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Montevideo, September 26th 2018 - 03:28 UTC


  • Tuesday, February 19th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Heathrow is Europe's airport with the most delays

    Heathrow handles more than 480,000 flights a year

    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.

  • Tuesday, February 19th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    On fears of OPEC cut, crude soars to record 101 US dollars

    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.

  • Sunday, February 17th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Petrobras orders high seas oil platform costing 1.2 billion

    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.

  • Saturday, February 16th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Petrobras & Pemex consider deepwater G. of Mexico project

    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.

  • Friday, February 15th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    First WTO defeat for China over foreign made car parts

    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.

  • Tuesday, February 12th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Falklands' projects in aquaculture confirm industry feasibility

    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.

  • Monday, February 11th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine mining exploration expanded 21% during 2007

    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.

  • Monday, February 11th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Germany, world's leading exporter for the fifth year

    Germany was the world's leading exporter for the fifth year running in 2007, staving off a challenge from fast-growing China despite the impact of a strong Euro on its competitiveness. German exports reached 969 billion Euros, 1.4 trillion US dollars in 2007, up 8.5% from 2006, according to Germany's Federal Statistics Office in Weisbaden.

  • Saturday, February 9th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Punta Arenas premium beer to the US, UK and Mexico

    Chilean brewery Austral from Punta Arenas has announced it will begin exporting to the United States, Mexico and England. The company will market its premium Calafate, Yagun and Patagonia brands in select locations.

  • Thursday, February 7th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Battle of giants for control of world's basic minerals

    Rio Tinto, one of the world's largest mining firms rejected on Wednesday a sweetened mega merger bid from BHP Billiton worth 147 billion US dollars. If the two companies had merged, a company would have been created that controlled one third of the world's iron-ore market.