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Montevideo, May 27th 2018 - 03:38 UTC


  • Friday, May 8th 2009 - 10:20 UTC

    European Parliament supports “politically persecuted Venezuelans”

    The European Parliament (EP) approved on Thursday a resolution in solidarity with “all those people suffering political persecution in Venezuela,” currently embodied in former presidential candidate Manuel Rosales, who was granted political asylum in Peru.

  • Friday, May 8th 2009 - 10:11 UTC

    FAO, OIE, WHO reiterate statement on A/H1N1 and safety of pork

    To avoid any misunderstanding FAO, WHO and OIE reissued Thursday their joint statement referred to the safety of pork originally issued on 30 April.

  • Friday, May 8th 2009 - 04:48 UTC

    European central banks lost 40 billion USD with gold sales

    The decision by central banks across Europe to sell gold reserves over the last ten years has left them 40 billion US dollars worse-off, the Financial Times reported Thursday.

  • Friday, May 8th 2009 - 04:22 UTC

    Sterling highly sensitive to quantity easing programs

    The British pound fell sharply just after midday Thursday following the announcement from the Bank of England (BoE) that it was expanding its quantitative easing program by a further £50 billion. The move to expand QE from the original £75 billion to £125 billion sent sterling down against a host of currencies including the dollar and the euro.

  • Friday, May 8th 2009 - 04:16 UTC

    Bank of England to pump additional £ 50 billion to the economy

    The Bank of England has held interest rates unchanged at their record low of 0.5% but stepped up its program to boost the economy with injections of new money. It is the second month in a row that rate-setters have held the cost of borrowing as attention turns to the results of its scheme of quantitative easing (QE) - effectively printing money - to ease credit conditions in the ailing economy.

  • Friday, May 8th 2009 - 04:13 UTC

    ECB follows US, UK, Japan and announces quantitative easing

    The European Central Bank is to embark on its own quantitative easing program in response to the sharpest economic slowdown in Europe since the Second World War, it was announced Thursday. The news follows similar measures in the UK, US and Japan over the past few months.

  • Friday, May 8th 2009 - 03:13 UTC

    Ghost nets and lost fishing gear hurting marine environment

    Lost, discarded or abandoned fishing gear make up for 10 per cent of all marine litter

    Large amounts of fishing gear lost at sea or abandoned by fishers are hurting the marine environment, impacting fish stocks through “ghost fishing” and posing a hazard to ships, according to a new report jointly produced by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

  • Thursday, May 7th 2009 - 13:38 UTC

    Canadian scientists complete genetic sequence of H1N1

    A team of Canadian scientists have completed the genetic sequencing of three H1N1 viruses taken from Mexico, Nova Scotia and Ontario, the first complete sequencing of the human swine flu, it was announced Wednesday.

  • Thursday, May 7th 2009 - 05:32 UTC

    EU/US reach provisional deal on hormone-treated beef

    United States and the European Union have reached a provisional deal to end a dispute over an EU ban on US hormone-treated beef. The move should prevent the US from implementing 116.8 million US dollars in new retaliatory duties on European products such as French cheese.

  • Wednesday, May 6th 2009 - 12:53 UTC

    Fiat planning a new auto giant with Chrysler and GM Latinamerica

    Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne interested in GM's operations in Latin America

    Fiat is eyeing US auto giant General Motors' operations in Latin America as well as those in Europe (Opel) and discussions on a possible deal are under way, an industry source said Tuesday.