Sterling moved tantalizingly close to the US$2 level yesterday after the pound hit a 14-year high for a second day against a battered dollar, as the prospect of a narrowing US interest rate gap haunted the greenback.
A court on Friday sentenced two leaders of a radical leftist group to 25 years in jail for the kidnapping and murder of a former president's daughter, a spokeswoman said.
The Argentine Rural Society announced yesterday that it is joining the week-long lockout that begins midnight tonight that has been called by two of the country's major farming organizations.
Mexican President Felipe Calderón, who took office on Friday, faces a tough challenge to ensure governability, caught between a party which accuses him of stealing the election and another one which would make him pay very dearly its eventual support.
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Felipe Calderon took charge of Mexico's presidential residence Friday in an unusual midnight ceremony, getting a head start on opponents trying to block his inauguration.
Oil Petroleum Exporting Countries president Edmund Daukoru said Friday that the group is likely to cut production by at least half a million barrels a day. The specific amount will be decided at the OPEC meeting next December 14th in Nigeria.
China has decided to build a third permanent research station in the Antarctic and refurbish its two existing stations to upgrade science facilities on the continent, reports Xinhua, the country's official news agency.
China must concentrate on social security and welfare programs now that it has advanced in achieving a reduction in poverty, said the World Bank Friday.
Uruguay has paid off its full debt of some 1.09 billion US dollars to the International Monetary Fund, which will grant the country greater financial autonomy according to Central Bank sources.