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The US current account deficit rose 6.3% to $119.3bn in the first three months of the year, the Commerce Department has said. Strong exports of cars, computers and machinery were offset by imports, particularly of more expensive oil.
The Uruguayan government is trying to decide how to implement a controversial new tax on land holdings involving approximately 60 million dollars per annum and which has exposed deep differences in the ruling coalition, is rejected by farmers and feared by investors.
Sepp Blatter was re-elected on Wednesday unopposed for a fourth term as FIFA president, shrugging off the scandals that have hit world soccer's governing body to secure another four years in charge.
The publishing company of the Miami Herald, McClatchy Co. (MNI) sold a 14-acre parcel of Miami prime land for 236 million US dollars to Genting Malaysia, a sale begun six years ago by then- independent Knight Ridder Inc.
Origen Private Equity Ltd., a boutique investment firm headquartered in London, is launching in June what is set to be the first impact investment fund developing low-cost housing in north-east Brazil in conjunction with the Brazilian government's Minha Casa Minha Vida programme.
Real estate operations in Uruguay’s hottest resort and leisure farms’ area totalled 2.55 billion US dollars in the twelve months to April 2011, equivalent to daily deals involving 7 million USD.
Spain’s Amancio Ortega, the co-founder and former chairman of retail giant Inditex, is splashing out on a 1 acre “island site” on London’s Oxford Street for around £220m according to Property Week.
Ukraine’s richest man, Rinat Akhmetov, has paid the highest price for a UK residence, buying an apartment in the One Hyde Park development in Knightsbridge. Land Registry documents show that two properties on the seventh and eighth floor of the luxury development have been bought by a single buyer, the total consideration amounting to £136.4m.
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff claimed that land reform was needed to eradicate poverty, avoid overcrowding in urban areas and as a matter of justice for the long delayed distribution of land.“
A planned dividend payment by Argentine steelmaker Siderar was blocked by a judge on Thursday in the latest twist in a row linked to President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner government's efforts to tighten control over leading companies.