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Stories for 2009

  • Tuesday, January 13th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Court approves UK's “super bank”: Lloyds TSB + HBOS

    The formation of a UK “super bank” has been rubber-stamped with a court giving its approval for Lloyds TSB's takeover of HBOS. The Court of Session in Edinburgh gave the green light to the deal after a legal hearing lasting all day.

  • Tuesday, January 13th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    IMF needs another 150 billion to aid emerging markets

    The International Monetary Funds may need up to 150 billion US dollars in additional funds to assist emerging markets and poorer countries suffering through the intensifying global economic slump, IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said.

  • Tuesday, January 13th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Mrs. Kirchner back to business on a light, private agenda

    President Cristina Fernadez

    Contrary to Buenos Aires press speculation and apparently to medical counselling, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner retook on Monday afternoon her agenda at the official residence of Olivos, although at a lighter pace and with breaks for short walks in the gardens.

  • Tuesday, January 13th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Wildlife in Falklands Scotland School linking program

    King Penguins colony at Voluteer Point

    Education officers from Edinburgh Zoo have headed to the Falkland Islands to teach local children about Scottish wildlife, according to a report from the News Scotsman.

  • Tuesday, January 13th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Boiling kettles, Google search and carbon dioxide

    Two search requests on the internet website Google produce “as much carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle”, according to a Harvard University academic. US physicist Alex Wissner-Gross claims that a typical Google search on a desktop computer produces about 7g CO2.

  • Tuesday, January 13th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Pesticides and chemicals ban controversy in the EU

    The European Parliament has voted to tighten rules on pesticide use and ban at least 22 chemicals deemed harmful to human health. The UK government, the Conservatives and the National Farmers' Union all oppose the new rules, saying they could hit yields and increase food prices. The rules have not yet been approved by the 27 member states' governments.

  • Tuesday, January 13th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Uruguay raises basic rate to 10% to combat inflation

    Central Bank pte Mario Bergara

    Uruguay's Central bank this week raised its reference interest rate by 2.25 percentage points to 10% in an attempt to contain inflation which last year closed at 9.19%, above government target and the highest since 2003.

  • Tuesday, January 13th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    China close to Latam: becomes formal member of IDB

    Amb Zhou Wenzhong and IDB Pte Luis Moreno

    China formally joined the Inter-American Development Bank in a signing and flag placement ceremony held on Monday at the IDB's headquarters in Washington, DC. The Asian giant became the Bank's 48th member nation, contributing 350 million US dollars to various programs.

  • Tuesday, January 13th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    First 2009 (mild) dengue case reported in Paraguay

    Paraguayan health officials confirmed the first case of dengue fever here so far this year and announced a health blockade along the border with Argentina after the deaths of two men from yellow fever in the neighbouring country.

  • Tuesday, January 13th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Spain's recession hits remittances from immigrants

    Immigrants' remittances from Spain to home countries totalled 1.95 billion Euros in the first three quarters of 2008, down 7% from the same period a year ago, reported the Banco de España.