Argentine farmers begin Monday a new chapter of their 84 day conflict with the government over agriculture and taxing policies: beginning at ten in the morning they have invited workers, businessmen, professionals, students and anybody who supports their claims to strike until mid day.
Bolivia continued Monday with its nationalizing policy taking over all assets belonging to the gas pipeline company Transredes which is half owned by Royal Dutch Shell and Ashmore Energy International.
Driven by rising consumption worldwide, the international trade in fish products is expanding at a rapid pace, according to an FAO paper presented on Monday at an intergovernmental meeting in Germany.
Companies from Iceland and Norway have begun exporting whale-meat to Japan. About 60 tons of meat from fin whales caught in the 2006 Icelandic hunt was reportedly sent with a much smaller amount of minke meat from Norway according to a report from BBC.
Peru is planning a sustained growth averaging 7% until 2015, with minimum inflation based on the opening of the economy that has seen tariffs drastically cut in the last two years, said the country's Economy minister Luis Carranza during a visit to Chile where he was the main speaker at a trade forum.
India's top car manufacturer Tata Motors Ltd. Announced on Monday it had completed the 2.3 billion US dollars acquisition of Jaguar and Land Rover. The deal, which was agreed in March, includes all necessary intellectual property rights, manufacturing plants, two advanced design centres in the UK and a worldwide network of sales companies, Tata Motors said in a statement.
Chile announced Monday a one billion US dollars injection to the fuel prices stabilization fund and another 250 million US dollars to prop the government owned fuel company ENAP in an attempt to ease the impact of ever increasing international crude prices.
The United States has lost its final appeal in a billion US dollar trade dispute with Brazil over subsidies to US cotton growers. A World Trade Organisation appeal panel upheld on Monday a ruling from December that found the US had breached trade rules over its subsidies to cotton farmers.
Leaders from the Chilean coalition that has ruled since the return of democracy in 1990 warned that a setback in the coming municipal elections of next October could clear the way for a possible conservative victory in the 2009 presidential election.