Ford is expected to announce on Wednesday the sale of Jaguar and Land Rover to India's Tata Motor's reported the Financial Times. The approximately 2 billion US dollars deal will include a pledge by Ford to contribute to the two brands' pension fund, and by Tata to continue buying engines from Ford, sensitive points with trade unions.
A new United Nations report has criticized the housing policy in Spain, and highlighted the fact that local councils have been dependent on granting of building licences and other real estate deals for their income.
Global 2007-08 soybean harvests will total 221.33 million tons, below forecast consumption of 239.49 million tons, Hamburg-based oilseeds analysts Oil World estimates. This compares to 2006/07 output of 237.79 million tons and consumption of 225.34 million tons.
Encouraged by Brazil's resurgent economy, ship builders are making a strong bid to enter the naval market in the region with an array of weaponry including submarines. A leader in naval technology, Rio-based, Emgepron (Empressa Gerencial De Projetos Navais) is displaying its products at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition Conference (Dimdex 2008).
The Chile Foreign Investment Committee (FIC) reported Wednesday that foreign investment in Chile almost doubled to 15 billion US dollars in 2007. Meanwhile, foreign direct investment (FDI) grew almost 94%, compared to 2006.
The world's largest passenger aircraft, Airbus 380 will be landing in Chile at the end of the month to participate in the International Air and Space Fair, FIDE.
Santiago daily La Tercera reported that Brazil has become the top destination for Chilean foreign direct investment in 2007: more than 44% of the Chile's foreign direct investment, 427 million US dollars, was directed towards South America's largest economy.
Exxon Mobil Corp. said Monday it has no intention of selling its Esso unit refinery, service stations or other assets in Argentina, ending months of speculation about unsolicited purchase offers. Esso has operated in Argentina for more than ninety years.
A New Zealander company called Manuka has finalized a deal to buy most of Hacienda Rupanco, Chile's largest farm.
Mining giant BHP Billiton is talking to an important group of banks for a record 55 billion US dollars loan to back its hostile bid for rival Rio Tinto, it was revealed on Tuesday by banking sources.