Luis Schmidt, the recently appointed Chilean ambassador to China, is already speaking out about his goals and needs as ambassador to the country that has become Chile's largest trading partner. Last month he attended the closing of the World Expo in Shanghai and in January will relocate to China
This year Brazil has emerged as Chile's largest trading partner in South America and one of the most important destinations for Chile's investment. Overall, trade between Brazil and Chile has grown 66%, while Brazil replaced Colombia as second highest location for Chilean Investment.
Rockhopper Petroleum Plc, an oil explorer focused on the Falkland Islands, plans to raise about £200 million (318 million USD) through a share placement to pursue additional appraisal of its Sea Lion prospect.
A senior IMF official tried to dampen talk of a global currency war, while China said it will stick to a gradual reform of its currency.
Capital flooding into Asia could lead to excessive exchange-rate moves, asset bubbles and financial instability, Domnique Strauss-Khan, the head of the International Monetary Fund, said in Shanghai Monday.
Brazil’s Green Party decided Sunday to remain independent in the presidential runoff election on October 31.
The third-place finisher in the first round, Marina Silva said she would not support either Dilma Rousseff, a former cabinet chief, or the opposition candidate, José Serra, a former governor of São Paulo.
Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman thanked his Mercosur counterparts for renewing their support towards Argentina for its legitimate, constant and unlimited right to claim the Malvinas Islands' sovereignty to the United Kingdom.
Chile and Britain’s friendship has deep historical roots and is projected into the future, said Chilean president Sebastian Piñera in London who on Monday is scheduled to meet PM David Cameron and later a trip to Buckingham palace for an audience with the Queen.
UN countries began to find common ground on some important and deep-seated problems contributing to global hunger, at a meeting of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome.
Four United States drillers who helped free 33 Chilean miners from two months of confinement underground returned home to Colorado Saturday. The men were greeted by more than a dozen family members, who anxiously awaited their return.