Chinese inflation for the second consecutive month peaked a ten year high pushed by a sharp rise in meat prices. The consumer price index reached 6.5% in the year to August, up from 5.6% in July, said the National Bureau of Statistics.
The United States trade deficit narrowed 0.3% last July to 59.2 billion US dollars with record food and car exports helping to offset higher costs of imported crude.
Nearly 15% of Chile's work force earns a salary that is less than the legal minimum wage, according to the latest Survey of National Socioeconomic Composition (CASEN).
Argentina's president Nestor Kirchner together with the presidents of Colombia Alvaro Uribe and Mexico's Felipe Calderon rank as the top of the list of Latinamerican leaders in performance support according to Consulta Mitofsky a respected Mexican public opinion consultant.
The euro hit a new all-time high against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, climbing as high as US$1.3878 amid speculation that the Federal Reserve will soon cut interest rates.
In the third day of her highly publicized visit to Germany, first lady Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met Chancellor Angela Merkel without any special reference to the bilateral problems regarding the renegotiation of the external debt and irate German bond owners.
History repeats itself, although this time FC Den Bosch will hope for a better result at the end of the season, than that which they had in 2006/7. Then they won the Jupiler League First Period Championship, but in the end of season play-offs lost to VVV Venlo who went on to gain promotion to the exclusive Eredivisie (Premier Division).
The United Kingdom farming industry has been plunged back into crisis with the confirmation of another outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle in Surrey. Last week Environment Secretary Hilary Benn had declared the UK free of FAM following an initial outbreak in August.
Argentine Agriculture Secretary Javier de Urquiza and the governor of Chubút province, Mario das Neves, signed an agreement whereby the PRODERPA Patagonian Rural Development Project will start to be implemented.
A report on the impact of bio-fuels suggests that bio-fuels championed for reducing energy reliance, boosting farm revenues and helping fight climate change, may in fact hurt the environment and push up food prices.