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.
Falkland Islands Holdings PLC (FIH) said it has acquired art logistics and storage company Momart International Ltd for £10.27 million, of which £ 7.78 million is payable in cash and the remaining through the issue of 582,666 shares.
Canada's Blue Sky Uranium Corp. announced that it has entered into a Letter of Agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Argentina Uranium Corp., thereby gaining control of over 500,000 hectare uranium land package in Argentina.
The world's busiest airport, London Heathrow, saw more delays than any other major European airport last year - for the second consecutive year according to a report from the Association of European Airlines, AEA, released this week.
Crude oil rose for a fourth day and closed Tuesday at a record 101.01 US dollars in New York on fears that OPEC might reduce output and growing concern over supplies from Venezuela, Nigeria and Russia.
Brazil's government managed oil corporation Petrobras signed on Friday a contract with Single Buoy Mooring (SBM) to build a high seas oil rig to operate at a water depth of 1.246 and which will cost in the range of 1.2 billion US dollars and be delivered in three years time.
Brazil's government owned oil and gas corporation Petrobras has invited Mexico's oil monopoly Pemex to join it as a minority partner in a deepwater exploration project on the US side of the Gulf of Mexico revealed Samir Awad Petrobras executive manager for the Americas, Africa and Eurasia.
China has experienced its first defeat at the World Trade Organization (WTO), in a case referred to restrictions on the importation of foreign-made car parts. Upholding a complaint from the European Union, Canada and United States, the preliminary WTO finding agrees that current Chinese practice is protectionist.
An ambitious multi-field aquaculture project in the Falkland Islands has successfully concluded its first stage and is ready to continue advancing. However Dr. Brendan Gara, Aquaculture Development Manager at the Development Corporation is leaving after having spent two years in the Islands.
Mining exploration in Argentina expanded 21% in 2007 over 2006 with a record 600.000 meters drilled reported in Buenos Aires the Mines Secretariat. Looking back to 2003, exploration activity soared 265% and investments 748% reaching 1.7 billion US dollars.