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Stories for March 5th 2007

  • Monday, March 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Uncertain week for global markets: all eyes on China

    Global stock markets face an uncertain week after a slump in China and fears of an economic slowdown in United States saw the biggest sell-off in more than four years.

  • Monday, March 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Unknown British Sailor Buried

    Rev. Kenneth Murray conducts service at the British cemetery chapel in Bs. Aires

    An unknown British sailor has been buried with an Argentine Honour Guard breaking the gloom of British-Argentine relations for just a moment. The funeral took place last Friday in the British Cemetery, Buenos Aires.

  • Monday, March 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Foreign tourism in Chile increased 9% in summer months

    Over 640,000 foreign tourists visited Chile this summer contributing more than 345 million US dollars to the economy, reported Chile's state tourism office — SERNATUR- last week.

  • Monday, March 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Global markets volatility persists: investors dump stocks

    The global stock market slump has entered its second week with stocks plunging in Wall Street, Asia, Europe and Latinamerica. Although the key US Dow Jones index remained positive for most of Monday, towards the end of the session it closed down 63.7 points, or 0.5%, at 12,050.4.

  • Monday, March 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile and Japan ready to sign FTA at end of March

    “It is one additional step that Chile makes and an ambitious one, signifying we will have free markets in Asia of 2.5 billion consumers” said the Foxley

    The Chilean and Japanese governments will sign a free trade agreement (FTA) on March 27, which constitutes a step forward in reinforcing Chile's presence in Asia, where it currently holds agreements with China (2005) and South Korea. The new convention is similar to others agreed to by the European Union (EU) and the United States.

  • Monday, March 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Dramatic change of Bush policy towards Latinamerica

    United States President George Bush who next Thursday begins an eight days five countries trip to Latinamerica dramatically changed his administration's speech acknowledging that U.S.-backed economic policies and free-trade agreements have failed to lift millions of Latin Americans from poverty

  • Monday, March 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bush vows millions for Latin American programs

    President Bush unveils his administration's efforts to help Latin America in an address Monday to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington.

    President Bush, facing criticism he has ignored Latin America, said Monday the region's grinding poverty is a scandal that has caused some to question the value of democracy.

  • Monday, March 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    FAO sounds alarm on some high-seas fish stocks

    According to the last FAO report by SOFIA, 17% of their monitored species are over-fished

    The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Monday voiced “serious concern” over a number of species of fish caught on the high seas and called for better monitoring and management of the stocks.