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Montevideo, November 17th 2018 - 23:39 UTC

Investments

  • Saturday, August 4th 2018 - 11:41 UTC

    Petrobras profits soar thirty fold in the second quarter helped by rising oil prices

    Other factors contributing to profit increase included depreciation of the Brazilian currency, lower interest expenses and lower general and administrative expenses

    Brazil’s Petrobras benefited from the rising oil prices and booked a thirty-fold yearly jump in its second-quarter net income, which also beat analyst expectations.

  • Friday, August 3rd 2018 - 09:44 UTC

    Apple becomes the first company to hit a market cap of US$ 1 trillion

    Apple reached the trillion-dollar milestone just before noon, with share price of US$ 207.05, based on a recently adjusted outstanding share count of 4,829,926,000

    Apple hit a market cap of US$1 trillion on Thursday — and hung onto the record valuation at market close — as the iPhone maker became the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach US$1 trillion.

  • Friday, August 3rd 2018 - 07:48 UTC

    Falklands contrasting opinions on the Sao Paulo air link consequences

    The Falkland Islands government preferred choice for a second commercial flight to the South American continent has met with contrasting opinions as to the practical and potential future consequences of the Sao Paulo destination.This was clearly expressed in the Letters chapter of the Penguin News. One of them comes from the FI Chamber of Commerce, and the second from the main importer of fresh produce to the Islands.

  • Friday, August 3rd 2018 - 07:24 UTC

    Falklands: Sao Paulo as second commercial flight draws strong local response

    Representatives from the tourism industry applauded the “significant milestone”

    The Falkland Island Government’s announcement of their preferred option for a second commercial flight between the Falklands and South America has been met with both applause and outrage, reports the latest edition of the Islands' weekly, Penguin News.

  • Thursday, August 2nd 2018 - 08:21 UTC

    Winner of Math's' Nobel enjoys gold medal for fifty minutes, in crime-ridden Rio

    Caucher Birkar, a Kurdish refugee turned Cambridge University math professor, was among four winners of the prestigious Fields Medal in Rio de Janeiro

    One of the winners of the award known as the Nobel Prize for mathematics had his gold medal stolen minutes after it was given to him. Caucher Birkar, a Kurdish refugee turned Cambridge University math professor, was among four winners of the prestigious Fields Medal on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Wednesday, August 1st 2018 - 07:12 UTC

    China and Argentina ties increasingly closer

    China proposed an expansion of the currency swap deal with Argentina, whose foreign reserves have been drained by interventions aimed at propping up the peso

    China's offer of financial support to Argentina is the latest example of the Asian nation filling a vacuum in what has traditionally been the backyard of the U.S. While President Donald Trump has not paid a visit to Latin America since his inauguration in January 2017, China has stepped up its financial assistance to Argentina and worked to strengthen their trade ties.

  • Tuesday, July 31st 2018 - 08:36 UTC

    Guyana top country in discovered oil resources during 2018

     ExxonMobil made three major discoveries in the Stabroek block: Ranger, Pacora and Longtail, which together can hold almost one billion barrels of oil or more

    Discovered resources globally of conventional oil and natural gas surpassed 4.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent in the first half of 2018, making for an exciting recovery with Guyana leading the way, according to analysis by Rystad Energy. Average monthly discovered volumes are 826 million barrels of oil equivalent. This is a 30% increase from 2017.

  • Saturday, July 28th 2018 - 02:52 UTC

    Premier Oil Outline Procurement and Infrastructure Plan in the Falkland Islands

    As Mercopress have reported over recent months, Premier Oil continue to progress their Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) process for the Sea Lion oil discovery. As a next step in this process, earlier this week Premier Oil plc provided details of their intended approach to both procurement and infrastructure to support the discovery to the north of the Falkland Islands.

  • Friday, July 27th 2018 - 08:45 UTC

    BRICS implicit support for China in its trade dispute with United States

    Trump has already slapped levies on goods from China worth tens of billions of dollars, as well as tariffs on steel and aluminum from the EU, Canada and Mexico

    Five of the biggest emerging economies on Thursday stood by the multilateral system and vowed to strengthen economic cooperation in the face of US tariff threats and unilateralism. The heads of the so-called Brics – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – met for an annual summit dominated by the risk of a global US- led trade war, although leaders did not publicly mention President Donald Trump by name.

  • Friday, July 27th 2018 - 07:10 UTC

    Paraguayan agriculture minister and his deputy die in air crash

    Gneiting, prior to his current ministerial post, was a former governor of Itapua department, one of Paraguay's main soy- producing regions.

    Paraguay Agriculture Minister Luis Gneiting and three others died when the twin-engine airplane carrying them to the capital Asuncion crashed into a wetland on Wednesday night, an official told reporters on Thursday.