”

    Presidents Mauricio Macri of Argentina and Michelle Bachelet of Chile met Tuesday at the Palacio de la Moneda in Santiago to discuss bilateral ties and a trade agreement between the two countries.

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2017 - 02:10 UTC

    Argentina resumes exports of lemons to Brazil

    A shipment of 1,400 boxes (21,000 kilograms) from the province of Tucumán has already crossed the border by land on its way to the Sao Paulo Central Market, the national Agriculture Ministry reported Tuesday. Lemon exports to Brazil had been halted in 2009.