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Stories for January 9th 2007

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine reserves yield a record of nearly 1.4 billion dollars in 2006

    Argentina's Central Bank in 2006 obtained nearly 1.4 billion dollars out of investing its foreign currency reserves at a yearly yield of 5.7 percent – the highest since a crippling five-year recession ended in 2002 — and close to the 1.47 billion dollars the country reportedly spent last year in subsidies to keep inflation under two digits.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chavez announces nationalization of oil and telecoms

    Chavez: “All of that which was privatized, let it be nationalized”

    President Hugo Chavez announced plans on Monday to nationalize Venezuela's electrical and telecommunications companies, pledging to create a socialist state in the spirit of the Bolivarian revolution.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Insulza branded an “idiot”

    Chavez's nationalization announcement came in his first speech of the year, a fiery address in which he used a vulgar word roughly meaning “idiot” to refer to Organization of American States Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insulza.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    US and EU ratify commitment to the Doha trade round

    United States president George W Bush and the European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso ratified Monday their commitment to seek fresh ways of overcoming differences and reaching an agreement on the Doha Round trade talks.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Brazil willing to inject “greater cohesion” to Mercosur

    Brazil has plans to grant economic and trade aid to Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay in an attempt to give South America's main trade grouping Mercosur, “greater cohesion”, according to the financial press of Sao Paulo.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine anchovy fishery may damage South Atlantic ecosystem

    Greater fishing pressures exerted on southern patagonian anchovy could harm the local ecosystem.

    The indiscriminate Argentine anchovy (Engraulis anchoita) fishing in the southern zone of Argentina could inflict serious damage to Magallanic penguins, whales, seals and sea lions population numbers, warned a study published in prominent scientific magazine Science.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Peru pushes to make Inca city one of world wonders

    In the 15th century, the Incan Emperor Pachacútec built a city in the clouds on the mountain known as Machu Picchu (“old mountain”).

    PERU'S government, seeking to boost tourism in the Andean country, is urging residents and visitors to vote for the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu as one of the world's new seven wonders.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Shipping lines increase capacity 14 percent

    Moeller-Maersk and 407 other shipping lines increased their capacity to move containers 14 percent in 2006, the fastest pace in six years, as trade expanded, data from Containerisation International showed.