The Australian government filed a written submission at the International Court of Justice in Netherlands calling for an end to Japan's Antarctic whaling program on the grounds that it breaches the international ban on commercial whaling. Australia made the official presentation of its case Monday at the ICJ.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said that Brazil is the seventh economy in the world and announced that the government is to finance scholarships abroad. “We are the world’s seventh economy and this is due to the effort and sweat of those who made this country grow,” she claimed.
The world’s largest iron-ore producer, Brazil’s Vale will double investments in Mozambique to 4 billion US dollars in the next four years, said on Monday Chief Executive Officer Roger Agnelli.
The Cuban government said Monday that it plans to study ways to allow residents of the island to travel abroad as tourists, suggesting it will ease the bureaucratic hurdles and outright restrictions that prevent many residents from leaving.
Spain’s oil company Repsol plans to sell up to 3% of YPF on the Argentine market as part of a gradual divestment of its stake in that unit, according to company sources.
Argentines are no longer the king ‘beef-consumers’ with the average 63.3 kilos per person per year in the 2003/2010 period falling to 46.7 kilos in the first quarter of this year, according to Economia & Regiones private consultancy report.
Global central bankers voiced concern about recent volatility in commodity markets, saying they needed to better understand its impact on inflation at a time when some emerging economies may be overheating.
Chile’s consumer prices rose 0.3% in April from March, reported the National Statistics Institute. Annual inflation reached 3.2%, down from 3.4% a month earlier, and 1.6% in the first four months of 2011.
Industrial production in Chile increased at the fastest ever pace in the 12-month period ended March, data released by the National Institute of Statistics revealed. Industrial output climbed a record 30.9% in the year ended March, marking the biggest growth in the history of the indicator. In February, output rose 1.9%.
Former Argentine president Carlos Menem (1989/1999) and Chilean ex Miss Universe and CNN television presenter Cecilia Bolocco were formally divorced by a Buenos Aires court last week.