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Chilean banks were among the most profitable in the world in 2006, with profits of 18.56 percent in 2006, according to recent figures developed by Chile's Bank and Financial Institution Supervisory Board (SBIF).
All crewmembers of an Argentine fishing vessel which caught fire and was abandoned early Friday morning off the coast of Santa Cruz province, north of the Falkland Islands have been rescued, reports the Argentine Coast Guard.
Brazil's Sao Paulo, South America's largest and most dynamic city celebrated this week its 453 anniversary with an eight tons cake shared by thousands of residents.
Three cruise vessels including Queen Mary 2 called Friday in the Chilean port of Valparaíso with thousands of tourists, following a similar situation the previous Wednesday with the Discovery.
Argentina's rate risk dropped Friday below that of neighboring Brazil, a day after the successful floating of sovereign bonds totaling 500 million US dollars, at the lowest interest rate since August 2005.
Just a few years after its worst financial debacle in history, Argentina is going through a surprising banking bonanza and experts say it is highly to continue, at least in the short- to mid-term.