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Stories for January 2007

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    First day tricky experience for Ban Ki-Moon

    UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon

    Ban Ki-Moon ran into trouble on his first day of work as UN secretary-general on Tuesday over Saddam Hussein's execution when he twice failed to state the United Nations' opposition to the death penalty and stressed instead that capital punishment should be a decision of every country.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    “Preliminary” WTO discussions between US and Brazil

    Brazil's Foreign Affairs minister Celso Amorim

    Brazil's Foreign Affairs minister Celso Amorim, met Wednesday with United States Trade Representative Susan Schwab in New York as part of efforts to get World Trade Organization talks restarted, but both called the discussion preliminary.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    China promises a “stable currency policy” for 2007

    Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan

    China's central bank under international pressure to make the yuan more flexible will in 2007 pursue a “stable currency policy” to promote economic growth.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina establishes hake TAC of 340.000 tons

    Argentina's Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food Secretariat, SAGP y A, established a total 2007 allowable catch, TAC, of 340.000 tons of common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) which is 10.5% lower than last year's TAC of 380.000 tons.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Venezuela & Argentina to top economic performance

    Venezuela and Argentina are forecasted to top economic performance in the region in 2007, above 6% growth, with Chile, Colombia, Panama, Peru and Dominican Republic following at levels ranging 5%, according to a top World Bank official.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine Coast Guard arrest Taiwanese jigger

    A Taiwanese flagged vessel was arrested by the Argentine Coast Guard accused of fishing inside Argentina's EEZ and is currently en route to Comodoro Rivadavia.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Uruguayan authorities forecast 4.6% growth in 2007

    Minister of Economy Danilo Astori

    Uruguay's Minister of Economy Danilo Astori announced Wednesday the country's economy would expand 4.6% in 2007, after having finished the third year running of expansion above the region's average.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine stock market among top ten in 2006

    Argentina's stock market ended 2006 with an unprecedented yearly average increase of 35 percent which placed it among the world's top ten performers, the Argentine Institute for Capital Markets (IAMC, in its Spanish acronym), said in a report. Several other world markets also reached record highs.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Bolivia requires Visa for US Citizens

    Bolivian President Evo Morales suppressed by decree the right of US citizens to enter this country freely, in reciprocity with a similar measure taken by the US government.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    New UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon Starts Tenure

    UN new Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    Starting his first day of work, new Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon vowed Tuesday to end mistrust of the United Nations and called for action to tackle “daunting” problems from crises in the Middle East and Darfur to reducing extreme poverty by half by 2015.