Between January and May of 2010, Chile shipped approximately 12.7 billion US dollars in commodities to Asia; in this five-month span, 83% of Asia-bound exports were sent to China, Japan, and South Korea.
Venezuela will nationalize a fleet of oil rigs belonging to US Company Helmerich and Payne, the latest takeover in a push to XXI century Socialism announced President Hugo Chávez as he struggles with lower oil output and a recession.
Argentina’s newly appointed Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman begins next Tuesday a round of regional contacts which will take him to Uruguay, Brazil and Chile.
Peruvian natural gas was exported for the first time this week from the recently inaugurated Pampa Melchorita plant, to the south of Lima. The LNG was delivered by Spain’s Repsol onto the Barcelona Knutsen Tanker and dispatched to Mexico.
Brazil’s government controlled oil and gas corporation Petrobras said its seventh well in the offshore Tupi field confirmed the potential of light oil in pre- salt reserves. The 3-BRSA-821-RJS well, known as Tupi Alto, is about 275 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, Petrobras confirmed Thursday in a regulatory filing.
Brazil and Argentina made significant advances in outstanding bilateral trade issues following a joint meeting Thursday between top policy makers, Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega told reporters.
Brazil said on Thursday that the sovereign debt swap process led by the Argentine government and its economy administration was successful.
Chile has moved up two spots from its 2008 ranking, accounting for 3.7% of wine world production in 2009, according to a report released by the International Organization of Vin and Wine (OIV).