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Montevideo, May 20th 2018 - 11:53 UTC


  • Thursday, January 25th 2018 - 06:39 UTC

    Macri and Putin in Moscow reaffirm Argentina/Russia strategic relationship

    Argentina is one of Russia’s leading trade and economic partners in the region and Macri is interested in Moscow’s participation in infrastructure projects

    Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, signed on Tuesday a declaration aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation during a press conference at the Kremlin. Macri told Putin that he hoped this marked the first of many visits to the Russian capital and highlighted their countries’ mutual interests.

  • Thursday, January 25th 2018 - 06:19 UTC

    Chinese foreign minister in Uruguay to promote trade and investments

    Minister Wang Yi arrived from Chile where he presided a conference on Latin America and China trade and investment relations

    Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi arrived in Uruguay on Tuesday night for a three-day official visit which includes meetings with his peer Rodolfo Nin Novoa, president Tabare Vazquez and holding a round of talks to promote trade and discuss the possibility of a bilateral agreement.

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2018 - 10:02 UTC

    “Enough is enough”, thousands of Uruguayan farmers tell the government

    Under a massive display of Uruguayan flags farmers and families convened on Tuesday mid afternoon to the meeting in Durazno

    “Enough is enough”, an end to the bloated state and its fiscal voracity, so that Uruguayan farmers can recover competitiveness, was the clear message from tens of thousands who gathered in central Uruguay to express their disenchantment with president Tabare Vazquez administration attitude towards the rural sector.

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2018 - 07:18 UTC

    Trump makes “America big again” by imposing stiff tariffs on solar panels and washing machines

    President Trump said approving the tariffs will help U.S. manufacturers and is in line with his pledge to put American companies and jobs first.

    President Donald Trump's decision on Monday to impose stiff tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines has stirred concerns around the world, including North America. Mexico says it regrets the U.S. decision not to exclude it from these new tariffs. And it's vowing to take action to halt Mr. Trump's latest salvo on global trade.

  • Tuesday, January 23rd 2018 - 06:42 UTC

    Macri in European tour to promote Argentina: Moscow, Davos and Paris

    Macri will inaugurate the Argentina Square, in the Yakimanka District and lay a flower wreath at the Unknown Soldier Monument next to the Kremlin outer wall.

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri arrived on Monday evening to Moscow the first leg of his latest tour of European countries, and the first of 2018, with the purpose of promoting Argentina and attracting investments. In Moscow president Macri and First Lady Juliana Awada are scheduled to meet with president Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin.

  • Friday, January 19th 2018 - 09:24 UTC

    Emirates Airlines saves the Airbus A380 with a US$ 16bn order

    Emirates is the only airline to have put the A380 at the heart of its operations and had been expected to place an order for more of the jets at the Dubai Airshow.

    The Emirates airline has announced an order for up to 36 Airbus A380s. The US$16bn deal amounts to a reprieve for the A380 after Airbus threatened to stop making the jet if it could not come to a deal with Emirates.

  • Friday, January 19th 2018 - 09:13 UTC

    China poured US$ 21bn into Brazil in 2017 taking advantage of recession asset prices

    Brazil expects Chinese investment to continue increasing this year as asset prices remain low after the recession that ended last year but economic growth picks up.

    China invested US$20.9 billion in Brazil in 2017, the most since 2010 as a recession helped push down asset prices and attracted investors, according to Brazil’s planning ministry.The energy, logistics and agriculture sectors drew the most Chinese capital, including investments in Brazil’s rich pre-salt oil fields and China’s State Power Investment Corp US$2.25 billion deal to operate the São Simão hydropower plant.

  • Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 08:37 UTC

    Uruguayan farmers surprise government and take to the roads to protest fiscal policies

    Vazquez is a supine ignorant of farm affairs and his longtime Agriculture minister, Tabare Aguerre, had actually presented his resignation several months ago

    Uruguayan farmers with their tractors, harvesters, trucks, vans and on horseback took to the roads to protest the cost of fuel, power, increased taxes and an over bloated national budget and bureaucracy which they blame for making several farm activities unprofitable, and have had an overall negative impact for the different camp activities.

  • Tuesday, January 16th 2018 - 09:48 UTC

    Petrobras and Total confirm completion of Strategic Alliance involving US$ 1.9bn

    Petrobras has now transferred to Total 35% of rights, as well as the operatorship, of Lapa field in Block BM-S-9A in the Santos Basin pre-salt

    Petrobras has completed the previously announced sale of shares in several Brazilian fields to France’s Total for US$1.95 billion it was confirmed. The deal was announced as part of the two companies’ Strategic Alliance, signed in March 2017.

  • Tuesday, January 16th 2018 - 09:27 UTC

    Fifteen years of success for Airbus; backlog of 7.265 aircraft at the end of 2017

    With this year’s performance Airbus has steadily built on deliveries year on year – with 15 consecutive years of production increase.

    Airbus’ Commercial Aircraft deliveries in 2017 were up for the 15th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers. Deliveries were more than 4% higher than the previous record of 688 set in 2016. The 2017 total comprises: 558 single aisle A320 Family (of which 181 were A320neo – an increase of 166% over 2016); 67 A330s; 78 A350 XWBs (up by nearly 60% from 2016) and 15 A380s. Furthermore, to cap this resounding annual production achievement, Airbus achieved 1,109 net orders from 44 customers. At the end of 2017 Airbus’ overall backlog stood at 7,265 aircraft valued at US$1.059 trillion at list prices.