Saturday, September 5th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

UK offers Uruguay funds for development of science and innovation

Funds to be implemented through different proposal calls, some in coordination with ANII (Uruguay's National Agency for Research and Innovation)

The British Embassy in Montevideo offers funds to collaborate with the development of Science and Innovation in Uruguay through financing cooperation projects between Uruguayan and British researchers and institutions.

Thursday, August 27th 2015 - 01:50 UTC

Montevideo to build a 1.000 meter-pier and storage facilities for fishing industry

The project will add 1,000 meters of piers and calls for filling 2.5 hectares, paving, installing a wastewater system, connecting utilities and fuel pumps

Spanish engineering and renewable energy company Abengoa announced it has won a contract to build a new fishing terminal in the port of Montevideo, Uruguay, a contract worth 81 million Euros ($93 million). The terminal will be constructed in Capurro, a district in Montevideo helping to expand the port's capacity, Abengoa said.

Wednesday, August 26th 2015 - 16:38 UTC

Chevening scholarships for 31 professionals from Uruguay

Ambassador Ben Lyster-Binns during the announcement ceremony at the British embassy

A record of 31 professionals from Uruguay have been awarded with Chevening scholarships to study courses in different disciplines in the United Kingdom. Chevening are UK government’s global scholarship program, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organizations, such as Uruguay's research and innovation office, ANII.

Tuesday, August 18th 2015 - 09:08 UTC

Trump blasts Saudi Arabia for making 'a billion a day' and funding terrorism

Saudi Arabia should be paying the US because it wouldn’t exist without US support, said presidential hopeful Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump backed the commitment of ground troops if necessary to cripple the Islamic State and complained the US has always come out in support of Saudi Arabia, and while they make 'a billion a day', they are also the world's biggest funder of terrorism.

Tuesday, August 18th 2015 - 08:38 UTC

Uruguay's largest fish processing plant suspends activities: 960 workers redundant

Fripur has been under financial problems since 2013 and received a decisive blow when Nigeria cut imports of (full) croaker, one of the mainstays.

Uruguay's largest fish processing company Fripur, generating half of the exports in the country's sector, will lay off 960 workers and suspend its activity from Aug. 19, after falling into administration, it was reported in Montevideo.

Monday, August 17th 2015 - 07:28 UTC

UK offers funds for development of Science and Innovation projects in Uruguay

With only 1% of world population, the UK produces 6.4% of the scientific articles; 11.6% of the quotations and 15.8% of the most cited articles worldwide.

The British Embassy in Montevideo offers funds to collaborate with the development of Science and Innovation in Uruguay through financing cooperation projects between Uruguayan and British researchers and institutions.

Saturday, August 15th 2015 - 08:50 UTC

Uruguay says Brazil rejects idea of leaving Mercosur, but agrees that deep changes are urgent

Nin Novoa said that on Thursday when hearing about Senator Calheiros proposal he contacted Brazilian foreign minister Mauro Vieira

Uruguay's foreign minister said on Friday that “nobody” supports the proposal from the Brazilian Senate president Renan Calheiros to put an end to the Mercosur customs union. However he did point out that he proposal exposed that the block effectively is 'not working' and needs to have its foundations reviewed.

Saturday, August 15th 2015 - 07:38 UTC

UK present at the Prado agriculture show to promote business and education

Last year's British pavilion was a great success, a very good reason to repeat the experience next September

The British embassy will be present at Uruguay's Prado agriculture show with a pavilion geared to promote business, education, culture, tourism, gastronomy and entertainment. The 110th edition of the Prado event, Uruguay's main agri-business display will take place in Montevideo, between September 9 and 20.

Friday, August 7th 2015 - 07:10 UTC

UK embassy farewell for Uruguay's rugby team Los Teros that will be disputing the World Cup

Ambassador Lyster-Binns and The Teros team that will be playing some warm-up matches in Japan, before the world tournament in England and Wales

British Ambassador, Ben Lyster-Binns, gave a farewell for the Uruguayan Rugby Team, Los Teros, before they leave for the World Cup in England and Wales from 18 September.

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 08:35 UTC

Uruguay inflation at an annualized 9%; 60 days price-freeze of 1.400 items

The 1.400 items price agreement is conditioned to ensuring that the US dollar, currently almost at 29 Pesos, in the next two months does not reach 30 Pesos

Uruguay's inflation climbed 1.21% during July and reached 6.91% in the first seven months of the year and 9.02% in the last twelve months, according to the release from the country's stats office, INE. In July 2014 inflation was 0.75%.


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