The discovery of elevated protein levels in the urine of some cattle infected with mad cow disease, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, BSE, raises the possibility that animals could eventually be screened using a test similar to a home pregnancy kit, according to reports from the University of Manitoba.
People should eat less meat if they want to make a difference to climate change, according to a UN expert. Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (IPCC) told London's The Observer in an interview people should have one meat-free day a week to tackle global warming.
Oil prices have dipped below 106 US dollars as traders predicted that rising US unemployment would lead to consumers cutting back on petrol use. US light, sweet crude fell as low as $105.16 a barrel before recovering to settle down $1.66 at $106.23. Brent crude dropped $2.21 to $104.09.
While developing countries' economies are forecasted to expand by 6% this year that growth could potentially be checked by the slowdown in wealthier nations, according to a new report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Colombia's former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt who was rescued in July from the captivity of the country's leftist rebels has been named the Woman of the Year by the World Awards Association (WAA)the EFE news agency reported Saturday.
On September 1 and 2, world bankers, economists and finance academics participated in an event hosted by the Argentine Central Bank, Financial Turbulences. Impact on Developed and emerging economies
United Kingdom prices have risen by 8.3%t since the beginning of the year amid fears that Britain is facing the worst economic conditions in decades, a report said Friday.
The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided on Thursday to keep interest rates on hold at 5% for a fifth month as it struggles to deal with a slowing economy and soaring inflation.
With annual inflation rates likely to remain well above levels consistent with stability and the latest data confirming the weakening of real GDP growth in mid 2008, the European Central Bank, ECB, has left interest rates unchanged at 4.25%.
The Doha round global trade negotiations will resume at senior official level next Tuesday announced World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy on Thursday in Oslo.