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Montevideo, July 28th 2017 - 00:41 UTC


  • Thursday, July 13th 2017 - 09:05 UTC

    UK embassy in Uruguay readying for Expo-Prado 2017; Falklands will also attend

    The Pavilion will host stands of British and Uruguayan brands with ties to UK, and Falklands will be again represented

    Following the previous edition’s success, the British Embassy in Uruguay will be present for the fourth consecutive year at the agricultural show, Expo Prado, from 6 - 17 September, with a Pavilion centered on business, education, culture, gastronomy and entertainment, including a Falkland Islands stand.

  • Friday, July 7th 2017 - 04:11 UTC

    UK investing £100 million to attract highly skilled researchers

    Universities and Science minister Jo Johnson said ”research and innovation is at the heart of the (UK) government’s Industrial Strategy”.

    Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson confirmed that the British government is investing £100 million to attract highly skilled researchers to the UK through its new Ernest Rutherford Fund. The Fund will provide fellowships for early-career and senior researchers, from the developed world and from emerging research powerhouses such as India, China, Brazil and Mexico, helping to maintain the UK’s position as a world-leader in science and research.

  • Thursday, July 6th 2017 - 19:16 UTC

    Chinese company will exploit energy resources in Brazil

    Since 2013, Petrobras and CNPC have partnered to explore the Libra offshore oilfield in southeast Brazil, considered the most valuable oilfield in the country

    Petrobras announced that it signed a memorandum of understanding with the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to exploit energy resources in Brazil and abroad. In the statement, Petrobras said that the deal will allow the two state oil companies to benefit from each other's capacity and experience in oil and gas production.

  • Thursday, July 6th 2017 - 06:42 UTC

    Petrobras awards pipeline inspection services contract to Fugro and its new vessel

     Built specifically for the Brazilian market by Wilson Sons shipyard in São Paulo,  Fugro Aquarius is an 83-m, DP-2 ROV support vessel.

    Netherlands Fugro has been awarded a further two-year contract by Petrobras to provide comprehensive inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) and pipeline inspection services in Brazil.

  • Wednesday, July 5th 2017 - 07:30 UTC

    Britain's growth prospects downgraded because of “newly created uncertainty”

    The 2018 forecast reflects ”newly created political uncertainty”, lower business investment because of Brexit and weaker consumer spending.

    Economists have downgraded Britain’s growth prospects in the wake of political uncertainty following the general election and as a prolonged Brexit drag on business investment looms. New forecasts by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) show that the UK economy will grow by just 1.3% in 2017, a substantial downward revision from an earlier forecast of 1.7%.

  • Thursday, June 29th 2017 - 21:36 UTC

    Chile Day 2017 speech by Sir Alan Duncan

    Sir Alan Duncan speaking at Chile Day 2017

    Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan spoke of the strength of the UK-Chile relationship, our historical ties and common values. Chile Day's objective include strengthening ties between the City of London and representatives from Chilean capital markets

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2017 - 02:57 UTC

    Macri and Bachelet meet in Santiago to discuss trade and also Venezuela

    Macri and Bachelet: “We are looking for a solution for Venezuela, so that there are elections and no more political prisoners”

    Presidents Mauricio Macri of Argentina and Michelle Bachelet of Chile met Tuesday at the Palacio de la Moneda in Santiago to discuss bilateral ties and a trade agreement between the two countries.

  • Sunday, June 18th 2017 - 16:06 UTC

    Ambassador Kent: “Bilateral ties improving but Falkland islanders will define their own future”

    Ambassador Mark Kent: “We do not see Argentina as an enemy”

    The British ambassador to Argentina, Mark Kent, underlined the United Kingdom's intentions to “improve” bilateral relations and admitted a meeting between President Mauricio Macri and Prime Minister Theresa May within the framework of the G20 was possible. However, he made it clear that with regards to the Falkland Islands question “the islanders have the right to define their own future.”

  • Sunday, June 18th 2017 - 10:52 UTC

    Falkland Islands: New terminal in 2½ years

    THE air terminal at Mount Pleasant is likely to be subject to civilianisation in approximately nine months, and be rebuilt, or extended or refurbished in two and a half years, stated the Chief Executive Barry Rowland at the public meeting on Monday.

  • Saturday, June 17th 2017 - 12:41 UTC

    Argentina joins Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

    The AIIB's funding capabilities is said to be exactly what Argentina and other Latin American countries need.

    In need of further international financial assistance and under pressure after settling a debt crisis, President Mauricio Macri's administration makes yet another move to seek renewed channels for funding.