Saturday, November 6th 2010 - 07:38 UTC

Risk agencies caution about economic policy changes expectations in Argentina

Moody’s does not discard President Cristina Fernandez re-election chances

Concern that Argentina’s government is reporting unreliable economic data is keeping Moody’s Investors Service from boosting the nation’s credit rating, said Patrick Esteruelas, an analyst with the company.

Saturday, November 6th 2010 - 07:34 UTC

Bernanke explains what the Fed did and why: deflation and stagnation fears

Hard times for the Fed chairman

Following the latest decision from the Fed to pump more money into the US economy which triggered a barrage of criticisms from overseas, chairman Ben Bernanke in a column published in The Washington Post explains what it did an why.

Friday, November 5th 2010 - 23:50 UTC

Colombia, Chile and Peru launch integrated stock markets November 22

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos

Colombia approved Friday the integration of the Colombian stock exchange with those of Chile and Peru opening the way for the start of joint operations next November 22.

Friday, November 5th 2010 - 23:47 UTC

Unasur presidential summit in Guyana November 26

Nestor Kirchner the first Unasur Secretary General

Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay have still to ratify the founding charter and constitution of the Union of South American Nations, Unasur, which needs an additional vote to become legally effective.

Friday, November 5th 2010 - 03:07 UTC

(Retired) torturers of former guerrilla Dilma Rousseff face investigation

The Brazilian president-elect when she was a radical student

Sao Paulo’s Federal Prosecution has opened a process to determine the alleged responsibility of four retired military personnel accused of involvement in six killings and torturing 20 people among which president-elect Dilma Rousseff.

Friday, November 5th 2010 - 02:33 UTC

Lula da Silva organizes a smooth transition for president-elect Rousseff

Ever-active outgoing president Lula da Silva

Brazil's President Lula da Silva asked his cabinet to do everything possible to help president-elect Dilma Rousseff transition smoothly into power.

Thursday, November 4th 2010 - 20:59 UTC

Dilma Rousseff, the most powerful person in Latinamerica according to Forbes

Forbes latest list is headed by Chinese president Hu Jintao, no annoying bureaucracy or court can stop his wishes

Brazilian president-elect Dilma Rousseff was included in Forbes magazine latest list of the 68 most powerful people in the world which is headed by Chinese president Hu Jintao.

Thursday, November 4th 2010 - 19:31 UTC

Emerging economies ready to counter the Federal Reserve latest liquidity injection

The ‘currencies war’ anticipates serious confrontations in the G20 summit

Asia and Latinamerica emerging economies anticipated that they would be implementing new measures to limit the inflow of capitals following on the United States Federal Reserve announcement that it would pump more liquidity into the faltering US economy.

Thursday, November 4th 2010 - 15:49 UTC

Spain wants to renew bilateral talks with UK on Gibraltar’s sovereignty

Spanish Foreign Affairs minister Trinidad Jimenez

New Spanish Foreign Minister Trinidad Jiménez has declared that her objective in respect of Gibraltar is “to generate enough confidence to renew bilateral talks about Gibraltar’s sovereignty with the British Government.”

Thursday, November 4th 2010 - 15:00 UTC

Chile and Uruguay the less corrupt and most transparent in Latinamerica

Huguette Labelle, TI president: most countries failed the test

Chile and Uruguay are among the less corrupt and most transparent countries of the region while Venezuela stands at the opposite end, among the worst cases in the world, according to the latest annual report from Transparency International officially released in Berlin.


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