Chilean government oil company profits after tax reached 90 million US dollars during 2001, a 15% increase, according to the company's CEO Daniel Fernández.
An International Monetary Fund delegation is expected this Tuesday in Buenos Aires to resume talks about un locking aid to Argentina and recovering international credit in the midst of one of the country's worst financial crisis in recent history.
The Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan said that there are signs of recovery in the United States economy but warned that it would be a moderate come back, at least at the beginning.
The consideration of the Argentine budget in Congress, a vital piece of legislation that should help open the way for overseas financial support to a bankrupt Argentina, is stalled after provincial Governors rejected the Duhalde administration proposals.
Brazilian president Fernando Cardoso, in a conference this week in Sweden warned European leaders and businessmen that the Argentine democratic system is in peril, unless financial aid is committed.
European and Mercosur companies will hold next April a mega business round in Rio do Janeiro to promote trade and investments between both blocks.
Unbelievable, but true. Politicians running from the spotlight, avoiding television cameras and displaying a minimum profile is the current Argentine scenario where protesters don't dare to unleash all their anger and exasperation, sometimes violently, against elected members of Congress and leaders.
The Group of 7 richest countries in the world, following a meeting in Ottawa, Canada, outlined an optimistic forecast of global economic recovery, although warning there are still risks ahead.
Chilean president Ricardo Lagos is currently in a trade and investment promotion European tour that includes Sweden, Finland and Italy.