MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, February 29th 2024 - 03:02 UTC

Stories for April 17th 2007

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    US economy forecasted to undergo mid cycle pause

    IMF Director Rodrigo Rato

    IMF Managing Director Rodrigo Rato forecasted that the world economy faces another solid year of growth in 2007, estimated in 5%, and underlined the fact that the world is less dependent on the United States economy.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Venezuela hosts South American energy summit

    Ptes. N. Kirchner, E. Morales. L da Silva and H. Chavez at the Margarita Summit

    Ethanol production is expected to dominate the energy summit of South American nations which has got underway Monday in the Venezuelan Caribbean island of Margarita.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile's main retail market chains invest in Punta Arenas

    The Punta Arenas retail market in the extreme south of Chile has significantly grown in recent years, attracting Chile's leading retailers. Retail giants Lider, Fallabella, La Polar and Johnson's have opened branches in the southern Region XII city over the past three years, and saw profitable returns in 2006.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Malvinas with no umbrella policy

    Ambassador Cesar Mayoral

    There's a close relation between the fate of the Islands claimed by Argentina and the future of the developing world. The British will only yield when Argentina's international power is greater than theirs.

    By Cesar Mayoral, Argentine ambassador before United Nations.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Pulp mills dispute: Uruguay/Argentina discussions in Madrid

    Uruguay asserted on Tuesday its “dialogue spirit” for the coming two days meeting in Spain where the controversial issue of the construction of pulp mills, and alleged pollution, in shared waterways will be discussed with Argentine representatives.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine economy booming but in full production capacity

    Argentina's economic activity in February expanded 7.9% over the same month a year ago, and 0.6% over January 2007, according to the latest release from the National Statistics and Census Office, Indec.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    US: Fuel cost pushes retail prices but core inflation decreasing

    A jump in fuel prices pushed the United States March retail prices index to its highest in twelve months, 0.6%. However the good news is that core inflation which excludes energy and food costs rose by 0.1%, down from 0.2% in February and 0.3% in January.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil and Venezuela reach consensus in energy summit

    Pte. Lula da Silva and Pte. Hugo Chavez

    South American leaders meeting in Venezuela for the first regional energy summit agreed on Tuesday a declaration that includes traditional and alternative fuels, such as ethanol, plus the creation of the South American Energy Council to follow up hemispheric energy related agreements.