A commercial scale plant supplying Virgin Australia with aviation fuel derived from eucalypt trees could be up and running by 2014, announced on Wednesday the airline. In conjunction with three partners a demonstration plant in Western Australia is planned for 2012 and fully operational facility within three years
Brazil's transport minister became the latest top official to quit because of corruption allegations, adding to the recent struggles of President Dilma Rousseff's six-month-old government.
Peruvian president elect Olland Humala said on Wednesday he wants a “strengthened” Organization of American States, OAS, because Peru “fully supports the organization”. Humala is currently visiting United States where he was also scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama.
New IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde pledged to push ahead with reforms to give fast-growing emerging markets greater sway at the global lender and said the world economy was on the rebound.
From “chronically depressed puppet to a head-slicing machine” in just nine months is quite a record said ironically Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner at Government House in a clear reply to growing party discontent with the electoral lists for next October presidential and legislative elections.
The King of Spain will approve the appointment of Father John Pardo as head of the Catholic college in Valladollid.
Pescanova president, Manuel Fernández de Sousa-Faro, decided to sell 5.1% of the company's stake to Luxempart investment group for EUR 29.76 million.
Brazil's government may intervene in futures markets to weaken the Real, Finance Minister Guido Mantega told reporters in London on the sidelines of a conference on Tuesday.
China has increased its main interest rates for the third time this year to try to curb inflation. Chinese central bank, the People's Bank of China, said its one-year lending rate would rise to 6.56% from 6.31% and its one-year deposit rate to 3.5% from 3.25%.
European Commission strongly criticised international credit ratings agencies following the downgrade of Portugal by Moody's. The Commission said the timing of the downgrade was questionable and raised the issue of the appropriateness of behaviour of the agencies in general.