The Singapore stock exchange (SGX) has unveiled a multi-billion dollar bid for the company that owns the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in Sydney. If approved the 8.3 billion take-over would mark the first stock exchange merger in the Asia Pacific region.
Eighty-seven percent of Chileans believe that single mothers are capable of raising children just as well as married couples or mothers with partners, according to a recent survey. Support for men as single parents is similarly strong, as 79 percent of those surveyed believe the same of single fathers.
US Treasury Department sold securities that fetched a negative yield for the first time, implying investors are willing to pay the government to own its debt. This is a milestone in the current rock-bottom interest rate environment, as the Federal Reserve is widely expected next week to announce it will buy more Treasuries to jump-start a sluggish economy.
Argentina’s population and housing census which this week took off in Antarctica revealed that 230 people live in the six Argentine bases including nine families and 16 children. The survey was done two days before the official launching in continental Argentina and was considered a “very successful experience”.
Enrique Iglesias, Ibero-America secretary general praised the G-20 decision to reform the IMF giving greater representation to the emerging economies but warned that the so called “currencies war” threatens to trigger a dangerous bout of protectionism at world level.
The Union of South American nations, Unasur agreed to ship to Haiti medicines, drinking water and other needed aid to help combat the outbreak of cholera in the Caribbean island.
Qatar, the wealthy Gulf Arab state whose foreign assets include London property and investments in Volkswagen, may buy Christie's auction house to bolster its cultural credentials, the Financial Times said.
Brazil’s 12-month current account gap widened to a record high in September as domestic demand and the Real appreciation boosted spending on imports.
A total of 206 children have died this year of malnutrition in the northern Argentina province of Misiones (bordering with Paraguay and Brazil), revealed Monday Governor Maurice Closs.
A severe drought has dropped water levels on a major Amazon tributary to their lowest point since Brazilian officials began keeping records more than a century ago, the government reported Monday, cutting off dozens of communities who depend on the river for work and transportation.