The chairman of the G10 group of central bankers Jean-Claude Trichet was optimistic on Monday about prospects for global growth even though he conceded that the risks remain listed to the downside.
The recent announcement of cabinet members of the incoming administration of Argentine elected president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner confirms what had been expected: not only the same advisors but also the policies of her husband, at least initially, according to the latest edition from The Economist.
Global markets slumped Monday amid fears over the fallout of the credit crisis, after Goldman Sachs downgraded Citibank and forecast 15 billion US dollars in losses from the US subprime market.
Desire Petroleum plc announced that Wavefield InSeis ASA will return to the North Falkland Basin later this month to complete the site survey programme started earlier this year.
The Falkland Islands most voted Councillor in 2005 will be running again to recover his seat in a snap election January 3, following an embarrassing constitutional interpretation which left his seat vacant.
The farming of fish under controlled conditions is the only way to meet future global demand, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization FAO said on Monday estimating that rising population numbers mean that by 2030 an additional 37 million tons of fish will be needed to maintain current levels of consumption.
An international counter-terrorism conference in Tunis co-sponsored by the United Nations has wrapped up with participants stressing that no motive can ever justify acts of terrorism and that Islam should not be blamed for the phenomenon.
United Stated has added its voice to international criticism of Japan's largest-ever whaling expedition. The UK, Australia and New Zealand have already urged Japan to call off this year's hunt, which will target humpback whales for the first time in decades.
Guyana insisted over the week end in accusing Venezuelan involvement in the destruction of two gold-mining dredges on Guyanese territory in spite of Venezuelan denial of such an action. Guyana's claim follows a military report on the incident.
Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday called for a total global ban on the use of landmines at his weekly Angelus blessing in Saint Peter's square.