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Friday, October 31st 2014 - 07:51 UTC

Argentina approves new hydrocarbons bill to attract foreign investments

Argentine urgently needs an inflow of funds to develop its massive Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas deposits and lower its hefty energy-import bill.

Argentina's lower house of Congress, which is controlled by President Cristina Fernandez's allies, gave final approval Thursday for a new Hydrocarbons Law that was harshly criticized by opposition lawmakers. The lower house passed the bill with a vote of 130-116 with one abstention after more than 14 hours of debate.

Friday, October 31st 2014 - 06:38 UTC

Korea's largest shipbuilder announces record losses worse to come

Losses reflect increased costs run up in constructing ships like semi-submersibles and 50,000-ton refined oil product carriers.

South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd, the world's biggest shipbuilder, slid to a record quarterly loss of 1.8 billion dollars and warned it's heading for its worst-ever year as cost overruns mount up in new business lines it developed to counter a global glut of low-margin ship orders.

Friday, October 31st 2014 - 06:28 UTC

Petrobras consortium find high-quality oil at the Libra area, off Rio do Janeiro

Libra consortium  is composed of Petrobras (40%), Shell (20%), Total (20%) and China's CNOOC (10%)

The Petrobras-led Libra consortium has said that the first extension well in the Libra area, known as 3-BRSA-1255-RJS (3-RJS-731), has proven the discovery of high-quality oil in the northwest portion of the structure.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 05:58 UTC

Chile's oil and gas corporation ENAP raised 600m dollars in 10-year bonds

The buy-side and rating agencies also find comfort in the Chilean government’s high willingness to support what is a strategic asset for the country

Chile's oil and gas government company, Empresa Nacional de Petroleo (ENAP) returned to the US dollar market for the first time in almost three years, becoming the latest Chilean issuer to take advantage of a strong bid for high-quality Latin American corporates.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 05:57 UTC

US Appeals court sends Argentina back to Judge Griesa on BONY's case

In a order the Appeals court said it lacked jurisdiction as the August ruling by District Judge Griesa was a clarification rather than modification

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday dismissed the Argentine government's appeal of an order directing Bank of New York Mellon Corp to hold onto 539 million dollars the country deposited for its restructured bondholders.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 05:26 UTC

Jaguar-Land Rover begins production in China in joint venture with Chery

“Making the Range Rover Evoque in Changshu is a result of our commitment to bringing more Chinese vehicles to Chinese customers” said CEO Dr Ralf Speth

Tata group's Jaguar Land Rover established its first overseas manufacturing unit in China this week. The facility is the first joint venture between British auto maker Jaguar Land Rover and Chinese automotive company Chery Automobile Company Ltd.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 01:52 UTC

Venezuela “fully prepared” to cope oil price volatility and will honor sovereign debt

“We will fulfill the payment of the 2014 PDVSA bond for 3 billion due on Oct. 28,” Marco pledged

Venezuela's Finance Minister Rodolfo Marco said on Tuesday that the Mercosur member was “fully prepared” to cope with price volatility on the global oil market and would honor a 3 billion dollar bond payment due next week.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 06:24 UTC

UK company confirms discovery of oil in the Paraguayan Chaco

“Whilst we are most satisfied with this discovery, President is now focused on drilling down to the original target which still lies in front of us”, said Levine

President Energy announced on Monday it has discovered good oil-bearing zones at its Lapacho drill in the Paraguayan Chaco and confirms strong hydrocarbon pay at its Jacaranda well.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 22:17 UTC

UK businesses export support plan represented £49.1 billion to the economy

Trade Minister Lord Livingston said that over the last 4 years, UKTI has more than doubled the number of companies it has helped.

The number of United Kingdom businesses receiving export support has increased by 50% in the last financial year, Trade Minister Lord Livingston announced on Monday. This translates into a total of 47,960 businesses in 2013 to 2014 which exported for the first time or found new markets through its extensive network of specialists in the UK and in British embassies around the world.

Friday, October 17th 2014 - 07:01 UTC

IDB loan for a 48.6 MW wind farm to be developed by Uruguay's private sector

Currently, roughly 45% of Uruguay's power capacity is hydroelectric; 38% thermoelectric plants and the remaining 17% renewable energy

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan of up to 42.2 million dollars to help the private sector in Uruguay finance the development, construction, operation and maintenance of a 48.6 MW wind farm and its associated facilities.

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