Two days ahead of the Toronto G-20 summit the US Federal Reserve anticipates it will keep its main interest rate at a near zero level, for an extended period. The Federal Open Market Committee said on Wednesday that subdued inflation and other factors are likely to warrant keeping rates at their historic lows.
Uruguay is considering an alleged Argentine violation of the UN Nuclear Security Convention since it was never notified of the construction of the Atucha II atomic power plant, 100 kilometres to the north of the capital Buenos Aires and which is one of the country’s main public works.
Newly appointed Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister Héctor Timerman said on arrival in New York that on Thursday he will strongly argue in support of ‘Argentine sovereignty rights over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands’ before the United Nations Decolonization Committee or C24.
While the Brazilian economy is moving ahead at “Chinese rates” the Central Bank reduced its estimate of direct foreign investment this year from 45 to 38 billion US dollars because of the European crisis.
The United Nations Secretary-General said Wednesday that despite the international food, fuel and financial crises, there has been progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs, of cutting extreme poverty in half by 2015.
By Dr. Ye Yu, Assistant Director of the Institute for Comparative Studies affiliated to the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (Special for People's Daily Online).The Group of Twenty (G-20) Summit (*) has opened a new page in the management of global economy and financial system, and China has played an important positive and constructive role since the First G20 Summit was held in Washington D.C. in November 2008.
Argentina’s Lower House gave unanimous preliminary approval to a bill that seeks to impose sanctions on corporations operating in Argentina that may be looking to work in the Falkland/Malvinas Islands with out the approval of Argentine authorities. The bill must now be ratified by the Senate.
Almost 63% of Latinamerican and Caribbean children and adolescents suffer some kind of poverty determined by the impairments which affect the full exercise of their rights and the income level of their families, according to a joint report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latinamerica and Caribbean and the UN Children’s Fund, Cepal and Unicef.
The Spanish Parliament voted Tuesday against a proposal urging a ban on the use of floating storage tankers in Gibraltar. The Popular Party motion before the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission called on Madrid to ask the British Government to force Gibraltar to store all bunkering fuel on land.
President Hugo Chavez overhauled his cabinet replacing seven ministers so they can seek legislative seats in Venezuela’s September congressional elections, the government announced Wednesday.