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  • Wednesday, February 11th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Spanish companies confirm investments in Argentina

    Pte. Fernadez in a meeting with Repsol CEO Antonio Brufau

    Two of Spain's strongest corporations reaffirmed their decision to re-invest heavily in Argentina in spite of the “difficult and complicated” situation created by the re-nationalization of Argentina's air flag carrier with no compensation for its Spanish owners.

  • Wednesday, February 11th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    As exports contract China's imports plunge 43% in Jan

    China's exports fell more than expected in January, down 17.5% from a year earlier, while imports plunged 43.1%, , as China's economy continued to be hit by the global economic slowdown.

  • Wednesday, February 11th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    HBOS “too-rapid growth” investigation in the limelight

    The former head of risk at Britain's HBOS, who claimed he was sacked for warning about the bank's too-rapid growth, has said he stands “firmly and confidently” behind his allegations.

  • Wednesday, February 11th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    UK unemployment surges to new ten year high

    United Kingdom jobcentres were said to be “creaking” under the pressure of work as new figures showed unemployment surging to a 10-year high. The jobless total reached 1.97 million, confounding many experts who had predicted it would break through the two million barrier.

  • Wednesday, February 11th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    HMS Endurance in Portsmouth by end of March, say rescuers

    HMS Endurance docked at Mare Harbour

    Logistics experts from Netherlands Dockwise's subsidiary Dockwise Shipping in Bermudas are working closely with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to recover the Royal Navy ice patrol vessel HMS Endurance currently anchored in the Falkland Islands.

  • Monday, February 9th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Foreign Office under financial strain by weak sterling

    The collapse in the value of the British pound will put the Foreign Office (FCO) under “serious financial pressures” in the coming year, a parliamentary report warned.

  • Monday, February 9th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Ring-fencing jobs for unemployed locals rages in UK

    Secretary Lord Mandelson

    UK Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has warned against calls to ring-fence jobs for UK citizens after comments by a Northern Ireland minister. Stormont Environment Minister Sammy Wilson caused controversy when he argued that the local unemployed should get jobs ahead of migrant workers. But Peter Mandelson - a former Northern Ireland Secretary - warned against such demands.

  • Monday, February 9th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    PM Brown tells banks “penalties” for “irresponsible risks”

    Brown: “No rewards for failure”

    Prime Minister Gordon Brown has insisted that there must be “no rewards for failure” in Britain's banks. His comments came as the UK Treasury launched a long-term review of City remuneration policies, amid public anger at reports that banks are planning to pay hundreds of millions in bonuses to senior staff despite their massive losses over the last year.

  • Monday, February 9th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Germany changes economic helmsman in the middle of storm

    Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

    Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is to become Germany's new economy minister, following the surprise resignation of his predecessor Michael Glos. Mr Zu Guttenberg has been proposed by his party, the Bavarian-based Christian Social Union (CSU), and his appointment is due to be a formality. At 37-years-old, he will become the youngest ever person to fill the role.

  • Monday, February 9th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    OPEC calls for full compliance with agreed supply cuts

    The oil cartel OPEC is willing to cut crude output further at a meeting in March, the group's secretary-general said on Monday in London. But he also underlined he would like to see full compliance of members with existing curbs first.