The Chilean mining industry has regained more than half of the jobs lost in the recent recession and is anticipating further growth, spurred in large part by a growing value for copper, according to the latest numbers from the Minister of Mining.
Construction on more than 10% of 1.306 planned skyscrapers was on hold at the end of June, and there were 11% fewer such projects under way compared with six months ago, according to a report released this week by Frankfurt based Emporis GmbH.
Ford, the only one of the Big Three United States carmakers not to have gone bankrupt, has reported a quarterly profit of 2.3billion US dollars. However, the profit was largely due to one-off gains related to debt restructuring, with demand for new cars remaining weak.
Spot iron-ore vessel bookings from Brazil to China jumped to a record in July as Australia suspended spot sales following detentions of Rio Tinto's top sales officials in China, reports Reuters.
Finnish paper firm UPM-Kymmene Corp. said Wednesday that it plans to take over the Fray Bentos pulp mill and forest plantations in Uruguay from Finnish forest co-operative Metsaliitto Group in an asset-swap arrangement.
General Motors announced Wednesday it will invest a billion US dollars to develop two new car models in Brazil. GM Brazil and Mercosur operations president said it was the corporation’s biggest investment since the onset of the global financial crisis.
Part of the gold and silver which went down in the South Atlantic, off Patagonia, with the Chilean flagged trawler converted into a transport vessel “Polar Mist”, has been winched aboard the rescuers’ tug contracted to recover the precious cargo.
US defence contractor Boeing Co is prepared to have Brazilian companies supply a “big portion” of components for its Super Hornet jetfighter, creating as many as 5.000 local jobs, to sell 36 of the warplanes to Brazil. The pledge comes as Boeing manoeuvres against competitors France’s Dassault Aviation and Sweden’s Saab AB.
Uruguay has offered far better conditions for the export of Bolivian products from Uruguayan ports than Chile has, revealed on Friday Bolivian Foreign Affairs minister David Choquehuanca.
General Motors (GM) says it has emerged from bankruptcy protection after creating a new GM made up of the carmaker's best assets. GM chief executive Fritz Henderson said it was the beginning of a new era.