Economy

Economy
Wednesday, November 11th 2009 - 11:07 UTC

Lloyds Group announced more jobs cuts: 5.000 positions in 2010

Union admits it is “terrible news for employees and their families”

Lloyds Banking Group is to axe thousands of jobs next year in a fresh wave of cuts under plans to reduce costs, sources have said. Up to 5,000 positions are expected to be cut in the UK in 2010, on top of thousands already slashed this year.

Wednesday, November 11th 2009 - 11:01 UTC

Shoplifting by affluent shoppers hit the recession soars in the UK

In twelve months to June shoplifting shot up by a fifth

United Kingdom affluent shoppers hit by the recession are fuelling a shoplifting crime-wave, according to research. Middle-class people reluctant to give up luxuries they can no longer afford are behind thefts of expensive foods, alcohol and cosmetics, the Centre for Retail Research data claimed.

Monday, November 9th 2009 - 12:54 UTC

Amorim and Taiana meet to address “trade difficulties”

Jorge Taiana will express Argentina’s concern

Brazilian Foreign Affairs minister Celso Amorim will receive Monday in Rio do Janeiro his Argentine counterpart Jorge Taiana to discuss several issues of the “bilateral agenda” including, according to Argentine diplomatic sources the ongoing “trade differences”.

Monday, November 9th 2009 - 12:41 UTC

G-20 pledged to maintain economic stimulus and asked for IMF monitoring

Strauss-Kahn: how to prevent the next crisis

Finance ministers from the Group of 20 industrialized and emerging market economies pledged to maintain economic stimulus measures until recovery from the global crisis is assured and asked the IMF to assess whether countries were on track for delivering strong, sustainable, and balanced growth to avoid future problems.

Saturday, November 7th 2009 - 16:32 UTC

Petrobras testing discovery of “huge” natural gas reserves in Peru’s Amazon

Peruvian president Alan García anticipated the announcement

Brazil's Petrobras said on Friday it is still studying drilling results from lot 58 in Peru's Amazon and has yet to estimate natural gas deposits there, a day after Peruvian President Alan Garcia said the company struck a large find.

Saturday, November 7th 2009 - 16:16 UTC

Mining and construction backbone of Chile’s economic recovery

Corporations are again investing

Mining and construction industries have led Chile’s economic recovery, according to a recently released economic report.

Saturday, November 7th 2009 - 16:12 UTC

British Airways reports record loss and faces threat of strikes

The carrier is planning to cut winter capacity by 6% and eliminate 3.000 jobs

British Airways reported a record pre-tax loss Friday of more than 485 million US dollars, another setback for the airline as it faces the threat of strikes over the Christmas period.

Saturday, November 7th 2009 - 14:50 UTC

Roubini warns of an assets bubble because of the dollar-carry trade

Nouriel Roubini, Economics professor at New York University

The prevalent dollar-carry trade, in which investors borrow US dollars at 0% interest rates, to park in risky assets across the globe could come to an end in the foreseeable future, which may result in a major crash in such risky asset classes such as equities and commodities, according to economist Nouriel Roubini.

Saturday, November 7th 2009 - 09:11 UTC

US economy shedding jobs for 22nd month in a row, longest period in 70 years

The number of jobless jumped to 10.2% (15.7 million) in October

The unemployment rate in the United States rose to 10.2% in October, which was its highest rate since April 1983, according to figures from the US Labour Department.
Unemployment in September was 9.8%.

Saturday, November 7th 2009 - 07:07 UTC

EU/Mercosur round of talks agree negotiations remain stalled

Representatives from Mercosur and EU met during three days in Lisbon

The European Union and Mercosur closed on Friday a three-day round of talks unable to re-launch the stalled trade negotiations, although both sides were quick to point out to the “advances” of the last five years.

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