Delta Air Lines Inc. agreed to buy 100 Boeing Co. 737 single-aisle jets with a catalogue value of 8.5 billion dollars as the carrier postponed plans to buy another 100 smaller jets from Brazil’s Embraer SA or Canada’s Bombardier Inc.
US billionaire Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway has announced it is investing 5 billion dollars in Bank of America. News of the famous investor's move sent Bank of America's shares up by 25%, before moving back to 10% ahead.
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim spent 8.8 million dollars to boost his stakes in Saks Inc. and New York Times adding to his biggest US holdings as the stock market slumped last week. Saks gained the most in almost a year.
The commerciality of the Falkland Islands Rockhopper Exploration’s Sea Lion oilfield development shouldn’t be significantly impacted by logistical problems arising from Argentina’s claim over the sovereignty of the Islands, according to analysts at the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Monday morning Rockhopper Exploration announced the spudding of its latest exploration well, 14/10-7, to further test the Sea Lion oil discovery in Falkland Islands waters.
After a year without any obvious movement on the idea of a new deep sea port for the Falkland Islands it seems that the idea is alive and well and being pursued, quietly in the background. The estimates for such a project vary up to £ 50, £ 60 million.
Business climate remained stable in Latin America during the second quarter of the year in spite of signs of the incipient global financial crisis, according to the Brazilian Foundation and think-tank Getulio Vargas. Uruguay and Colombia led the pack of the most pro-business countries in the region.
Korea’s leading businesses are making their forays into Latin America, which has emerged as a favoured destination among global investors for its growing economy, ample natural resources and robust domestic demand.
Over a billion dollars have poured to the Paraguayan private sector, mostly under the ‘maquila’ system in the last three years according to a report from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
The controversial Isla Riesco coal-mining project in the extreme south of Chile took another step forward last Friday when a high-level government commission gave final approval to the first of five mines, Mina Invierno.